Published 3/31/17

The ARLIS/NA Executive Board and the International Relations Committee announce five recipients for the second round of 2017 Samuel H. Kress Awards for International Travel.

The awards are made possible by a generous six-year grant from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation to fund an initiative for international travel to promote the exchange of ideas and information among art librarians. The grant program, established in 2013, supports bringing arts information professionals together at annual conferences to promote connections that can lead to national and international projects and initiatives. The awards provide funding to assist European librarians and art information professionals to attend the ARLIS/NA annual conferences and for ARLIS/NA members to attend European art library conferences, including the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA). 

The round two award recipients are:

  • Sumitra Duncan, Head, Web Archiving Program, Frick Art Reference Library, New York
    Presenting a paper at the Joint International Internet Preservation Consortium Web Archiving and RESAW Conference, London
  • Nicole Lovenjack, Librarian/Archivist, Dayton Art Institute (Formerly)
    Presenting a paper at ARLIS/UK & Ireland, Dublin
  • Amy Lucker, Head, Institute of Fine Arts Library, New York
    Presenting a paper at IFLA, Wrocław, Poland
  • Christina Peter, Head, Acquisitions, Frick Art Reference Library, New York
    Presenting a paper at IFLA, Wrocław, Poland
  • Sarah Seymore, Digital Collections Metadata Librarian, University of Oregon
    Attending LODLAM (Linked Open Data in Libraries, Archives, and Museums)

There was an extremely strong and diverse pool of applicants this year. Congratulations to these exceptional individuals and many thanks to the Kress Foundation for its generous support of this important initiative.

Sincerely,
The Samuel H. Kress International Travel Awards Review Panel

Kristen Regina (chair)
Sandra Brooke
Deborah Kempe
Shannon Robinson