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AMICO Achievements for Year 1997

Download 1997 Achievements as a .PDF file.
Events are in reverse-chronlogical order.


  • University testbed objectives refined and outlined, and propoals reviewed.
  • AMICO data collection infrastructure put in place.
  • Distribution contract negotiated.
  • Publication of J. Trant and D. Bearman, "The Art Museum Image Consortium: Licensing Museum Digital Documentation for Educational Use," Spectra, Fall 1997.
  • Legal review of all license agreements finalized.
  • Members send sample data and descriptions of contributions to AMICO.
  • AMICO shares description of AMICO Library with potential users.
  • Call for Participation in University Testbed issued.
  • AMICO information session at MCN in St. Louis. Technical and Users Committee meetings take place.
  • AMICO's organizational meeting held at the Art Institute of Chicago.
  • Membership Agreements signed and returned by all founding members; AMICO established as an organization.
  • Membership Agreements drafted.
  • Invitations to join AMICO Sent to all AAMD museums.
  • Core Content Requirements drafted.
  • Planning meeting held at The Cleveland Museum of Art.
  • Framework for all licenses discussed and agreed.
  • Framework for information collection and distribution agreed.
  • Planning meeting held at the Minneapolis Institute of the Arts.
  • Framework for collaboration explored.
  • Membership Agreement drafted and circulated for comment.
  • Online discussion of terms and conditions of collaboration continues.
  • Report made to the AAMD Trustees on plans to develop consortium.
  • Draft licenses, based on MESL principles, circulated for comment.
  • Not for Profit Briefing held following planning meeting to encourage community involvement and input.
  • First planning meeting held in conjunction with the Museums and the Web conference in Los Angeles.
  • Prospects for collaboration explored, draft documents reviewed, and potential future agenda agreed.
  • Discussion documents drafted and circulated electronically.
  • Online introductions of meeting participants begin.
  • Invitations to attend planning meeting issued, and private web site set up.


In June of 2005, the members of the Art Museum Image Consortium voted to dissolve their collaboration. This site remains online for archival reasons.