Chesapeake Studies: Change and Continuity in America’s Estuary

From June 10-12, 2020, Salisbury University will host “Chesapeake Studies: Change and Continuity in America’s Estuary,” the second annual interdisciplinary conference for scholars (including graduate students) and other professionals studying the Chesapeake and Delmarva region.  We invite proposals for presentations and panel discussions that contribute to the scholarly understanding of the region from a broad

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Connecting to Collections Care has free webinars coming up!

Collection Facility Planning: Preparing for the Next Renovation with Jeffrey Weatherston.    October 29, 2019, 2:00 EDT The very nature of collecting means ever-increasing demands on the facilities and equipment housing the collected materials and the need for ongoing and sustained planning to meet those demands. For most successful and active collecting institutions, over time, facilities

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Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission Addresses the Issues of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access at Pennsylvania Museums

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission (PHMC) will embark on a two-year initiative to help Pennsylvania museums foster diversity, equity, inclusion and access (DEIA) in their programs through a National Leadership Grant of $163,498 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to PA Museums, Pennsylvania’s statewide association serving museum professionals and institutions.

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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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Call for feedback!

The National Trust for Historic Preservation is interested in gaining an understanding from stakeholders across the preservation field about core values we hold, the challenges being faced, and what innovation is occurring currently.  Go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6XPL5V5  to provide your thoughts by Wednesday, September 18. The organization will share the trends that emerge with survey respondents later this fall.

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2020 call for nominations for the Soft Power Destination Awards now open!

Lord Cultural Resources partners with Leading Culture Destinations to present the Soft Power Destination Awards as part of the Leading Culture Destination Awards or “The Oscars for museums”. The awards were created to celebrate the power of cultural organizations to influence and empower their communities and beyond; and to recognize the best from around the world. This

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Buildy Award Nominations Now Open!

The Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums (MAAM) recognizes institutions whose construction projects demonstrate high achievement in the areas of planning, implementation, and survival with the Buildy Award at the the Building Museums™ Symposium each year. About the Award:The purpose of the Buildy Award is to increase awareness within the field, and by the public at large,

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Building Museums™ 2020 Calls for Sessions now open

Call for Sessions: We are actively seeking session proposals that discuss museum projects of interest to small to medium-sized institutions. Session proposals should address one or more of the following topics: Leadership roles in museum building projects Strategic and master planning Budget and business planning The visitor experience Collections care and facility design Design and

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Transatlantic Seminar for Museum Curators and Educators – Washington D.C., November 4-7, 2019

WHEN: November 4-7, 2019 WHERE: Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC WHO: Open to 12 German and 12 American curators, educators, and other professionals working in museums or similar institutions, such as memorial sites. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:The four-day seminar will bring participants together to explore museums as spaces for social discourse and learning. The seminar will aim to deepen international

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