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.

As many of you read in yesterday’s email, we are moving forward with planning for our annual meeting in Miami, FL.  The Planning and Hosts Committees are committed to making certain we all have a memorable experience during our time together in August.  Should our plans change, you will receive prompt notification from our office so you may make the appropriate arrangements.

In the meantime, please take a moment to review the information below as it pertains to #AAAM2020 as well as our collaboration with the American Alliance of Museums in an effort to best arm ourselves against COVID-19.

I appreciate each one of you and look forward to seeing you in Miami, FL.


All the best,


Vedet Coleman-Robinson



AAAM and AAM’s Partnership 

Since the announcement of the COVID-19 outbreak, several leaders of membership organizations like AAAM have kept their fingers on the pulse of the virus.  Each organization has been updating its members and supporters with information as it pertains to remaining safe and diligent.  AAAM and the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) have partnered to make certain members have the best information to arm themselves.  AAM created a guide that we feel is the best resource for our members.  To access the full guide, please refer to the link below.

AAAM and Advocacy for Museums and Non-Profits

Please urge the U.S. Congress to consider the COVID-19 relief and economic stimulus as well as additional economic relief proposals in the future. 

Click the icon below to make certain Congress hears from you directly and inform them to include museums in COVID-19 relief and economic stimulus. 


How Can IMLS Help AAAM Members During COVID-19?

With the recent nationwide shift to working remotely, the Institute of Museums and Library Services would like to know more about how museums and libraries are navigating the challenges resulting from temporary institutional closures. 

Please take a few moments to answer this brief survey. Your responses will help IMLS to better support cultural institutions.

#AAAM2020 Conference Planning

At this juncture, AAAM is moving forward with our conference planning. The Conference Planning Committee has been working hard to make certain that our time in Miami, FL will be memorable.  Events will only be cancelled if mandated by the City of Miami or by Federal Governments. As this national and global situation evolves, we will be monitoring the situation carefully and planning for months ahead.  It is too soon to predict if we will cancel theconference.  AAAM will make an informed plan based on the best information we have at the time.  In the event that AAAM’s 2020 conference is either postponed or cancelled, our members and supporters will be notified immediately. 

For additional information regarding COVID-19, please visit the Center of Disease Control (CDC)’s website








Please click the icon below to read a special message from our President, LaNesha DeBardelaben regarding COVID-19: