The Association of Art Museum Curators (“AAMC”) is pleased to announce an Association of Art Museum Directors (“AAMD”) sponsored one-day workshop hosted at The Metropolitan Museum of Art for AAMC Member curators.
The discussion and workshop will offer presentations that will assist the Members in managing the complex and developing issues arising in the context of collecting works of art and, in particular, archeological materials and ancient art, both at a practical level – in the development and implementation of acquisitions policies that reflect current law and ethical standards – and in the larger context, as we guide our institutions in responding to the larger questions raised by collecting and, hopefully, helping to shape the larger policy debate around this subject.
Primarily through a discussion of the standards of provenance research and an analysis of the recently adopted AAMD guidelines on the acquisition of archeological materials and ancient art, the panel will illuminate some of the many conflicts and ambiguities, but also common ground, inherent in the question of protection of cultural property and the viability of collecting by museums.
Maxwell L. Anderson, Eugene McDermott Director at the Dallas Museum of Art and Chair, Antiquities & Ancient Art Task Force
Sharon H. Cott, Senior Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel of The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Stephen J. Knerly, Jr., Esq. Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP, Special Counsel to AAMD
C. Griffith Mann, Michel David-Weill Curator in Charge, Department of Medieval Art and The Cloisters, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Co-Chair, Conference Committee, AAMC
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Breakfast: 9:30 am
Presentations 10:15 – 12:00
Presentation: 1:15 – 2:30
Wrap up – 2:00 pm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art (room to TBA)
Open to current AAMC member curators only
Limited seating available, maximum 30 individuals
RSVP required by January 16, 2015 to firstname.lastname@example.org
RSVPs will be accepted on a first response basis, and will close when the program reaches its maximum of 30.
Event location exact details will be shared to registered guests.