2019 Curatorial Awards for Excellence

The Association of Art Museum Curators recently announced the recipients of Curatorial Awards for Excellence. The annual, peer-juried Award recognizes curators from around the country for groundbreaking projects that have advanced new methodologies, scholarship, and inclusion and access within the arts.  [AAMC]

Director, Cantor Art Gallery — College of the Holy Cross

About College of the Holy Cross:

Founded in 1843 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the College of the Holy Cross is among the nation’s leading liberal arts institutions. A highly selective, four-year, exclusively undergraduate college of 3,000 students, Holy Cross is renowned for offering a rigorous, personalized education in the Catholic, Jesuit tradition. Continue reading “Director, Cantor Art Gallery — College of the Holy Cross”

The Park Family Assistant or Associate Curator of Prints and Drawings — Philadelphia Museum of Art

How You Will Contribute

The Park Family Assistant or Associate Curator of Prints and Drawings will contribute to a robust program of exhibitions and publications within a highly collaborative environment. Reporting directly to the Head of the Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Department, you will also help oversee the management and development of the Museum’s distinguished collection of works on paper. As a member of the Museum’s curatorial staff, the Curator (at the Assistant or Associate level) is expected to participate in all aspects of the work of the Museum, supporting its mission and maintaining the highest standards of scholarship, connoisseurship, and professional practices.

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Associate Director, Art Museum Development — Princeton University Art Museum

Overview

The Princeton University Art Museum seeks an inspired and inspiring leader capable of building sustainable, long-term philanthropic relationships and shaping complex philanthropic strategies to serve as its next full-time Associate Director, Art Museum Development (AD-D).

The Museum is preparing for tremendous growth, including a new facility being designed by Sir David Adjaye, which will provide dramatically enhanced spaces for the display of the collections, temporary exhibitions, collections study, education, and public amenities. Fundraising and planning are well underway, with construction anticipated to occur over the next five years; an aggressive plan to secure new capital giving, endowment, and annual support must now be developed and implemented.

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Assistant/Associate Curator of South Asian Art — Seattle Art Museum

Seattle Art Museum is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion.  Qualified individuals who bring diverse perspectives to the workplace are especially encouraged to apply.

The Seattle Art Museum (SAM) seeks applications for the new position of Assistant/Associate Curator of South Asian Art. This position is initially for a three-year term. The curator has primary responsibility for the development, presentation, and interpretation of the Museum’s collection of South Asian art and will play a leading role in the development of innovative exhibitions and programs in this area. The curator will also possess a passion for and knowledge of all periods and genres of South Asian art and will be expected to organize exhibitions and build SAM’s collection in this area as well. This new position has been created because of the presence and activity of leading private collectors and in response to interest from Seattle’s growing South Asian population. The curator will be part of the Department of Asian Art and will report to the Illsley Ball Nordstrom Director & CEO. Continue reading “Assistant/Associate Curator of South Asian Art — Seattle Art Museum”

Conference: Teaching & Learning with Museum Exhibitions — Innovations across the Disciplines

On Friday, June 21 and Saturday, June 22 Skidmore College will be hosting a conference on exhibition-based pedagogy sponsored by The Teagle Foundation. It is the culmination of a three-year collaboration by faculty members and museum staff at Colgate University, Hamilton College, Skidmore College, and the University at Albany, State University of New York. Open to the public, it will feature various opportunities to discuss the educational potential of museum objects for teaching and learning in all disciplines, and to explore the vital role of museums at both liberal arts colleges and research universities.

For more information, see the announcement:
https://tang.skidmore.edu/education/teagle-project/teagle-conference

 

Assistant Registrar of Acquisitions – Spurlock Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Spurlock Museum seeks a colleague with a talent for research and organization, a love of world cultures, and a passion for sharing their work with the public. We value a strong commitment to ethical practices in cultural heritage management, creative thinking, and enthusiasm for collaborative work. The successful candidate will enjoy working in an environment that promotes innovation and experimentation. The Assistant Registrar will have the opportunity to assist in the development of the Museum’s new collecting plan, determine new methods for increasing the accessibility of the collection, and work collaboratively with staff and stakeholders to engage the University and broader community with the collection. Continue reading “Assistant Registrar of Acquisitions – Spurlock Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign”