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In-Conversation Announced: Spark: Igniting Curiosity, The Curator's Impact

Monday, May 15, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Lucy Lydon
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New York, February 23, 2017 – The Association of Art Museum Curators Foundation has opened registration for the next in it's In-Conversation series, Spark: Igniting Curiosity, the Curator's Impact. The discussion will bring together leading curators to discuss the often under-emphasized role of the curator in presenting exhibitions and collections that engage new audiences, inspire new thinking, and develop new aesthetic and intellectual connections among their viewers. Panelists will also speak to the role of the curator in creating exhibitions that focus on access and inclusion, engaging all audiences in their communities in a meaningful context. 

Moderated by Sophie Hackett, Curator of Photography at Art Gallery of Ontario and Adjunct Faculty in Ryerson University's Masters' program in Film and Photography Preservation and Collections Management, the discussion will feature: Nancy Campbell, Independent Curator; Deepali Dewan, Dan Mishra Curator, South Asian Arts & Culture, Royal Ontario Museum; Luis Jacob, Artist, Curator & Writer; November Paynter, Director of Programs at the Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto Canada; and Filiz Çakır Phllip, Curator, Aga Khan Museum. Following the panel, the audience will be welcome to join the discussion for Q&A. 

Registration is open to AAMC members and guests, and can be completed through the AAMC website.

AAMC Foundation's regional programming series, In-Conversation, looks at important issues facing our museum and art organization community through a curatorial lens. By bringing this series forward, and opening the program to all, the Foundation continues to advance advocacy and inclusion within the curatorial profession. In hosting these programs in central regional areas, we are opening a dialogue within these communities and making connections across institutions. 

The evening series is organized and supported by the AAMC Foundation. The open discussion format welcomes AAMC leadership, non-profit leaders, and voices from local communities to have an engaging dialogue on a focused subject. Following the discussion, AAMC welcomes the audience and speakers to continue the conversation at a brief reception. Past events have included: Addressing Implicit Bias in Museums, held in Washington, D.C.; Preventing Looting: What Curators & All Museum Staff Can Do held in NYC; Museum Directors on the Curatorial Role, held in Boston; and Art & Social Justice, held in Los Angeles.


AAMC & AAMC Foundation

Founded in 2001, and now including over 1,300 members from over 400 institutions around the globe, we are a strong leader for curators in non-profit settings. The mission of the Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) is to support and promote the work of visual art curators in the non-profit sector 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 non-profit role through programs, discussions, and opportunities open to the public and our members. By providing a dynamic forum in which to share ideas and encourage professional development, the Association of Art Museum Curators continues to grow, increasing its visibility and importance to the larger arts community.  At the heart of all we do is our goal to celebrate, advance, and advocate for the non-profit curator.  Our Strategic Plan’s key facets are diversity and advocacy, which now have devoted Task Forces within our organization, with the goals of furthering opportunities for all curators through creating inclusive programming, seeking to define and expand the definition of curator, promoting the curatorial role within our communities, and supporting the highest standards of curatorial ethics and professional behavior.  



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