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posted by CAA — Oct 17, 2010

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October 2010

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, Texas, has received a Museums for America grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The $150,000 award supports the Access to American Photography initiative, which will allow the museum to digitize and catalogue nearly twenty-five thousand photographs from its collection.

The Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, New York has received subsequent accreditation from the American Association of Museums (AAM). The honor signifies that the museum has undergone a rigorous, lengthy process of self-examination and peer review, and has been subsequent approved by AAM’s Accreditation Commission.

Kennesaw State University (KSU) in Kennesaw, Georgia, has accepted a $2 million pledge to build an art museum that will house the school’s permanent collection. To receive a $1 million pledge from Bernard A. Zuckerman, a former carpet-industry executive, KSU must raise at least $1 million of its own in the next nine months.

The Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore has announced several new academic programs that have just started or will launch soon: an MFA in community arts (2010); an MPS in the business of art and design (May 2011); an MFA in curatorial practice (fall 2011); an MFA in illustration practice (fall 2011); an MA in social design (in development, fall 2011); and an integrated double-major BFA in humanistic studies and studio discipline (fall 2011).

The National Gallery of Australia in Canberra has welcomed a $7 million gift from the Melbourne philanthropist Pauline Gandel and John Gandel AO. The donation will help develop the national art collection for future generations of Australians. Further, the newly named Gandel Hall will host openings, special events, public programs, and school and educational activities.

The New Orleans Museum of Art in Louisiana has received subsequent accreditation from the American Association of Museums (AAM). This means that the institution has undergone a rigorous, lengthy process of self-examination and peer review, and was subsequent approved by AAM’s Accreditation Commission.