AAMD believes that art museums play a dynamic, central role in the artistic and cultural life of their communities, and that collecting—one of the most important activities of a museum—is the basis for a museum's public exhibitions and other programs. AAMD has a long history of shaping the way that museums collect art and manage their collections, and of advocating for responsible collecting and professional practices.
To provide information on AAMD members’ collections, AAMD has established the AAMD Object Registry. The Registry has two components:
- New Acquisitions of Archaeological Material and Works of Ancient Art
- Resolution of Claims for Nazi-Era Cultural Assets
For information on AAMD’s mission and members, please visit the main website at AAMD.org
AAMD is grateful to the Indianapolis Museum of Art for developing and maintaining these databases.