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PREMIER REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR THE #AAAM2020 CONFERENCE!

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.

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African American Civil Rights Grant Program

Applications for the African American Civil Rights grant program are due on December 3, 2019, by 11:59 PM Eastern. The National Park Service’s (NPS) African American Civil Rights Grant Program (AACR) will document, interpret, and preserve the sites related to the African American struggle to gain equal rights as citizens in the 20th Century. Grants

Apply to the Museum Assessment Program

Since its inception, the Museum Assessment Program (MAP) has helped more than 5,000 small and midsized museums of all types strengthen their operations, plan for the future, and meet field-wide standards. We welcome applications from all states, museum types and sizes! 2020 MAP applications are now being accepted, including for two new MAP assessment types:

National Leadership Institute: Training Opportunity for Emerging Leaders

The Southeastern Museum Conference (SEMC) is partnering with the Association of African American Museums (AAAM) to pilot a new Leadership Institute clearly focused on leadership training for staff of small- and mid-sized institutions to offer a professional development program for future museum leaders that supports diversity and inclusion. The Leadership Institute will be a 6-day immersive, learning experience at The Duke

New Fellowship for HBCU Graduates

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