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The Samuel H. Kress Foundation AAMC Affiliated Fellowship at the American Academy in Rome

The purpose of The Samuel H. Kress Foundation AAMC Affiliated Fellowship at the American Academy in Rome is to provide essential funding for curators to develop projects that require research in Italy.  The program, launched in 2014,  is intended to honor exceptional curatorial vision and help curators advance deserving projects.

"Establishing this Fellowship offers curators the ability to explore further important scholarly research by gaining access to sites and material within Rome.” said Max Marmor, President, of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. "Support for travel research is more and more a rare opportunity for many curators, and we are honored to offer this opportunity, which supports our mission to promote the professional work of curators.”

"The AAMC is truly grateful to have partners, such as the Samuel H. Kress Foundation and American Academy in Rome, that share our organization’s mission, which includes a dedication to the curatorial field,” added former AAMC President (2013 - 2015) Emily Ballew Neff. "We are thrilled to present to our members, through the generous support of the Kress Foundation, such an outstanding and rewarding opportunity to advance their research.” 

The AAMC is grateful to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation for its support.


  • Open to AAMC members in good standing, including full-time institutional curators, independent curators and adjunct members.
  • Research can be exhibition related or for written scholarly work, but should not be in conjunction with completing a dissertation.
  • Applicant is required to list preferred period of residency, indicating a first and second choice.
  • A letter of support from institution director, project director and/or host of project.  
  • Priority will be given to those in institutions without funds to support research travel.

Dr. Hilliard Todd Goldfarb, Associate Chief Curator and Curator of Old Masters, The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.  Dr. Goldfarb will utilize the Fellowship to further his research on Faith, Death and Eternal Life in the Art of Poussin (working title).

Download the 2014-2015 Affiliated Fellow Press Release

Judith Mann, Curator, European Art to 1800 at the Saint Louis Art Museum to further her research for Painting on Stone, 1520-1800.

Download the 2015-2016 Affiliated Fellow Press Release

About the Samuel H. Kress Foundation:
The mission of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation (est. 1929) is to sustain and carry out the original vision of founder, Samuel H. Kress (1863-1955). The Samuel H. Kress Foundation supports the work of individuals and institutions engaged with appreciation, interpretation, preservation, study and teaching of the history of European art and architecture from antiquity to the dawn of the modern era.

About the AAR
The American Academy in Rome (AAR) supports innovative artists, writers and scholars living and working together in a dynamic international community. The encounter with Rome represents now, as it has done since the Academy’s inception, something unique: a chance for American artists and scholars to spend significant time interacting and working in one of the oldest, most cosmopolitan cities in the world. The richness of Rome’s artistic and cultural legacy and its power to stimulate creative thinking served as the initial impetus for the Academy’s founding. Today, those tendencies live on, transformed as ever by the dynamism of the Academy’s constantly evolving community. The community includes Fellows, Residents, Visiting Artists and Scholars, and, come June, members of academic Summer Programs.  

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