This study aimed to understand the scope of existing museum capacity building opportunities, identify potential gaps in the suite of current capacity building offerings, and determine new opportunities and areas of growth for both IMLS and other funders.
To call attention to the racial injustice that Till’s death represents, the Mississippi-based Emmett Till Memorial Project created a smartphone app to guide visitors through virtual or on-site tours of 22 sites related to his murder.
In observance of Black History Month, here are a collection of libraries and museums across the U.S. that are finding new virtual ways to educate, raise awareness, and promote Black history, culture, knowledge, and civil rights year-round.
The new study identifies opportunities to strengthen African American museums and HBCUs.
An evaluation of the Museum Grants for African American History and Culture Program designed to take stock of the grant program’s reach and performance during its 15-year history.
The August Wilson Center for African American Culture will create the position of Director of Programs as it makes plans to move into its new state-of-the-art facility in 2008. During the next 24 months, the exhibitions and performance programs of the Center will triple in number. The Director of...
The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) will partner with the Association of African American Museums (AAAM) to develop and present “Heritage Keepers: A Leadership Initiative for African American Museums.” BCRI will host a management training program targeted to 15 African American museums...
The Weeksville Heritage Center will strengthen its institutional capacity by professionalizing its collections practices. As the only museum interpreting African American history in the 19th and 20th century in the Northeast, Weeksville Heritage Center seeks to preserve its collections, while...
The Association of African American Museums (AAAM) will produce a National Profile of African American Museums, based on a comprehensive survey and analysis project. Since the emergence of the African American museum movement in the 1950s and 1960s, numerous new museums have been established to...
Hampton University Museum will provide specialized training and create an informative publication to improve curatorial and conservation operations for African American museums. The three-part project will include the presentation of a web seminar, the publication of a special issue of the...