NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery – Curator

We are in the final stages of this international search, this is a “last call” for a Curator for our university gallery.  Feel free to write to me if you have specific questions about the role that aren’t covered below. – Maya Allison, Chief Curator, NYU Abu Dhabi

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The University Gallery at NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) is a non-collecting academic museum. Its exhibition program prioritizes curatorial, scholarly, and artistic experimentation, supporting publications and projects of local relevance and international significance. The program connects research and knowledge production, the region and NYUAD’s academic community.

The NYUAD Art Gallery seeks a curator to play a lead role in realizing its mission. The Curator conducts research and develops museum exhibitions that contribute to art historical interpretation and knowledge production. The Curator will also play a key role in generating outreach strategies, connecting into the university curriculum and out to the greater public, activating the exhibition content through programming, such as symposia, residencies, tours, and workshops. The Curator reports to the Chief Curator and Executive Director of the NYUAD Art Galleries.

Key responsibilities
Curate a major exhibition every other year, collaborate with with the Chief Curator and faculty and external guest curators on exhibition development, conduct research, and develop relationships for future exhibitions, write, publish, and present in public forums related to above areas of research.

As a senior member of the gallery team, the Curator is responsible for representing the gallery mission to various communities and in the public eye. The Curator will be responsible for helping draw out the content of exhibitions through programming around all exhibitions, whether guest-curated or generated in-house. This should include creative strategies for engaging different audiences, such as: artist and curator meetings/content development with faculty, student engagement, developing symposia, conferences, residencies, connecting to schools and community groups (in collaboration with the education department), developing series of public talks and events for different regional publics, including adult, family, Arabic-language, scholarly, and other.

The Curator will represent the NYUAD Gallery in the communities it serves (attend regional and international events and Campus internal events) to develop relationships that enable synergies and growth among our varied constituents.

Campus Art Collection: Research and develop curatorial texts for NYUAD’s budding campus-wide collection, advise, together with the Chief Curator, on acquisition strategies, oversee site-specific commissions to come.

Essential requirements:
-An advanced degree in Art History or related field
-Six years of relevant experience (or combination of graduate education and experience)
-At least one major exhibition curated, critically reviewed
-Sophisticated understanding of art, art history, art collections
-Demonstrated understanding of museum standards of production
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills; highly organized and capable of managing multiple tasks; creative and highly detail-oriented; demonstrated ability to interact with multiple constituencies, including internal and external to NYU and NYUAD

Desirable background:
-Knowledge of the MENASA region or related topics
-International Modern or Contemporary specialization
-Fluent written and spoken Arabic, or other language from the Middle East, North Africa, or South Asia

About the Art Gallery at NYUAD
The NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery presents curated exhibitions of art and culture across historical and contemporary topics, with a special emphasis on subjects of both regional concern and international significance. Its curatorial platform supports scholarly and experimental installations, artists’ projects, guest curators, and landmark exhibitions. Details of the exhibition program can be found here.

NYU Abu Dhabi is a degree-granting research university with a fully integrated liberal arts and science undergraduate program in the Arts, Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Engineering. NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU New York, and NYU Shanghai, form the backbone of NYU’s global network university, an interconnected network of portal campuses and academic centers across six continents that enable seamless international mobility of students and faculty in their pursuit of academic and scholarly activity. This global university represents a transformative shift in higher education, one in which the intellectual and creative endeavors of academia are shaped and examined through an international and multicultural perspective. As a major intellectual hub at the crossroads of the Arab world, NYUAD serves as a center for scholarly thought, advanced research, knowledge creation, and sharing, through its academic, research, and creative activities.

