The travel award is given in memory of Celine Palatsky, who served as the Associate Museum Librarian of the Thomas J. Watson Library of the Metropolitan Museum of Art from 1971 to 1999 and as ARLIS/NY Treasurer for fourteen consecutive years. Celine grew up in France, and as a cataloger and reference librarian at the Met, she handled books in a number of languages, including Greek and Latin. She was a dedicated professional, serving this chapter from 1979 to 1993 and participating in local, regional, and national meetings. Celine was an avid and enthusiastic traveler, enjoying the arts, fine food, and adventure.


The amount and number of awards varies based on chapter resources and location of the annual conference. The ARLIS/NA New York Chapter Travel Award was initiated in 1993 and renamed the Celine Palatsky Travel Award in 2000.

A special fund in support of the Celine Palatsky Travel Award has been established. We encourage members to donate to promote conference attendance and professional development of our community.

We are pleased to announce the 2016 Celine Palatsky Travel Award recipeient is Sarah Hamerman. Sarah is a Collection Development Fellow at MoMA and a graduate student at the Pratt Institute. Please say hellow to Sarah in Seattle!

ARLIS/NA New York Chapter 2016 Celine Palatsky Travel Award Committee

Kim Detterbeck, Art Librarian, Purchase College, SUNY 
Walter Schlect, Librarian, Goethe-Institut New York 
Kira Appel, Director, Research and Instructional Services, The New School, Libraries and Archives


Recipients of the Celine Palatsky Travel Award

2016: Sarah Hamerman
2015: Walter Neil Schlect and Millicent Mahana Rose Fullmer (Fort Worth, TX) | conference reports
2014: Lindsay King and Jina Park (Washington, D.C.) | conference reports
2013: Holly Hatheway (Pasadena, CA)

2012: Meg Donabedian (Toronto, Ontario)
2011: Teresa A. Slobuski, Suzanne C. Walsh (Minneapolis, MN)
2010: Deirdre Donohue, Rosemary K. Davis, Clayton Kirking (Boston, MA)
2009: Maria Oldal (Indianapolis, IN)
2008: Cheryl M. Costello (Denver, CO)
2007: Karyn Hinkle (Atlanta, GA)
2006: Jill E. Luedke (Banff, Alberta, Canada)
2005: Lauren Edison (Houston, TX)
2004: Henry Baker, Jessica Cline, Shalimar Abigail Ordonez Fojas, Rita Nannini, and Billy Parrott (New York City, NY)
2003: Christina Peter (Baltimore, MD)
2002: Rebecca L. Kranz (St. Louis, MO)
2001: Helen Kim (Los Angeles, CA)
2000: Rebecca Wilkins (Pittsburgh, PA)

ARLIS/NY Travel Award
1999: Christina Gjertsen (Vancouver, British Columbia)
1998: Ilene Magaras (Philadelphia, PA)
1997: No Award Given This Year (San Antonio, TX)
1996: Jeffrey Stephens and Paolina Taglienti (Miami Beach, FL)
1995: Tammy Wofsey (Montreal, Quebec)
1994: Chris Sala (Providence, RI)
1993: Created in 1993, no awards granted until 1994