GUIDELINES

We encourage nominations for excellent Printed Exhibition or Permanent Collection Catalogues by both affiliated and independent curators that offer new methodologies, consider the public’s understanding, and advance the field. 

Printed Exhibition or Permanent Collection Catalogue nominations must have been published between January 1 and December 31, 2018 and written by curator(s) in the non-profit sector.  Those in other fields and in for-profit settings cannot be nominated.  All nominated individuals must be eligible for AAMC membership, please visit our website to review criteria for membership. The subject matter may cover any field and/or topic relevant to the curatorial field.

Each nominator or nominee must mail 3-5 print copies of the nominated publication to the jurors (one copy each). Addresses will be sent to nominators upon the submission of this form. It is the responsibility of the nominee or nominator to ensure copies are received in hand (not postmarked) NO LATER THAN Friday, December 14, 2018. Late arrivals will not be accepted.

Competitive Printed Exhibition or Permanent Collection Catalogue nominations should look to contain the following elements that are included within our vetting criteria:

  • A clearly presented thesis that is well-researched, comprehensible, and respondent to issues of inclusivity within museums and arts organizations.
  • Content that is curator-driven, i.e. researched, well-written, vetted, and perhaps peer-reviewed (the latter if applicable). 
  • References, comparative images, conservation information, etc.
  • Connections/reflections to timely, contemporary social issues. 
  • Advances the understanding of the subject content in new and engaging ways for all audiences.
  • New methodologies and innovative concepts, pushing the subject matter forward.
  • Accessible, inclusive, and engaging design elements, including but not limited to quality images and reproductions, translated materials, and inclusive or universal design.


ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS 

  • All Printed Catalogue or Publications must have been published between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018.
  • Nominations for all awards must be made by a current AAMC member and can only be submitted through this portal.
  • Nominated curators do not need to be AAMC members but must be eligible for membership and become a member should they be selected as an Awardee. If you have concerns about this, please contact the AAMC offices and visit our website to review criteria for membership. Only curators can receive the award.


NOMINATING NOTE

  • Self-nominations are encouraged and welcomed. 
  • A nominator may submit more than one nomination in one or many categories. 
  • Complete all fields in the online application and upload all required documents. An incomplete entry will NOT be accepted or reviewed.


DEADLINE

Nominations for the 2019 Awards open on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 and the final deadline for nominations is 12pm ET on Friday December 14, 2018.  Any late submissions and late material will result in the nomination not being reviewed by the jurors.  If the sample of the publication is not delivered to the jurors on Friday December 14, 2018 they will not be considered in the vetting process.  There are no exceptions to this rule.


VETTING PROCESS  

AAMC & AAMC Foundation supports advancing inclusion and access throughout our entire organization, the curatorial field, and art community as a whole. Jurors are asked to consider work that encourages pushing boundaries with new approaches and perspectives in research, presentation, and access. 

We seek work that is within scholarly standards but that offers new methodologies, considers the public’s understanding, and advances the field. Importantly, we seek curatorial work that supports inclusion and access.  It is the content and presentation of the nominations that is celebrated by these Awards.

Those selected for an Award are notified by AAMC & AAMC Foundation directly and will be asked to confirm attendance at the Conference (which is not required, but encouraged), and exact listings for the Awards. 

Awardees are confidential until they are announced at the Annual Conference & Meeting during an Awards for Excellence reception on Sunday, May 5, 2019, in New York City. Attendance at the Conference is not required to receive an Award, but we do hope that Awardees will make every effort to participate.

GUIDELINES

We encourage nominations for excellent Printed Exhibition or Permanent Collection Catalogues by both affiliated and independent curators that offer new methodologies, consider the public’s understanding, and advance the field. 

Printed Exhibition or Permanent Collection Catalogue nominations must have been published between January 1 and December 31, 2018 and written by curator(s) in the non-profit sector.  Those in other fields and in for-profit settings cannot be nominated.  All nominated individuals must be eligible for AAMC membership, please visit our website to review criteria for membership. The subject matter may cover any field and/or topic relevant to the curatorial field.

