Museum of African American History

Log Number: MH-245249-OMS-20

Boston's Museum of African American History will improve the care and management of its collections associated with the African Meeting House, which is preserved as a reminder of a thriving 19th century African American community on Nantucket Island. Following the recommendations of a 2016 Museum Assessment Program (MAP) report, museum staff will work with consultants to assess the condition of the objects and archives currently in storage on the island; re-organize storage spaces; identify materials to be moved to a climate-controlled facility; and improve controls and documentation to increase accessibility of the collections for staff, visitors, and scholars. By assessing the collections and improving their storage, the museum will gain improved intellectual and physical control of the objects, thereby better serving both scholars and the general public who visit the museum's Nantucket campus.