OMA at the Association of African American Museums Conference
In this session, Ontario delegates who had the opportunity to attend the Association of African American Museums annual conference in Mississippi last August will share their experiences and what they learned. They will highlight the benefits of Ontario museums participating in Black and African museum networks. The delegates will also outline how the employment of Black museology is integral to a more critical interpretation of the diversity and complexities of Black Canadian and African diasporic experiences, including the realities of anti-Black racism, past and present. The presenters will discuss how their learning and experiences will inform their future work at their respective institutions and organizations through the exploration of three case studies: the challenges of exhibiting the African collection held by the Art Gallery of Hamilton, the interpretation of the Oro African Church site, and the need for a Black history and cultural space located in Toronto.