Media

Featured in Crain’s Detroit Business’ Annual Giving Guide

November 6, 2013 Work

The Arab American National Museum was featured in the 2013 Giving Guide, published by Crain’s Detroit Business. Here I discuss our goal of building the endowment to $10 million by 2017. Exit strategy: More nonprofits, donors turn to endowments for lasting impact “Through the recession, we learned arts and culture was not the No. 1 priority for certain foundations and corporations,” said Devon Akmon, director of the Arab American National Museum. Endowment “is a way of building a more sustainableRead More

Crain’s Detroit 40 Under 40 Ceremony

November 6, 2013 Work

A heartfelt congrats to all the other awardees of the Crain’s Detroit Business 40 Under 40. And much love to the Arab American National Museum and ACCESS staff for making their leaders look so good. They do the heavy lifting that makes our organization shine!

Featured on WDET: A Local Museum Earns National Props

September 29, 2013 Work

“We realize that if people want to be receptive to our story, we have to be receptive to other stories.” Devon Akmon, Director of the Arab American National Museum. One of Metro Detroit’s newest cultural institutions has earned national credibility. The Arab American National Museum in Dearborn has been accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, an honor most museums don’t have. Museum director Devon Akmon tells me it’s the gold standard for institutions of its kind.

Featured in the Press & Guide

September 4, 2013 Work

Hot off the local press. Published on September 4, 2013 by the Press & Guide. DEARBORN: New director of growing Arab American National Museum thinking beyond its walls

A Conversation with Craig Fahle on WDET

August 1, 2013 Work

A New Chapter For the Arab American National Museum via the Craig Fahle Show on WDET-FM.

A New Role at the Museum

July 1, 2013 Work

Today marks the beginning of a new journey. I was just promoted to director of the Arab American National Museum. Here we go (via Crane’s Detroit Business: Arab American Museum names deputy as new director).

“Little Syria” featured on PRI’s The World

January 21, 2012 Work

The AANM’s Little Syria project is picking up steam. We’re wrapping up the RFP process with exhibit designers, our curatorial staff is conducting research and collecting objects for the forthcoming exhibit, and the media is covering the story. We’re off to a good start. Be sure to like the Little Syria Exhibit

Under The Radar

October 5, 2011 Work

I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by Tom Daldin, host of public television’s Under The Radar (UTR). I love his show, which spotlights great places and things happening around Michigan. This particular episode focused on Dearborn. Thanks for including the Arab American National Museum! Check it out!