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November 15, 2018

Call for nominations: 2019 Awards for Excellence

Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) and AAMC Foundation

Courtesy Association of Art Museum Curators & AAMC Foundation.

Award categories include Printed Exhibition or Permanent Collection Catalogues, Exhibitions or Installations, Articles or Essays, and Digital Publications.

Association of Art Museum Curators & AAMC Foundation is currently seeking nominations for the 2019 Awards for Excellence, its annual award dedicated to recognizing the work of affiliated and independent curators that offer new methodologies, consider the public’s understanding, and advance the field. Since their launch in 2004, nearly 170 curators have received an award from AAMC. It is the only recognition of its kind by which curators directly honor the work of their colleagues, and are highly esteemed by the arts community. Click here to view past Awards for Excellence recipients.

All nominations must be submitted through our online portal by 12pm ET on Friday, December 14, 2018. We strongly encourage early submissions, so click here to submit your nomination today!

Award categories
A nominator may submit more than one nomination in one or more of the following categories:

–Outstanding printed exhibition or permanent collection catalogues published between January 1 and December 31, 2018. The subject matter may cover any field and/or topic relevant to the curatorial field. Nominations in this category are accepted and awarded by organization operating budget category.

–Outstanding exhibitions or installations 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 subject matter may cover any field and/or topic relevant to the curatorial field. Nominations in this category are accepted and awarded by organization operating budget category.

–Outstanding articles or essays published between January 1 and December 31, 2018. The subject matter may cover any field and/or topic relevant to the curatorial field.

–Outstanding digital publications published between January 1 and December 31, 2018. The subject matter may cover any field and/or topic relevant to the curatorial field.

Eligibility
All nominations must be submitted by AAMC members in good standing, and we encourage self-nominations. 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 affiliated and independent curator(s) working in the nonprofit sector can receive an award. Those in other fields and in for-profit settings cannot be nominated. Self-nominations are encouraged and welcomed.

Announcement & Reception
Awardees are kept 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. We hope that all Awardees will be able to join us at the event. Ability to attend the event does not influence the award selection process.

Main awards page / Award criteria / Awards FAQ / Submit a nomination

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