CALL FOR PAPERS DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 1 Didn’t get your session proposal submitted yet? Not to worry, we understand that deadlines can come up more quickly than anticipated. You now have until 5pm EST on Tuesday, May 1st to submit your session. APPLY HERE: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdW0SiKE5_A690Z6gfqIhXRN0NOdtXfp6q7_0yCWWDwdfBVJA/viewform We are divided as a nation–politically, socially, culturally. ButRead more
MCN is pleased to offer scholarships to 15 qualified applicants from the cultural sector to attend MCN 2018 in Denver, Colorado. The MCN Scholarship program is made possible by the support of our members, sponsors, and conference attendees. Scholarship Benefits Every scholar will receive: Complimentary conference registration Choice of one complimentary professional workshop on Tuesday, NovemberRead more
Monday, May 21, 2018 at Teachers College, Columbia University How do we react and respond? How do museums stay relevant to today’s visitors in the context of our changing and evolving world? This year’s theme of “React & Respond: The Next Steps” is reflected in conference sessions that focus on immediate reactions to events occurring throughout ourRead more
CALL FOR PROPOSALS: SAA Museum Archives Section Standards and Best Practices Working Group 2018 Annual Symposium
In most museums, the archives isn’t the only department stewarding records of archival or permanent value. Other departments, such as curatorial, conservation, and registration, also manage such records and are in charge of all aspects of their care, from preservation to access. Though they exist outside of their holdings, museum archivists are uniquely positioned toRead more
The Cutting Edge of Public History: New Directions in Interpretation will be held at the Department of the Interior in DC March 28 – 29, 2018. The symposium is designed to focus on new approaches and best practices in presenting American history and showcase leaders in the field. Public history specialists will lead panel discussionsRead more
Two new groundbreaking reports from the American Alliance of Museums reveal indisputable evidence that museums contribute more to the United States economy than previously thought and have widespread public support that transcends political affiliations and geographic locations. The first study, Museums as Economic Engines, reveals that museums support 726,000 jobs in the United States, andRead more
Building a Place for History 2018 – NJ History and Historic Preservation Conference June 7 and 8 at Passaic County College in Paterson
The NJ History and Historic Preservation conference is the annual state-wide educational and networking opportunity for history and historic preservation professionals and volunteers in the fields of architecture, planning, heritage site and museum management, public history, archaeology, municipal preservation commissions, county heritage offices, developers, students, and more. Day 1 Highlights: Choice of a bus tourRead more
You may have heard that Facebook is making changes to its news feed. Going forward, posts from friends and family will be prioritized, and you may see fewer posts from businesses, nonprofits and organizations like MAAM. If you like the posts MAAM shares and want to see our updates, you can take a few quickRead more
We are pleased to announce the theme for our 2018 Annual Meeting: Museums Matter Now. We are divided as a nation–politically, socially, culturally. But museums are one place where Americans can come together–to learn, to think, to enjoy, to see ourselves reflected, to understand others who are different, and to heal. Museums have a significantRead more
Ever asked this question when designing your organization’s exhibitions? Well, if not you are in luck as Colleen Dilenschneider put together a “fast facts” video to break it down for you. https://www.colleendilen.com/2018/01/17/brain-wave-activity-reveal-visitors-engaged-exhibits-data/Read more
- Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission Addresses the Issues of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access at Pennsylvania Museums
- USDA Funding to Support Museums in Rural, Disaster-Declared Areas
- Call for feedback!
- 2020 call for nominations for the Soft Power Destination Awards now open!
- Conference rate for Annual Meeting Hotel ENDS September 15!