Each nominator or nominee must mail 3-5 print copies of the nominated publication to the jurors (one copy each). Addresses will be sent to nominators upon the submission of this form. It is the responsibility of the nominee or nominator to ensure copies are received in hand (not postmarked) NO LATER THAN Friday, December 14, 2018. Late arrivals will not be accepted.

Competitive Printed Exhibition or Permanent Collection Catalogue nominations should look to contain the following elements that are included within our vetting criteria: 

  • A clearly presented thesis that is well-researched, comprehensible, and respondent to issues of inclusivity within museums and arts organizations.
  • Content that is curator-driven, i.e. researched, well-written, vetted, and perhaps peer-reviewed (the latter if applicable). 
  • References, comparative images, conservation information, etc.
  • Connections/reflections to timely, contemporary social issues. 
  • Advances the understanding of the subject content in new and engaging ways for all audiences.
  • New methodologies and innovative concepts, pushing the subject matter forward.
  • Accessible, inclusive, and engaging design elements, including but not limited to quality images and reproductions, translated materials, and inclusive or universal design.

 
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS  

  • All Printed Catalogue or Publications must have been published between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018.
  • Nominations for all awards must be made by a current AAMC member and can only be submitted through this portal.
  • Nominated curators do not need to be AAMC members but must be eligible for membership and become a member should they be selected as an Awardee. If you have concerns about this, please contact the AAMC offices and visit our website to review criteria for membership. Only curators can receive the award.

 
NOMINATING NOTE

  • Self-nominations are encouraged and welcomed. 
  • A nominator may submit more than one nomination in one or many categories. 
  • Complete all fields in the online application and upload all required documents. An incomplete entry will NOT be accepted or reviewed.

 

DEADLINE

Nominations for the 2019 Awards open on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 and the final deadline for nominations is 12pm ET on Friday December 14, 2018.  Any late submissions and late material will result in the nomination not being reviewed by the jurors.  If the sample of the publication is not delivered to the jurors on Friday December 14, 2018 they will not be considered in the vetting process.  There are no exceptions to this rule.


VETTING PROCESS 

AAMC & AAMC Foundation supports advancing inclusion and access throughout our entire organization, the curatorial field, and art community as a whole. Jurors are asked to consider work that encourages pushing boundaries with new approaches and perspectives in research, presentation, and access. 

We seek work that is within scholarly standards but that offers new methodologies, considers the public’s understanding, and advances the field. Importantly, we seek curatorial work that supports inclusion and access.  It is the content and presentation of the nominations that is celebrated by these Awards.

Those selected for an Award are notified by AAMC & AAMC Foundation directly and will be asked to confirm attendance at the Conference (which is not required, but encouraged), and exact listings for the Awards. 

Awardees are confidential until they are announced at the Annual Conference & Meeting during an Awards for Excellence reception on Sunday, May 5, 2019, in New York City. Attendance at the Conference is not required to receive an Award, but we do hope that Awardees will make every effort to participate.

GUIDELINES

We encourage nominations for excellent Printed Exhibition or Permanent Collection Catalogues by both affiliated and independent curators that offer new methodologies, consider the public’s understanding, and advance the field. 

Printed Exhibition or Permanent Collection Catalogue nominations must have been published between January 1 and December 31, 2018 and written by curator(s) in the non-profit sector.  Those in other fields and in for-profit settings cannot be nominated.  All nominated individuals must be eligible for AAMC membership, please visit our website to review criteria for membership. The subject matter may cover any field and/or topic relevant to the curatorial field.

Each nominator or nominee must mail 3-5 print copies of the nominated publication to the jurors (one copy each). Addresses will be sent to nominators upon the submission of this form. It is the responsibility of the nominee or nominator to ensure copies are received in hand (not postmarked) NO LATER THAN Friday, December 14, 2018. Late arrivals will not be accepted.

