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Keynote Panel Announced for AAMC's 10th Anniversary Conference

Antonelli, Appiah, and Shearer to share their visions for the museum of the next decade


New York, NY – The AAMC announced today the keynote panel for their upcoming annual meeting that will take place from May 15 – 17, 2011.  The meeting will mark the organization’s tenth anniversary.  Over 400 curators are expected to attend.  Distinguished panelists will include Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator in the Department of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art; K. Anthony Appiah, Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor of Philosophy and the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University; and Linda Shearer, Executive Director of Project Row Houses.  The panel will be moderated by Philippe de Montebello, retired director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Fiske Kimball Professor in the History and Culture of Museums at New York University.  Prior to the panel, de Montebello will receive the organization’s first ever Philippe de Montebello Award for Distinguished Service, an award named in his honor to recognize his instrumental support in founding the organization, and his years of dedication to the curatorial profession. 


The keynote panel will address the museum of the next decade.  Panelists will discuss how trends in curatorial practice and the evolving global and technical nature of our daily interactions will shape the museum experience of 2021. "We are delighted to have such an esteemed panel to start off our tenth anniversary,” says John Ravenal, AAMC President, "With a leading curator, long-time museum director, and celebrated philosopher approaching the topic from three unique vantage points, we are assured an interesting look at the museum of the future.”   


Founded in 2001, the Association of Art Museum Curators supports and promotes the work of museum curators by creating opportunities for professional development, collaboration, networking, and advancement.  The organization has a current membership of over 1100 curators from over 340 museums across North America.  The AAMC annual meeting is the only forum in which curators of all fields and disciplines, from museums large and small, come together to share best practices and to address issues of mutual concern to the profession. 


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Contact: Sally Block, Executive Director, 212.879.5701



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