Sir David Adjaye Tapped to Design New Princeton University Art Museum

Celebrated architect, David Adjaye has been selected to design Princeton University’s new art museum. The new space will supersede the university’s current museum, and will feature “dramatically enlarged space for the exhibition and study of the museum’s encyclopedic collections, special exhibitions and art conservation, as well as object-study classrooms and office space for the 100-person museum staff,” according to the school’s statement. (Artforum)

Macquarie University Learning and Teaching project: The Knowledgeable Object Symposium and Training Workshop

The Australian History Museum and the Museum of Ancient Cultures at Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia) are hosting two free events as part of our Learning &Teaching project, The Knowledgeable Object Symposium and Training Workshop, at the end of November

The Training Workshop (limited places available for the workshop day), aimed at teachers, students and early career professionals in education and the GLAM sector, will be held on Tuesday 27th November 2018 at Macquarie University. (Find out more here: ).

The Symposium, aimed at teachers, students, professionals and academics in education and the GLAM sector, will be held on Wednesday 28th November 2018 at Macquarie University. (Find out more about the symposium: and if you are interested in presenting please (download the abstract submission template here:

Registration will be available online from late September, please email with any queries you have. Please forward this notification to any interested parties.

The #OBLCoP Project Team

[Object Based Learning Community of Practice]

Faculty of Arts Macquarie University, NSW 2109 Australia

The Museum Education Act passes the New York State Legislature

The board and staff of the Museum Association of New York (MANY) have been working in concert with the New York State Education Department, its Board of Regents and Office of Cultural Education, Legislators, MANY members, and Sheila Healy, our Government Affairs Consultant for over a dozen years to help secure funding to help museums serve their communities and fulfill their missions as partners providing access to exhibitions, collections, and education programs that help define us as New Yorkers and Americans. (AAM)

UMAC (ICOM) Statement on Protection of Museum Infrastructure

UMAC, the International Council of Museums committee on University Museums and Collections

Museums are the custodians of the world’s artistic, cultural, and scientific heritage. They hold the evidence of human civilization, culture, creativity, imagination, and knowledge in their collections. Museums are institutions of research, investigation, inquiry, and learning.

A ravaging fire engulfed the Museu Nacional, a museum at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The incalculable loss of the collections of the largest natural history museum in Latin America has brought the fragility of many museums to the world’s attention. Continue reading “UMAC (ICOM) Statement on Protection of Museum Infrastructure”

20 Museums Tapped for Initiative to Create Learning Opportunities For Older Adults—AAM

Aroha Philanthropies, the American Alliance of Museums, and Lifetime Arts has announced that 20 museums and organizations have been tapped to participate in a new initiative, funded and managed by Aroha Philanthropies, Seeding Vitality Arts in Museums.

The more than $1 million project will enable these museums to develop and implement high quality, intensive arts learning opportunities for older adults.

All three organizations feel there is an urgent need to change the narrative about what it means to grow old in America, combat ageism, and promote a healthy change in societal attitudes toward aging as growth and older adults as contributors.

Continue reading “20 Museums Tapped for Initiative to Create Learning Opportunities For Older Adults—AAM”

Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt) Gets $12.6 Million for New Exhibition Space

MassArt Raises $12.6 M. for New Exhibition Space, with Donors Including Alum Arne Glimcher—ARTnews

The Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt) in Boston has raised $12.6 million for the transformation of its Bakalar & Paine Galleries exhibition space, which is expected to reopen in 2020. The college surpassed its $12 million goal, engaged 424 donors, and received the first $1 million gift from Arne Glimcher, founder of the Pace Gallery and an alumnus of MassArt.

The funds raised will support the “full transformation” of the 8,000-square-foot, three-floor gallery space. The renovations—which began in June 2017 with the construction of a new exterior plaza outside the Bakalar & Paine Galleries and the installation of an underground utilities system—include improved public access with a visible front entrance and elevator, new climate-control systems, a space dedicated to gallery education, an expanded preparatory workshop, and curatorial offices.

Addressing how small art institutions can best serve their communities is an ever-present concern

Art Spaces Can Bridge Social Divides—But First You Need to Know Your Neighbor—Artsy

An organization committed to social bridging understands it is not just part of a professional network, but part of a local network of people and institutions. It must assess its place beyond the art world in order to understand which local networks it can join, and what kinds of relationships it might facilitate. Who is in the community that we might learn from? Who might benefit from meeting one another?

Attention Part-time Faculty & MFA Students: Submit a Workshop Proposal for CAA 2019!

If you’re a New York-based MFA student and/or entry level, part-time faculty member, there’s still time to submit a proposal for a Professional Development Workshop at CAA 2019, generously supported by the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation. The deadline for twenty professional development workshops is now September 14.

Workshop leaders will receive a complimentary one-year CAA membership, a full Annual Conference registration for 2019, and a small stipend. (Please note that there may be only one leader for each Tremaine Foundation-supported workshop.) Continue reading “Attention Part-time Faculty & MFA Students: Submit a Workshop Proposal for CAA 2019!”

Dominic Willsdon Appointed Director of the Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University’s

Dominic Willsdon To Lead Virginia Commonwealth University’s Institute For Contemporary Art—Artforum

The Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University announced today that Dominic Willsdon has been named its new executive director. Willsdon comes to the ICA from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) where he served as curator of education and public practice since 2006. Willsdon succeeds Lisa Freiman, who stepped down at the beginning of the year, and will take up the post on December 1.

“The VCU community enthusiastically welcomes Dominic Willsdon as the new executive director of the Institute for Contemporary Art,” said Gail Hackett, the provost and vice president for academic affairs at the univeristy. “Dominic is a dynamic leader, curator, and educator in the contemporary art world, and his career-long focus on issues related to cultural equity, inclusion, and civic engagement make him a natural fit for the ICA.”