Competitive Printed Exhibition or Permanent Collection Catalogue nominations should look to contain the following elements that are included within our vetting criteria: 

  • A clearly presented thesis that is well-researched, comprehensible, and respondent to issues of inclusivity within museums and arts organizations.
  • Content that is curator-driven, i.e. researched, well-written, vetted, and perhaps peer-reviewed (the latter if applicable). 
  • References, comparative images, conservation information, etc.
  • Connections/reflections to timely, contemporary social issues. 
  • Advances the understanding of the subject content in new and engaging ways for all audiences.
  • New methodologies and innovative concepts, pushing the subject matter forward.
  • Accessible, inclusive, and engaging design elements, including but not limited to quality images and reproductions, translated materials, and inclusive or universal design.

 
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS  

  • All Printed Catalogue or Publications must have been published between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018.
  • Nominations for all awards must be made by a current AAMC member and can only be submitted through this portal.
  • Nominated curators do not need to be AAMC members but must be eligible for membership and become a member should they be selected as an Awardee. If you have concerns about this, please contact the AAMC offices and visit our website to review criteria for membership. Only curators can receive the award.

 
NOMINATING NOTE 

  • Self-nominations are encouraged and welcomed. 
  • A nominator may submit more than one nomination in one or many categories. 
  • Complete all fields in the online application and upload all required documents. An incomplete entry will NOT be accepted or reviewed.

 

DEADLINE

Nominations for the 2019 Awards open on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 and the final deadline for nominations is 12pm ET on Friday December 14, 2018.  Any late submissions and late material will result in the nomination not being reviewed by the jurors.  If the sample of the publication is not delivered to the jurors on Friday December 14, 2018 they will not be considered in the vetting process.  There are no exceptions to this rule.


VETTING PROCESS 

AAMC & AAMC Foundation supports advancing inclusion and access throughout our entire organization, the curatorial field, and art community as a whole. Jurors are asked to consider work that encourages pushing boundaries with new approaches and perspectives in research, presentation, and access. 

We seek work that is within scholarly standards but that offers new methodologies, considers the public’s understanding, and advances the field. Importantly, we seek curatorial work that supports inclusion and access.  It is the content and presentation of the nominations that is celebrated by these Awards.

Those selected for an Award are notified by AAMC & AAMC Foundation directly and will be asked to confirm attendance at the Conference (which is not required, but encouraged), and exact listings for the Awards. 

Awardees are confidential until they are announced at the Annual Conference & Meeting during an Awards for Excellence reception on Sunday, May 5, 2019, in New York City. Attendance at the Conference is not required to receive an Award, but we do hope that Awardees will make every effort to participate.

GUIDELINES

We encourage nominations for excellent Printed Exhibition or Permanent Collection Catalogues by both affiliated and independent curators that offer new methodologies, consider the public’s understanding, and advance the field. 

Printed Exhibition or Permanent Collection Catalogue nominations must have been published between January 1 and December 31, 2018 and written by curator(s) in the non-profit sector.  Those in other fields and in for-profit settings cannot be nominated.  All nominated individuals must be eligible for AAMC membership, please visit our website to review criteria for membership. The subject matter may cover any field and/or topic relevant to the curatorial field.

Each nominator or nominee must mail 3-5 print copies of the nominated publication to the jurors (one copy each). Addresses will be sent to nominators upon the submission of this form. It is the responsibility of the nominee or nominator to ensure copies are received in hand (not postmarked) NO LATER THAN Friday, December 14, 2018. Late arrivals will not be accepted.

Competitive Printed Exhibition or Permanent Collection Catalogue nominations should look to contain the following elements that are included within our vetting criteria: 

  • A clearly presented thesis that is well-researched, comprehensible, and respondent to issues of inclusivity within museums and arts organizations.
  • Content that is curator-driven, i.e. researched, well-written, vetted, and perhaps peer-reviewed (the latter if applicable). 
  • References, comparative images, conservation information, etc.
  • Connections/reflections to timely, contemporary social issues. 
  • Advances the understanding of the subject content in new and engaging ways for all audiences.
  • New methodologies and innovative concepts, pushing the subject matter forward.
  • Accessible, inclusive, and engaging design elements, including but not limited to quality images and reproductions, translated materials, and inclusive or universal design.

