Task Force for the Protection of University Collections

A Ready Reference Guide for Academic Museum Professionals

Founded in 2009 under the aegis of Association of Academic Museums and Galleries (“AAMG”) and with critical support from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, the Task Force for the Protection of University Collections brings together leaders from the American Alliance of Museums (“AAM”), the Association of Art Museum Directors (“AAMD”), the Association of Art Museum Curators (“AAMC”), the College Art Association (“CAA”), and the International Council of Museums/University Museums and Collections (“ICOM/UMAC”). The Task Force’s stated purpose is to serve as an advocate of and resource for college and university museums whose collections are under threat. Access to the full document is below.

In the event that a college or university collection is under threat (whether patent or latent), museum leadership is encouraged to contact the AAMG Task Force for the Protection of University Collections by emailing aacademicmg[at]gmail[dot]com. Please note that the scope of the AAMG Task Force is strictly limited to protecting college and university collections. As such, we cannot intervene in governance or management issues, including issues related to employment law, torts, contracts, free speech, academic freedom, etc.