From the Field

Professional Practices

Professional Practices in Art Museums was first published by the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) in 1971 and has been revised regularly thereafter.

Download Professional Practices in Art Museums

The version linked here dates from 2011, and includes the 2022 revision allowing funds generated by the sale of deaccessioned art to be used for direct care of objects in a museum’s collection, with a very specific definition of “direct care.”

Visit the Standards and Practices page for more AAMD documents.