Reserve Your Spot for AAMC Foundation's Next Webinar
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Posted by: Re'al Christian
AAMC Foundation Presents Public Webinar on Cooperation Between Curators and Conservators
New York, January 10, 2017 - The Association of Art Museum Curators Foundation has opened registration for Curators and Conservators: Successful Cooperation, a webinar available members and non-members, that focuses on instances of particularly fruitful collaboration between curators and conservators.
Streaming live on Tuesday, February 7, 2017, the session’s dialogue between panelists with a wide range of experiences, including Margo Delidow, Assistant Conservator, Whitney Museum, and a member of the Whitney’s Replication Committee; Martha Demas, Senior Project Specialist, Getty Conservation Institute; and Marcia Reed, Chief Curator and Associate Director, Special Collections & Exhibitions, Getty Research Institute, will touch upon points of view, best practices, and practical questions relating to the synergy possible between curators and conservators. Advance registration is required by both AAMC members and non-members, including the non-curatorial public, and is available through AAMC's website.
The webinar will focus on specific examples and case studies, including Delidow’s discussion of the Whitney Replication Committee, which gathers curators, conservators, and others to discuss the possible reproduction of part or all of an artwork in cases where restoration is not possible. Demas and Reed will also lead participants through a discussion of the collaboration that led to the Getty exhibition Cave Temples of Dunhuang: Buddhist Art on China's Silk Road. Presentations of these projects will be followed by discussion of further topics drawn from the panelists’ work. The webinar will conclude with questions posed by the moderator and audience.
AAMC Foundation hosts online and in-person programs for AAMC members, the arts community, and the general public addressing pressing issues facing the curatorial field, the museum world, and the greater arts and cultural sphere. Along with the Foundation's recently launched regional In-Conversation series, this webinar gives members and non-members the ability to engage with and learn from leading voices in the field.
About AAMC & 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, 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, or contact the AAMC & AAMC Foundation offices at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About AAMC & AAMC Foundation Programming
AAMC & AAMC hosts a wide array of online and in-person programs for its membership and the greater public. The AAMC & AAMC Foundation Annual Conference & Meeting gathers over 400 curators from around the world for four days of professional development and networking opportunities, including sessions, roundtables, receptions, tours and more. The only Conference of its kind to gather curators from varying areas of expertise, career level and institution size, the program is an essential benefit of AAMC membership, and is a key part of AAMC's mission to promote and support the work of non-profit arts curators.
AAMC Foundation offers webinars on essential skills, timely issues, and latest discoveries that define the profession of Art Curator and enhance understanding and development in the field, through online webinars. All of AAMC’s programming and overall efforts shall strive to be representative of diversity across fields of expertise, types of institutional mission, regional positions, and self-identifications (by nation, gender, creed, race) of participants. The more diverse our voices, the more dynamic our offerings.
Launched in June of 2016, AAMC Foundation's In-Conversation regional program series features leading voices in local arts centers across the country speaking to pressing issues facing the curatorial community. Open to the public, these in-person events provide an essential platform for interdisciplinary and cross-institutional dialogue, and for regional colleagues to gather, connect, and network. Previous events in the series include: In-Conversation: Preventing Looting: What Curators and All Museum Staff Can Do, June, 2016, hosted at the Frick Collection, NY; In-Conversation: Museum Directors on the Curatorial Role, September, 2016, held at Harvard Art Museums, Boston; and In-Conversation: Addressing Implicit Bias in Museums, held at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, November 2016. Further events in the series will be announced in December, 2016. The series is generously sponsored in part by Christie's.