The Latino Network of the American Alliance of Museums represents Latino professionals working in museums and cultural institutions in the United States. It offers expertise to U.S. museums interested in better understanding Latino issues and engaging Latino audiences through the development of exhibitions, collections, public programs, and education initiatives. Additionally, the Latino Network offers guidance to museums across the U.S. and Latin America in their efforts to create partnerships and collaborations.
The Latino Network provides opportunities to meet other Latino museum professionals, receive information about career opportunities and Latino-related events and exhibitions, in the U.S. and Latin America.
What we do within AAM
- Provide support and data to AAM leadership and key staff in their interaction with the U.S. Latino and Latin American and the Caribbean museum community.
- Participate in the National Program Committee that reviews program sessions for AAM’s Annual Meeting.
- Form part of the Advisory Committee for the Conference of the Americas
- Assist AAM with Spanish translation of official documents
The Latino Network is currently working to create LATINO INCLUSION GUIDELINES, a document that will compile relevant practices for museums to use when working with Latino audiences and professionals.
- Networking events in different U.S. cities
- Session programs, luncheons, international roundtables and open forum events during AAM’s Annual Meeting
- Data collection, research and analysis of the needs of Latino museum professionals
The Latino Network would like to explore and document the way museums are dealing with issues regarding immigration and how they are impacting their communities. Please share any examples that you think are pertinent. You can send them to Margarita Sandino: firstname.lastname@example.org
Members of AAM’s Latino Professional Network speak out against a series of executive orders signed in late January, in which President Trump ordered the construction of a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico, restricted federal funds to sanctuary jurisdictions, and imposed a ban on travel to the U.S. from several Muslim-majority countries.