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  • Virtual National Preservation Conference

    October 27 - October 30

    Join more than 2,000 attendees at the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s online conference, PastForward Online 2020, October 27–30. Several sessions are

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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

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 McDade. We, along with thousands of people across our nation, are fed up with police brutality and the social injustices that continue to target African

AAAM Announces 2020 Grant Awards and New Partnerships

AAAM Announces 2020 Grant Awards and New Partnerships In 2020, the Association of African American Museums (AAAM) was awarded the following grants and garnered the following new partnerships: Institute of Museum and Library Services (Grant) – Press Release National Endowment for the Humanities (Grant) – Press Release National Trust for Historic Preservation, African American Cultural

2020 AAAM Conference Sponsors

The Association of African American Museums (AAAM) would like to thank our 2020 Virtual Conference sponsors. The National Museum of African American History & Culture, TripAdvisor, Pheedloop, 1220, Blackbaud, Solidlight, OnCell, Lucidea, Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelly Foundation, Monadnock Media, Derek Reynolds Designs, DesignMinds, Ascender Films. Inc., Timelooper,  Artwork Archive, American Association for State and Local