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 joined the collections of Avery Library and MoMA in September 2012.