Founded in 2001, the mission of the Association of Art Museum Curators is to support and promote the work of museum curators by creating opportunities for networking, collaboration, professional development, and advancement. In support of these aims, the AAMC Foundation seeks to heighten public understanding of the curator's role in art museums through professional development programs, awards, and grants. By providing a dynamic forum in which to share ideas and encourage professional development, the Association of Art Museum Curators will continue to attract membership, increasing its visibility and importance to the larger arts community. Our work supports our more than 1300 members from over 400 institutions located in 18 countries, as well as our non-member communities of curators and art organizations worldwide. As of August 2017, the AAMC's Board of Trustees consists of 24 voting trustees from 22 museums, comprising of some of the most distinguished figures in the field.
With offices in New York City, generously provided the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, AAMC & AAMC Foundation employees a full time Executive Director, Program Coordinator and Assistant. The AAMC & AAMC Foundation values, supports and promotes: • Professional development and advancement • Recognition of excellence within the field • Research and scholarship • Ethical and professional standards • Collaboration among members and across professional organizations • Dissemination of information and resources pertinent to the advancement of curatorial practice and expertise
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