FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 1, 2016
Arlington, VA – The Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) has become a member of the Council of Affiliates of the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the 27th organization to join the influential body of museum organizations.
AAMC joins the Council of Affiliates following approval July 22 of its application by the AAM Board of Directors.
“Our goals closely align with those of AAM and the other members of the Council of Affiliates, in particular, our two initiatives on advocacy and diversity, and we look forward to collaboratively achieving our aims,” noted Helen C. Evans, Board of Trustees President of the AAMC & AAMC Foundation, and Mary and Michael Jaharis Curator of Byzantine Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
“We couldn’t be more pleased that the Association of Art Museum Curators will join AAM’s Council of Affiliates,” said Alliance President and CEO Laura Lott. “Partnering with organizations like AAMC is a key approach in our Strategic Plan. The role of curators in art museums is central to connecting the care and development of collections to the engagement and educational outreach that is so important to today’s museums.”
“AAMC encourages partnerships between organizations, as working together to share knowledge and experiences encourages dialogues that enable all of us to better serve the museum community,” said Judith Pineiro, Executive Director, of AAMC & AAMC Foundation, “I am proud to have united our organization with the AAM and its Council of Affiliates, and am confident together we will accomplish a great deal on behalf of our constituencies.”
The Council of Affiliates is comprised of 27 national museum service organizations representing museums of all types, working to inform and advise AAM on policy and issues that may have an impact in the museum field. Find a complete list of AAM Affiliates on AAM’s website.
About the Association of Art Museum Curators & AAMC Foundation
Founded in 2001, the Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) has over 1,300 members from over 400 institutions around the globe. 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, leadership support, professional development, and career advancement. In the ever-changing visual non-profit art world, AAMC is the voice for all curators—regardless of field, experience level, and institutional type. We ensure that the curatorial perspective on art, museums, and educational issues is actively communicated to the public, media, and museum profession. For more information, visit artcurators.org.
About the American Alliance of Museums
The American Alliance of Museums has been bringing museums together since 1906, helping to develop standards and best practices, gathering and sharing knowledge, and providing advocacy on issues of concern to the entire museum community. Representing more than 30,000 individual museum professionals and volunteers, institutions, and corporate partners serving the museum field, the Alliance stands for the broad scope of the museum community. For more information, visit www.aam-us.org.
Executive Director, AAMC & AAMC Foundation
AAM Director of Communications