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AAMC Receives Funding from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation

Wednesday, February 12, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Judith Pineiro
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For Immediate Release

ASSOCIATION OF ART MUSEUM CURATORS RECEIVES FUNDING FROM THE SAMUEL H. KRESS FOUNDATION FOR 2013 TRAVEL GRANTS

New York, February 12, 2014– The Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) is honored to announce the receipt of a $10,000 grant from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation to fund this year’s AAMC Professional Development Travel Grants. The Samuel H. Kress Foundation is a dedicated supporter of the curatorial practice, and has been one of the largest funders of the AAMC’s travel grants over the past seven years, beginning in 2008.

"The Kress Foundation has been instrumental in its support of the AAMC and its mission, " says AAMC President Emily Ballew Neff. "The Professional Development Travel Grants allow curators to meet and interact with their peers and to pursue professional development through thought-provoking panel discussions and practical workshops. We are especially excited that Kress Professional Travel Grants will bring curators to its annual conference in Detroit, Michigan, where it is meeting there for the first time. We are grateful for everything that the Kress Foundation has done to help further AAMC's goals to promote and nurture the essential work that art museum curators do."

AAMC Professional Development Travel Grants support member curators who have limited access to funds for travel from their own institutions to the AAMC Annual Conference. All current AAMC members are eligible for funding; requests are vetted and approved by the AAMC Board of Trustees.

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 AAMC

The mission of the Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) 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.
For more information, please visit www.artcurators.org.

Contact:Judith Pineiro, Executive Director, 212/879-5701, judith.pineiro@artcurators.org

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