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About the Awards for Excellence



Awards for Excellence Reception
Thank you to everyone who joined us for our 2017 Awards for Excellence Celebration on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at the International Center of Photography in NYC.


The next Awards for Excellence nominations will open on October 2, 2017 and close on January 2, 2018.

About the Awards

Awarded at the AAMC & AAMC Foundation Annual Conference & Meeting, and open to all AAMC members in good standing, the Awards celebrate curatorial excellence with non-cash prizes. The Awards are the only of their kind by which curators honor their own. For more information please see below or click here to view a FAQ page for the AAMC Awards for Excellence.  

2017 Awards for Excellence at the AAMC Annual Conference & Meeting
Image by Michael Seto

Nomination & Selection Process

Nominations for all awards must be made by a current AAMC member and can only be submitted electronically. Self nominations are encouraged and welcomed. A nominator may submit more than one nomination in one or many categories. The nominated curators, should they be selected as an Awardee, must be or become an AAMC current members.

Awards for catalogues/publications; exhibitions/installations, essays, articles or extended catalogue entry; and digital publications, are determined by groups of curator jurors, and where applicable jurors are divided by operating budget category.

Those selected for an Award are notified by AAMC & AAMC Foundation directly and will be asked to confirm attendance at the Conference, and exact listings for the Awards. The Awardees are announced at the Annual Conference & Meeting during an Awards for Excellence reception.

Awards are given in the following categories:

Outstanding Printed Catalogue/Publication (awarded by museum operating budget category)

Outstanding Exhibition/Installation (awarded by museum operating budget category)

Outstanding Essay, Article, or Extended Catalogue Entry (digital or print)

Outstanding Digital Publication 

Categories of Awards for Exhibitions/Installations and Catalogues/Publications are subdivided based on an organization's operating budget:

Organization with operating budgets under $5 million

Organization with operating budgets between $5 - $15 million

Organization with operating budgets between $15 - $30 million

Organization with operating budgets over $30 million


Past winners by Year


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