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2017 ANNUAL CONFERENCE
JULY 31 - AUGUST 4, 2016 | WASHINGTON, DC
Knoxville civil-rights leader Avon Rollins Sr., who joined the movement as a high school student and became one of the charter members of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, died Wednesday, December 7, 2016.
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Online: March 6-11, 2017
Residency: March 27-April 1, 2017
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NextGen 2017 is a blended-learning experience for the museum field's emerging top talent. The program is designed for mid-level staff with three to five years of museum management experience.
Online: May 15-27, 2017 Residency in Claremont, California: June 9-24, 2017
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The renowned Executive Education Program for Museum Leaders is designed to help experienced top-level executives become better leaders to strengthen their institutions' capabilities and advance the field.
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AAAM expresses its deep appreciation for Mrs. Kearney's dedication to the progress of the African American museum and cultural preservation field, and extends to her family its sincere sympathy upon her passing. Born on December 22, 1920 in Benchley, Texas, Mrs. Kearney's life was dedicated to the best interests of the historic African American community of Perris, California, where she and her husband focunded the Dora Nelson African American Art and History Museum. The Museum currently serves to commemorate the African American heritage of the region and hosted the 38th Annual Conference of the Association of African American Museums (AAAM), making a tremendou impact on the local community and providing an unforgettable experience to attendees August 2 - 6, 2016.
The National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is pleased to announce a workshop opportunity for AAAM Members (or those who work at member organizations) in Interpretive Training, in partnership with the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission at James Island County Park in Charleston, SC. The workshop carries National Association for Interpretation Certification.
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All applications must be received by 5pm EDT November 14, 2016.
The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC)’s McLeod Plantation Historic Site was recently recognized by the National Association for Interpretation (NAI) for having the nation’s best wayside exhibits.
Located on James Island, McLeod Plantation Historic Site is a former sea island cotton plantation that has borne witness to some of the most significant periods of history. Today McLeod Plantation is an important 37-acre Gullah/Geechee heritage site carefully preserved in recognition of its cultural and historical significance. The site’s buildings include homes that make up Transition Row, where enslaved families and their free descendants lived and transitioned from slavery to freedom during the 19th and 20th centuries.
Wayside exhibits (outdoor interpretive signs located along walkways) throughout McLeod Plantation focus on a variety of topics related to the park’s theme, Transition to Freedom. Topics range from life in the homes of Transition Row to working conditions in the site’s cotton gin house, to longstanding controversial issues like racial discrimination.
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To continue Claudine’s legacy and vision, the Claudine K. Brown Fund for Education has been established to provide internship opportunities in education for youth at the Smithsonian. A gift to the fund will support interns who focus on innovative educational projects and program development and the broad dissemination of high-quality educational resources to learners everywhere.
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The National Park Service’s (NPS) FY 2016 African American Civil Rights Grant Program (Civil Rights Grants) will document, interpret, and preserve the sites and stories related to the African American struggle to gain equal rights as citizens in the 20th Century. The Civil Rights Grant awards are funded by the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF), and administered by the NPS.
This competitive grant program provides grants to states, tribes, local governments (including Certified Local Governments), and nonprofits. Non-federal matching share is not required, but preference will be given to applications that show community commitment through non-federal match and partnership collaboration. Grants will fund a broad range of planning, development, and research projects for historic sites including: survey, inventory, documentation, interpretation, education, architectural services, historic structure reports, preservation plans, and bricks and mortar repair. $7,750,000 is available for FY 2016 Civil Rights Grants.
HOW TO APPLY
Application packages must be submitted using Grants.gov (www.Grants.gov ). Search in Grants.gov for Funding Opportunity #P16AS00485, under Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 15.904 or African American Civil Rights Grants. Awards are issued under Public Law 114-113. Deadline for submittal through Grants.gov is 11:59pm EST Friday, October 14, 2016.
Detailed instructions for the application process are posted under Application Guidance. If you have questions about the application please contact email@example.com or 202-354-2020.
For assistance with Grants.gov registration and/or technical issues, please contact their help desk at 1-800-513-4726
Chaos at the Museum (Spanish and English language versions) is a convening that mixes inspirational dialogue, practical and creative workshops around a dynamic group of attendees to reflect on the relationship between the museum, its role as community advocate and its physical/social/economic/political surroundings.
This convening proposes to link the civic responsibilities of museums as public spaces with their functions as inclusive community generators and contributors in the development of diverse communities. It will also underscore the emerging role of designers as critical mediators between museums and their audiences.
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The Institute of Museum and Library Services currently partners with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to provide support to libraries through the distribution of information, education materials, and training sessions on immigration and citizenship.
USCIS is interested in expanding this work to provide support to museums that are engaged in serving immigrant populations.
The current IMLS-USCIS agreement supports USCIS’s mission to promote instruction and training on citizenship rights and responsibilities and raise awareness of the importance of citizenship. At the same time, it supports IMLS in its efforts to foster cross-cultural understanding, promote learning opportunities in a trusted environment, and help libraries find new ways to serve their communities.
New opportunities for collaboration with museums may include informational webinars on USCIS’s educational materials, training for museum staff on citizenship programming, and coordinating with local USCIS field offices to hold naturalization information sessions or naturalization ceremonies at museums. Please see the USCIS Citizenship Resource Center page for more information on the citizenship resources that USCIS provides.
If your museum is interested in USCIS resources or engaging with USCIS, please contact Christopher Reich, Senior Museum Advisor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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