From the Field

Workshop at Penn Museum

February 26, 2016

The Association of Art Museum Directors and the Archaeological Institute of America are pleased to announce an upcoming research workshop on antiquities and ancient art, which will be held in Philadelphia, PA on Monday, April 4, 2016 and hosted by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.

This workshop is intended for museum professionals that regularly work with collections of ancient art. Limited in size, participants will have access to scholars from the museum and archeological community; the course work will be a combination of case study and real world examples, which will increase the participants’ knowledge of resources available for research and how to access those resources.

The presentations and workshop will assist participants in managing the complex and developing issues arising in the context of collecting works of ancient art.  The sessions will focus on archeological materials and ancient art, both at a practical level – in the development and implementation of acquisitions policies that reflect current law and ethical standards – and in the larger context, as we guide our institutions in responding to the questions raised by collecting.   

The program will be led jointly by Victoria Reed, Curator of Provenance, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and C. Brian Rose, James B. Pritchard Professor of Archaeology, Professor of Classical Studies, University of Pennsylvania.

The workshop will take place from approximately 8 am - 5 pm on Monday April 4. There will be an evening reception for all attendees at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology on Sunday, April 3.


Apply here! The deadline for applications is March 25, 2016.


Registration fee:  $175 to be paid by check or Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Discover.  To secure your place the registration fee is due 10 days after notification of registration. No payment is due with the application. 

Registration fee includes evening reception on April 3, and continental breakfast and lunch on April 4.


Travel Stipends

The Samuel H. Kress Foundation is offering a $500 stipend to defray expenses to the first 25 qualified applicants who indicate need. To qualify for the stipend participants must be from a U.S. museum, which is not located in the Philadelphia metropolitan area; the stipend will be paid to the museum at time of on-site registration and only one applicant per museum may apply.  

The Association of Art Museum Directors and the Archaeological Institute of America gratefully acknowledge the generous support of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation for this workshop.