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Arab American National Museum

Organization Location

Dearborn, Michigan


  • Matthew Jaber Stiffler
  • Elyssa Bisoski

Description of the Fellow’s Role

The Arab American National Museum (AANM) seeks a summer fellow to help develop our growing collection on Arab American activism. The collection consists of both physical and born-digital items, and is representative of the national community. The fellow may engage in any of the following activities: outreach to potential artifact donors, facilitation of artifact donations, facilitation of oral history collection, establishment of “web crawls” of activist-related websites through our Archive-It subscription, and promoting the discovery of our existing activism collections. Ideal candidates will have knowledge of Arab American history and/or history of political activism in the United States, as well as an interest working in museums and archives.

Time Commitment and Stipend (i.e., schedule, days per week)

  • 2 days per week, 6-8 weeks.
  • $1,680 – $2,240
  • Travel allowance: $350
  • Note: this position requires commuting to Dearborn, MI

About Arab American National Museum

Founded in May of 2005, the Arab American National Museum (AANM) is the first and only museum in the United States devoted to Arab American history and culture. Located in Dearborn, MI, the AANM is an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The mission of the museum is to document, preserve, and present the history, culture, and contributions of Arab Americans. In addition to its rich collection of objects illustrating the Arab American experience and cultural events that span racial, cultural, and ethnic divisions, the AANM serves the diverse population of our region and nation by producing exhibitions and educational programming that promote understanding of Arab Americans and the Arab World.

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