Michael Conforti

Director, The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts; President-elect, American Association of Museum Directors

Michael Conforti is director of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown and is on the faculty of Williams College. He is an expert in sculpture, decorative arts and design, and on the history of museums and collecting. He is a trustee of the American Association of Museums' International Committee on Museums and the Association of Art Museum Directors, where he also served as president for two years. He graduated from Trinity College and went on to receive an M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University. Mr. Conforti is a Fellow of the Salzburg Global Seminar. He was co-chair of Session 453 Achieving the Freer Circulation of Cultural Artifacts (2008) and led the Museum Partnership Advisory Meeting (2008).


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