Samuel H. Kress Foundation Award for International Exchange

Thanks to the generosity of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, the Art Libraries Society of North America offers a program to help fund international travel and promote the exchange of ideas and information among art librarians. Exceptional art information professionals will receive awards beginning at the amount of $1,500* USD to attend conferences, thereby fostering communication and developing connections with international projects and initiatives.  

There are two categories of awards:

  • For European librarians and art information professionals to attend the annual conference of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA). The 50th Annual Art Libraries Society of North America conference to be held in Chicago, Illinois from April 5-9, 2022. 
  • For ARLIS/NA members to attend the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Art Libraries Satellite Meeting or another European art library conference. IFLA will hold their World Library and Information Congress in Dublin, Ireland from July 26-29, 2022. Given that some conferences may be offered virtually in 2022, applications for $150-500 for virtual conference attendance will also be considered. 

*The Samuel H. Kress International Travel Awards Committee may take into consideration levels of need, participation, and travel costs before determining the final amount, but each award will begin with the $1,500 USD amount.

The deadline for applications is February 14, 2022.

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See List of Past Recipients

Samuel H. Kress Foundation Award for Intl Travel

Subcommittee of the Awards Committee.
Amy Trendler

Amy Trendler

Architecture Librarian

Chair

Heather Koopmans

Heather Koopmans

Fine Arts Librarian

Member

Lucy G Campbell

Lucy G Campbell

MLIS

Librarian

Member

Elsa F Loftis

Humanities and Acquisitions Librarian

Member

Beverly A. Mitchell

Assistant Director

Member