3 results for month: 02/2020


MAC Partners with AAAM 2020 Conference

The Museums Association of the Caribbean (MAC) will partner with the Association of African American Museums (AAAM) to present a pre-conference workshop, sessions and its annual AGM at the 42nd Annual AAAM Conference in Miami, FL. The AAAM conference theme, “Sun, Soul and Soil: Diasporic Blackness and Justice in Global Museums” encapsulates the international dimension of the conference which 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.  The two organizations are inspired by the richness of the collective museum cohorts coming together, and look forward to discovering organizational intersections and ingenuity. The conference welcomes professionals from museums, archives, libraries, cultural centers and academia; August 5-8, 2017 at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami in downtown Miami, FL.

As part of this co-convening MAC will present a pre-conference day workshop on “Advocacy Skills for the Museum Professional” on August 5th, present multiple sessions by its members during the conference program and hold its Annual General Meeting as part of the conference proceedings on August 7th.  These programs will be open to all registered conference participants.

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ICOM/MAC Workshop in Disaster Risk Management

French-speaking Museum professionals from the Caribbean region will participate in the five-day workshop on Disaster Risk Management to be held in Martinique. The workshop is the result of collaboration between ICOM, the Museum Association of the Caribbean, and the “Collectivité Territoriale de Martinique.” It will be supported by the National Museum of African American History & Culture, Smithsonian Institution and the French Ministry of Culture.

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Formation ICOM et MAC sur la Gestion des Risques Naturels

Les professionnels francophones des musées de la région Caraïbes participeront à un atelier de formation professionnelle de  cinq jours sur la gestion des risques naturels qui aura lieu en Martinique. L'atelier est le fruit d'une collaboration entre l'ICOM, l'Association des Musées de la Caraïbes (MAC) et la Collectivité Territoriale de Martinique. Il sera soutenu par le Musée national d'histoire et de culture afro-américaine, la Smithsonian Institution et le Ministère français de la Culture.

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