 
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS 

  • All Printed Catalogue or Publications must have been published between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018.
  • Nominations for all awards must be made by a current AAMC member and can only be submitted through this portal.
  • Nominated curators do not need to be AAMC members but must be eligible for membership and become a member should they be selected as an Awardee. If you have concerns about this, please contact the AAMC offices and visit our website to review criteria for membership. Only curators can receive the award.

 
NOMINATING NOTE 

  • Self-nominations are encouraged and welcomed. 
  • A nominator may submit more than one nomination in one or many categories. 
  • Complete all fields in the online application and upload all required documents. An incomplete entry will NOT be accepted or reviewed.

 
DEADLINE

Nominations for the 2019 Awards open on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 and the final deadline for nominations is 12pm ET on Friday December 14, 2018.  Any late submissions and late material will result in the nomination not being reviewed by the jurors.  If the sample of the publication is not delivered to the jurors on Friday December 14, 2018 they will not be considered in the vetting process.  There are no exceptions to this rule.

VETTING PROCESS 

AAMC & AAMC Foundation supports advancing inclusion and access throughout our entire organization, the curatorial field, and art community as a whole. Jurors are asked to consider work that encourages pushing boundaries with new approaches and perspectives in research, presentation, and access. 

We seek work that is within scholarly standards but that offers new methodologies, considers the public’s understanding, and advances the field. Importantly, we seek curatorial work that supports inclusion and access.  It is the content and presentation of the nominations that is celebrated by these Awards.

Those selected for an Award are notified by AAMC & AAMC Foundation directly and will be asked to confirm attendance at the Conference (which is not required, but encouraged), and exact listings for the Awards. 

Awardees are confidential until they are announced at the Annual Conference & Meeting during an Awards for Excellence reception on Sunday, May 5, 2019, in New York City. Attendance at the Conference is not required to receive an Award, but we do hope that Awardees will make every effort to participate.

GUIDELINES

AAMC is currently accepting nominations for outstanding Exhibitions or Installations by both affiliated and independent curators that offer new methodologies, consider the public’s understanding, and advance the field. 

Exhibitions or Installations must have been on view between January 1 and December 31, 2018 at venues including but not limited to: traditional four-wall galleries, large museums, small non-profits, university art museums, experimental or multidisciplinary spaces, and public spaces. We welcome international submissions. The exhibition or installation must have been created by curators in the non-profit sector.  Those in other fields and in for-profit settings cannot be nominated.  All nominated individuals must be eligible for AAMC membership, please visit our website to review criteria for membership. The topics can be looking at any topic and cover any field.

Competitive Exhibition or Installation nominations should look to contain the following elements that are included within our vetting criteria: 

  • A clearly presented thesis that is well-researched, comprehensible, and respondent to issues of inclusivity within museums and arts organizations.
  • Well-chosen artworks, relative to both the exhibition or installation thesis as well as the public interest.
  • Connections to timely, contemporary social issues and advances the understanding of its content in new and engaging ways.
  • New methodologies and innovative concepts, pushing boundaries and the subject matter forward.
  • Accessible, inclusive, and engaging exhibition design elements, including but not limited to incorporation of technology, interactive elements, translated materials, and inclusive or universal design.


ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS 

  • All exhibitions must have been on view between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018.
  • Nominations for all awards must be made by a current AAMC member and can only be submitted through this portal.
  • Nominated curators do not need to be AAMC members but must be eligible for membership and become a member should they be selected as an Awardee. If you have concerns about this, please contact the AAMC offices and visit our website to review criteria for membership. Only curators can receive the award.


NOMINATING NOTE

  • Self-nominations are encouraged and welcomed. 
  • A nominator may submit more than one nomination in one or many categories. 
  • Complete all fields in the online application and upload all required documents. An incomplete entry will NOT be accepted or reviewed.


DEADLINE

Nominations for the 2019 Awards open on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 and the final deadline for nominations is 12pm ET on Friday December 14, 2018.  Any late submissions and late material will result in the nomination not being reviewed by the jurors.


