NOMA receives a Conservation Intern scholarship from the Decorative Arts Trust

American Manufacturers, Bottle Group, c. 1800-1840. Blown molded glass. New Orleans Museum of Art, gift of Melvin P. Billups in memory of his wife, Clarice Marston Billups.

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) has been announced as a partner of the Decorative Arts Trust’s 2022-2024 curatorial internship. The large grant, awarded by the Decorative Arts Trust, will support a two-year Curatorial Fellow who will explore the responsibilities of the curatorial field while working with NOMA’s prestigious Decorative Arts and Design Collection, with a specific focus on the field of glass.

“We are grateful to the Decorative Arts Trust for providing this tremendous opportunity,” said Susan Taylor, Principal of Montine McDaniel Freeman. “NOMA’s famous glass collection includes more than 3,000 works, ranging from old to contemporary. We look forward to welcoming the member of the Conservatory of Decorative Arts and look forward to his contribution to the enhancement of this precious collection. “

The Decorative Arts Trust curatorial member will be an integral part of developing an exhibition and collection catalog for NOMA’s Global Glass Fund. Under the direction and collaboration with NOMA’s RosaMary Decorative Arts and Design Curator Mel Buchanan, the scholar will work to expand the collection, develop interpretive research, engage the community, develop museum exhibits, and create digital interpretations of the collection through NOMA’s ongoing program. partnership with Google Arts & Culture.

“It is a great honor for NOMA to be selected to partner with the Decorative Arts Trust,” Buchanan said. “This grant will allow an emerging voice in the field of material culture to join our vibrant museum in an era of transformation.”

The museum will accept applications for the post of Curator of Decorative Arts for two years until March 1, 2022. Information on the position, salary and application is available at


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