The Association of African American Museums is excited to announce plans for its 42nd Annual Conference, August 5-8, 2020 in Miami, Florida. This year’s theme will be Sun, Soul, & Soil: Diasporic Blackness and Justice in Global Museums. Hosted by the Black Archives Historic Lyric Theater. The conference will 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.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.The Conference hopes to 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.
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