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ERIC Number: ED495800
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr
Pages: 20
Abstractor: ERIC
African American History and Culture in Museums: Strategic Crossroads and New Opportunities (July 16, 2004)
Institute of Museum and Library Services
On July 16, 2004, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (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. This report provides a synthesis of the July meeting. A clear outcome of the meeting was that IMLS must continue to work closely with the African American museum community to raise awareness about its existing grant opportunities and to create new opportunities. This summary is intended to stimulate further conversation and collaboration between IMLS and the vital constituency of African American museums. Topics discussed were the roles of strategic planning, fundraising, marketing and outreach, museum operations, governance, strengthening and accessing field resources, and challenges ahead. Also presented is a list of forum participants and the text of the National Museum of African American History and Culture Act: Section 7, Educational and Liaison Programs.
Institute of Museum and Library Services. 1800 M Street NW, 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20036-5802. Tel: 202-653-IMLS; Fax: 202-653-4600; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Institute of Museum and Library Services, Washington, DC.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A