VETTING PROCESS

AAMC & AAMC Foundation support advancing inclusion and access throughout our entire organization, the curatorial field, and art community as a whole.  Jurors are asked to consider work that encourages pushing boundaries with new approaches and perspectives in research, presentation, and access. 

We seek work that is within scholarly standards but that offers new methodologies, considers the public’s understanding, and advances the field. Importantly, we seek curatorial work that supports inclusion and access.  It is the content and presentation of the nominations that is celebrated by these Awards.

Those selected for an Award are notified by AAMC & AAMC Foundation directly and will be asked to confirm attendance at the Conference (which is not required, but encouraged), and exact listings for the Awards. 

Awardees are confidential until they are announced at the Annual Conference & Meeting during an Awards for Excellence reception on Sunday, May 5, 2019, in New York City. Attendance at the Conference is not required to receive an Award, but we do hope that Awardees will make every effort to participate.

GUIDELINES

AAMC is currently accepting nominations for outstanding Exhibitions or Installations by both affiliated and independent curators that offer new methodologies, consider the public’s understanding, and advance the field. 

Exhibitions or Installations must have been on view between January 1 and December 31, 2018 at venues including but not limited to: traditional four-wall galleries, large museums, small non-profits, university art museums, experimental or multidisciplinary spaces, and public spaces. We welcome international submissions. The exhibition or installation must have been created by curators in the non-profit sector.  Those in other fields and in for-profit settings cannot be nominated.  All nominated individuals must be eligible for AAMC membership, please visit our website to review criteria for membership. The topics can be looking at any topic and cover any field.

Competitive Exhibition or Installation nominations should look to contain the following elements that are included within our vetting criteria: 

  • A clearly presented thesis that is well-researched, comprehensible, and respondent to issues of inclusivity within museums and arts organizations.
  • Well-chosen artworks, relative to both the exhibition or installation thesis as well as the public interest.
  • Connections to timely, contemporary social issues and advances the understanding of its content in new and engaging ways.
  • New methodologies and innovative concepts, pushing boundaries and the subject matter forward.
  • Accessible, inclusive, and engaging exhibition design elements, including but not limited to incorporation of technology, interactive elements, translated materials, and inclusive or universal design.

 
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
 

  • All exhibitions must have been on view between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018.
  • Nominations for all awards must be made by a current AAMC member and can only be submitted through this portal.
  • Nominated curators do not need to be AAMC members but must be eligible for membership and become a member should they be selected as an Awardee. If you have concerns about this, please contact the AAMC offices and visit our website to review criteria for membership. Only curators can receive the award.

 
NOMINATING NOTE

  • Self-nominations are encouraged and welcomed. 
  • A nominator may submit more than one nomination in one or many categories. 
  • Complete all fields in the online application and upload all required documents. An incomplete entry will NOT be accepted or reviewed.

 
DEADLINE

Nominations for the 2019 Awards open on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 and the final deadline for nominations is 12pm ET on Friday December 14, 2018.  Any late submissions and late material will result in the nomination not being reviewed by the jurors.


VETTING PROCESS

AAMC & AAMC Foundation support advancing inclusion and access throughout our entire organization, the curatorial field, and art community as a whole.  Jurors are asked to consider work that encourages pushing boundaries with new approaches and perspectives in research, presentation, and access. 

We seek work that is within scholarly standards but that offers new methodologies, considers the public’s understanding, and advances the field. Importantly, we seek curatorial work that supports inclusion and access.  It is the content and presentation of the nominations that is celebrated by these Awards.

Those selected for an Award are notified by AAMC & AAMC Foundation directly and will be asked to confirm attendance at the Conference (which is not required, but encouraged), and exact listings for the Awards. 

Awardees are confidential until they are announced at the Annual Conference & Meeting during an Awards for Excellence reception on Sunday, May 5, 2019, in New York City. Attendance at the Conference is not required to receive an Award, but we do hope that Awardees will make every effort to participate.

GUIDELINES

AAMC is currently accepting nominations for outstanding Exhibitions or Installations by both affiliated and independent curators that offer new methodologies, consider the public’s understanding, and advance the field. 

