Museum Grants for African American History and Culture -- Resources
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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:
The David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora at the University of Maryland used an IMLS grant to begin documenting Professor David C. Driskell’s one-of-a-kind archive consisting of an estimated 50,000 objects. The center hired an archivist, graduate student interns, and a consulting archivist to develop procedures for inventorying and making the collection available online.
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.
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.
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.
The Florida African American Museum Exchange (FAAME) is building a robust alliance of African American museums throughout the state of Florida to preserve and present historically significant documents, photos, artifacts, and buildings.