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

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African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund Grant Program

The National Trust for Historic Preservation is now inviting organizations and government agencies to submit Letters of Intent (LOI) for African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund grants. Grant funds range between $50,000 to $150,000. You can read more about this national grant program, funding categories, and schedule by clicking this link: There is a

AASLH 2020 History Leadership Institute

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Application Deadline: December 15, 2019 (11:59 PM) Billionaire philanthropist, Robert F. Smith, is partnering with the National Museum of African American History & Culture (NMAAHC) to offer an Applied Public History Fellowship for HBCU Graduates, providing a 2-year appointment for advanced training and scholarly support in public history, museum management, outreach programming, and partnership building.  This