Exhibitions or Installations must have been on view between January 1 and December 31, 2018 at venues including but not limited to: traditional four-wall galleries, large museums, small non-profits, university art museums, experimental or multidisciplinary spaces, and public spaces. We welcome international submissions. The exhibition or installation must have been created by curators in the non-profit sector.  Those in other fields and in for-profit settings cannot be nominated.  All nominated individuals must be eligible for AAMC membership, please visit our website to review criteria for membership. The topics can be looking at any topic and cover any field.

Competitive Exhibition or Installation nominations should look to contain the following elements that are included within our vetting criteria: 

  • A clearly presented thesis that is well-researched, comprehensible, and respondent to issues of inclusivity within museums and arts organizations.
  • Well-chosen artworks, relative to both the exhibition or installation thesis as well as the public interest.
  • Connections to timely, contemporary social issues and advances the understanding of its content in new and engaging ways.
  • New methodologies and innovative concepts, pushing boundaries and the subject matter forward.
  • Accessible, inclusive, and engaging exhibition design elements, including but not limited to incorporation of technology, interactive elements, translated materials, and inclusive or universal design.

 
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS  

  • All exhibitions must have been on view between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018.
  • Nominations for all awards must be made by a current AAMC member and can only be submitted through this portal.
  • Nominated curators do not need to be AAMC members but must be eligible for membership and become a member should they be selected as an Awardee. If you have concerns about this, please contact the AAMC offices and visit our website to review criteria for membership. Only curators can receive the award.

 
NOMINATING NOTE 

  • Self-nominations are encouraged and welcomed. 
  • A nominator may submit more than one nomination in one or many categories. 
  • Complete all fields in the online application and upload all required documents. An incomplete entry will NOT be accepted or reviewed.

 
DEADLINE

Nominations for the 2019 Awards open on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 and the final deadline for nominations is 12pm ET on Friday December 14, 2018.  Any late submissions and late material will result in the nomination not being reviewed by the jurors.

VETTING PROCESS

AAMC & AAMC Foundation support advancing inclusion and access throughout our entire organization, the curatorial field, and art community as a whole.  Jurors are asked to consider work that encourages pushing boundaries with new approaches and perspectives in research, presentation, and access. 

We seek work that is within scholarly standards but that offers new methodologies, considers the public’s understanding, and advances the field. Importantly, we seek curatorial work that supports inclusion and access.  It is the content and presentation of the nominations that is celebrated by these Awards.

Those selected for an Award are notified by AAMC & AAMC Foundation directly and will be asked to confirm attendance at the Conference (which is not required, but encouraged), and exact listings for the Awards. 

Awardees are confidential until they are announced at the Annual Conference & Meeting during an Awards for Excellence reception on Sunday, May 5, 2019, in New York City. Attendance at the Conference is not required to receive an Award, but we do hope that Awardees will make every effort to participate.

GUIDELINES

AAMC is currently accepting nominations for outstanding Exhibitions or Installations by both affiliated and independent curators that offer new methodologies, consider the public’s understanding, and advance the field. 

Exhibitions or Installations must have been on view between January 1 and December 31, 2018 at venues including but not limited to: traditional four-wall galleries, large museums, small non-profits, university art museums, experimental or multidisciplinary spaces, and public spaces. We welcome international submissions. The exhibition or installation must have been created by curators in the non-profit sector.  Those in other fields and in for-profit settings cannot be nominated.  All nominated individuals must be eligible for AAMC membership, please visit our website to review criteria for membership. The topics can be looking at any topic and cover any field.

Competitive Exhibition or Installation nominations should look to contain the following elements that are included within our vetting criteria: 

  • A clearly presented thesis that is well-researched, comprehensible, and respondent to issues of inclusivity within museums and arts organizations.
  • Well-chosen artworks, relative to both the exhibition or installation thesis as well as the public interest.
  • Connections to timely, contemporary social issues and advances the understanding of its content in new and engaging ways.
  • New methodologies and innovative concepts, pushing boundaries and the subject matter forward.
  • Accessible, inclusive, and engaging exhibition design elements, including but not limited to incorporation of technology, interactive elements, translated materials, and inclusive or universal design.

