2019 AAAM Awards

Help us recognize outstanding work in the museum field!

Association of African American Museums award winners

The 2019 Awards Ceremony will be held on Friday, Aug 10, 2019 in Jackson, MS.

The Association of African American Museums is excited to open nominations for its 2019 Leadership Awards.

We invite you to nominate a colleague to receive award recognition for their meaningful contribution to the museum and cultural sector. The AAAM leadership awards celebrate the inspiring, creative, and impactful work of African Americans throughout the museum field.

Each year AAAM members are asked to nominate museum practitioners in one of three (3) award categories:

The DR. JOHN E. FLEMING Award

This award, the highest honor presented, recognizes museum professionals who have contributed outstanding expertise and exceptional dedication to African and African American focus museums nationally and internationally through a career spanning twenty years or more.

The MUSEUM LEADERSHIP Award

This award recognizes museum professionals, in the field for ten years or more, who have displayed exceptional leadership in museum work and particularly in the advancement of African and African American focus museums nationally and internationally.

The PACE SETTER Award

This award recognizes museum professionals who, in the filed for less than ten years have demonstrated exceptional innovation and dedication to sustaining African and African American focus museums nationally and internationally.

NOMINATIONS DUE: March 1, 2019