Media Tip Sheet: Maryland Increases Funding for African American Heritage Preservation Grants

February 7, 2024

schillica howard

Maryland's decision to increase funding to $5 million annually for the African American Heritage Preservation Grant Fund marks a significant step in preserving the state's rich African American history. The grants, awarded to various projects including museum restorations and community initiatives, aim to safeguard crucial aspects of Maryland's cultural heritage that risk being lost without support.

If you would like more context on the significance of this funding, please consider Schillica Howard, an Assistant Professor of Museum Studies for Corcoran School of the Arts & Design at the George Washington University, who is bringing a fresh perspective and passion for collections management to the field. Before joining the faculty at GW, Howard worked primarily with African American collections, museums, and cultural institutions as a curator, collections manager, and registrar focusing on preserving marginalized narratives. 

If you would like to connect with Prof. Howard, please contact GW Media Relations Specialists Tayah Frye at [email protected].