Announcing The Samuel H. Kress Foundation AAMC Affiliated Fellowship at the American Academy in Rome
Monday, March 31, 2014
Posted by: Judith Pineiro
The Samuel H. Kress Foundation AAMC Affiliated Fellowship at the American
Academy in Rome
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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Association of Art Museum
174 East 80th Street, New York,
NY 10075, Tel +1 212.879.5701, www.artcurators.org