How You Will Contribute
The Philadelphia Museum of Art seeks an Associate Registrar to facilitate a collection sharing partnership between the PMA and eight partner museums across Pennsylvania. Supported by a grant from the Art Bridges, Inc., and the Terra Foundation for American Art, the loan sharing initiative aims to activate American Art collections, broaden audience access, and increase the capacities of the participating institutions.
The Associate Registrar is critical to the successful realization of the program and will seek, throughout their activities, to advance collaborative strategies that align with the project’s overarching goals. This role will oversee all details pertaining to the initiative’s loans managing all logistics from loan requests to installations. The collection sharing project will begin modestly through discrete PMA loans but grow to include small touring exhibitions. With assistance from the Department of Exhibition Planning, the Associate Registrar will administer these loans and exhibitions by scheduling, tracking, and coordinating.
At its core, the Art Bridges +Terra Foundation Initiative is a collaborative undertaking. The Associate Registrar will therefore work closely with the project’s Art Bridges + Terra Foundation Initiative Curatorial Coordinator as well as Partner staff, and in consultation with the PMA’s conservation, photography, art handling, framing, and mount making teams. Together with the Curatorial Coordinator, the Associate Registrar will simultaneously serve as the PMA’s Representative and each Partner’s advocate, working across stakeholders to solve problems, manage communications, and drive the project’s realization.
Starting after January 1, 2019, the position runs through March 31, 2021, with the possibility of renewal as part of a future Art Bridges +Terra Foundation Initiative grant.
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