Association of African American Museums Conference 2020

August 5, 2020 - 9:00am to August 8, 2020 - 6:00pm [AST -04:00]


Dear AAAM Members and Supporters:

With your safety and well-being our main priorities, I, along with the Board of Directors and Conference Planning Committee, have decided to not convene the 42nd AAAM Conference in Miami, FL. We will identify the programming and dates to convene virtually to handle our business, connect, and network with our AAAM Members.

Thank you for your patience while you allowed us to perform our due diligence in order to make this decision. We will provide you with updated information, including the registration process and a 42nd Annual Conference schedule as soon as possible and will provide pertinent information for you on our website and via email. For those who submitted panel proposals, the Planning Committee will contact a limited number of you in the coming days about participating virtually this year.

Our office will offer an array of options for those of you who have already registered for the Miami conference and will make certain to communicate information with you as it is finalized.

Again, thank you for your patience and commitment to AAAM. I look forward to “seeing you” at the conference and please continue to be safe.

All the best,

Vedet Coleman-Robinson
Executive Director
Association of African American Museums


 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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