MAAM Statement: Foster Excellence Together

MAAM knows that part of our goal of fostering excellence in the museum field includes demanding that museum professionals and institutions do better. We can do better by leveraging positions of privilege to help our most vulnerable colleagues and visitors. We can do better by being anti-racist. We can better support our colleagues of color.

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Award-winning wayfinding designers, CCD, partner with world’s most downloaded museum app, SMARTIFY, to release Museum Reopening Toolkit

● Whitepaper focuses on the steps museums should consider when reopening, taking a integrated physical and digital experience approach. ● With suggestions for the entire visitor journey and a worksheet to complete, the planning toolkit will help museums remobilize after building closures due to COVID-19. With the unprecedented closure of culture and heritage sites around

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NEH Offers Emergency Relief Funding to Cultural Institutions Affected by Coronavirus

New CARES Act program offers up to $300,000 grants to stabilize humanities organizations nationwide. WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 20, 2020) — The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) today announced new grant guidelines designed to rapidly distribute CARES Act funding to cultural nonprofits affected by the coronavirus pandemic. This new funding opportunity, NEH CARES: Cultural Organizations, will provide grants

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Federal Government Invests $50M in Museums, Libraries to Address Digital Divide During COVID-19

Original article published on March 27, 2020 at: https://www.imls.gov/news/federal-government-invests-50m-museums-libraries-address-digital-divide-during-covid-19 Federal Government Invests $50M in Museums, Libraries to Address Digital Divide During COVID-19CARES Act Designates Funds to Expand Local Internet and Technology Access Washington, DC—The Institute of Museum and Library Services today announced that the President has signed the CARES Act, which designates $50 million in

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Upcoming Webinar: Creativity & Collaboration: Transforming the Historic Penn Museum

The Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums presents, “Creativity & Collaboration: Transforming the Historic Penn Museum”. This case study was recently presented at Building Museums™ 2020 in Chicago earlier in March. Presenters have graciously decided to share this as FREE online webinar to the first 100 participants to register. In 2017, the Penn Museum began a three-phase

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Bell Museum and National Nordic Museum to be honored as 2020’s Buildy Award Winners

The Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums (MAAM) is excited to announce two recipients for this year’s MuseumsTM Symposium’s Buildy Award: The Bell Museum and the National Nordic Museum. The Buildy Award recognizes both museums’ leadership and exemplary accomplishment through the planning, construction, and life after opening.   Denise Young, Ed.D. Executive Director of the Bell Museum and

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Access and Identity Workshop: Hudson Valley

Dia:Beacon  3 Beekman St. Beacon, NY 12508 Wednesday, November 13 9:30 am – 4:15 pm Registration: MANY members $35 // Non members $45 // Includes lunch REGISTER 9:30 AM Welcome by Tom Shannon, Director of Facilities, Dia: Beacon / Vice-President, MANY 10 – 11:30 AM Multi-Step Strategies for New Exhibit Funding, Design, Development and Production Peter Hyde, Owner,

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USDA Funding to Support Museums in Rural, Disaster-Declared Areas

The Institute of Museum and Library Services wishes to share information regarding a funding opportunity through the United States Department of Agriculture to support the needs of organizations—including museums—in rural communities impacted by Presidentially-declared disasters. A contact from the USDA has shared the following resources listed below, along with their contact information. USDA Rural Development

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