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AAMC Announces 2014 Conference will be in Detroit

Thursday, September 19, 2013   (1 Comments)
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AAMC Announces 2014 Conference will be in Detroit

 

September 19, 2013 – The Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) announced today that it will move its 2014 conference to Detroit, with at least a day of programming set to take place at the Detroit Institute of Arts.  "We have watched the situation in Detroit and at the DIA very closely this year,” says Emily Ballew Neff, President of the AAMC, "We believe that moving our conference to the DIA affirms our support of one of the most outstanding museum collections in the world.  And, we thought, what better way to show this than by bringing hundreds of curators to its doors next May?” 

The AAMC annual conference, scheduled to occur May 4 – 6, has an average attendance of around 300, and is the largest gathering of art museum curators in the world.  "We are delighted to have the AAMC at the DIA,” says Graham W J Beal, DIA’s Director, "Our own curators have been active members of the organization since its inception, and we greatly look forward to welcoming the entire group next Spring.” 

Other nearby museum hosts and venues will be confirmed this month.  "Our conference committee is already at work planning another stellar program,” says Sally Block, Executive Director of the AAMC, "The Detroit-area offers us a chance to view an array of exceptional art collections, and its rich cultural history will contribute greatly to the content of our programming.”

 

About the AAMC

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. 

To view the Detroit Institute of Arts recent statement regarding the city’s bankruptcy proceedings, click here


Contact:

Sally Block

Sally.block@artcurators.org

212-879-5701

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Comments...

Patricia S. Canterbury says...
Posted Thursday, September 19, 2013
What an absolutely brilliant move!

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