We are thrilled to announce Brenda Tindal, Director of Education and Engagement at the International African American Museum, is the recipient of the Southeastern Museums Conference’s 2020 Museum Leadership Award. This award recognizes mid-career museum professionals who have demonstrated significant leadership within both their organization as well as the museum profession as a whole.
Brenda began her career in the museum field in 2003 at the Levine Museum of the New South in Charlotte. There, she was a part of the curatorial team behind the development of the award-winning exhibit “Courage: The Carolina Story that Changed America”, which explored the region’s role in the landmark school desegregation case, Brown v. Board of Education. In 2015, Brenda became both the first woman and African American to serve as Staff Historian and Senior Vice-President of Research and Collections at Levine.
Prior to joining the International African American Museum (IAAM), Tindal was the Director of Education at the Detroit Historical Society, where she oversaw the K-16 education initiatives, public programming, and provided organizational leadership in the areas of museum visitor experience and strategic engagement.
Earlier this month, Tindal moderated the discussion “Omar, the Man”, part of a series of talks hosted by Spoleto Festival USA. Click here to watch the event in full.