 
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS 

  • All exhibitions must have been on view between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018.
  • Nominations for all awards must be made by a current AAMC member and can only be submitted through this portal.
  • Nominated curators do not need to be AAMC members but must be eligible for membership and become a member should they be selected as an Awardee. If you have concerns about this, please contact the AAMC offices and visit our website to review criteria for membership. Only curators can receive the award.

 
NOMINATING NOTE

  • Self-nominations are encouraged and welcomed. 
  • A nominator may submit more than one nomination in one or many categories. 
  • Complete all fields in the online application and upload all required documents. An incomplete entry will NOT be accepted or reviewed.

 
DEADLINE

Nominations for the 2019 Awards open on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 and the final deadline for nominations is 12pm ET on Friday December 14, 2018.  Any late submissions and late material will result in the nomination not being reviewed by the jurors.

VETTING PROCESS

AAMC & AAMC Foundation support advancing inclusion and access throughout our entire organization, the curatorial field, and art community as a whole.  Jurors are asked to consider work that encourages pushing boundaries with new approaches and perspectives in research, presentation, and access. 

We seek work that is within scholarly standards but that offers new methodologies, considers the public’s understanding, and advances the field. Importantly, we seek curatorial work that supports inclusion and access.  It is the content and presentation of the nominations that is celebrated by these Awards.

Those selected for an Award are notified by AAMC & AAMC Foundation directly and will be asked to confirm attendance at the Conference (which is not required, but encouraged), and exact listings for the Awards. 

Awardees are confidential until they are announced at the Annual Conference & Meeting during an Awards for Excellence reception on Sunday, May 5, 2019, in New York City. Attendance at the Conference is not required to receive an Award, but we do hope that Awardees will make every effort to participate.

GUIDELINES

AAMC is currently accepting nominations for outstanding Articles or Essays by both affiliated and independent curators that offer new methodologies, consider the public’s understanding, and advance the field. 

Articles or Essays must be published between January 1 and December 31, 2018 written by curators in the non-profit sector.  Those in other fields and in for-profit settings cannot be nominated.  All nominated individuals must be eligible for AAMC membership, please visit our website to review criteria for membership. The subject matter may be focused on any topic and/or field.

Competitive Article or Essay nominations should look to contain the following elements that are included within our vetting criteria: 

  • A clearly presented thesis that is well-researched, comprehensible, and respondent to issues of inclusivity within museums and arts organizations.
  • Content and approach that is curator-driven, i.e. researched, well-written, persuasive, vetted, and perhaps peer-reviewed (the latter if applicable). 
  • Connections to timely, contemporary social issues and that advances the understanding of its content in new and engaging ways.
  • New methodologies and innovative concepts, pushing the subject matter forward.
  • Accessible, inclusive, and engaging design elements, including but not limited to quality images and reproductions, translated materials, and inclusive or universal design.

 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS 

  • Article or Essay must be published between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018.
  • Nominations for all awards must be made by a current AAMC member and can only be submitted through this portal.
  • Nominated curators do not need to be AAMC members but must be eligible for membership and become a member should they be selected as an Awardee. If you have concerns about this, please contact the AAMC offices and visit our website to review criteria for membership. Only curators can receive the award.


NOMINATING NOTES

  • Self-nominations are encouraged and welcomed. 
  • A nominator may submit more than one nomination in one or many categories. 
  • Complete all fields in the online application and upload all required documents. An incomplete entry will NOT be accepted or reviewed.


DEADLINE

Nominations for the 2019 Awards open on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 and the final deadline for nominations is 12pm ET on Friday December 14, 2018.  Any late submissions and late material will result in the nomination not being reviewed by the jurors.


VETTING PROCESS 

AAMC & AAMC Foundation supports advancing inclusion and access throughout our entire organization, the curatorial field, and art community as a whole. Jurors are asked to consider work that encourages pushing boundaries with new approaches and perspectives in research, presentation, and access. 

