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Dr. Deborah L. Mack

Associate Director

Smithsonian Institution

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Smithsonian Institution


WASHINGTON, District of Columbia 20560

United States

Company Description

Since its founding in 1846, the Smithsonian Institution has been committed to inspiring generations through knowledge and discovery. The Smithsonian is the world's largest museum and research complex, consisting of 19 museums and galleries, the National Z ... more

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Employment History

Programming Director

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Associate Member
The Museum Group

Member, Advisory Board
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Active Member
American Anthropological Association

Active Member
International Committee on Museums

Sudan Studies Association

Association of Black Anthropologists

Scholarly Advisory Committee




University of Chicago



Northwestern University


Northwestern University

doctoral degree

Northwestern University

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Scholarly Advisory Committee | About | National Museum of African American History and Culture [cached]

Dr. Deborah L. Mack (Served 2005-2011) Dr. Deborah L. Mack is the Associate Director for Community and Constituent Services at the National African American Museum of History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution. She serves as the principal executive responsible for overall planning, management and coordination of community services programs and international activities, with functions that include building relationships, outreach, training, and technical support for African American communities; programs with international organizations; collaborative projects with other institutions, museums and agencies; and support of alliances and collaborations with cultural service institutions. From 2000 to 2012 she was an independent museum consultant consulting extensively on museum organizational planning and strategic planning, on interpretive and exhibition development, and on cultural and heritage tourism with organizations nationwide and internationally.

Appointed a Commissioner for the Gullah-Geechee National Heritage Commission, Department of the Interior (National Park Service, 2007 â€" 2010), Mack served beginning in 2005 on the Scholarly Advisory Committee for the planned National African American Museum of History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution. Mack has conducted museum collections, film production and anthropological research - primarily in Africa and the U.S. - for more than 20 years. She has similarly independently developed, led and lectured for heritage tourism programs in both the U.S. and in Africa.
A Fulbright Senior Specialist in 2010, Mack is an active member of several professional organizations, among them the Association of American Museums (AAM); Association of African American Museums (AAAM); AFRICOM (International Council of African Museums); ICOM; the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience; the Association for State and Local History (AASLH); NAME (National Association for Museum Exhibition;) the Southeast Museums Conference (SEMC). Mack served two three-year terms on the advisory Smithsonian Council from 1999 - 2005. She has served the Association of African American Museums, as consultant, nominating committee chair, conference program committee member, as Program Chair for the AAAM 2009 annual conference and currently as a board member again, through 2013. She presently serves on the AAAM board by-laws committee, chairs the redefined Governance Committee that leads the restructuring process for AAAM board oversight, accountability and planning of the forthcoming AAAM strategic planning process. Mack also serves as the AAAM board liaison for the development of a memorandum of understanding with the Africa â€" U.S. Partnership group, in which AAAM is a leading member along with AFRICOM (International Council of African Museums), IMLS, AAM, Michigan State University and the Smithsonian Institution. Mack has served on the 2011, 2012 and 2013 National Program Committee for the Association of American Museums annual national conference, serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Public History, and as a peer and field reviewer for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). She is an associate member of The Museum Group ( - an association of senior museum consultants.
Deborah L. Mack holds a Ph.D. and an M.A., both in anthropology from Northwestern University, and a B.A. in geography from the University of Chicago.

The Public Historian : University of California Press | Journals + Digital Publishing [cached]

Deborah L. Mack, Smithsonian Institution

Dr. Deborah L. Mack, ... [cached]

Dr. Deborah L. Mack, associate director for community and constituent services at the National African American Museum of History and Culture at the Smithsonian Institution, will speak at the Knoxville Museum of Art at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 19. She will discuss the museum, set to open on the mall in Washington, D.C., in the fall of 2016.

Knoxville Museum of Art [cached]

Dr. Deborah L. Mack, associate director for community and constituent services at the National African American Museum of History and Culture at the Smithsonian Institution will present the Ninth Annual Sarah Jane Hardrath Kramer Lecture the Knoxville Museum of Art on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 6pm.

Dr. Mack will speak about "The National Museum of African American History & Culture: A People's Journey. A Nation's Story.
Dr. Deborah L. Mack
National African American Museum of History and Culture at the Smithsonian Institution
The Knoxville Museum of Art

"He was the first to bring ... [cached]

"He was the first to bring to the public eye these living, breathing communities," said Deborah Lynn Mack, an associate director at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington.

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