Anderson is AAMG VP
Kris Anderson is Director of the Jacob Lawrence Gallery in the School of Art, and he is a PhD student in the Art History Division. In May 2011, he was elected to a three-year term as the Vice President of Communication for the Association of Academic Museums & Galleries (AAMG). On 21 September 2011, he will present a paper at the XI Annual Meeting of the ICOM International Committee for University Museums and Collections (UMAC), which takes place in Lisbon, Portugal. Anderson’s paper is titled “The Collection of a Non-Collecting Institution: The Jacob Lawrence Gallery and the History of the University of Washington School of Art.” His attendance at the conference is supported by a 2011 Thelma I. Pell Art History Graduate Research/Recognition Award. Pell was a 1938 UW Nursing School graduate whose nursing career did not diminish a long-standing love of art history and her desire to support those who share her passion.