In 1999-2000 the Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture renovated its facility to focus on the collection, storage and study of artifacts. This on-line academy is presented as part of the museum's recommitment to identify, study, preserve, and collect African American historical materials.
The Academy features a series of people offering their expertise and sharing their insights on different subjects within the field of material culture. Collectors, preservers, scholars, and educators conduct virtual lectures, workshops, and demonstrations for your enjoyment and education. We want you to use the information presented here along with the database of artifacts in the museum's permanent collection to think about what role material culture plays in helping us to come to a better understanding of the African American historical and cultural experience.
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