The Smithsonian American Art Museum invites you to a virtual convening:The Writing on the Wall: Visitor-Centered Labels in Art Museums

October 25, 2023 1:00-4:30 PM EDT How can museum practitioners leverage the most traditional form of galleryinterpretation—labels and text—to connect meaningfully with twenty-first centuryaudiences? At this virtual convening hosted by SAAM, pairs of curators andinterpretation specialists from Denver Art Museum, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art,Corning Museum of Glass, Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, and SmithsonianAmerican Art

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Save the Date for Building Museums Symposium 2024

Join us at Building Museums 2024!March 6-8, 2024 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania The MAAM Building Museums™ Symposium is a national symposium on the process, promise, and pitfalls of planning and managing museum capital building projects. This symposium is for museum leaders, architects, planners, project managers, technical experts, and those who plan to implement new construction, renovation,

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Annual Meeting Keynote Speaker Announced

Cheyney McKnight is Manager of Living History at New-York Historical Society, where she develops and runs Living History Programs. McKnight is also owner of Not Your Momma’s History, a public history consulting business that aids museums and historical sites in talking about the African experience within 18th and 19th century America. Not Your Momma’s History

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Award Nominations are Open

The Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums (MAAM) encourages members to submit nominations for the following categories of awards to recognize organizations and individuals throughout the Mid-Atlantic region for their leadership, career achievements, creativity, and best practices. THE KATHERINE COFFEY AWARD The Katherine Coffey Award is given each year by the Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums to an

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Our Town

Part 1 Application Deadline:  August 3, 2023 Our Town is the NEA’s creative placemaking grants program. Through project-based funding, the program supports activities that integrate arts, culture, and design into local efforts that strengthen communities over the long term. Our Town projects engage a wide range of local stakeholders in efforts to advance local economic,

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National Endowment for the Arts’ State & Regional Partnership Agreement grants

The National Endowment for the Arts’ (NEA) State & Regional Partnership Agreement grants are awarded to the nation’s 56 state and jurisdictional arts agencies (SAAs), and the six regional arts organizations (RAOs) whose members comprise SAAs. Partnership support is also available to the national service organization for the state arts agencies. Partnership Agreement grant support enables SAAs and RAOs

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MAAM Announces New Executive Director

Gretchen Sorin, President of the Mid Atlantic Association of Museum’s Board of Directors announces that Kahla DeSmit has been named as the new Director of the organization and will begin in her position on July 5, 2023. In this role she will lead the major museum organization serving New York, Pennsylvania,Maryland, New Jersey, Delaware, and

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Lilly Endowment: Religion and Cultural Institutions Initiative.

Lilly Endowment is pleased to announce a new open and competitive round of its Religion and Cultural Institutions Initiative. Through this initiative, the Endowment is inviting museums, historical sites and other cultural organizations to submit concept papers that describe potential plans to mount exhibitions, conduct educational programs and/or engage in other activities to provide fair, accurate and balanced

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