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Perspectives on In/stability grew out of conversations about new models for museum publishing conducted by a team from within the Art Institute of Chicago (initially led by Joseph Mohan, Greg Nosan, and Amy R. Peltz) and a group of advisors from both within and outside the museum. We gratefully acknowledge their contributions.
Jill Bugajski, Executive Director, Research Center
Lauren Makholm, Associate Director of Production and Manager of Digital Initiatives, Publishing
Lisa Meyerowitz, Editorial Director, Publishing
Joseph Mohan, Director of Production, Publishing
Greg Nosan, former Associate Vice President, Publishing
Amy R. Peltz, Senior Editor, Publishing
Francesca Casadio, Associate Vice President and Grainger Executive Director, Conservation and Science, Art Institute of Chicago
Delia Cosentino, Associate Professor, History of Art and Architecture, DePaul University
Hendrik Folkerts, former Dittmer Curator of Contemporary Art, Art Institute of Chicago
Pablo Garcia, Associate Professor, Contemporary Practices, and Director of the Earl and Brenda Shapiro Center for Research and Collaboration, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Tempestt Hazel, Curator, writer, artist advocate, and director of Sixty Inches from Center
Lucy Ives, novelist, and faculty member, XE: Experimental Humanities and Social Engagement, New York University
Paul Jaskot, Professor of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies, Duke University, and Director, Wired! Lab for Digital Art History and Visual Culture
Annelise K. Madsen, Gilda and Henry Buchbinder Associate Curator, Arts of the Americas, Art Institute of Chicago
Aisha Motlani, Lecturer, Art History, Theory, and Criticism, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Tina Shah, former Senior Developer, Experience Design, Art Institute of Chicago
Ginia Sweeney, Director, Interpretation, Art Institute of Chicago
Leslie Wilson, Associate Director, Academic Engagement and Research, Research Center