Please include a CV, cover letter, exhibition history, and writing sample in an application through this link: Apply for this position

Curator of Academic Engagement, University of Wyoming Art Museum

Under the supervision of the Curator of Education and Statewide Engagement  the Curator of Academic Engagement facilitates use of the Art Museum’s collections for academic and teaching purposes. The Curator initiates, plans, and leads university class visits to the galleries and collection storage, and oversees various academic projects, such as faculty and student research collaborations and exhibitions. The Curator may supervise interns and teaching assistants in addition to scheduling and performing other associated research and administrative tasks.

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Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth Appoints First Associate Curator of Native American Art

Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth Appoints First Associate Curator of Native American Art

The Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth has appointed Jami C. Powell as the museum’s first associate curator of Native American art. Powell is a citizen of the Osage Nation, has a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and is currently a faculty lecturer in the American Studies Program at Tufts University. Powell has focused her research on American Indian expressive forms through an interdisciplinary lens. The title of her dissertation is “Creating an Osage Future: Art, Resistance, and Self-Representation.” She has worked as a NAGPRA Research Assistant at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and was a Mellon Fellow at the Peabody Essex Museum. Powell has published widely, with articles in Museum Anthropology, Journal of Anthropological Research, Museum Management and Curatorship, Museum Magazine, and First American Art Magazine.


The Hood is among the first art museums in the country to receive a recently announced Diversifying Art Museum Leadership Initiative joint grant from the Walton Family Foundation and the Ford Foundation. The Hood received a three-year grant to hire an associate curator of Native American art, a Native American art graduate fellow, and a Native American art undergraduate intern to conduct research on the collections, collaborate with campus and community stakeholders to teach with the collections, and produce an exhibition in the museum’s galleries, accompanied by a scholarly publication. Powell’s hire marks the beginning of the Hood’s grant activities.


“We are pleased to be advancing the commitment that Dartmouth has made to Native American studies through the establishment of a team at the Hood that will study, collect, and exhibit Native American art from the past and the present,” says John Stomberg, the Virginia Rice Kelsey 1961s Director of the Hood Museum of Art. “Despite Dartmouth’s long interest in this area, this marks the first time the Hood will have a curator dedicated to its collection.”


“I am incredibly honored to be joining the Hood Museum of Art and Dartmouth—institutions with long-standing relationships with American Indian students, scholars, artists, and communities. The vision that drives my research and curatorial practice is my desire to make museums and academic institutions places that truly belong to all of us, that speak to all of us, and that reflect our multiple and complex experiences in creative, meaningful, and relevant ways. The collection at the Hood reflects the multiplicity and diversity of American Indian experiences in the past and the present, and I look forward to building and exhibiting the collections with various American Indian artists, and particularly those who build on the legacy of imagining strong Indigenous futures.”


Powell will be joining the Hood team in May 2018.

Samek Art Museum Fellowship at Bucknell University

Samek Art Museum Fellowship at Bucknell University


The Museum Fellowship is offered for recent college graduates interested in pursuing a museum career. The fellowship focuses on curatorial work but also offers professional training in collection management, exhibition design and installation, education and public programs, and arts administration. It is designed to help fellows support their academic and career goals through supervised work experiences. Under the supervision of the Samek Art Museum director and chief curator, the fellow will have the opportunity to be involved in every aspect of the Museum’s programs and operations. This is a 1-year fellowship (July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019) with the possibility of renewal for a second year. The fellowship offers an annual $12,000 stipend for living expenses.


Application deadline March 23, 2018. For more information and to apply, visit: http://jobs.bucknell.edu/cw/en-us/job/495988/samek-art-museum-fellowship

Universities Art Association of Canada

The Universities Art Association of Canada hosts an annual internationally recognized conference with over 50 sessions that explore historical and contemporary art practice. Scholars from around the world are encouraged to participate. This year (2018) the conference is being held at the University of Waterloo, Ontario. For more information and the Call for Papers (deadline May 1, 2018) see: http://www.uaac-aauc.com/en/conference, http://www.uaac-aauc.com/fr/congrès.

