ARLIS/NA Mid-Atlantic

The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Art Libraries Society of North America

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Conference Travel Award

ARLIS/NA Mid-Atlantic
Caroline Backlund Professional Development Award
Deadline: December 7, 2018

The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of ARLIS/NA presents an annual travel award to promote professional development for a chapter member at the annual ARLIS/NA conference. This award is named in honor of Caroline Backlund (1920-2016) who had a distinguished career as an art librarian, educator, and author. Mrs. Backlund, a long time chapter member, received the ARLIS/NA Distinguished Service Award for her contributions to the Society in 1989.

The Backlund Award is $750.00 and is intended to help members of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter become more involved in ARLIS/NA at the national level. It is maintained through donations from chapter members. The chapter invites contributions in any amount, year-round.

Award applicants must be a current member of ARLIS/NA and must be a current, dues-paying member of the ARLIS/NA Mid-Atlantic Chapter. Applications are encouraged from those who do not have institutional funding or have never attended the national conference with additional consideration given to applications for members who will be participating in the conference as speakers or moderators; and/or who serve in leadership positions on ARLIS/NA committees, divisions, sections, and special interest groups.

Following the conference, the winner must submit a brief written report to the Backlund Award Committee within 30 days, and is encouraged to make a presentation to the chapter membership at the next meeting and/or through a posting on the chapter website.


Applicants for the award should submit a current résumé or curriculum vitae and a letter describing the benefits anticipated from conference attendance, their specific role in the conference (if applicable), and a travel budget including any expected funding from the applicant’s institution or other sources.

Please submit applications for the Caroline Backlund Professional Development Award
to by close of business on Friday, December 7, 2018. All applications must be submitted electronically.

Gregory P. J. Most, Chair (National Gallery of Art)
Mary Louise Castaldi (University of the Arts)
Yuki Hibben (Virginia Commonwealth University)
Chris Needham, 2018 winner (US DoD)

Internship Announcement: National Gallery of Art

National Gallery of Art  2019-2020 Paid Internships

The National Gallery of Art is pleased to announce 2019-2020 internship opportunities. We invite you to view current internship information, especially the differing requirements for each opportunity, on the web pages below. The application portal can be accessed from the web page for each internship.

The application deadline for all opportunities is January 12, 2019. Summer Interns are in residence from June 3, 2019 to August 2, 2019. Interns in the Museum Profession, Graduate Curatorial Interns, and John Wilmerding Interns in American Art and in Digital Interpretation are in residence between September 9, 2019 and May 8, 2020.

Summer Internships
For currently enrolled graduate students of all levels and those graduating in May or June 2019 with a relevant degree. Nine-week internships provide opportunities to work on projects directed by a Gallery curator or department head in all subject areas.

Graduate Curatorial Internships
For doctoral students who are in the advanced stage of their dissertations and to recent PhD recipients. Neither previous museum experience nor a stated goal of a museum career is required.

Internships in the Museum Profession
Preference is given to applicants who are enrolled in a graduate program or are recent MA, MS, MFA, or MLS graduates. Applicants from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

John Wilmerding Internships
One internship in American art and one in digital interpretation provide institutional training to students interested in pursuing a museum career. Preference is given to applicants who are enrolled in a graduate program or are recent MA or MFA graduates.

For more information call (202) 842-6257, e-mail, or visit

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