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 LEGACY SERIES

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 43 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

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

AAAM Member Spotlight

Kinshasha Conwill

Please join AAAM as we congratulate, Kinshasha Conwill as she was recently elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. The Academy is an honorary society that celebrates the excellence of its members and an independent research center that convenes leaders from across disciplines, professions and perspectives to address significant challenges. » CLICK HERE

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

AAAM Launches Regional Leadership Conversations

AAAM recently launched a new Regional Leadership Conversation Initiative on Thursday, April 9. On Friday, April 17, the Association hosted web-based regional conversations for executive leaders of African American museums across the country. The sessions took place throughout the month of April and will continue until June with each regional cohort starting at 2:00pm (Eastern Standard

THE FIGHT TO PRESERVE AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY

AMERICAN CHRONICLES FEBRUARY 3, 2020 ISSUE Activists and preservationists are changing the kinds of places that are protected—and what it means to preserve them. By Casey Cep January 27, 2020 No one knows what happened to Gabriel’s body. Born into slavery the year his country declared its freedom, he trained as a plantation blacksmith and

Advocacy Alert: Urge Congress to Include Museums in COVID-19 Relief

The U.S. Congress is currently considering COVID-19 (coronavirus) relief and economic stimulus legislation, and likely will consider additional economic relief proposals in the future. The Association of African American Museums (AAAM) is engaged in this rapidly developing situation, including in coalition with our partners in the broader nonprofit community. AAAM recently joined the American Alliance