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Museums for All Informational Webinar

Are you interested in learning more about Museums for All, an initiative dedicated to expanding community access? Join staff from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Association of Children’s Museums to learn more about how and why 400 museums participate in the program. Thursday, July 25, 2019 1:00 – 2:00pm Eastern Participant call-in

AAAM Congratulates Lonnie G. Bunch III, Secretary-elect, Smithsonian Institution

Dear AAAM Members and Supporters: On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff of the Association of African American Museums (AAAM), I am pleased to send our heartiest congratulations to Mr. Lonnie Bunch on his historic appointment as Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. Mr. Bunch has served as the founding director of the Smithsonian’s

A Beginner’s Guide to Afrofuturism: 7 Titles to Watch and Read

Blending the African Diaspora with science, philosophy, and technology, Afrofuturism has long been a part of Black popular culture. Afrofuturism, a term coined in 1994 by Mark Dery, has long been a part of Black popular culture. Blending the African Diaspora with science, technology, and philosophy, Afrofuturism is a way for Black people to see and expand

Samuel L. Jackson visits the History of Diving Museum

Executive producer Samuel L. Jackson, along with director Simcha Jacobovici, producer Ric Esither Bienstock and their film crew came to the Museum for a tour to see the current Diving With a Purpose Featured Exhibit and to film for an upcoming six part documentary series on the transatlantic slave trade. The Featured Exhibit highlights a collaboration