Preventing Looting: What Curators and All Museum Staff Can Do

Program:  June 29, 2016

We are honored to host our inaugural event in NYC at The Frick
Collection on the topic of Preventing Looting: What Curators and All
Museum Staff Can Do, which is presented by AAMC Foundation & the US
committee of the International Council of Museums (ICOMUS).

This June will be the first of the Association of Art Museum Curator
Foundation’s regional programming, In-Conversation series, which
collaborates with AAMC leadership, and prominent voices within local
communities for dialogues on pressing issues within the curatorial
profession, museum network, and broader visual arts world. Through
hosting regional programming AAMC & AAMC Foundation will further our
initiatives of advocacy and diversity, connect members in regional
areas, and support our overall mission.

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protecting and preserving cultural heritage sites

AAMC Foundation is pleased to be hosting the inaugural In Conversation program, presented by AAMC Foundation & the US committee of the International Council of Museums (ICOMUS). The discussion will be amongst leading figures involved in the protection and preservation of cultural heritage sites and artifacts aimed at informing and engaging curators and those interested in their role on ways they can have an impact on this issue. The discussants include

Emily Rafferty, emerita president the Metropolitan Museum of Art who is active with U.N. cultural heritage efforts.

Lisa Ackermann, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of World Monuments Fund, a leader in preservation efforts around the globe.

Ian Wardropper, Director, The Frick Collection, museum director and curator whose expertise includes many areas related to cultural heritage.

Edward Bleiberg,Curator, Egyptian, Classical, & Ancient Near Eastern Art; Managing Curator, Ancient Egyptian, African, & Asian Art whose areas of responsibility include many closely involved in present day conflict and looting.

Sandra L. Cobden, SVP, General Counsel, Dispute Resolution & Legal Public Affairs, an expert on legal issues relating to the preserving heritage.

Helen C. Evans, President AAMC and AAMC Foundation,  Mary and Michael Jaharis Curator for Byzantine Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art will moderate the discussion that will address what curators can do regarding cultural preservation in areas of current conflict as well as globally.

The event is hosted by The Frick Collection, NYC.