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.


The Assocation of African American Museums is pleased to annouce the #AAAMLegacySeries. This series will pay homage to those who helped shape and mold AAAM over the past 42 years of our existence. Throughout the year we will spotlight leaders, visionaries, and institutions that have been pivotal in the growth of our institutions and the

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

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

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

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.   Please refer below for

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