Museum awarded grant to protect African American artifacts

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland’s Banneker-Douglass Museum has received a $50,000 grant to preserve African American artifacts.

The Governor’s Office on Community Initiatives announced the grant Monday from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

A total of $2.2 million has been awarded to 14 grantees.

The Banneker-Douglass Museum in Annapolis, Maryland, is home to more than 12,000 historic objects, exhibition spaces and archives library.

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The upgrades will allow the museum to properly store and preserve important pieces of Maryland’s African American history, primarily its Fine Art and African Art Collections.

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