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.
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    Aug, 2024

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    August 13 - August 16

    2024 AAAM CONFERENCE REGISTRATION The Association of African American Museums is excited that you will be joining us for our 46th Annual Conference,

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MEDIA RELEASE: September 30, 2021, WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Association of African American Museums (AAAM) has received a grant of $1,000,000 over four years to solidify its administrative capacity and enhance