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The Curatorial Voice Now

Join curators as they discuss personal and professional outlooks regarding museum collections and acquisitions, particularly the accountability and responsibility required to achieve diverse, inclusive, and equitable presentations and narratives. Together the panel will investigate priorities, hopes and interests for the field’s prospects, and the changes that need to take place to ensure that the future is a reality. This event is hosted in partnership with the [American Association of Art Museum Curators] (https://www.artcurators.org) (AAMC). The mission of AAMC is to support and promote the work of museum curators by creating opportunities for networking, collaboration, professional development, and advancement. In support of these aims, the AAMC Foundation seeks to heighten public understanding of the curator's role in art museums through professional development programs, awards, and grants. Organized by Judith Pineiro, Executive Director, AAMC & AAMC Foundation and Lucy Lydon, Founder, Luce Productions

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Caroline Campbell

Director of Collections and Research at the National Gallery, London. Previously she has worked in curatorial positions at The Courtauld Gallery, London, the National Gallery and the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. Caroline’s most recent project was the exhibition on Leonardo: Experience a Masterpiece (2019-20).

Ariana A. Curtis

Dr. Ariana A. Curtis is the Director of Content for Our Shared Future: Reckoning with Our Racial Past, the Smithsonian’s national initiative exploring race and systemic racism. She also serves as the first curator of Latinx Studies at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Madhuvanti Ghose

Madhu is the first Alsdorf associate curator of Indian, Southeast Asian, Himalayan and Islamic art at the Art Institute of Chicago. Madhu is responsible for the exhibition, collection, preservation and research of the museum’s permanent collection in those areas. Ghose has been a lecturer in South Asian art and archeology at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. She was a fellow at the Department of Eastern Art, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford University. She also was a co-founder of the Circle of Inner Asian Art, an organization that promotes the art and culture of Central Asia.

Marianne Lamonaca

Moderated by Marianne Lamonaca (Director of the Humanities Edge, Florida International University; President, Board of Trustees, AAMC & AAMC Foundation)

Marianne Lamonaca is program director of The Humanities Edge at Florida International University, Miami. She has served as Associate Gallery Director and Chief Curator at Bard Graduate Center, NYC; Associate Director for Curatorial Affairs and Education at The Wolfsonian-FIU, Miami Beach; and Assistant Curator of Decorative Arts at the Brooklyn Museum. Her work focuses on twentieth-century decorative arts and design history.