Remembering Miriam Esther Jiménez Román

Miriam Jiménez Román

Miriam Esther Jiménez Román June 11, 1951 – August 6, 2020 Obituary – Provided by Miriam E. Jiménez Román, the Puerto Rican archivist, social theorist, scholar, lecturer, writer, editor, and invaluable mentor to generations of young academics, activists, and artists exploring the African diaspora in the Caribbean, Latin America, and the United States, passed

Remembering David Driskell

David C. Driskell

Distinguished University Professor revolutionized the field of African American art through his scholarship, innovation and humanity. Obituary provided by: David C. Driskell, the legendary artist and Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland (UMD) recognized worldwide for his scholarship and expertise in African American art, passed away on Wednesday from complications of COVID-19.

AAAM 2021 Conference Announcement

AAAM 2021 conference announcement

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact Jada Wright-Greene Association of African American Museums Announces Second Virtual Conference LaNesha DeBardelaben, AAAM Board Chair   Vedet Coleman-Robinson, AAAM Executive Director   Omar Eaton-Martinez, AAAM Board Member & 2021 Conference Planning Chair Association of African American Museums Announces Second Virtual Conference Washington, D.C. Mar. 10, 2021 –

2021 AAAM|EMP HBCU Internship Application

2021 AAAM|EMP HBCU Internship Application Through a generous award provided by the Thomas & Jeanne Elmezzi Private Foundation, the Association of African American Museums is pleased to announce the AAAM|EMP HBCU Internship.  Funding through the private foundation was given to assist the association with advancing AAAM’s Emerging Museum Professionals HBCU initiatives.  ~ One Paid Internship –

2021 AAAM Conference Call for Proposals

2021 AAAM Conference Call for Proposals AAAM 2021 invites proposals that consider the global impact of African American institutions, explore concepts of blackness and justice in museums around the world, and look at the work of museums throughout the Black diaspora. The deadline to submit a Session Proposal: Saturday, March 13th, 2021 | 11:59 pm

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

AAAM Announces 2020 Grant Awards and New Partnerships

AAAM Grants & 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

Regional Leadership Conversations Initiative

AAAM will host web-based regional conversations for executive leaders of African American museums across the country. The sessions will take place over the next three months with each regional cohort starting at 2:00pm (Eastern Standard Time). We hope that leaders will use this platform for collective brainstorming, sharing of ideas and resources, and to strategically

Passing of AAAM Legend William (Bill) Billingsley

William (Bill) Billingsley

William H. Billingsley December 30, 1945 – November 7, 2017 Life Legacy William H. “Jun” Billingsley Jr., age 71, passed away Tuesday November 7, 2017 in Xenia, Ohio. Bill was born December 30, 1945 in Martel, Tennessee the son of the late William Billingsley Sr. and Dorothy (Cochraham) Billingsley. Along with his parents Bill is