Association of Art Museum Directors

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The Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) is an organization of art museum directors from the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

The AAMD was established in 1916 by the directors of twelve American museums and was formally incorporated in 1969.[1] It currently has 220 members.[2]

The Association of Art Museum Directors aims "to support its members in increasing the contribution of art museums to society" by promoting professional standards of practice, facilitating education, and advocating for museums.[1]

AAMD's policies and guidelines are developed by its members, and issues publications that prescribe professional practices for art museums, from accessioning and deaccessioning,[3] to ethics[4] and censorship.[5]

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  1. ^ a b "Mission". Association of Art Museum Directors. Retrieved 29 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Membership". Association of Art Museum Directors. Retrieved 29 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Art Museums, Private Collectors, and the Public Benefit" (PDF). Association of Art Museum Directors. Retrieved 29 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Good Governance and Non-Profit Integrity" (PDF). Association of Art Museum Directors'. Retrieved 29 April 2013. 
  5. ^ Knight, Christopher (December 3, 2010). "Art museum directors issue stern Smithsonian rebuke". L.A. Times. Retrieved 29 April 2013. 


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