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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Scholarships for High School Students

National History Academy Online is offering four one-week programs for high school students and two two-week programs for junior high students. The Online Academy’s college prep curriculum for high school students is centered on Harvard Business School Professor David Moss’s “History of American Democracy” curriculum. Each one-week session will focus on a case with two

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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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Professional Development Opportunities in 2020 from MuseumDev

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 the course price of $199 using

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Conducting Cultural Facility/Site Patrols & Inspections During Current Closures (with or without designated security personnel)

Presented by: The International Foundation or Cultural Property Protection (IFCPP) There are a variety of ways to conduct patrols and site inspections for cultural institutions during times of extended closures. IFCPP’s upcoming webinar will delve into more detail on this critical component of institutional protection with best-practices recommendations and strategies. Regardless of available resources, the personal safety of responsible

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The Museum Computer Network (MCN) is now accepting applications for scholarships for it’s 2020 cohort.

MCN was founded in 1967 to support professionals working to transform the way cultural organizations reach, engage, and educate audiences using digital technologies and new media. In 2019, MCN will explore the theme of Interface: Communities + Museums.  Things will look different this year with a fully virtual conference. We’re pleased to offer scholarships to 15

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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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Collage Night with Art Installation Artist, Juan Hinojosa

Where: Virtually via Zoom  When: Tuesday, April 21, 2020, 5:00 – 6:00 pm  Website: https://muse.union.edu/mandeville/project/collage-night-juan-hinojosa/ Hinojosa will lead participants in making their own collages with unconventional, everyday materials, and will also give a brief introduction about his process and show examples of his work. Hinojosa will be working in real time, selecting materials and making design decisions, as

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