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We appreciate your membership in the Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC), and acknowledge that your investment in the AAMC is a choice you make carefully. It is our goal to continue to earn your support through exceptional service and strong advocacy for the field.

 

Am I eligible for membership?

All membership levels are open to art curators at non-profit organizations, regardless of geographic location, with direct responsibility for works of art. In addition, curators and others that work a minimum of 50% of the time for/with non-profit organizations are welcome to apply for membership and are asked to submit additional review material.  Our members are located in 18 countries, work in a diverse range of fields and types of institutions, and are at many different career stages.

Has there been a dues increase and if so, when?

AAMC has continued to expand its programming, outreach and support on behalf of our members and the greater curatorial field. We continue to do so despite the increasing costs of delivering and administering membership benefits. In order to ensure a high level of service and the future growth of the organization, a modest dues increase is necessary. The new dues rates took effect on Monday, April 2, 2018. The AAMC is continuously expanding its programming and networking opportunities, with a significant increase in opportunities over the last several years for our members.


How do the dues rates compare to those of similar professional organizations?

AAMC dues remain low in comparison with similar organizations with comparable benefits.

What if I am an independent curator?

Current members that are Independent Curators should renew at the appropriate standard membership level.  Curators and others that work a minimum of 50% of the time for/with non-profit organizations are welcome to apply for membership and are asked to submit additional review
material.

What are the levels for membership?

 Individual Membership consists of two categories:  premier and general.  General membership dues remains on a sliding scale based on income, with a category for Retired members.  Our premier group, our Sustaining members, are the most visible advocates for the profession and AAMC’s mission. In acknowledgment of their generosity and leadership, Sustaining Members receive exclusive access and their gift at this level provides critical support to the organization.

General Membership Levels
Sliding scale based on income

  • $95 annual dues for members earning up to $50,000
  • $210 annual dues for members earning $50,000 - $80,000
  • $275 annual dues for members earning $80,000 - $125,000
  • $350 annual dues for members earning over $125,000
  • and $125 annual dues for retired former members

General Membership Benefits

• Networking opportunities with curators in varying fields, career levels, and organization size
• Eligibility to attend our Annual Conference, the largest known gathering of curators and a unique opportunity for networking and professional development
• Discounted rates for webinars for professional development and additional programs
• Program participation eligibility, including awards, grants, workshops, and mentoring
• Ability view and post classifieds for curatorial positions on AAMC’s website
• Annual subscription to our e-newsletter
• Comprehensive and detailed searchable list of member curators
• Interactive member only section of artcurators.org that includes a private membership discussion board, resource documents, and archived programs
• Opportunity to be part of a unified voice of curators responding to major issues affecting the profession

Premier Membership Group
Exclusive Membership Level with additional benefits

Sustaining Member $750
At this level you are directly supporting AAMC and its work to further the profession, as well as gaining exclusive access and benefits.

  • $750 annually

Sustaining Members are the most visible advocates for the profession and AAMC’s mission. In acknowledgment of their generosity and leadership, Sustaining Members receive exclusive access beyond that of general membership. Gifts at this level provide critical support to the organization.

• Dues at this level provides impactful support for AAMC by sustaining our work for current and future generations
• Complimentary Membership within AAMC, including the benefits of general membership listed below
• 10% discount on Conference registration fees and VIP service in registering
• An invitation to our private Annual Circle Donor reception held during the AAMC & AAMC Foundation Conference
• Special access to select programs and special events, as accessibility permits
• Subscription to AAMC’s e-newsletter
• Inclusion in Donor listing within our Conference catalog, website, and more


Whom do I contact with questions?

Please contact the AAMC offices directly with any questions, at aamc@artcurators.org or +1 (646) 405.8057.  

 

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