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Individual Membership


Individual Membership 


Individual membership is open to art curators at non-profit organizations, regardless of geographic location, with direct responsibility for works of art. In addition, independent curators and others that work a minimum of 50% of the time for/with non-profit organizations are welcome to apply for membership and are asked to submit additional review material.

We believe curators are ambassadors of the art, artists, cultures and organizations that they serve, and present, interpret, and safeguard works of art, using their expertise and upholding professional and ethical standards. Locally and globally, curators create compelling experiences of art, culture, and creativity that change how people understand themselves and the world by stimulating new perspectives, ideas, and feelings.

Member Benefits

- Networking opportunities with curators in varying fields, career levels, and organization size

- Eligibility to attend our Annual Conference, the largest known gathering of curators and a unique opportunity for networking and professional development

- Discounted rates for webinars for professional development and additional programs

- Program participation eligibility, including awards, grants, workshops, and mentoring

- Ability view and post classifieds for curatorial positions on AAMC’s website

- Annual subscription to our e-newsletter

Comprehensive and detailed searchable list of member curators

- Interactive member only section of that includes a private membership discussion board, resource documents, and archived programs

- Opportunity to be part of a unified voice of curators responding to major issues affecting the profession

Dues are proportional to annual salary: 

  • $65 for members earning up to $50,000
  • $130 for members earning between $50,000 and $80,000
  • $230 for members earning over $80,000
Institutional Membership

AAMC institutional members contribute to the organization by providing the central funding we need to continue our programming each year. We are confident that the growth of the AAMC will continue to reflect the support and desire of museum directors across the country to see the curatorial profession flourish and serve both our institutions and the larger museum community. Our sliding scale dues structure is based on an institution’s budget, following the AAMD guidelines, but at a significant reduction in the contributions.  For more information about becoming an Institutional Member, please click here.

Student Forum

The AAMC has developed an undergraduate and graduate/post-graduate level web-based Student Forum. If you are a full-time student interested in pursuing a curatorial career, please register below. Your registration will ensure that you are added to a moderated discussion forum.  The Forum is a place to share information and ask questions of curators currently working in the field.  The ultimate goal of this Forum will be to establish a full AAMC membership category for students within the organization. 

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