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2017 ANNUAL CONFERENCE 

 JULY 31 - AUGUST 4, 2017 | WASHINGTON, DC

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  • 23 Sep 2015 9:38 AM | Jina Lee (Administrator)


    The Smithsonian's Office of Fellowships and Internships has several articles/highlights in the September edition of their newsletter such as 20,000 Smithsonian Marine Center (SMS) Fellows exploring life underwater, the James E. Webb Internship applications (Due: Oct. 1st, 2015!), new Office of Facilities Management and Reliability (OFMR) program called Museum Mindfulness, and OFI representation at the International Council of Museums (ICOM)'s Committee for Education and Cultural Action (CECA) annual conference held at the National Museum of the American Indian last week.   

    Read HERE for the FULL NEWSLETTER.  

  • 17 Sep 2015 9:33 AM | Jina Lee (Administrator)


    The next application deadline for the IMLS Museum Grants for African American History and Culture program is December 1, 2015. The Notice of Funding Opportunity which includes complete instructions for how to apply for this grant is now available on the IMLS website. 

    Please click here to go directly to the Museum Grants for African American History and Culture page on the IMLS website.

  • 11 Sep 2015 8:16 AM | Jina Lee (Administrator)


    Mid-America Arts Alliance provides Artistic Innovations grants to support new, innovative works in our six-state region with the spirit of experimentation and exploration. Grants of up to $15,000 will be made to artists and arts organizations presenting new works that culminate in regional public outreach and engagement between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017 (FY2017).

    Previous Artistic Innovations grant recipients:

    • Artist Residency/Site Installation
    • Playwrights
    • Visual artists
    • Film festivals
    • Experimental dance

    To learn more about this opportunity, visit our website or attend one of our informational webinars:

    • Weds 9/23 at 6:30 p.m.
    • Thurs 10/1 at 10:00 a.m.
    • Tues 10/13 at 2:00 p.m. 
    Register for the webinars here. All participants will need Internet and phone access for this toll-free presentation.  
  • 11 Sep 2015 8:04 AM | Jina Lee (Administrator)


    For All The World To See: 
    Visual Culture and The Struggle for Civil Rights

    This exhibition examines the role that visual culture played in shaping and transforming the struggle for racial equality in America from the late 1940s to the mid-1970s. Through a compelling assortment of photographs, television clips, art posters, and historic artifacts, For All the World to See traces how images and media disseminated to the American public transformed the modern civil rights movement, and jolted Americans—both black and white—out of a state of denial or complacency.
    January 28–March 16, 2016 (last available booking date)
    Booking Fee:                $1,000
    Shipping Fee:               $1,000

    All hosting venues qualify for $1,000 Educational and Public Programming Grant.



    House & Home 

    Throughout American history, people have lived in all sorts of places, from military barracks and two-story colonials to college dormitories and row houses. Drawn from the flagship installation at the National Building Museum, House & Home embarks on a tour of houses both familiar and surprising, through past and present, to explore the varied history and many cultural meanings of the American home.        
    June 16–August 11, 2017 (last available booking date)
    Booking Fee:                $1,000
    Shipping Fee:               $1,000

    All hosting venues qualify for $1,000 Educational and Public Programming Grant.
  • 01 Sep 2015 9:35 AM | Jina Lee (Administrator)

    The National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is pleased to announce a scholarship 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 McLeod Plantation Historic Site 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 October 16, 2015.  

  • 27 Aug 2015 10:23 AM | Jina Lee (Administrator)

    The Alabama Tourism Department has announced Dr. Lawrence J. Pijeaux, Jr., as a 2015 inductee into the Alabama Hall of Fame. Dr. Pijeaux served as an AAAM board member and president (2006-2008) and for nineteen years as President & CEO of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.  In 2010, he was nominated by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve on the National Museum and Library Services Board, and in 2013 he was appointed to the board of the American Alliance of Museums. A national leader in the field demonstrated by his long-term success as a college instructor, educator and museum administrator. He has received the Reader's Digest American Hero Award, the Smithsonian Institution's Award for Museum Leadership, and the Association of African American Museum's Service and Achievement Award. The Alabama Hall of Fame award and induction ceremony was held in Mobile, Alabama on August 3, 2015. The AAAM board and its members congratulate Dr. Lawrence J. Pijeaux, Jr., on his induction, it is well deserved.


  • 26 Aug 2015 9:27 AM | Jina Lee (Administrator)
    An overgrowth of sargassum has seized the Caribbean, threatening marine life, coastlines and the tourism industry.  One positive out of the problem: Barbadian entrepreneurs are using the seaweed to make organic fertilizer that some supermarkets are carrying.  

    Read more HERE for the full story.
  • 26 Aug 2015 9:06 AM | Jina Lee (Administrator)
    There are a few entrepreneurs living and innovating in the Caribbean with missions we care about.  Their solutions are fighting the effects of climate change successfully, and helping to make the Caribbean a greener place.  

    Read more HERE for the full story.  
  • 19 Aug 2015 12:26 PM | Jina Lee (Administrator)


    The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrea L. Taylor as President and CEO effective September 8, 2015.  Most recently, Taylor served as Director of Citizenship and Public Affairs, North America for the Microsoft Corporation, where she managed employee engagement and giving and strategic partnerships in the U.S. and Canada with donors, government entities and community-based organizations. Additionally, she was also instrumental in the creation and implementation of the Elevate America and Elevate America Veterans technology training programs as well as YouthSpark, an initiative providing education, employment and entrepreneurship opportunities for 300 million youth worldwide.

    Prior to her tenure at Microsoft, she created and led global and national grant programs for the Ford Foundation and the Benton Foundation. She is also a former trustee of the Cleveland Foundation, the Council on Foundations, the Donors Forum of Ohio, the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, the Ms. Foundation for Women and Philanthropy Northwest.

    See the full press release HERE 


  • 31 Jul 2015 9:26 PM | Jina Lee (Administrator)

    The National Civil Rights Museum will hold a public visitation for museum founder and civil rights leader, Judge D'Army Bailey on Friday, July 17, from noon to 6:00PM in the State of Tennessee Gallery. The Museum will remain open during visitation. Its campus flags will fly at half-mast Friday in honour of Judge Bailey.

    See the full press release HERE

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