Annual Conference & Meeting

Annual Conference & Meeting

Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) and AAMC Foundation

AAMC & AAMC Foundation 2018 Annual Conference & Meeting. Image courtesy Nadia Zheng Photography.

February 5, 2019
Annual Conference & Meeting
May 4–7, 2019
Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) and AAMC Foundation
205 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10016
United States

Registration is now open for the Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) & AAMC Foundation Annual Conference & Meeting, held in New York City from May 4–7, 2019. The largest professional meeting for the curatorial field, the Conference brings together 400+ curators and allied professionals for four days of talks, workshops, and other learning opportunities.

The sessions for the program will discuss topics around internal and external engagement within art organizations and look at the possibilities and responsibilities of the curatorial role within inclusive and accessible engagement practices. Sessions include Donors and Evolving Missions, The Public Library: New Curatorial Perspectives, Diverse Educational Pipeline Programs Now, and Inside Out: Cultural Institutions & Communities.

This year’s Keynote Dialogues will feature Dr. Andrea Barnwell Brownlee, Director, Spelman College Museum of Fine Art and Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell, President, Spelman College; and Dr. William D. Adams, Senior Fellow, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Former Chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities and Dr. Jane Chu, PBS Arts Adviser and Artist, Former Chair of the National Endowment for the Arts. 

In addition, the Conference will feature RoundTable discussions, facilitated, small-group discussions on topics facing the field at large, as well as Breakout Sessions, a new feature of the Conference that allow members to engage in peer-to-peer learning on professional development topics.

Hosts for the program include New-York Historical Society, The Frick Collection, Brooklyn Museum, and Rubin Museum of Art, which will host program sessions, the Awards for Excellence Reception, and the Members’ Reception. In addition, Saturday and Sunday Tours will feature visits to over 18 arts organizations throughout the city, highlighting institutions that are pursuing innovative curatorial practices.

AAMC & AAMC Foundation is grateful to the lead Conference donor, Sotheby’s. More information on supporting the program through sponsorship and advertising is available.

Registration is open only to individual current members of AAMC. Early Bird Registration opens on Thursday, January 10, 12pm ET and closes Thursday, February 15, 12pm ET. General registration ends on Thursday, March 15, 12pm ET. Any member who wishes to register after March 15 must do so on-site, but there is extremely limited on-site registration available and we do not encourage this option. Hotel blocks are available, through April 1, at the Hudson Hotel. Visit our Conference page for more information.

Thank you to the following for their support & enthusiasm for the AAMC & AAMC Foundation 2019 Conference & Meeting:

Lead Conference Sponsor

Foundation Supporters
Art Fund
Samuel H. Kress Foundation

Corporate Supporters
Just Off Madison

About AAMC & AAMC Foundation Conference & Meeting
The Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) hosts an Annual Conference & Meeting, 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 keynote sessions, workshops, panel discussions, receptions at host city cultural institutions, and a full membership meeting. The Annual Conference & Meeting, open to all members, fosters the profession’s cohesiveness by addressing issues of national relevance, by assisting in professional development, and by promoting dialogue and exchange among curators. If you would like information on attending or supporting the Annual Conference & Meeting, please contact

About AAMC & AAMC Foundation
Founded in 2001, the Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) today has over 1,300 members from over 500 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, professional development, and career advancement.  In the ever-changing, non-profit visual 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

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