L’Association d’art des universités du Canada organise un congrès annuel de réputation internationale comprenant plus de 50 séances qui explorent les pratiques artistiques historiques et contemporaines. Les chercheurs du monde entier sont encouragés à y participer. Cette année (2018), le congrès se tiendra à l’Université de Waterloo (Ontario). Pour en savoir plus et consulter l’appel de communications (date limite : 1er mai 2018), visitez http://www.uaac-aauc.com/fr/congrès, http://www.uaac-aauc.com/en/conference

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The Fairfield University Art Museum will be hosting a symposium on April 5-6, 2018 in conjunction with the exhibition THE HOLY NAME. Art of the Gesù: Bernini and his Age (February 2 – May 19). Program information is below, with more information on the exhibition available at www.fairfield.edu/gesu.

Thursday, April 5

Dolan School of Business Dining Room

5 p.m. Keynote Lecture

“The Jesuits and the Arts: How and Why It Happened”

John O’Malley, S.J. University Professor, Department of Theology, Georgetown University

7:30 p.m. Musical Performance

Sacred Music in the Age of Bernini

Egan Chapel

Friday, April 6

Barone Campus Center, Oak Room

9 a.m. Registration and Coffee

9:30 a.m. Welcome

Linda Wolk-Simon Frank and Clara Meditz Director and Chief Curator, Fairfield University Art Museum, and Curator of the Exhibition

Michelle DiMarzo Curator of Education and Academic Engagement, Fairfield University Art Museum

9:45 a.m. “Girolamo Muziano, Scipione Pulzone, and the First Generation of Jesuit Art”

John Marciari

Charles W. Engelhard Curator and Department Head, Drawings and Prints, The Morgan Library & Museum

10:15 a.m. “Bernini, the Jesuit Artist?”

Franco Mormando

Professor of Italian, Boston College

10:45 a.m. “Bernini’s Monument to Cardinal Roberto Bellarmino”

Xavier Salomon

Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator, The Frick Collection, New York


1:30 p.m. “Baciccio, Bernini, Oliva and the Dome Fresco of the Gesù”

Steven Ostrow

Professor, Department of Art History, University of Minnesota

2 p.m. “Giovanni Battista Gaulli and the ‘Adoration of the Most Holy Name’: Painting and Piety in Late Baroque Rome”

Christopher M. S. Johns

Norman and Roselea Goldberg Professor of History of Art, Vanderbilt University

2:30 p.m. Coffee Break

3 p.m. “Joshua and the Jesuits”

Louise Rice

Associate Professor of Art History, New York University

3:30 p.m. “Music and the Jesuit Centenary of 1639”

Frederick Hammond

Professor Emeritus, Bard College

4 p.m. “Teatro sacro: The Work of Andrea Pozzo in the Gesù and Sant’Ignazio”

Andrew Horn

Teaching Fellow, History of Art, University of Edinburgh

4:30 p.m. Discussion

5 p.m. Reception

Bellarmine Hall

The symposium is free and open to the public; reservations required. Register at fuam.eventbrite.com. Generous funding for the symposium has been provided by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.

Princeton UAM Seeks Writing and Communications Assistant

Princeton University Art Museum – Writing and Communications Assistant




The Princeton University Art Museum, one of the nation’s preeminent cultural institutions in an academic setting, seeks a dynamic individual to join its team as a part-time 50% duty time Writing and Communications Assistant. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work within the context of an art museum that is intimate in scale yet expansive in scope, supporting one of the most dynamic exhibition programs on any college campus and a program of educational activities and events that continues to grow in energy and impact each year.


With a collecting history that extends back to 1755, the Princeton University Art Museum is one of the leading university art museums in the country, with collections that have grown to include more than 100,000 works ranging from ancient to contemporary art and spanning the globe. Its collections of Chinese painting, the art of the ancient Americas, and photography are widely regarded as being among the world’s finest.


