This accession consists of records documenting the National Museum of African Art (NMAfA) Advisory Board meetings and its members during the tenure of Johnnetta B. Cole, Director, 2009-2017. The board began in 1979 as the Commission of the Museum of African Art when the Smithsonian Institution first acquired the museum. With the name change of the museum in 1981, the group became the Commission of the National Museum of African Art. By 2002, the name was officially changed to the National Museum of African Art Board. Topics covered include strategic plans, financial reports, conservation data, collections, programs, meetings, public relations, and governance. Materials include minutes, proposals, correspondence, reports, memoranda, brochures, news clippings, bylaws, and related materials.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-105, National Museum of African Art. Office of the Director, Board of Trustees Files
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