Bring African American history to your school, library, museum, or business with classroom resource such as a traveling exhibit from the African American Museum of Iowa.
What are Traveling Exhibits?
Our traveling exhibits are sets of free-standing, informational banners that relate to a specific topic in Iowa’s African American history. The exhibits are light, portable, and easy to install.
Find a traveling exhibit to fit your needs and interests.
How Do Traveling Exhibits Work?
Traveling exhibits are available to schools, libraries, museums, organizations and businesses across Iowa.
Traveling exhibits may be requested for a maximum of 2 weeks (14 consecutive days, Suspended for up to 6 months) including pickup, return, and/or shipping unless otherwise stated by the AAMI. This period may be shortened due to availability, prior requests, and availability of transport/delivery. All reservations are on a first come, first served basis.
Traditional exhibits can be reserved for $50.00. Suspended can be reserved for $250.00. This fee is required to support the repair and upkeep of the exhibits. As the borrower, you will also be responsible for picking up and returning the traveling exhibit or for all shipping costs, materials, and insurance. In the event that neither pick up and return nor shipping are possible, an AAMI staff member or affiliate can deliver and pick up the exhibit at a cost of $0.50 per mile, round-trip, pending availability.
Normal wear and tear of traveling exhibits is expected. However, if damages beyond expected wear and tear occur during the leasing period, the borrower is liable for all costs related to those damages.
Instructions are provided in the rental contract. Exhibits consists of 3-5 banners depending on topic with each banner standing about 72″ tall and about 33.5″ wide. Suspended consists of three 8’x8′ double sided panels.