Shortly after, as I was finishing graduate school, I learned about AANM and its vision for empowering Arab Americans.
DA: A key interpretive strategy at AANM is telling community history through personal stories, illustrated by the artifacts on display.
MH: How and why has AANM positioned itself as a national museum, as opposed to a state- or city-level museum?
DA: AANM is one of three national programs at ACCESS, the largest Arab-American human services nonprofit in the United States.
Why was it important to achieve this designation, and what benefit does AANM derive from it?