Last updated: 11/6/2013
Dearborn, Michigan
Street Address
13624 Michigan Avenue
Dearborn, MI 48126
Mailing Address
13624 Michigan Avenue
Dearborn, MI 48126
phone: 313-582-2266
fax: 313-582-1086
e-mail: fsaad@accesscommunity.org
web: www.arabamericanmuseum.org
Hours
Wednesday, Friday - Saturday10 AM - 6 PM
Thursday10 AM - 8 PM
Sunday12 PM - 5 PM
Admissions
Adults: $8
Seniors: $4
Members: free
Students (): $4
Children (6-12): $4
Children under 5: Free
Staff
Devon Akmon, Director
phone: 313-624-0200
Jumana Salamey, Curator of Education and Public Programming
phone: 313-624-0203
Maia Asshaq, Museum Store
phone: 313-624-0226
Elizabeth Chilton, Curatorial Department Manager
phone: 313-624-0227
Mattew Stiffler, Researcher
phone: 313-624-0205
Elizabeth Barrett Sullivan, Curator of Exhibits
phone: 313-624-0234
Kim Silarski, Communications
phone: 313-624-0206
Fay Saad, Membership
phone: 313-624-0200
Andrew Mcbride, Library & Resource Center
phone: 313-624-0223
Description

The Arab American National Museum (AANM) is the first and only museum in the United States devoted to Arab American history and culture. The AANM is located in the heart of metro Detroit's Arab American community. Through its interactive hands-on exhibits, the AANM documents and presents the Arab American story. By bringing the voices and faces of Arab Americans to its audiences, the AANM affirms its commitment to dispel the many misconceptions about Arab Americans and other minorities. The museum brings to light the shared experiences of immigrants and ethnic groups, while paying tribute to the diversity of our nation.

History

The Arab American National Museum opened its doors on May 5, 2005. Prior to the opening of the museum, ACCESS had established a cultural arts department. The cultural arts department moved into the museum and expanded its outreach and mission.

Artifact Collections

The museum's collections include ancient Arab world artifacts and more modern Arab American artifacts. These include personal items, stories, artwork, and media.

Research Collections

The AANM's Library and Resource center has a collection of nearly 3,500 books, magazines, manuscripts, dvds, videos and other publications.

Educational Programs

The Arab American National Museum provides cultural competency workshops, docent led tours, lectures, curriculum materials, gallery tours, and conferences.

Governance

The Arab American National Museum's parent organization is ACCESS, Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services. We also have a national advisory board.

Publications

We send out an electronic newsletter every week, plus have an annual report, brochures and other promotional materials. Plus we have authored books and catalogs.

  • Telling our Story: The Arab American National Museum
  • Etching Our Own Image: Voices From Within the Arab American Art Movement
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