Museum professionals owe a debt of gratitude to the Muses of ancient Greece who embodied the arts and inspired creation. The word “museum” comes from the Greek word Mouseion, meaning a temple dedicated to the Muses. It came to mean a building for the study of the arts and sciences and evolved into museums as we know them today.
MAAM’s 2011 Annual Conference we called upon the kindness of the Muses to inspire museum professionals to develop fresh new strategies and ensure the future sustainability of our institutions. Whether rehabbing old windows in your historic museum structure to make them more energy efficient, or re-positioning your institution to better focus staff and resources on its core mission, or diversifying income generation, or exploring the better use of local resources and materials in school programs . . . MAAM 2011 in Baltimore inspired new thinking, new strategies, and sustainability in all of its dimensions.
Sheraton City Center
101 West Fayette Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Sessions and events were held at the Sheraton City Center, which combines stunning views of the Patapsco River and Chesapeake Bay with Center City convenience to the Harbor and the host of museums and cultural diversity that is Baltimore.
Monday, October 8, 6:30-9:00 pm
A free reception in Baltimore’s Station North Arts District was hosted for MAAM Members, Conference Attendees, Emerging Museum Professionals and local area colleagues. This lively reception and exhibition featured artists Ruth Trevarrow and Bob Creamer. The event was sponsored by a Host Committee made up of Baltimore area museum professionals and colleagues. A big thanks to:
- Bill Beitel / Case
- Lania D’Agostino / D’Agostino Studios
- Abby Shaw / Hollinger Metal Edge
- Linda Gottfried / Sentinel Museum Storage
- Matt Malaquias / Case
- Lynn Marcin / Huntington T. Block – AON
- Alan Reed / GWWO, Inc. Architects
- Lorraine Reed / O’Brien Systems
- Joe Turpin / Alexander’s Mobility Services
- Laura Werther / GWWO, Inc. Architects