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Chair’s Leadership Award

The AAM Chair’s Leadership Award is reserved for rare occasions “to honor” outstanding leadership and extraordinary accomplishments in the museum field. It was first presented in 2015. Recipients are not nominated but instead are chosen by the AAM Board Chair.

Past Recipients


Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico


National Museum of African American History and Culture


Graham Beal, Director, President and CEO, and the Detroit Institute of Arts Board of Directors

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