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The Arab American National Museum – Past, Present, and Future
January 26 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Presentation by Diana Abouali, Director, Arab American National Museum.
January 26 at 5:30 pm, UM Museum of Art
The Arab American National Museum, located in Dearborn, Michigan, remains the only museum in the country that interprets and presents the history and culture of Arab Americans. Diana Abouali will chart the origins, development, and future prospects of AANM, situating it within its broader social, cultural and political contexts.
Diana Abouali is director of the Arab American National Museum (AANM). In the last twenty years, she held leadership positions at museums, cultural heritage, and refugee institutions in Palestine and Jordan and worked as Assistant Professor at Dartmouth College for History and Middle East Studies. She serves on several boards and committees including the Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS), ArteEast (NYC), CultureSource (Detroit), the Citizens Advisory Committee at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, and the general assembly of Taawon-Welfare Association (Palestine). Diana Abouali received her PhD in History and Middle Eastern Studies from Harvard University in 2004.