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AAMC/ADAA Curatorial Research Fellowships Announced

Monday, May 14, 2012   (0 Comments)
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Association of Art Museum Curators and

Art Dealers Association of America

Announce ADAA Foundation Curatorial Awards


Inauguration of Two Research and Development Grants to

 Provide Essential Funding for Exhibition Development


Boston, May 14, 2012—In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) and the 11th annual meeting of the Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC), the ADAA and AAMC are pleased to announce the creation of the ADAA Foundation Curatorial Awards. The two $10,000 awards will provide essential funding for museum curators to develop exhibition projects. The partnership, established initially for three years beginning this fall, will grant annual awards to one curator in each of the pre- and post-World War II fields.


"Our goal for the two ADAA Foundation Curatorial Awards is to honor exceptional curatorial visions and help museums get deserving projects off the ground,” says Linda Blumberg, Executive Director of the ADAA.  "ADAA and its members are committed to celebrating curatorial excellence and supporting innovative curatorial initiatives.  We know how difficult it can be to raise early R+D funds for an exhibition and are pleased to partner with the AAMC as an incubator for projects and ideas.” 


"We are delighted about our new partnership with the ADAA,” adds AAMC President, Carol S. Eliel. "For ten years the AAMC has been dedicated to supporting our members’ professional growth and honoring outstanding exhibitions from within, so it is particularly exciting that a group as esteemed as the ADAA will be providing outside support for curatorial endeavors through the AAMC.   It is especially gratifying that the ADAA Curatorial Awards will energize exhibition projects in their nascent stages. We are grateful to the ADAA for recognizing the critical importance of this early phase of exhibition research and development.”


A call for applications will be launched in August 2012. Awardees will be determined by committee and the inaugural grants will be announced at ADAA’s 50th Anniversary Gala in November 2012. 



Contact: Sally Block, Executive Director, AAMC




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