Contemporary Art Department Records
These records document the activities of the Contemporary Art Department.
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Access to unprocessed material is at the discretion of the archivist.
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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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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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