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African American History and Culture Forum

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Materials from the June 2013 Grantee Convening:

Presentation: Grants and Financial Management (PDF, 118KB)

Presentation: Association of African American Museums (PDF, 1.7MB)

Presentation: Social Media for AAHC Museums

Presentation: American Alliance of Museums (PDF, 640KB)

Handout: MAP Social Media Handbook (PDF, 192KB)

Toolkit: Developing Project Ideas, Part 1 (PDF, 519KB)

Toolkit: Developing Project Ideas, Part 2 (PDF, 710KB)

Presentation: Shaping Outcomes and Logic Model (PDF, 359KB)

Worksheet: Logic Model (PDF, 232KB)

 

Museum Grants for African American History and Culture content on the IMLS website:
Reissued with Corrections: National Museum and Library Services Board to Meet on November 15 in Birmingham

October 31, 2013 01:11 PM
The Birmingham Public Library will host the 28th meeting of the National Museum and Library Services Board. Read More

 
National Museum and Library Services Board to Meet on November 15 in Birmingham

October 30, 2013 02:03 PM
The Birmingham Public Library will host the 28th meeting of the National Museum and Library Services Board. Members of the public are invited to attend. Read More

 
Webinars for Prospective Applicants Rescheduled; National Medal for Museum and Library Service Deadline Extended

October 18, 2013 02:31 PM
IMLS has rescheduled five live webinars for people considering applying for IMLS grants and extended the deadline for its National Medal for Museum and Library Service. Read More

 
Grant recipients of the African American History and Culture program met at the Sumner School in Washington, DC, June 5 and 6, 2013.
Blog Post: AAHC Forum – Thanks for Sharing for Your Stories!

August 1, 2013 01:51 PM
Over the past six months we've featured dozens of stories about the great work being done with IMLS funding by museum professionals at African American museums and HBCUs across the country. Read More

 
Talking with an artist at the Haitian Heritage Museum
Blog Post: AAHC Forum: The Growing Impact of Haitian Art and Culture

July 18, 2013 06:16 AM
The Haitian Heritage Museum has been a steward of Haitian art exhibitions, dance performances, and educational programming in Southeastern Florida and is increasing programming within the facility, schools, colleges, and the greater community. Read More

 
Mark McCormick,John Franklin, Michele Parchment, Linda Colet, at table discussion
Blog Post: AAHC Forum: Convening 101 – Fostering a Community of Practice

July 11, 2013 12:38 PM
A new format at the 2013 convening of IMLS African American History and Culture grantees brought people together who share a common passion, interest, or experience in the AAHC field. Read More

 
Marion McGee, the assistant director, and Althemese Barnes, the founder of the John G. Riley House and Museum.
December 2012: Multiplying Multiculturalism: One Museum Plots a Course to Promote Cultural Preservation Statewide


As a small museum grew into a multi-dimensional center of historic and cultural preservation, it faced a challenge. The museum’s founder needed to expand professional capacity and put in place a leader to succeed her. Read More

 
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February 2012: Tubman African American Museum Takes Exhibits Beyond Museum Walls


The Tubman African American Museum is giving “community outreach” a new meaning. While looking to expand its audience and provide education beyond the museum walls, the museum developed an “Arts & History Outreach Program” that is doing just that. Read More

 
Michelle McKinney, assistant archivist, working on her first processed collection to the storage area.
February 2010: Newly Reorganized Archives Benefits Museum, Community


The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit, the world's largest institution dedicated to the African American experience, holds a collection of more than 30,000 artifacts and archival materials. Read More

 
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2014 Guide to Funding Programs and Opportunities


This four-page overview of IMLS funding programs provides succinct information on the agency's grant and award programs, as well as agency initiatives and priorities. Read More

 
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Museum Grants for African American History and Culture Program Update, May 2011


This report on the Museum Grants for African American History and Culture program provides data on the program and the grants made to date. It also provides guidance on writing a successful proposal and impressions from grantees. Read More

 
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African American History & Culture in Museums: Strategic Crossroads and New Opportunities


On July 16, 2004, IMLS convened a day-long forum of leaders in the African American museum community, as well as leaders in the museum community at large, to explore the evolving role of African American museums, their contributions, and their challenges. The report provides a synthesis of the July meeting. Read More