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Contemporary Art Department Records

Identifier: CTP


These records document the activities of the Contemporary Art Department.


  • 2013-2020

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Conditions Governing Access

Access to unprocessed material is at the discretion of the archivist.

Conditions Governing Use

The Contemporary Art Department Records are the physical property of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Archives. The Museum holds literary rights only for material created by Museum personnel or given to the Museum with such rights specifically assigned. For all other material, literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for obtaining permission from rights holders for publication and for other purposes where stated.

Biographical / Historical

Formerly known as the Modern and Contemporary Art Department, Contemporary Art became its own department in 2013. Carlos Basualdo joined the museum staff in 2006 as the first curator of Contemporary Art. He currently serves as the The Keith L. and Katherine Sachs Senior Curator of Contemporary Art along with Erica Battle, the John Alchin and Hal Marryatt Associate Curator of Contemporary Art, and Amanda Sroka, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art.


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Processing Information

Preliminary processing and description by Margaret Huang in 2020.

Guide to the Contemporary Art Department Records
Preliminary finding aid by Margaret Huang
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Library and Archives Repository

Philadelphia Museum of Art
PO Box 7646
Philadelphia PA 19101-7646 United States