The Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) Mid-Winter Meeting will be held in Kansas City, MO, beginning Sunday, January 27. AAMD was invited to Kansas City by members Julián Zugazagoitia (Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art) and Saralyn Reece Hardy (Spencer Museum of Art); the group will also visit the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art.
The meeting is centered on a series of presentations and panel discussions by AAMD members and outside speakers. The meeting also includes the first panel discussion open to the public, a new initiative by AAMD to engage local audiences in thinking about issues of importance to the museum field. Program highlights include:
Additional sessions provide opportunities for members to discuss other current topics and issues of relevance to the field, share information, and hold committee and task force meetings for members. The complete schedule is included in this press release's PDF file.
The Association of Art Museum Directors—representing 217 art museum directors in the US, Canada, and Mexico—promotes the vital role of art museums throughout North America and advances the profession by cultivating leadership and communicating standards of excellence in museum practice. Further information about AAMD’s professional practice guidelines and position papers is available at www.aamd.org.