Jutta-Annette Page received the 2016 Lifetime Membership Award from the Glass Art Society during opening ceremonies at the organization’s international conference held recently in Corning, New York.
The award honors and acknowledges individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the field and to GAS.
Page, who is senior curator of glass and decorative arts at the Toledo Museum of Art, is a past-president of GAS and served as the organization’s board liaison for the 50th annual conference when it was held in Toledo four years ago and celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Toledo Studio Glass Workshops.
Since joining the Museum in 2003, she has overseen gallery design, installation and interpretation of the approximately 7,000 objects in glass at the Glass Pavilion, an architecturally award-winning glass facility designed by the Japanese firm SANAA. She also has curated a wide variety of exhibitions, the most recent being Hot Spot: Contemporary Studio Glass from Private Collections on view through Sept. 18 in the Glass Pavilion.
A respected scholar and author in her field, Page has lectured on topics ranging from ancient to modern and contemporary glass, the history of jewelry, European tapestries and furniture. She has received several awards and grants for her work.
She holds a doctorate and master’s degree in the history of art and architecture from Brown University, an MAE in jewelry, metalsmithing and industrial design from the Rhode Island School of Design, and master’s and bachelor’s degrees in visual communication and art from Georg-August-Universität Göttingen in Germany.
Previously, Page was curator of European glass at the Corning Museum of Glass, and exhibition associate at Dumbarton Oaks, Trustees for Harvard University, Center for Byzantine Studies in Washington, D.C. She was senior staff member and registrar for archaeological fieldwork for excavations on Corfu, Greece, from 1987–1997.
She has served as president of the International Council of Museums Glass Committee and the Glass Art Society, as well as Advisory Board member of the Creative Glass Center of American at Wheaton Village.