DETROIT (AP) -- The Association of Art Museum Curators plans to hold its annual conference in Detroit as a show of support for the Detroit Institute of Arts.
The association announced the decision Thursday. The Detroit Free Press reports the conference was originally scheduled for Houston, which will now host it in 2016.
The museum's future has been the subject of increased attention following the city's Chapter 9 bankruptcy filing. International auction house Christie's has been hired to appraise some pieces of the museum's collection as the city tries to place a value on its assets.
The May 4-6 conference will bring together about 300 museum curators. The AAMC says at least one day of conference programming will be devoted to the DIA and the importance of its collection.