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Registration Opens for 2020 Art Curators Conference

Wednesday, January 15, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Lucy Lydon
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January 15, 2020, New York – Registration is now open for the Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) & AAMC Foundation Annual Conference & Meeting, held in Seattle, WA from May 2 – 6, 2020. The largest professional meeting for the curatorial field, the Conference brings together 400+ curators and allied professionals for four days of panels, workshops, and other learning opportunities

With an expanded schedule of workshops, panels, and tours, the 2020 Conference will feature panel discussions that focus on advancing the field beyond traditional and perceived thresholds and boundaries, including an Inclusive Hiring Workshop, AAMC Foundation’s Professional Practices Guide Discussion, Curating Indigeneity; Identity, Presence & Narratives, Latinx Art is American Art, Shifting Curatorial Practice Across Borders, Local Voices: Collaboration at the University of Washington, Curating in a De-Centered World, in addition to RoundTables and Breakout sessions on topics facing the field.

Keynote Dialogues will feature Kaywin Feldman, Director, National Gallery of Art, and Sasha Suda, Director and CEO, National Gallery of Canada on Sunday, May 3, and Vishakha N. Desai, President Emerita Asia Society and Senior Research Scholar in Global Studies at Columbia University, and Barbara Earl Thomas, writer and visual artist on Monday, May 4.

Leading hosts for the program include the Asian Art Museum, Olympic Sculpture Park, and the Seattle Art Museum, with additional tours of more than 25 art organizations across the city.

Registration is open to current members of AAMC. Early bird registration closes on Tuesday, February 18, at 12PM EST; regular registration runs from February 18, at 12PM EST to Monday, March 16 at 12PM EST. Limited on-site registration will be available. Attendees are encouraged to reserve accommodations through the Conference hotel block.

Sponsorship opportunities include access to our audience and opportunities to lead RoundTable discussions. Advertisements are available in our Conference catalog. For more information visit or contact us at

About AAMC & AAMC Foundation Art Curators Conference

 The Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) hosts an annual Art Curators Conference, attracting over 400 curators and guests from around the world. It is the only conference of its kind where curators from every discipline and field meet to discuss important issues facing the profession. The multi-day event includes mentorship opportunities, networking, professional development workshops, panel discussions, receptions, award announcements, receptions at host city cultural institutions, and a full membership meeting. The Conference, open to all AAMC members and invited guests, fosters the profession's cohesiveness by addressing issues of national relevance, by assisting in professional development, and by promoting dialogue and exchange among curators.

For more information on supporting the Annual Conference & Meeting, please contact us at

About the Association of Art Museum Curators

Founded in 2001, the Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) advances the curatorial field through forward-looking leadership in development and educational opportunities for  learning and connecting at every stage of a curator’s career. In partnership with more than 1,300 members, we serve as a resource for the profession’s best practices, codes of conduct and ethical standards. We provide a platform for the exchange of a broad range of information on critical issues driving the field, including diversity and inclusion, digital innovation, artistic voices and histories, and marketing and audience engagement. Our members include independent curators and staff members from 500+ art organizations and museums in eighteen countries, ranging from leading national institutions to community-based art organizations. Through our work we serve members, professional colleagues, and the public, and our outreach reflects diverse perspectives within the field, often examining strategic directions of curatorial practice and art organization management. With a network spanning the globe, we are an ambassador and advocate for all art curators and the leading champion of their significant contributions.

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