Brenda Tindal

Brenda Tindal is an awarding-winning educator, scholar and museum practitioner. 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.

In 2003, Tindal launched her career in the museum field at Levine Museum of the New South, in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she was part of the curatorial team that developed an exhibit that received the National Medal for Museum Service in 2005. In 2015, Tindal became Levine’s first woman and African American, to serve as Staff Historian and Senior Vice-President of Research and Collections.

Tindal is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including a 2011 Institute of Museum and Library Service (IMLS) at Princeton University. More recently, Tindal is the recipient of the 2020 Museum Leadership Award—one of the highest honors given to mid-career museum professionals for innovation, service, and leadership by the Southeastern Museum Conference (SEMC).

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