Program and Schedule

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Program and Schedule

See below for the schedule at a glance. Click below to view the full program with session descriptions in PDF format.

Monday, October 5
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Intro to MAAM Annual Meeting, Welcome
11:00 AM to 11:30 AM Community-Centered Approaches in Museums
11:30 AM to 12:00 PM Community-Centered Approaches in Museums
Lisa Sasaki, Executive Director, Asian Pacific American Center
12:30 PM to 2:00 PM Session 1: Agents of Healing and Wellness: Museum Objects Serve Us and They Save Us
2:00 PM to 2:30 PM Exhibitor Hour
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM Session 2: Hacking the World: Imagining the Post-Pandemic Museum
4:30 PM to 5:00 PM AAM MAP Update
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM Happy Hour
Tuesday October 6
10:00 AM to 11:30AM KEYNOTE: Choices and Intentions: Reflections During a Crisis
12:30 PM to 2:00 PM EdCom of MAAM Meeting
2:00 PM to 2:30 PM Exhibitor Hour
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM Session 3: Multi-Sensory Mapping: Design for an Inclusive Visitor Experience
4:30 PM to 6:00 PM NAME Meet-Up
Wednesday, October 7
10:00 AM to 11:30AM Session 4: Making Digital Content for All
12:30 PM to 2:00 PM Session 5: Ivory, Horn & Tortoiseshell: Challenges and Opportunities
2:00 PM to 2:30 PM CatalogIt Tech Talk
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM Session 6: Design, Decolonization, Digital: A Conversation on Digital Tools and Student-curated Exhibitions
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Trivia Break
Sponsored by Lucidea
Thursday, October 8
10:00 AM to 11:30AM KEYNOTE: What COVID 19 Has Taught Us About Objects
12:30 PM to 2:00 PM Independent Museum Professionals Meet-Up
2:00 PM to 2:30 PM JacobsWyper Architects Tech Talk
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM Session 7: Duty to Care: Improving Collections Stewardship at Nemours Estate
4:30 PM to 6:00 PM Museum Studies Programs of MAAM
Friday October 9
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM Building Personal Resilience
11:30 AM to 12:00 PM Community-Centered Approaches in Museums
Sean Kelley, Senior VP and Director of Interpretaion, Eastern State Penitentiary
12:00 PM to 12:30 PM Community-Centered Approaches in Museums
12:30 PM to 2:00 PM Session 8: Q?rius@7: Lessons Learned and Future Challenges of a Handling Collection
2:00 PM to 2:30 PM Exhibitor Hour
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM Session 9: Curating Conflict and Controversy at Arlington House, the Robert E. Lee Memorial
Monday, October 12
10:00 AM to 11:30AM Session 10: The Power of the Tangible
12:30 PM to 2:00 PM Session 11: Rethinking Community Outreach: Partnering to Create Literacy Infused Programming
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM Session 12: Balancing Heritage and Healthcare: Interpreting
and Educating with Objects in the Hospital
4:30 PM to 5:00 PM AAM MAP Update: Using the Museum Assessment Program to Move Forward
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Happy Hour
Tuesday, October 13
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Community-Centered Approaches in Museums
Linda Harrison, Director and CEO, Newark Museum of Art
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Stephen Weil Memorial Lecture
Makeba Clay
12:30 PM to 2:00 PM Session 13: Light vs. Artifact
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM Registrar’s Committee of MAAM
TIME TBD “Driving While Black” Watch Party
Wednesday, October 14
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM Session 14: Expansion of the Noguchi Museum Campus; two new spaces that looks at the collection in two opposite ways
12:30 PM to 2:00 PM Session 15: Teaching and Learning with (Virtual) Collections: Strengths and Challenges of Object-Based Instruction in Augmented and Virtual Realities
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM Session 16: What Happens to Interactive Exhibits and Museum Environments After COVID-19?
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Trivia Break
Thursday, October 15
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Community-Centered Approaches in Museums
12:30:00 PM to 2:00 PM Session 17: What Do Museums Need More than Objects? Federal and Grant Dollars!
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM Emerging Museum Professionals of MAAM Meet-Up
Friday, October 16
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM MAAM Annual Meeting
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Wrap-Up: Moderated Panel Discussion on Community-Centered Approaches in Museums
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Consider this a Pep Talk: EMP’s, Students, and the Future of the Field
3:00 PM to 4:30 PM MAAM Social Justice Network

Conference Registration

Registration is open!

Current, active members of MAAM will be able to attend the conference at no additional cost. 

You will be able to access any session of the conference, including affinity groups and roundtables, at no additional cost. There will be a webpage dedicated to members with all of the information you need to attend the virtual Annual Meeting.

Non-MAAM Members

Non-Members may choose to purchase a membership to MAAM to receive access to all Virtual Conference content. We have several membership options to choose from (all membership options renew annually from the date of application):

  • Student/Retired and Museum workers that have been furloughed or have financial difficulty: $25
  • Individual Employed- $50
  • Institutional- Covers multiple museum employees under one membership. Price is based on your museum’s operating budget. Click here for more information.
  • Corporate- Covers multiple staff persons under one membership. Price is based on your Firm’s number of full-time staff. Click here for more information.

Non-members that do not wish to purchase a membership have the option to select conference sessions ala carte at $8 a piece. 

Other Non-MAAM Member Options

  • Members of state associations in the MAAM region can attend sessions ala carte at $4 a piece. (includes MANY, NJAM, PA Museums, Delaware Association of Museums, and Maryland Museum Association)
  • Members of other museum regional associations can attend sessions ala carte at $4 a piece. (includes AMM, NEMA, WMA, MPMA, and SEMC)

Staff of regional, state, and affiliate associations may attend the conference at no cost. Please contact info@midatlanticmusems.org for more information on how to receive your complimentary registration.

Thanks to the generosity of MAAM sponsors, we will be able to offer a number of FREE event registrations and memberships. More information on how to apply for these free memberships and event registrations is forthcoming.

 

 

Registration Cancellation Policy and Refunds

If you need to cancel your ala carte registration for the Annual Meeting, we will provide a refund of the ticket price, less a $1.00 processing fee, up to 7 days prior to the start of the Annual Meeting start date (September 28th) . We must receive your refund request in writing, by email, or in a written statement through WildApricot no later than 7 days prior to the start of the Annual Meeting explaining the need for a refund. Those who choose to purchase a MAAM membership to attend the Annual Meeting will not receive a refund for failure to attend the conference. Please click here and scroll to the bottom of the page to view our Code of Conduct.

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