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Building Global Museum Community: A Journey through the African Diaspora

Tuesday, Sept. 30
2–3:30 p.m. (ET)

Join U.S. and Brazilian colleagues as they discuss their cultural exchange project, A Journey through the African Diaspora, a collaboration that involved high school students, teacher liaisons and teaching artists in an exploration of the African Diaspora in Prince George’s County, Maryland, and Sao Paulo, Brazil, with a focus on slavery, emancipation, economic and community development.

This project was completed in July 2014 as part of the Museums Connect program administered by the American Alliance of Museums and sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.

Staff from the Museu-Afro Brasil in Sao Paulo and the Prince George’s African American Museum in North Brentwood, Maryland, share the successes and challenges of partnering on this mutually-beneficial project that reached beyond their physical walls to directly engage members of their communities and beyond. Presenters will offer project overviews, processes and lessons learned over the course of implementing this cross-cultural initiative.

How Will I Benefit?

By participating in this program, attendees will be better able to:
  • Develop a broader knowledge about and understanding of cultures in different parts of the world
  • Employ strategies for partnering with other organizations domestically and internationally

  • Consider participation in the Museums Connect program

Who Should Attend

Directors, educators, curators, exhibition planners, public relations staff, development staff and anyone interested in developing a meaningful international partnership program.


  • Chanel Compton, director of education, youth and school programs, Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center at North Brentwood (PGAAMCC), North Brentwood, Maryland
  • Cíntia Domingos Ribeiro, project assistant, Museu-Afro Brasil, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Special Guest

  • Maria Saldana, teacher liaison, A Journey through the African Diaspora; and coordinator, Center for Visual and Performing Arts, Suitland High School, Forestville, Maryland


  • Heather Berry, manager, International programs, American Alliance of Museums, Washington, DC
  • Greg Stevens, assistant director, professional development, American Alliance of Museums, Washington, DC
  • Adam La Faci, senior producer, LearningTimes, New York City
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About Museums Connect

The Museums Connect program strengthens connections and cultural understanding between people in the United States and abroad through innovative projects facilitated by museums and executed by their communities. The program’s mission is to build global communities through cross-cultural exchanges while also supporting U.S. foreign policy goals, such as youth empowerment, environmental sustainability and disability rights awareness. Museums Connect is made possible by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is administered by the American Alliance of Museums. 

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Cancellation requests for Alliance professional development programs must be received in writing no later than one week prior to the event date to receive a full refund of your registration fees. Refund requests will not be accepted after that date. The Alliance reserves the right to cancel any program at any time, for any reason. In the event of a program cancellation by the Alliance, attendees will receive a full refund of their registration fees. For face-to-face programs, the Alliance is not responsible for any travel or hotel expenses incurred as a result of your participation or cancellation of an event.