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Prizes for Georgia Museum of Art Study Centers in the Humanities

Georgia Museum of Art Study Centers in the Humanities
William Eiland, University of Georgia

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Prizes for Henry Eugene Thomas Research Materials (Acquisitions/Materials Collection)

Museum Exhibition of the Year (Budget less than $100,000) [link]
Date: 1/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Organization: Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries
Abstract: "Georgia Bellflowers: The Furniture of Henry Eugene Thomas" marked the first scholarship on Gene Thomas, an Athens, Georgia-based furniture maker who created distinctly regional Colonial Revival furniture and helped build important collections of antique Piedmont furniture. Little of his life and career was in print, so documenting oral history through interviews with family members and Athenians was an act of research and preservation. The catalogue and labels offered interpretation, while UGA classes studied the exhibition. It led to the museum’s acquisition of two works by Thomas, satisfying a key aspect of the mission, and will likely lead to the discovery of additional works.

Certificate of Excellence, Exhibition (budget more than $25,000) [link]
Date: 10/20/2012 12:00:00 AM
Organization: Southeastern Museums Conference [link]
Abstract: Peer award for exhibition and catalogue