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  • 10 Apr 2017 2:22 PM | Jina Lee (Administrator)

    Register today for Preservation Leadership Training© (PLT) Capstone: Preserving History, Building Community in Birmingham. Working from the A.G. Gaston Motel’s redevelopment planning and from shared-use concepts developed at other locations, participants will learn how to integrate interpretative and commercial activities to sustain their preservation projects during this place-based, collaborative training June 25-30 in Birmingham, AL. Applications due May 1 (scholarships available).

    “PLT: Capstone was beyond doubt the best training program I have ever experienced. The experience gave me a new perspective and changed my way of thinking about how I do my work. Landmarks will function much more highly with the knowledge I have gained.” - 2012 PLT Capstone Participant, Brent Runyon, Executive Director, Providence Preservation Society

    What to expect: During the week, participants will gain the tools to advance their preservation projects and enable them to become stronger advocates for their communities. Specifically, they will gain skills in the areas of community outreach, strategies for building preservation, understanding the development process, and interpretation strategies.

    Who should apply: Applicants should include preservation professionals, members of preservation commissions, community development corporations, those working with or interested in interpreting house museums and historic sites, and those with a passion for working with diverse sites and promoting inclusion in historic preservation. 

    Application process: Due to the limited class size, participation is by application only.

    Registration: A limited number of registration scholarships are available through the generous support of the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture. Partial registration scholarships may also be available. Applicants will receive notification of status and acceptance the week of May 8. If applicants do not receive a scholarship, registration fees start at $1.600.

    This program is supported by the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, the National Park Service, the City of Birmingham, and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.    

  • 24 Mar 2017 9:10 AM | Jina Lee (Administrator)

    The Smithsonian Institution is pleased to announce conservation internship opportunities for the Summer 2017 10-week session June 5 – August 11.

    This internship program will provide an introduction to museum conservation. This program is offered to students to increase participation of groups who are currently underrepresented in the museum field and visual arts organizations are especially encouraged to apply.


    Read HERE for more information

  • 08 Mar 2017 10:54 AM | Jina Lee (Administrator)

    The Institute of Museum and Library Services has announced the availability of new grants for professional development and capacity building opportunities for museums. The program is a special initiative of the Museums for America (MFA) grant program, which supports projects developed by individual museums to enable them to better serve their communities.

    Application Deadline: May 1, 2017


  • 21 Feb 2017 10:40 AM | Jina Lee (Administrator)

    The National Museum of African American History and Culture will be offering two paid Robert F. Smith internships onsite related to collection information management and digital imaging in summer 2017.

    Information about the internships is here:  https://nmaahc.si.edu/learn/internships-fellowships

    Undergraduate and graduate students may apply through the portal on the main Smithsonian Office of Fellowships and Internships:  https://www.smithsonianofi.com/internship-opportunities/

  • 02 Feb 2017 2:07 PM | Jina Lee (Administrator)

    Join us for Museums Advocacy Day 2017! AAAM is a proud supporter of Museums Advocacy Day. This February we invite you to join us in Washington, D.C. as the new Congress and administration get to work on critical funding and policy decisions. Please help us make sure that AAAM member sites are well represented!

    Perri Irmer, President and CEO of the DuSable Museum issues a passionate call to action to fellow AAAM members! Read Perri's letter HERE

  • 12 Dec 2016 10:27 AM | Jina Lee (Administrator)

    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.  

    Read FULL ARTICLE here

  • 26 Oct 2016 1:36 PM | Jina Lee (Administrator)

    NEXTGEN 2017

    Online: March 6-11, 2017

    Residency: March 27-April 1, 2017

    APPLY BY JANUARY 4, 2017

    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.

    GLI 2017

    Online: May 15-27, 2017 Residency in Claremont, California: June 9-24, 2017

    APPLY BY JANUARY 18, 2017

    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.

    For more information, and to apply, visit: www.cgu.edu/gli

  • 19 Oct 2016 9:57 AM | Jina Lee (Administrator)

    An Innovative Research-Based Artist Residency Program

    2017 SARF Deadlines:

    • October 31, 2016 at 11:59 PM ESTNomination Deadline
    • January 9, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST:  Application deadline
    • March 31, 2017: All applicants notified of final decision 
    • September 30th, 2018: 2017 SARF Fellowships must be completed


  • 19 Oct 2016 9:20 AM | Jina Lee (Administrator)

    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.  

  • 18 Oct 2016 1:04 PM | Jina Lee (Administrator)

    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.  

    DOWNLOAD the Interpretation Workshop Application HERE

    All applications must be received by 5pm EDT November 14, 2016.  

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