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.

With your safety and well-being our main priorities, I, along with the Board of Directors and Conference Planning Committee, have decided to not convene the 42nd AAAM Conference in Miami, FL.  We will identify the programming and dates to convene virtually to handle our business, connect, and network with our AAAM Members.

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Please refer below for important updates regarding funding, to include an important survey to help my office best determine the needs of our AAAM member museums.

All the best,

Vedet Coleman-Robinson

 

 

 

AAAM Wants to Partner With You!

AAAM wants to partner with you as we apply for funding of national significance (AAAM federal agency members are ineligible.).

Our Goal:

We will work with several federal agencies in an effort to help AAAM Institutional Members increase their digital footprint.  The anticipated projects will be completed through:

Grants

Partnerships

Collaborations

Cooperative Agreements

A total of 18-20 AAAM Institutional Members will be randomly selected to participate in the pilot programs overall.

First Possible Opportunities:

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) – Digital Humanities

Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)

We are currently working on two separate grant applications (NEH and IMLS) that will allow AAAM Institutional Members to enter into a pilot program which will increase each selected member’s digital footprint.

Please click the red button below to submit your institution for consideration.  

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. 

 

 

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:

THE ANDREW MELLON FOUNDATION 

COMMUNITY-BASED ARCHIVES

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Andrew W. Mellon Foundation logo

 

 

NEH Funding

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National Endowment for the Humanities logo

 

 

IMLS CARES Funding

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Institute of Museum and Library Services logo

The Cares Act Grants for Museums and Libraries webinar is posted here:

https://www.imls.gov/webinars/imls-cares-act-grants-museums-and-libraries

SBA and Treasury Release Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application

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SBA APPLICATION GUIDELINES


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