How You Will Contribute
The Philadelphia Museum of Art seeks a Curatorial Coordinator to assist in the development and implementation of a series of loans and small exhibitions to eight partner museums in the Pennsylvania Art Bridges consortium. This initiative, supported by a grant from the Art Bridges and Terra Foundations, will bring American art to the regional museums of Pennsylvania.
The Curatorial Coordinator will serve as a liaison to these partner museums, traveling to visit and assess their collections and facilities, engaging with their curatorial and education staff, and helping to develop with each partner a sense of goals and a plan for small installations and exhibitions based on key loans principally from the PMA. Surveying the PMA’s American collections for appropriate work, the Coordinator will develop a list of potential loan objects, then host partner curators who will visit the Museum to consider the possibilities. With staff at the participating museums, the Coordinator will help develop interpretive programs, publications, marketing, and evaluation strategies. Working with the PMA’s registration, conservation, photography, and art handling staff, the Coordinator will organize preparations for the requested loans, and may occasionally travel with the objects to supervise unpacking and installation.
The members of the consortium will convene annually to discuss plans and other topics of professional interest; the Coordinator will organize these meetings and manage travel arrangements and expense reimbursement for the participants.
The position will begin after July 1, 2018 and run until December 2020 (two years and nine months), with the possibility of renewal as part of a future Art Bridges grant.
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