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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Submit a Session Proposal for MAAM’s 2020 Annual Meeting!

The Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums Annual Meeting is an annual conference dedicated to fostering excellence in museums by providing our region’s museum professionals with high-quality professional development, networking opportunities, and special events across a three day span. Submit a session proposal today! Session proposals should address one or more of the following topics as it

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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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Summer 2020 9th Annual Summer Appraisal “Camp”

Develop the skills you’ll need to build a career in appraising personal property and collecting fine and decorative art, antiques, furniture, jewelry, coins, stamps, and more.  Register for the the appraisal studies certificate program during “Appraisal Camp,” an accelerated summer program that enables you to earn your Purchase College certificate in just over two weeks!

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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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AASLH’s 2020 National Visitation Survey

This fall, AASLH will share its findings with the entire field, summarizing aggregate visitation trends by institution size, location, type, and other criteria. In 2019, more than 1,250 institutions responded to the survey, allowing AASLH to produce its first ever National Visitation Report, which you can find here. Our analysis revealed that, from 2013 to 2018,

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Volunteer at Building Museums™ and SAVE on registration!

Graduate students in museum studies, architecture, and design are welcome to apply! Volunteer positions include:Assisting with check-in and registration at the conferenceAssisting with conference events (e.g. Opening Reception, Exhibitor Reception)Distributing and collecting session evaluationsPhotographing various events at the conferenceServing as a tour group leaderAssisting with general session needsIndividuals who can only attend the conference for

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