A private institution serving the public good, the Museum is committed to serving the University, local and regional communities, and beyond through a dynamic program of temporary exhibitions, new scholarship, and innovative programming. By collaborating with experts across many disciplines, fostering sustained study of original works of art, and uniting scholarship with broad accessibility, the Museum contributes to the development of critical thinking and visual literacy at Princeton University and enhances the civic fabric of our nation.


The Museum also serves as a gateway to the University for more than 200,000 visitors from around the world each year. Intimate in scale yet expansive in scope, it offers a respite from the rush of daily life, a revitalizing experience of extraordinary works of art and an opportunity to delve deeply into the study of art and culture. The Museum is located at the heart of the Princeton campus, a short walk from the shops and restaurants of Nassau Street, and is free and open to the public.


To learn more, visit http://artmuseum.princeton.edu


Position Summary

As a member of the Director’s personal team, the Writing and Communications Assistant plays an integral role in promoting a standard of professional excellence in the Museum’s fast-paced executive offices.


Reporting to the Manager of Special Projects and Strategic Initiatives, the Writing and Communications Assistant provides high-level support to the Director’s Office. Primary responsibilities will including drafting and preparing correspondence on behalf of the Director intended for a wide variety of Museum constituencies including University colleagues, alumni, donors, volunteers, artists, peer institutions, community organizations, and Museum program participants, with a keen understanding of the Museum’s and the Director’s preferred voice and style.  Assigned writing will include drafting correspondence related to the Director’s travel and meeting schedule, gifts made to the Museum, incoming and outgoing loans for Museum exhibitions and installations, the Museum Travel Program, and inquiries from Museum constituents, among others. Where appropriate, the Writing and Communications Assistant may assist in other writing projects as assigned.


The Writing and Communications Assistant will assist with recording the Director’s donor relation activities in the Museum’s donor database, maintaining accurate, updated mailing lists including Director’s contacts, campus partners and leadership, and peer institutions.  In partnership with the Museum’s Institutional Advancement team, this position will regularly conduct research on, and update database records for, the Museum’s top donors and prospects.


Working with the Director’s Office team, the Writing and Communications Assistant will help manage the Director’s calendar and travel schedule.  Responsibilities will include reconciling expenses for the Director’s meeting and travel activity and preparing expense reports.


The Writing and Communications Assistant will stand in for the Manager of Special Projects and Strategic Initiatives as needed, and will thus be required to support a wide range of the Director’s activities.


Other special projects will be assigned as needed.



Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree, excellent writing skills, attention to detail, analytical skills, and a high level of computer proficiency (including experience with electronic calendars and the Microsoft Office Suite). Must have the ability to work independently, collaboratively, efficiently, and with discretion and diplomacy. Must be able to absorb and reflect the institution’s mission, values, and voice and communicate these to constituents of all kinds.


Five or more years of professional administrative experience, preferably in a cultural or other non-profit setting, is required. Experience writing on behalf of others is strongly preferred. Must be self-motivated, articulate, poised, highly organized, and possess excellent interpersonal communication skills.


Additional Qualifications

Must be mission driven, with the ability to manage specific responsibilities while providing support for multiple projects and priorities, understanding not only the details, but also the overarching institutional vision and mission. Experience with the Altru donor database, and Princeton programs including Prime and Concur is preferred.


To apply go to Writing and Communications Assistant and post to requisition 2018-8544.


Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

Fellowship to Support Provenance Research

AAMD Announces Fourth Fellowship to Support Provenance Research
Funded by Samuel H. Kress Foundation
2018 — 2019

The Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) is pleased to announce the fourth one- year Samuel H. Kress Foundation Provenance Research Fellowship (AAMD/Kress Fellowship). Application available here.

The Fellowship provides essential funding for a researcher to investigate a permanent collection, or part of a collection, of an AAMD museum, making it possible for the museum to take a more comprehensive approach to conducting in-depth research and delving into the full provenance, ownership, and exhibition histories of works from the collection.

