Monthly Archives: July 2013

Avery Honored By Sir John Soane’s Museum Foundation

The Sir John Soane’s Museum Foundation honored Avery and MoMA for their innovative and transformative co-acquisition and joint stewardship of The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives.


Carole Ann Fabian, Director, Avery Library, Columbia University, and Barry Bergdoll, The Philip Johnson Chief Curator, Architecture & Design, MoMA, accepted the Honor on behalf of their respective organizations.

“We are thrilled to receive this award honoring the Avery – MoMA collaboration. The co-acquisition of the Wright Archive presents exciting opportunities to explore new ways of working across institutional boundaries. We look forward to developing new models for collaborative stewardship that preserve and present Wright’s extraordinary body of work, and that strengthen the relationship between our two organizations as we work together on this and other collaborative efforts.”

The award recognizes the collaborative approach to conserving, presenting and exploring this unparalleled and extraordinary Archive. Together, the two institutions will care for the Archive comprised of more than 25,000 drawings, models and design prototypes, 350,000 items of correspondence, manuscripts, 50,000 photographs, oral histories and other media documenting the life and work of Frank Lloyd Wright.  The Frank Lloyd Wright archives joined the collections of Avery Library and MoMA in September 2012.