National NAGPRA in Philadelphia 

Hosted by: Penn Museum  May 30th, 2:00pm-4:30pm  Penn Museum, Widener Lecture Room, 3260 South Street Philadelphia, PA 19104  The Penn Museum is excited to host Melanie O’Brien, Program Manager of the National NAGPRA Program for a presentation and discussion session on the revised 2023 NAGPRA regulations. Join us on May 30th to clarify your institution’s requirements

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NEH Funding Opportunity for Public Impact Projects at Smaller Organizations

The National Endowment for the Humanities is now accepting applications to the 2024 Public Impact Projects at Smaller Organizations grant program with a deadline for submission of June 12, 2024. To assist in expanding impact, reach, and excellence of your public programs, these awards support a variety of activities that focus on enriching interpretive strategies, strengthening interpretive skill

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American Association for State and Local History’s Reimagining the Historic House Museum workshop 

DESCRIPTION: The one-day workshop includes an analysis of the most important opportunities and threats facing historic sites in America based on the latest social and economic research, with a discussion on how they may relate to the participants’ house museum. We share a series of field-tested tools and techniques drawn from such wide-ranging sources as non-profit

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Call for Annual Meeting Proposals

Museums aspire to educate, inspire, and enlighten. They are places for museum professionals and members of the public to build community and nurture creativity. Museums can also be places to address the issues that face our society today: inequality, polarizing politics, the climate crisis, and a seemingly omnipresent sense of division and outrage. This year’s

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Collections Assessment for Preservation (CAP) program applications are closing on February 28!

The program provides small and mid-sized museums with support for a general conservation assessment, a study of all the institution’s collections, buildings, and building systems, as well as its policies and procedures relating to collections care. Participants who complete the program receive an assessment report with prioritized recommendations to improve collections care. Learn more at www.culturalheritage.org/cap

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THE MIT MUSEUM AND THE PEALE TO BE HONORED AS 2024 BUILDY AWARD WINNERS

The Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums (MAAM) is excited to announce two recipients for this year’s Building Museums™ Symposium’s Buildy Award: The MIT Museum in Cambridge, Massachusetts and the Peale Center for Baltimore History and Architecture in Baltimore, Maryland. The Buildy Award recognizes both museums for their leadership and exemplary accomplishment through the planning, construction, and

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Calling all parents…

Please share your experiences about children’s use of online digital media like videos and games as well as how online museum programs fit into children’s media use. It takes about 10 minutes to complete, and your responses will help museums across the country design better experiences that support children’s growth and development. This survey is

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2024 Collections Assessment for Preservation (CAP) program

The Foundation for Advancement in Conservation (FAIC) is excited to announce that applications are now open for the 2024 Collections Assessment for Preservation (CAP) program with a deadline of February 28, 2024. Participating institutions receive support for a general conservation assessment from a qualified collection and building assessor. The assessment is a study of all the institution’s collections, buildings,

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MAAM announces 2023 Annual Meeting Award Winners

Wilmington, DE– The Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums (MAAM) is pleased to announce the 2023 award recipients, honoring excellence in the museum field. The award ceremony will take place as part of the Association’s upcoming Annual Meeting at the Hotel DuPont in Wilmington, DE from October 10-12, 2023. The theme of the conference is “Authentic Voice/Authentic

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