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AAMC Announces CAA Panel

Monday, November 17, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Judith Pineiro
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New York, NY, November 17, 2014– The Association of Art Museum Curators is pleased to announce its Affiliate Organization Session for the 2015 College Art Association’s (CAA) Conference. The panel, Exploring New Models of Curatorial Scholarship, will be moderated by AAMC President, Emily Ballew Neff.  

The session panelists will examine old and new approaches to curatorial scholarship, including but not limited to the use of newer technologies and scientific methods, and the potential impact of these practices on the very nature and purpose of the art museum. The session panelists include, heather ahtone, James T. Bialac Assistant Curator of Native American and non-Western Art, Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, University of Oklahoma; Amanda Donnan, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, Carnegie Museum of Art; Lynda Roscoe Hartigan, The James B. and Mary Lou Hawkes Chief Curator, Peabody Essex Museum; and Kimberly Orcutt, Independent Scholar.

The AAMC Session, Exploring New Models of Curatorial Scholarship, will be held on February 11, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm, Sutton Parlor South, Hilton Hotel, NYC.


Session Summary

The myth of the lone genius breaking new ground resonates in the art world not only around the artist but also in the realm of curatorial practice. In fact, curators, like artists, have long enjoyed collaborative relationships with others who help facilitate their work or who are active partners in it, such as other curators, conservators, academics, educators, collectors, designers and gallerists. Today, a new generation of curators, the so-called digital natives, are bringing new practices of scholarship to the field. Art historical research using new technologies, such as mapping techniques and data mining, offer rich possibilities for modeling current curatorial scholarship.


About the AAMC

The mission of the Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) is to support and promote the work of museum curators 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 role in art museums through professional development programs, awards, and grants.  For more information, please visit




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