Local foundation covers arts student’s masters

| 09/02/2015 | 2 Comments
Cayman News Service

Susan A. Olde, OBE, presents Kerri-Anne Chisholm with financial grant

(CNS): The charitable foundation IAMCO, established by wealthy philanthropist Susan Olde, has awarded a financial grant to Caymanian student Kerri-Anne Chisholm to pursue postgraduate studies at the University of Westminster in the United Kingdom. The grant will be administered by the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands and fully fund Chisholm’s year-long Master’s degree in Museums, Galleries and Contemporary Culture.

She began the course which is designed for students who wish to work in the cultural industries in September and Chisholm will work closely with institutions such as Tate Britain and the Museum of London as well as top professionals in the sector, giving her an invaluable understanding and set of skills that will undoubtedly benefit the Cayman Islands upon her return.

Chisholm was in high school when she took part in the National Gallery’s work experience programme before being awarded the 2009/10 Deutsche Bank Internship. In 2012 she was awarded the scholarship and completed her undergraduate degree at Oxford Brooks University in the UK. This summer Chisholm was the assistant curator for the popular photographic exhibition Ivan Remembered.

After completing her master’s degree she plans to return to the Cayman Islands and embark on her professional career in the arts at the National Gallery.

“I am honoured by this investment and the confidence IAMCO has placed in my future. It is a privilege to be able to focus on my studies without added financial worry,” she said.

For more information about work experience and scholarship opportunities at the National Gallery, education@nationalgallery.org.ky or call (345) 945 8111.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Many thanks to Mrs Olde. I had the pleasure of meeting this lady years ago in East End, amazingly humble and unassuming.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Congratulations!!

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