Museums Connect, an international exchange grant program funded through the U.S. Department of State and administered through AAM, forges partnerships between U.S. and international museums on a range of societal issues that champion cross-cultural understanding and cultural diplomacy. Learn how three projects on food culture, the African diaspora and flag as symbol inspired enduring impact on self-identity, community cohesion and empowerment, and how they have insformed museum meaning and practice.

This session will be simultaneously interpreted in Mandarin and Spanish.


  • Chanel Compton
  • Aliyu Abdu
  • Syed Iskandar Alattas