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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 National Museum of African American History and Culture nearly 14 years ago, the Association of African American Museums (AAAM) joined me to help make certain

Executive Director’s COVID-19 Message

Dear AAAM Members and Supporters: I hope this message finds you well. I’m sure many of you have had to make the hard decision to temporarily close your museum or are grappling with the idea to close your doors to the public in light of the coronavirus.  Our office stands with you as we try to find our way through COVID-19. With your safety and well-being

COVID-19 Resources for African American Museums

AAAM is proud to share resources for leaders of African American focused museums that we hope will prove meaningful in developing your institution’s strategic response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding Resources CLICK HERE for funding resources for stimulus relief within the federal government and foundations.   Museum Advocacy Send Congress a letter supporting the $6

AAAM Launches Regional Leadership Conversations

AAAM recently launched a new Regional Leadership Conversation Initiative on Thursday, April 9. On Friday, April 17, the Association hosted web-based regional conversations for executive leaders of African American museums across the country. The sessions took place throughout the month of April and will continue until June with each regional cohort starting at 2:00pm (Eastern Standard