AAMC Receives Funding from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Posted by: Judith Pineiro
For Immediate Release
ASSOCIATION OF ART MUSEUM
CURATORS RECEIVES FUNDING FROM THE SAMUEL H. KRESS FOUNDATION FOR 2013 TRAVEL
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.
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
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
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
For more information, please visit www.artcurators.org.
Contact:Judith Pineiro, Executive Director, 212/879-5701,