Photo by Liz Ligon.

Another momentous achievement for Threads of Power: Lace from the Textilmuseum St. Gallen was announced in late May— this time, for the exhibition’s catalogue. The Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) honored the catalogue accompanying the exhibition with a 2023 Award of Excellence in publication.

The AAMC’s Awards of Excellence are the only accolades by which curators directly honor their colleagues. This year, there were nearly one hundred and seventy five nominations submitted and vetted by the curator jurors from around the world. BGC’s Threads of Power catalogue was among eleven projects that were honored for original curatorial content that addresses issues of social justice, access, diversity, and inclusion.

Curators of Threads of Power, Emma Cormack, Michele Majer, the catalogue’s editors attended the announcement party. Cormack reflected, “Michele and I were truly honored by the recognition Threads of Power received at this year’s AAMC conference and we were proud to be named alongside other awardees for publications, exhibitions, and digital projects. Celebrating Threads of Power again with our talented publications team of Laura Grey, Alexis Mucha, Kat Atkins, and Helen Polson as well as other current and former BGC colleagues was wonderful. The timing of this award was especially nice—we just sent the book off for a second print run!”