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A Message from Lonnie G. Bunch, III for AAAM Members

A SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM LONNIE G. BUNCH, III TO AAAM MEMBERS       Lonnie G. Bunch, III Secretary      Dear AAAM Members, When I became the Director of the

AAAM Continues to Stand In The Face of Social Injustice & Police Brutality

Dear AAAM Members and Supporters: On behalf of the AAAM Board, I send my deepest condolences to the families of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Sean Reed, George Floyd, and Tony

AAAM2021 Robert F. Smith Keynote Conversation

RECORDING AVAILABLE – The 43rd Annual Conference featured a keynote conversation entitled, Why Black Museums Matter: Strengthening Our Institutions, Communities and Museums, by Robert F. Smith, Founder, Chairman, and CEO

AAAM Is Awarded $500,000 From the Lilly Endowment to Advance the Visibility, Power, And Impact of Black museums

MEDIA RELEASE: September 15, 2021 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Association of African American Museums (“AAAM”) is pleased to announce that a new grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. will help advance