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

Monday, March 31, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Judith Pineiro
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Announcing The Samuel H. Kress Foundation AAMC Affiliated Fellowship at the American Academy in Rome

New York, March 31, 2014 The Association of Art  Museum Curators (AAMC) and the American Academy in Rome (AAR) are pleased to announce the inaugural year of The Samuel H. Kress Foundation AAMC Affiliated Fellowship at the American Academy in Rome. The purpose of the award is to provide essential funding for curators to develop projects that require research in Rome, Italy. The program is intended to honor exceptional curatorial vision and help curators advance deserving projects.

"In establishing this pilot Fellowship, the Kress Foundation hopes to offer art museum curators a short-­‐term sabbatical opportunity to pursue their professional research within the singularly rich scholarly setting provided by the American Academy in Rome,” says Max Marmor, President, of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. "Support for research travel is severely limited in art museums, and we are honored to offer this opportunity, which we believe will significantly advance our own mission to foster and promote the professional work of art museum curators.”

"The AAMC is truly grateful to have partners, such as The Samuel H. Kress Foundation and the American Academy in Rome, who share our organization’s mission to support and nurture the important scholarly research of art museum curators,” adds AAMC President Emily Ballew Neff. "We are thrilled to present to our members, through the generous support of the Kress Foundation, this unique and rewarding opportunity to advance this essential aspect of curatorial work.”

A call for applications will be launched shortly. Awardees will be determined by a committee of AAMC leaders and announced at the end of May 2014.

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 theAssociation 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.

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.

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

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