AMICO Mission Statement and Brief History
Note: AMICO is no longer accepting new members. These pages are maintained for historical reasons.
The Art Museum Image Consortium (AMICO) is a non-profit
corporation made up of museums with collections dedicated to provide educational
access to and delivery of cultural heritage information by creating, maintaining
and licensing a collective digital library of images and documentation
of works in their collections.
AMICO enables its members to do a number of things
that they cannot do on their own, including:
Brief History of AMICO
When AMICO was formed in the fall of 1997, the AMICO
Executive Committee decided that rather than hiring a staff immediately,
it would contract management of the Consortium to David Bearman and Jennifer
Trant of Archives &
Museum Informatics, who had led the planning process. Trant now serves
as Executive Director, and Bearman as Director of Strategy and Research.
As AMICO grows, so will the team of staff members that support its programs.
In June of 2005, the members of the Art Museum Image Consortium voted to dissolve their collaboration. This site remains online for archival reasons.