The award is named in honor of one of the early advocates of excellence
in museum publications, Mitchell A. Wilder (1913-1979), founding director
of the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth. Beginning with primarily late
nineteenth-century Western art, he helped build the collection of paintings
and sculpture to include a wide cross-section of American masterpieces.
Wilder was largely responsible for establishing the Museum's active publications
program, active exhibition calendar, and instituting the photography collection--one
of the country's largest. Throughout his career Wilder strove for excellence
and quality--especially in museum publications.
MITCHELL A. WILDER PUBLICATION DESIGN AWARD COMPETITION
All museums, large and small, project a graphic identity in the communications
pieces they produce for their publics. Ranging from informal monthly e-newsletters
to scholarly exhibit catalogs, from printed posters to digital invitations,
these communications reflect the museum's image. TAM promotes the highest
standards of graphic design and media production through the annual Wilder
Entries must be from a TAM institutional member whose membership is in
good standing at the time of entry.
All entries must be produced or commissioned by the museum and must relate
directly to its program. Any entry deemed not to meet these criteria will
be disqualified and entry fee will be forfeited.
Limit: One entry per category
How to Enter
Complete a Wilder Entry Form for each
Complete a Master
Registration Form with payment.
Incomplete forms will disqualify an entry.
All entries become the property of TAM.
Entry Deadline: Entries must arrive
at the TAM office by no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday,
February 15, 2013.
MAIL ALL ENTRIES, ENTRY FORMS, AND FEES TO:
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
*Note: All checks should be made payable to Texas Association of Museums
Wilder Award Winning entries will be announced at the TAM Annual Meeting.