October ’09 Affiliate Kudos!

In these tough economic times, it’s nice to see some bright spots.

Funding successes

The Institute for Museum and Library Services awarded the American Jazz Museum (Kansas City, MO) a $40,000 grant to conduct an internship program for the Baker Film Collection exhibit.

 The National World War II Museum (New Orleans, LA) received a $5.5 million gift from the T.G. Solomon family for the museum’s capital expansion campaign.  The Museum’s theater will be named the Solomon Victory Theater.

The District of Columbia’s 2010 budget passed with $1 million earmarked for the Historical Society of Washington to support the development of exhibitions.

Affiliate staff news

Anne McCudden, Director, of the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum (Clewiston, FL) was elected as a council member at the American Association for State and Local History.

Elaine Nichols, former Curator of History at the South Carolina State Museum (Columbia, SC), accepted a new position as Supervisory Museum Curator with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. Welcome to D.C. Elaine! 

Dr. David Cowen was named President and CEO of the Museum of American Finance. (New York, NY)

Do you have kudos to share?
Leave a comment here or send us your news. Here’s what qualifies:

1) New grants or recent funding successes
2) Affiliate staff serving on a national association board or panel
3) New executive director at an Affiliate
4) Staff moving to/from the Smithsonian and an Affiliate