The Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) is a professional group with the mission to promote the role of art museums throughout North America, cultivate leadership in the field and communicate standards of excellence in museum practice. Membership in the association is based on the qualifications of both the individual director and the specific art museum. In June, AAMD chose the Museum’s executive director, Karol Wight, to become a member of the organization.
“Everything that the Corning Museum does matches the purpose of AAMD to increase the contributions of art museums to society,” says Wight. “This membership will allow us to more strongly network with other museums, and to broaden the recognition of The Corning Museum of Glass and its collections.”
Wight plans to become active in the association’s committees and meetings, using her experience at The Corning Museum of Glass and also from the experience she gained previously as senior curator of antiquities at the J. Paul Getty Museum.