NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans Museum of Art has been announced as the 2022-2024 Curatorial Fellow of the Decorative Arts Trust. The large grant will support a two-year Curatorial Fellow who will learn about the responsibilities of the conservation 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 Conservation Fellow will be an integral part of developing an exhibition and collection catalog for the NOMA Global Glass Fund. Under the direction and collaboration with RosaMary Curator for Decorative Arts and Design at NOMA, Mel Buchanan, the scholar will work to expand the collection, develop interpretive research, mobilize community contributions, develop exhibitions of museum and creating 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.”