Founded in 1976, the African American Museum in Philadelphia (AAMP) is the first institution funded and built by a major municipality to preserve, interpret, and exhibit the heritage of African Americans. The museum interprets and presents the achievements and aspirations of African Americans from pre-colonial times to the current day, including historical and contemporary topics such as the Civil Rights Movement, medicine, politics, religion, sports, and entertainment.
In service of its mission to foster greater appreciation of the Black experience through art, culture, and historical witness, African American Museum in Philadelphia will expand its digital strategies to make its live programming and exhibitions, as well as newly created content, more fully available online. Two new staff positions will support these efforts, which aim to meet and exceed the museum’s pre-pandemic audience reach and generate new opportunities for BIPOC scholars and artists.
The total grant amount represents project funding plus an additional 20% in unrestricted general operating support.