Affiliate Profile

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Museum of the African Diaspora

San Francisco, California
* This organization participates in the Affiliate Reciprocal Membership Program

The Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) shares the diverse creative and cultural expressions that attribute to a common African heritage, tracing the myriad threads of historical and contemporary migrations of Africans. Although the museum only became a Smithsonian Affiliate in 2014, the relationship with the Smithsonian began years earlier. Currently, MoAD collaborates with Smithsonian curators on The Will to Adorn: African American Dress and the Aesthetics of Identity—a folk cultural research and public presentation project initiated by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.