AAAM membership is comprised of museum professionals, historic institutions, and affiliated organizations that share an interest in African American art, culture, and history.



AAAM works as an advocate for the interests of institutions and individuals committed to the support of African and African derived cultures.



Your financial gift not only strengthens AAAM, it fortifies African American museums and supports museum professionals.


The Association of African American Museums is excited to announce plans for its 42nd Annual Conference, August 5-8, 2020 in Miami, Florida.

Premier Registration Rates Expire on January 31, 2020.


Upcoming Events

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    Nov, 2019

  • We Rise! Gala

    Annapolis, MD

    November 2 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

    We Rise! Gala An evening to remember! This culminating event marks the 50th Anniversary of the nation’s first state ethnic commission,

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AASLH 2020 History Leadership Institute

The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) is now accepting applications for the 2020 History Leadership Institute (HLI). Each year, HLI gathers a cohort of 15-20 mid-career professionals from history organizations of all types and sizes to dive deep on a broad range of major challenges and questions facing the history and museum

2020 Museum Grants for African American History and Culture

Submission Deadline: Friday, November 15, 2019 IMLS is currently offering grants ranging from $5,000 to $250,000 for up to 3 years. There is no cost sharing required for applications requesting up to $50,000. The Museum Grants for African American History and Culture (AAHC) program supports projects that nurture museum professionals, build institutional capacity, and increase access to museum and

2020 Jekyll Island Management Institute

Application Deadline: Monday, October 21, 2019 The Jekyll Island Management Institute (JIMI) is an immersive 8-day training experience designed to provide affordable management training to emerging professionals to learn more about general museum administration and operations. JIMI gives administrators the resources needed to gain confidence in pursuing various museum roles and having a greater impact

2020 Interpreting African American History and Culture Workshop

Application Deadline: Friday, November 1, 2019 The National Museum of African American History and Culture’s Office of Strategic Partnerships , in collaboration with Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission, is pleased to offer a professional development opportunity in Interpretive Training for museum professionals. 2020 Workshop Overview: Professionals dedicated to the study or appreciation of the African