We seek work that is within scholarly standards but that offers new methodologies, considers the public’s understanding, and advances the field. Importantly, we seek curatorial work that supports inclusion and access.  It is the content and presentation of the nominations that is celebrated by these Awards.

Those selected for an Award are notified by AAMC & AAMC Foundation directly and will be asked to confirm attendance at the Conference (which is not required, but encouraged), and exact listings for the Awards. 

Awardees are confidential until they are announced at the Annual Conference & Meeting during an Awards for Excellence reception on Sunday, May 5, 2019, in New York City. Attendance at the Conference is not required to receive an Award, but we do hope that Awardees will make every effort to participate.

GUIDELINES

AAMC is currently accepting nominations for outstanding Digital Publications by both affiliated and independent curators that offer new methodologies, consider the public’s understanding, and advance the field. 

Digital Publications must have been published between January 1 and December 31, 2018 developed by curators in the non-profit sector.  Those in other fields and in for-profit settings cannot be nominated.  All nominated individuals must be eligible for AAMC membership, please visit our website to review criteria for membership. The subject matter may cover any field and/or topic relevant to the curatorial field.

Competitive Digital Publication nominations should look to contain the following elements that are included within our vetting criteria: 

  • A clearly presented thesis that is well-researched, comprehensible, and respondent to issues of inclusivity within museums and arts organizations.
  • Content that is curator-driven, i.e. researched, well-written, vetted, and perhaps peer-reviewed (the latter if applicable). 
  • Contain all the elements of a printed scholarly work (references, comparative images, conservation information, etc.).
  • Takes advantage of digital technologies, such as, interactive material, zoomable images, responsive design for multiple devices, overlays of conservation documentation, links to archival and/or other documentary material including audio or video.
  • Connections/reflections to timely, contemporary social issues. 
  • Advances the understanding of the subject content in new and engaging ways for all audiences.
  • New methodologies and innovative concepts, pushing the subject matter forward.
  • Accessible, inclusive, and engaging design elements, including but not limited to quality images and reproductions, translated materials, and inclusive or universal design.
  • Be time-stamped or fixed for eligibility upon first introduction as a publication in 2018 (some digital publications are editioned, some constantly updated as dynamic). For example, digital publications produced as part of the Getty’s Online Scholarly Catalogue Initiative have a permanent, fixed publication date to be cited by scholars (which requires a Persistent Uniform Resource Locator [PURL link] and easily citable text).  


ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS 

  • Digital Publications must be published between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018.
  • Nominations for all awards must be made by a current AAMC member and can only be submitted through this portal.
  • Nominated curators do not need to be AAMC members but must be eligible for membership and become a member should they be selected as an Awardee. If you have concerns about this, please contact the AAMC offices and visit our website to review criteria for membership. Only curators can receive the award.


NOMINATING NOTE

  • Self-nominations are encouraged and welcomed. 
  • A nominator may submit more than one nomination in one or many categories. 
  • Complete all fields in the online application and upload all required documents. An incomplete entry will NOT be accepted or reviewed.


DEADLINE

Nominations for the 2019 Awards open on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 and the final deadline for nominations is 12pm ET on Friday December 14, 2018.  Any late submissions and late material will result in the nomination not being reviewed by the jurors.


VETTING PROCESS 

AAMC & AAMC Foundation supports advancing inclusion and access throughout our entire organization, the curatorial field, and art community as a whole. Jurors are asked to consider work that encourages pushing boundaries with new approaches and perspectives in research, presentation, and access. 

We seek work that is within scholarly standards but that offers new methodologies, considers the public’s understanding, and advances the field. Importantly, we seek curatorial work that supports inclusion and access.  It is the content and presentation of the nominations that is celebrated by these Awards.

Those selected for an Award are notified by AAMC & AAMC Foundation directly and will be asked to confirm attendance at the Conference (which is not required, but encouraged), and exact listings for the Awards. 

Awardees are confidential until they are announced at the Annual Conference & Meeting during an Awards for Excellence reception on Sunday, May 5, 2019, in New York City. Attendance at the Conference is not required to receive an Award, but we do hope that Awardees will make every effort to participate.

The Association of Art Museum Curators