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Curatorial Conference Travel Fellowship Awardees Announced

Wednesday, March 13, 2019   (0 Comments)
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Includes Eight Art Fund Partnership Recipients Marking AAMC Foundation’s First UK based Conference Travel Fellowship


March 13, 2019, NEW YORK, NY -- The Association of Art Museum Curators Foundation is pleased to announce the Awardees for the Art Fund and AAMC Foundation Conference Travel Fellowship and the Conference Travel Grant Fellowships for Junior Curators. A full list of Awardees is available below.

Art Fund, a United Kingdom-based arts charity, and in partnership with the AAMC Foundation, provided funding for UK-based curators to attend the AAMC & AAMC Foundation Annual Conference. Eight curators, out of over fifty applicants, were selected for the Fellowship, with representation from Bristol, Edinburgh, Cardiff, London, Margate, Middlesbrough, and Manchester.  The Fellows hail from varying size and mission-oriented organizations, bringing together a cohort that demonstrates the depth of the UK museum community.

“I am honored to receive this fantastic opportunity to see how colleagues are addressing issues of colonialism, indigenous identity, and ownership, and hear about the strategies and practicalities of working with artists and communities to capture and represent diverse perspectives,” noted Victoria Adams, Assistant Curator for Oceania, Africa, Americas and the Ancient Mediterranean at National Museums Scotland. “Raising the profile of our under-studied Americas collections, and building an international professional network of colleagues within the field for potential collaboration, knowledge exchange, and engagement are goals which this Fellowship will help achieve.”

In addition, the AAMC Foundation also awarded ten curators with the Conference Travel Grant Fellowships for Junior Curators made possible with the generosity of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.  The ten curators selected each have ten or less years of experience in the field, and include representation from the U.S. (seven different states), Vietnam and Canada.  The diversity of the group includes those by self-identifiers, as well as by organization type and field of work. Highlighting the need for this level of support and the competitiveness of the process, the AAMC Foundation received more than forty applications.

The AAMC & AAMC Foundation Annual Conference & Meeting attracts over 400+ curators and guests from a range of disciplines and from around the world. This year’s Conference will take place on May 4-7, 2019 in New York City, with events and sessions at 25 organizations throughout the city. 


Art Fund and AAMC Foundation Conference Travel Fellowship Awardees

Victoria Adams, Assistant Curator for Oceania, Africa, Americas and the Ancient Mediterranean, National Museums Scotland

Jenny Gaschke, Curator of Fine Art pre-1900, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

Olivia Heron, Assistant Curator, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art

Neil Lebeter, Senior Curator: Modern & Contemporary Art, National Museum Wales

Sarah Martin, Head of Exhibitions, Turner Contemporary

Simrath Panaser, Gallery and Exhibitions Manager, Morley College London

Vanessa Peterson, Digital Producer of Research, Tate

Marianna Tsionki, Research Curator, Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art


Conference Travel Grant Fellowships for Junior Curators Awardees

Jacqueline Chao, Senior Curator of Asian Art, Crow Museum of Asian Art

Andrea Crivello, Associate Curator, Planting Fields Foundation

Ashley Delara DeHoyos, Assistant Curator, DiverseWorks

Do Tuong Linh, Artistic Director, Six Space

Ndubuisi Ezeluomba, Francoise Billion Richardson Curator of African Art, New Orleans Museum of Art

Lucia Momoh, Curatorial Assistant, UC Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive

Shoshana Resnikoff, Curator, Wolfsonian–FIU

Abigail Satinsky, Curator, Exhibitions & Programs, Tufts University Art Galleries

Regan Shrumm, Assistant Curator, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

Victoria Sung, Assistant Curator of Visual Arts, Walker Art Center



Founded in 2001, the Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) today has over 1,300 members from over 500+ institutions around the globe. Together the AAMC & AAMC Foundation celebrate the curatorial narrative by supporting and promoting the work of art curators at all stages in their career through opportunities for networking, collaboration, professional development, and career advancement.  In the ever-changing, non-profit visual art world, the AAMC Foundation is the voice for all curators—regardless of field, experience level, and institutional type.  It ensures that the curatorial perspective on art, museums, and educational issues is actively communicated to the public, media, and museum profession.  



Art Fund is the national fundraising charity for art. In the past five years alone, Art Fund has given £34 million to help museums and galleries acquire works of art for their collections. Art Fund is independently funded, with the core of its income provided by 151,000 members who receive the National Art Pass and enjoy free entry to over 240 museums, galleries and historic places across the UK, as well as 50% off entry to major exhibitions and subscription to Art Quarterly magazine. In addition to grant giving, Art Fund’s support to museums includes Art Fund Museum of the Year (won by Tate St Ives in 2018) and a range of digital platforms. Find out more about Art Fund and the National Art Pass at



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. 

The AAMC Foundation is grateful to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation and Art Fund for their generous support of the 2019 Conference Travel Fellowship Program.  

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