The Association of African American Museums presents awards to outstanding professionals and volunteers who have served the museum field in extraordinary ways. The awards are presented in several categories, including:
Dr. John E. Fleming Award
The Dr. John E. Fleming Award recognizes a museum professional who has provided significant contributions to African American museums during his or her career.
The Volunteer Service Award is bestowed on an outstanding volunteer who has made significant contributions of time and skill on behalf of the AAAM Annual Conference.
The Museum Service Award recognizes the exceptional contributions of talent and time made by a museum staff member on behalf of the AAAM Annual Conference.
The award is presented during the annual meeting and is a high point of the conference proceedings.
Leadership in Art, History, Culture and Science Exhibit Awards
The Association of African American Museums (AAAM) bestows Leadership in Art, History and Science Awards to establish and encourage standards of excellence in the collection, preservation, and interpretation of exhibitions, research, and the preservation of African and African American themed exhibits and presentations that promote advancement in the field. By publicly recognizing superior and innovative achievements, the Leadership in Art, History and Science Awards serve as an inspiration to others in the field.
AAAM accepts nominations for the following:
The Award of Merit recognizes excellence for projects (including exhibits, multimedia, and preservation projects) in organizational excellence. Download the 2013 Award Nomination Form here.