The Alliance is committed to cultivating and developing leaders across the field by providing access to the professional development resources and networking opportunities offered at our Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo.
To ensure these opportunities are available to all Alliance members, we offer support for individuals who are underrepresented within the profession or whose participation will benefit the museum community but may not have the means to attend.
Fellowships are available to all Individual Student or Professional Alliance members to support diverse, emerging and mid-career professionals. Awards are made on the basis of (but not limited to):
- identification with one or more of the following underrepresented groups: racial/ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities or LGBT
- length of time in the field
- contributions to the field and your institution in the area of your professional expertise
Applicants from all areas of the museum profession are encouraged to apply.
International fellowships are available to museum professionals from emerging market and developing economies.
The Alliance also offers fellowships for Getty Multicultural Undergraduate Internship Program alumni. These fellowships are underwritten by the Getty Foundation in an effort to provide professional development opportunities to former participants of the internship program. They are available to Multicultural Undergraduate Internship Program alumni who reside in the U.S. and are currently active in the museum field or in museum-related graduate studies.
2013 Fellowship Recipients
Diversity, EMP, Mid-Career and Getty Multicultural Undergraduate Internship Program Alumni
- Luisa Aguilar Solis, image coordinator, Museum of Contemporary Art L.A., Los Angeles
- Adriana Aguirre Thiele, visitor experience manager, Bay Area Discovery Museum, Sausalito, Calif.
- Crista Alejandre, student, University of Washington Museology Program, Seattle
- Berta Avila, community relations manager, Levitt Pavilion MacArthur Park, Los Angeles
- Abegail Baguio, administrative assistant, membership department, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
- Rebecca Beltran, development manager, Craft & Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles
- Karla Blancas, manager of exhibitions, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Calif.
- Barbara Campisi, independent collections manager, Brooklyn, N.Y.
- Alana Coates, development administrative assistant, San Antonio Museum of Art, Tex.
- Adriana Daggett, PhD candidate, Michigan State University, East Lansing
- John Decemvirale, membership coordinator, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Calif.
- Gary Garrido Schneider, director of education, Montclair Art Museum, N.J.
- Jonathan Goldman, exhibition designer, Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, D.C.
- Amy Griffin, curatorial intern, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond
- Rachel Hansen, collections management consultant, Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, N.Y.
- Laura Hovenac, assistant registrar, National Museum of the Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.
- Emily Johnson, registrar, Utah Division of Arts & Museum, Salt Lake City
- Kristina Johnson, accessibility intern, Children's Museum of Indianapolis
- Chelsea Kaufman, student, University of Oregon, Eugene
- Chelsea Libby, executive director, World Kite Museum, Long Beach, Wash.
- Stephanie Malyn, education & development intern, San Diego Museum of Man
- Ciara Martin, museum specialist, National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, D.C.
- Carrie Midura, pr & development assistant, Andover Historical Society, Mass.
- Melanie Neil, assistant registrar, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Va.
- Leah Reisman, assistant research specialist, Lawrence Hall of Science, San Francisco
- Rachel Reyes, collections gallery assistant, Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, Calif.
- Tanya Rivas, interim executive director, Center for Salvadorian Cultural Development, Los Angeles
- Ariel Rolfe, graduate student, University of the Arts, Philadelphia
- Jennifer Sales, curatorial intern, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
- Caroline Sexton, student, University of South Carolina, Columbia
- Megan Sheesley, assistant to the director, The Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg, Penn.
- Sherri Starkey, graduate student, Arizona State University, Phoenix
- Kelley Summers, visitor services coordinator, Morton Museum of Collierville History, Collierville, Tenn.
- Sarah Turner, graduate student, University of Oregon, Eugene
- Michael Volmar, chief curator, Fruitlands Museum, Harvard, Mass.
- Kimberly Watson, independent registrar, Midlothian, Va.
- Adrienne Whaley, curator of education & public programming, African American Museum in Philadelphia
- Jennifer Woodcock-Medicine Horse, PhD candidate, Montana State University – Bozeman
- Silvia Susana Alderoqui, director, Museum of the Schools, Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Alya Rashid Mohamed A. Burhaima Alzaabi, education and interpretation manager, Sharjah Museums Department, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
- Cecilia Chellew, head of institutional relations, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile
- Karen Chin Ai Ying, assistant director of education, Asian Civilizations Museum, Singapore
- Njabulo Chipangura, curator of archaeology, National Museums and Monuments of Zimbabwe, Mutare, Zimbabwe
- Isabel Collazos Ticona, museum registrar, Museo Larco, Lima, Peru
- Aysleth Corona, researcher/EEDEM program assistant, Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico DF, Mexico
- Yolanda Cruz Arellano, researcher, Museo Casa Estudio Diego Rivera y Frida Kahlo, Mexico DF, Mexico
- Boureima Diamitani, executive director, West African Museums Programme (WAMP), Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
- Idalia Espinosa, document control specialist, Autoridad del Canal de Panama, Panama City, Panama
- Sigrid Falla, deputy director of research and development, Corporacion Maloka, Bogota, Colombia
- Josie Granados, head of strategic alliances, Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC), Mexico DF, Mexico
- Linus Kingi, curator, National Museum Nok, Nok, Nigeria
- Rama Lakshmi, independent museum educator, New Delhi, India
- Alesha Mercado, associate curator, Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC), Mexico DF, Mexico
- Paulo Sérgio Moraes de Sá, coordinator of the social communication, Açude Museum, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Flower Msuya, curator of history, National Museum of Tanzania, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
- Macarena Murúa Rawlins, director, Museo de Arte Decorativas, Santiago, Chile
- Ganga Rautela, director general, National Council of Science Museums, Bidhan Nagar, India
- Carolina Rojas, collections coordinator, Museo Amparo, Puebla, Mexico
- Lluvia Sepúlveda, chief curator, Museo National de Arte, Mexico DF, Mexico
- Samuel Sidibé, director, National Museum of Mali, Bamako, Republic of Mali
- Linneth Suira, coordinator development department, Museo del Canal Interoceánico de Panama, Panama City, Panama
- Marcin Szelag, head of department of education, National Museum, Poznan, Poland
- Zhenquan Tang, exhibition developer and researcher, The Museum of the Western Han Tomb of the Nanyue King, Guangzhou, China
- Xiao-qi Wang, lecturer, Art and Archaeology Museum, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China
2013 Annual Meeting Fellowship Supporters
Fellowship attendance has been made possible by the generous support from:
The James Ford Bell Foundation
The members of the Alliance, its 22 Professional Networks and their supporters:
ARTECH • ARTEX Fine Art Services • Benefactors Group • The Icon Group
L.A. Packing, Crating & Transport, Inc./ Ashley Distributors, LLC
NPO Direct Marketing, Inc. • Spacesaver Corporation/Delta Designs
UOVO Fine Art Storage