The Gerd Muehsam Award submcommittee of the Awards Committee has announced a call for papers on visual art librarianship for the 2017 award.
The Gerd Muehsam Award is given annually to recognize excellence in a graduate student paper or project on a topic relevant to art librarianship. This award was established to honor the memory of Gerd Muehsam (1913-1979), distinguished scholar, teacher, and art bibliographer, whose support of and dedication to ARLIS/NA was an inspiration to her colleagues and students.
The award includes a $500 prize and up to $300 travel reimbursement to attend the 46th annual ARLIS/NA conference in New York, February 2018 (the money may be used to reimburse travel expenses, though not meals, tours, or other costs). The award recipient also receives paid registration to the conference, a one-year membership to ARLIS/NA, and has the opportunity to present the winning paper at the conference as part of the New Voices Panel.
Papers and projects will be judged on their relevance to art librarianship or visual curatorship, depth of research and scholarship, quality of organization, appropriate use of terminology, style and readability, and originality of thought or observation.
Entries must be postmarked by the end of the day, November 26, 2017. They will not be returned. All applicants should receive notification of the results by December 15, 2017.
View the list of past award winners.
For paper and submission requirements, see the award webpage.