Please help us to recognize the best in our profession! Have you read a great new book about archives? Encountered a new documentary publication that is head and shoulders above the rest? Has a new web publication really stood out to you? If you have, please consider nominating it for the Society of American ArchivistsRead more
Thanks to generous support from the William G. Pomeroy Foundation, the Center for Collections Care (C3) at Beloit College is able to offer scholarships for small history museum professionals outside of Wisconsin to attend any course confirmed to run in 2020! Four $600 scholarships are available for any three-day course and four $700 scholarships are availableRead more
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 andRead more
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,Read more
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 forRead more
Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Fields Grant Program (WAMS)
The purpose of this program is to support research, education/teaching, and extension projects that increase participation by women and underrepresented minorities from rural areas in STEM. NIFA intends this program to address educational needs within broadly defined areas of food, agriculture, natural resources, and human (FANH) sciences. Applications recommended for funding must highlight and emphasize theRead more
New grant program guidelines are now available online in the Challenge America and Grants for Arts Projects (GAP, formerly Art Works) categories, with the first GAP deadline on February 13, 2020. Included in the new guidelines are expanded project types for Local Arts Agencies, developed to reflect field feedback and the evolution of work by local artsRead more
Professional Development Opportunities in 2020 MuseumDev offers 4-week, online courses for museum professionals taught by subject experts with specialized skills and practical experience. Asynchronous courses allow you to finish readings, participate in discussion forums, and complete class assignments on your own schedule. Receive certificates of completion. MEMBER DISCOUNT: Members of MAAM can receive 10% off theRead more
Our friends at the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries have released their Call for Proposals for the AAMG 2020 Annual Conference to take place next June at the University of Kansas. This year’s theme is Risk & Bravery: Action and Response in the Academic Museum. They invite you to submit through their online portal found at: https://www.aamg-us.org/wp/2020-annual-conference/call-for-proposals/Read more
- Call for Nominations: 2020 SAA Waldo Gifford Leland Award
- Center for Collections Care has Scholarships for classes in 2020!
- Bell Museum and National Nordic Museum to be honored as 2020’s Buildy Award Winners
- AASLH’s 2020 National Visitation Survey
- Volunteer at Building Museums™ and SAVE on registration!