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Call for Nominations 2013

AAMC Awards for Excellence in 2013


Call for Nominations


The Board of Trustees and the Prize Committee of the Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) encourage members to submit nominations now for the following two categories of prizes to be awarded to AAMC Members in recognition of 1) distinguished publications and 2) distinguished exhibitions/installations produced in
North American art museums in 2013.

2013 Awards Process Changes

Acting on a recommendation from a special prize committee task force, the Board of Trustees approved a structural change to the AAMC Awards for Excellence this past summer. Both categories of awards will now be subdivided based on museum operating budget:


Museums with an operating budget up to $4 million

Museums with an operating budget between $4 and $20 million

Museums with an operating budget over $20 million

 

Beginning this year, all AAMC awards will be based on the above operating budget model and will be juried.  The only exception is the award for outstanding essay/extended catalogue entry, which will continue to be juried without regard to museum operating budget.  Also note that the nominations process has changed, including the materials required for any award nomination.  

To learn more about these changes, please visit our Prize FAQ page by clicking here.  



NOMINATION INSTRUCTIONS


DEADLINE: ALL NOMINATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY FEBRUARY 28, 2014

 

PUBLICATION AWARDS:

 

1.  Outstanding Catalogue of 2013  (adjudicated according to museum operating budget size)

2.  Outstanding Article, Essay or Extended Catalogue Entry of 2013 (adjudicated without consideration of operating budget)


Notes
Catalogue nominations, which include BOTH exhibition and permanent collection publications in a single category, will be adjudicated according to museum operating budget (categories defined above).  A separate jury of four curators, drawn from the AAMC membership, will be assigned to each operating budget category.  When submitting a nomination, a budget category must be assigned.  

To learn more about the jury's criteria for awarding a catalogue or essay award winner, please click here.  


Catalogue essays submitted for review in the above category may be by a contributing author or the primary author of the publication (primary authors are also qualified to be nominated in the outstanding catalogue category above). 



EXHIBITION AWARDS (JURIED BY THE AAMC PRIZE COMMITTEE):

1. Outstanding Exhibition/Installation of 2013 in a museum with an operating budget of up to $4 million

2. Outstanding Exhibition/Installation of 2013 in a museum with an operating budget of between $4 and $20 million

3. Outstanding Exhibition/Installation of 2013 in a museum with an operating budget of over $20 million


Key exhibition/installation nominations considerations:


1.  Exhibition award winners are determined by the AAMC prize committee (click here to learn more about the committee).  Nominations for the exhibition awards will now include the submission of sample text.  The most appropriate sample text will be no more than 3 pages in length and will accurately portray the curatorial vision for the exhibition.  Examples include relevant wall text, catalogue entries, or programmatic material associated with the exhibition.  


2.  Exhibitions must have opened to the public within the calendar year 2013.  If an exhibition bridges 2014, it is still eligible for nomination in the 2013 category. 


3.  Exhibitions that traveled to multiple locations during 2013 must select one venue to nominate, with preference given to the originating venue and in consultation with all organizing curators.  All individual organizing curators will be awarded the prize should the exhibition win. 

To learn more about the jury's criteria for awarding an exhibition winner, please click here.  


NOMINATION FORMS


Nominations for all awards must be made by a current AAMC member* and must be submitted electronically through one or more of the forms listed below:


Publication Forms (determined by jury):


Catalogue Nomination Form (
Click here)


Article, Essay, or Extended Catalogue Entry Nomination Form (Click here)


Exhibition or Installation Form (determined by jury):


Exhibition/Installation Nomination Form (Click here)

 
*Members are encouraged to nominate colleagues and to self nominate.  Members may nominate in one or more categories.

NOTE: All Nominations Must Be Received By February 28, 2014

Juries will meet in March, 2014 to select winners.  Finalists and winners will be notified in late March/early April.  

PRIZES WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON MAY 5, 2015 AT
THE 13th ANNUAL MEETING IN DETROIT!

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