California Map Society Student Exhibition Competition

The California Map Society (CMS) is a founding friend of the David Rumsey Map Center and as partners we sponsor an annual award for outstanding student scholarship. This year we are offering an opportunity for a student to curate an exhibition at the David Rumsey Map Center which draws from our map collections and focuses on the topic of the applicant’s choice.

This inaugural student-curated exhibition competition is open to all undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree seeking program in California. Students will work closely with Rumsey Map Center staff to realize their ideas and are not required to have prior curatorial experience. Students from traditionally underrepresented groups in academia are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please see this information page for entrance requirements and more details about the competition.