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Kinshasha Holman-Conwill

Deputy Director, NMAAHC

Kinshasha Holman Conwill serves as Deputy Director of the National Museum of African American History & Culture. Since 2005 to present, she has engaged in fulfilling the museum’s vision by expanding its collections, fostering external partnerships, developing exhibits and programming. She serves as lead editor for projects ranging from exhibition catalogs to books on the museum’s collections, including Dream A World Anew: The African American Experience and the Shaping of American, Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing: How the Apollo Theater Shaped American Entertainment (co-authored by Richard Carlin), Sweet Home Café’ Cookbook: A Celebration of African American Cooking, and We Return Fighting: World War I and the Shaping of Modern Black Identity. Prior to joining the Smithsonian, she served as the Director of The Studio Museum in Harlem Image: Public Domain