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Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute:

A Guide to the Curatorial Office Records of Brian T. Allen, 1997-2004

Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
225 South St. Williamstown, MA 01267

March 31, 2009



Profile Description

Creation: Finding aid encoded by Helen Ledbury January 23, 2009
Language: Finding aid written in English.

Collection Summary

Repository:Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
225 South St.
Williamstown, MA 01267
Creator:Allen, Brian T
Title: Curatorial Office Records of Brian T. Allen
Dates: 1997-2004
Quantity:5 linear feet (4 boxes)
Abstract: This series contains the office records of Brian T. Allen, Curator of American Art and Assistant Director of Curatorial Administration at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute from 1997 to 2004
Identification:CAI ARC 2008.30
Language: English

Arrangement of the Papers

With only one or two exceptions, this collection is arranged alphabetically. The original order of the series has been preserved, although a substantial number of folders containing Clark exhibition related material were removed and rehoused in Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Records: Exhibition Records, 1994 - Present.

Scope and Contents of the Records

These are the curatorial office records of Brian T. Allen, Curator of American Art and Assistant Director of Curatorial Administration at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute from 1997 to 2004. The records include minutes of the Clark boards and committees on which Allen served, and correspondence with Clark and other professional colleagues on a wide range of museum matters. The series is broadly arranged alphabetically. Major concentrations of materials relate to the following areas of Clark and other museum business: accreditation by AAMC (Association of Art Museum Curators); AAMD (Association of Art Museum Directors); AMICO (Art Museum Image Consortium); Clark budgets; Clark audio tour; Clark reinstallation; Clark Trustees’ Reports; Clark collections management policy; exhibition proposals; FRAME (French Regional and American Museum Exchange) visits; Getty grant application; International Council of Museums; Kidspace at Mass MoCA; Luce Foundation grant application; LUNA Imaging, Inc., Mass Cultural Council; MMI (Museum Management Institute); NEA (National Endowment for the Arts) grant application; NEH (National Endowment for the Humanities) grant application; Clark object acquisitions; Clark object reports; WACC (Williamstown Art Conservation Center) Laboratory correspondence.


History of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute

In 1950 Sterling and Francine Clark chartered the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute as a home for their extensive art collection. Opened to public in 1955, the Institute has built upon this extraordinary group of works to become one of the most beloved and respected art museums in the world, known for its intimate galleries and stunning natural environment. One of the few institutions in the United States that combines a public art museum with a complement of research and academic programs, including a major art history library, the Clark is now a leading international center for research and discussion on the nature of art and art history. Building upon the founders' legacy, the Institute has recently unveiled its master plan for the twenty-first century, which fosters the Clark's commitment to providing space for its expanding research and museum programs while maintaining the unique character of its beautiful rural setting.


Index Terms

Names:

Agee, Mike
Allen, Brian T.
Asher, Martha
Branchick, Thomas, 1951-
Brettell, Richard R.
Burger, Gary
Carpenter, Mary Jo
Cohn, Erika
Conforti, Michael
Dickerman, Mary
Ensign, Judy
Ganz, James A.
Gniadek, Bob
Goethals, Marion M., 1946-
Goodin, Alexis
Ingalls, Sherrill
Kelley, Mattie
King, Tony
McCardle, Ken
Murphy, Alexandra R.
O'Grady, Brian
Polk, Molly
Rand, Richard
Robertson, Barbara, 1961-
Rohatyn, Elizabeth
Shearer, Linda
Stone, Jana
Thompson, Joseph, 1958-
Wees, J. Dustin, 1944-
Wicke, Noel

Organizations:

Ann Beha Associates
Acoustiguide Corporation
Argus Software
Art Museum Image Consortium
Association of Art Museum Curators
Association of Art Museum Directors
Bernhard Music Center
Diana Brooks Associates
French Regional & American Museums Exchange
Henry Luce Foundation
International Council of Museums
Luna Imaging, Inc.
Massachusetts Cultural Council
Museum Management Institute
National Endowment for the Arts
National Endowment for the Humanities
Questor Information Services
Transart International
Williams College. Museum of Art.
Williamstown Art Conservation Center
Kidspace at Mass MoCA

Subjects:

Art museum
Art museum -- Exhibitions
Art museum curators
Art museum directors
Arts Education Awards
Getty Grant Program
Lenett Fellowship
Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art

Places:

Williamstown (Mass.)

Document Types:

Annual reports
Application forms
Audioguides
Budgets
Committee reports
Condition reports
Correspondence
Memorandums
Minutes
Official reports
Personal correspondence
Programs
Technical reports

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

This material is currently restricted.

Restrictions on Use

This material is currently restricted.


Administrative Information

Custodial History

These materials were kept in Allen's former office, currently the office of Richard Rand, Senior Curator and Curator of Paintings and Sculpture. They remained in situ after Allen's departure in 2004 and were transferred to the Archives in December 2008.

Preferred Citation

A Guide to the Curatorial Office Records of Brian T. Allen, 1997-2004, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Records, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts.

Acquisition Information

These materials were acquired from the office of Richard Rand, Senior Curator and Curator of Paintings and Sculpture in December 2008.

Processing Information

The materials were fully processed with all staples and clips removed. Materials relating to specific exhibitions were removed and filed in Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute: Exhibition Records, 1994 - Present. The remaining materials were rehoused in acid-free folders and boxes.


Related Material

Materials related to this series can be found in Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Records: Exhibition Records, 1994 - Present.


Separated Material

A number of folders containing exhibition related material which originally belonged to this series were removed and filed in Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute: Exhibition Records, 1994 - Present.


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