The Fellowship reflects AAMD’s on-going commitment to fostering professional development in the art museum field.

The Fellow
Applicant museums will identify a candidate to do provenance research on the collection.  Museums may partner with a local university to identify a post-graduate in art history interested in provenance research, or choose someone already on staff. Other qualified candidates may also be acceptable.

The successful museum Fellow will spend a year at the museum, using museum records and digital records to start the research project.  The local research work can be supplemented, as needed, with short trips to research sites. 

Spending the year at the applicant museum will give the Fellow time to integrate into the culture of the museum as well as allow the staff to better understand the research project, thereby increasing the possibility that the research will continue once the Fellowship has ended.

Finally, allowing the Fellow to travel to research sites, as necessary, will give more opportunity and flexibility to the Fellow should there be a need to travel to more than one research site.

The Mentor
Once the Fellow and the research interest have been established, the AAMD will identify a researcher who will serve as mentor to the AAMD/Kress Fellow. 

The grant allows for the mentor to travel to the applicant museum at least once and more if required to see the collection and its documents so that the mentor can better advise the Fellow.

The mentor will also be available for electronic communication: Skype, email, phone, etc.

The Grant
The Fellowship will include:
• $30,000 stipend to be awarded to the museum for the Fellow, to be paid on schedule by AAMD
• $8,000 for travel expenses for the Fellow and the mentor. 

Museum Eligibility
The Fellowship is open to all AAMD members with an institutional operating budget of $3 million to $15 million.  Museums that fit the budget category will need to submit an application that will include detailed information on the works to be researched and the background of a candidate to do provenance research on the collection.

In keeping with Kress Foundation criteria, the Fellowship is open only to U.S. members of AAMD.

The successful applicant museum will be chosen by a panel of three researchers from AAMD museums – other than mid-sized — who will make a recommendation based on the applicant museum’s criteria of the research to be undertaken and the qualifications of the proposed fellow. 

Anticipated results of the Kress Provenance Research Fellowship program benefit not only the successful applicant museum for which the research is done, but the museum field at large by adding to the knowledge base of objects held in museum collections and by increasing a pipeline of qualified provenance researchers.  AAMD will require the successful applicant museum to post new research on their website to promote continued transparency in museum collections.


• The Fellowship will consist of one year at the applicant museum
• The Fellow may travel to research sites at the discretion of the museum, but need not relocate.
• Each Fellow will be assigned a mentor with significant research experience; the mentor will travel to the museum of the Fellow to become familiar with the museum’s collection and to better assist the Fellow’s research.  Funding for the mentor’s travel is part of the travel stipend.
• The applicant museum may need to supplement the grant award, if necessary.
• The successful applicant museum must submit an interim report to AAMD by February 15.
• Each applicant museum will pay for or provide health insurance for the Fellow and adequate work space.


• April 15, 2018 application process closes
• May 1, 2018 successful applicant notified
• May 30, 2018 applicant accepts Fellowship
• September 10, 2018 Fellowship begins


All Kress monies will be administered through AAMD to the successful museum and AAMD will be responsible for the selection of mentors.

For questions regarding the AAMD/Kress Fellowship contact: Anita Difanis at adifanis@aamd.og  or phone 202-638-4520

Applications are due by April 15, 2018 and can be found hereThe successful application will be announced by May 1, 2018

About the Samuel H. Kress Foundation
The mission of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation (est. 1929) is to sustain and carry out the original vision of founder, Samuel H. Kress (1863-1955). The Samuel H. Kress Foundation supports the work of individuals and institutions engaged with appreciation, interpretation, preservation, study and teaching of the history of European art and architecture from antiquity to the dawn of the modern era.

About AAMD
The Association of Art Museum Directors, representing 240 art museum directors in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, promotes the vital role of art museums throughout North America and advances the profession by cultivating leadership and communicating standards of excellence in museum practice. Further information about AAMD’s professional practice guidelines and position papers is available at