Published 12/5/17

Kress Foundation

The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) Executive Board and the selection committee for the Samuel H. Kress Awards for International Travel are pleased to announce the 2018 award recipients. These 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 2018 award recipients for attendance at the 46th ARLIS/NA conference in New York, NY:

  • Eleanor Gawne, Librarian, Architectural Association School of Architecture, London

  • Christopher Jones, Learning & Teaching Librarian, University of the Creative Arts, Farnham

  • Spyros Koulouris, Library Assistant, Villa I Tatti Library, Florence

  • Maria Pimenova, Librarian of the 2nd Category, The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts Research Library, Moscow

  • Anna Pyzik, Librarian, MOCAK – Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow

  • Eila Rämö, Senior Librarian, Educational Services, Aalto University Learning Centre

  • Anita Vriend, Senior Librarian, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

The 2018 award recipients for attendance at European conferences are listed below. All this year’s recipients will participate in the 2018 ARLIS UK & Ireland conference held in London:

  • Kelly Davis, Metadata Specialist I, Getty Research Institute

  • Rebecca Price, Architecture, Urban Planning Visual Resources Librarian, University of Michigan

  • Sara DeWaay, Art + Architecture Librarian, University of Oregon

  • Giana Ricci, Assistant Librarian for Public Services, Frick Art Reference Library 

The Samuel H. Kress International Travel Awards Selection Panel:
Heather Gendron (chair)
Sumitra Duncan
Deborah Kempe
Walter Schlect