Bruce Boucher, director of The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia has been invited to join the American Association of Art Museum Directors. Membership honors directors and their institutions’ accomplishments and contributions to society.
The association’s mission is to serve as a forum for the exchange of information and the exploration of ideas, and as a voice with which museum directors may express their joint concerns and those of their institutions and maintain the highest standards of professional practice. It advocates for members and supports leadership in shaping public discourse about the arts community and the role of art in society.
“I am honored to become a member of the AAMD,” museum director Bruce Boucher said. “This organization sets the standard for museums across the country, and I look forward to working with them and learning from my fellow members about a variety of issues.”
The Fralin Museum of Art joins 213 members from non-profit art museums in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Membership is through an application process, and each institution’s policies of acquisition, exhibition, preservation, study and interpretation of art are considered. Eligible individuals’ art historical training and museum experience, and the museum’s educational and outreach programs and demonstrated ability and adherence to the association’s code of ethics are considered for acceptance. Also, each applicant must be supported by two current members, and only one member of an institution is eligible for membership.