Clara Nguyen is the Project Archivist for The Maurice Sendak Collection. Clara is responsible for all activities related to The Maurice Sendak Collection and performs the bulk of the work to integrate the collection into the UConn Archives and Library’s management and access systems, as well as developing ideas for outreach and educational uses of the collection; and preparing, mounting, and documenting exhibitions in multiple formats and for multiple audiences. Clara received her MA in Art History from The George Washington University and BA in Art History with a studio concentration from East Carolina University.
Areas of Expertise
- Fine Arts
- Art History
- Children's Literature
- Exhibition, Vilde Chayes/Wild Things: Childhood Through the Eyes of Maurice Sendak, Richard H. Schimmelpfeng Gallery, UConn Library , November 2021-March 2022
- Online Exhibition, Imagining Mother Goose: Exploring Maurice Sendak's Visual Interpretation of Nursery Rhymes, UConn Archives & Special Collections, February 2021-2022
- The Maurice Sendak Collection Panel Presentation in the 2020 Online Symposium "Illustration and Its Histories: New Resources, New Voices, New Directions"
- In the Night Kitchen 2019 Symposium and Exhibition