Summary: S.277 — 103rd Congress (1993-1994)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (02/02/1993)

National African American Museum Act - Establishes within the Smithsonian Institution the National African American Museum (the Museum) to be operated as a center for scholarship and museum training and a location for education, research, events, and collection and display of items and materials relating to the life, art, history, and culture of African Americans.

Authorizes the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution (Board of Regents) to plan, design, reconstruct, and renovate the Arts and Industries Building to house the Museum.

Establishes a Board of Trustees of the Museum (Board of Trustees) in the Smithsonian Institution. Sets forth various duties of the Board of Trustees, including: (1) establishing and supporting cooperative programs with other museums and institutions; and (2) reporting annually to the Board of Regents.

Directs the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution to appoint a Director, Assistant Director, Secretary, and Chief Curator of the Museum and other officers and employees necessary to operate the Museum and carry out the Board's duties.

Authorizes appropriations.