AAAM 2020 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.

Deadline to Submit Proposals: Saturday, March 7, 2020 (11:59 pm PST)

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Miami’s role as a diasporic city is legendary. Communities of African descent—from Barbados, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Puerto Rico, the United States, and beyond—have made Miami home and created a rich and vibrant culture. With that in mind, proposals might also discuss the idea of diaspora, examine the role of cultural landscapes in shaping communities, and reflect on how our ties to land and place influence the approach of communities and museums to our work.

Session Topics should address best practices in one of the following areas:

Track 1: Audience Diversity (Relevance, Outreach and Responsiveness)

Track 2: Collections Stewardship (Curating, Archiving and Conserving)

Track 3: Financial Stewardship (Resource Management and Institutional Advancement)

Track 4: Leadership Development (Strategic Forecasting and Succession Planning)

Track 5: Organizational Development (Mission, Governance and Operations Planning)

Track 6: Visitor Experience (Education, Interpretation, Public Programs, and Exhibits)

Track 7: Advocacy (Creating Buy-In, Alliance Building among Funders and Policy Makers)

Track 8: Marketing (Social Media, and Audience Engagement)

Within these tracks, we encourage proposals for interactive trainings that engage the nuts and bolts of all aspects of your work from conception to implementation.

The Association of African American Museums is excited to open nominations for its 2020 Board Member Nominations. Help identify remarkable members of our field who have a sole interest in increasing AAAM’s mission and legacy.