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Categories of AAMC Membership

Individual Membership

Membership Levels*

Premier Membership Group
Exclusive Membership Level with additional benefits

Sustaining Member $750
At this level you are directly supporting AAMC and its work to further the profession,
as well as gaining exclusive access and benefits.

  • $750 annually

Sustaining Members are the most visible advocates for the profession and AAMC’s mission. In acknowledgment of their generosity and leadership, Sustaining Members receive exclusive access beyond that of general membership. Gifts at this level provide critical support to the organization.

• Dues at this level provides impactful support for AAMC by sustaining our work for current and future generations
• Complimentary Membership within AAMC, including the benefits of general membership listed below
• 10% discount on Conference registration fees and VIP service in registering
• An invitation to our private Annual Circle Donor reception held during the AAMC & AAMC Foundation Conference
• Special access to select programs and special events, as accessibility permits
• Subscription to AAMC’s e-newsletter
• Inclusion in Donor listing within our Conference catalog, website, and more

General Membership Groups
Sliding scale based on income

  • $65 annual dues for members earning up to $50,000
  • $130 annual dues for members earning $50,000 - $80,000
  • $230 annual dues for members earning $80,000 - $125,000
  • $350 annual dues for members earning over $125,000

Retired Members

  • $125 annual dues for retired former members

General Membership & Retired Membership 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 artcurators.org 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

*All membership levels are open to art curators at non-profit organizations, regardless
of geographic location, with direct responsibility for works of art. In addition, 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.

 

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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