Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Confluence & Connections—Museums at the Crossroads
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE PROPOSAL SUBMISSION FORM – website: www.midatlanticmuseums.org
DEADLINE: MARCH 7, 2007
EMAIL submissions and/or questions to: Graham Hauck, MAAM Executive Director
Increasing capacity,…embracing new audiences,…adapting new technologies, …employing best practices, …and competing for dwindling resources are among the kaleidoscope of challenges and opportunities faced by the nation’s museums. Join your colleagues for the 2007 Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums Annual Meeting to explore these trends and choices. Come to Pittsburgh and discover how you and your institution can flourish during these exciting times.
We are looking for session proposals that ask evocative questions and provide insightful answers; proposals that share good ideas and practical knowledge. “Connect” with your colleagues in Pittsburgh by submitting a proposal about current issues relevant to the museum field.
Steel City. Iron City. City of Champions. City of Bridges. City of Colleges. Whatever Pittsburgh’s appellation du jour, this vibrant city located at the confluence of the Allegheny, Ohio and Monongahela Rivers has been widely and justly touted for its economic and cultural renaissance. The Carnegie Museums, the Frick Museum, the Andy Warhol, and Pittsburgh Children’s Museum and the Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania are among the world-class institutions that await you when you attend MAAM’s 2007 Annual Meeting.
Ideas for Session Proposals (There is more information in the Proposal Form):
How do you make the “connections” between your museum and _______ (fill in the blank)
• Administration—How do you connect with your constituents to raise funds or to recruit new board members? How do you find the best person for the job? Does your institution “connect” with current museum standards?
• Collections Stewardship—Does your collection connect with your community? How does the public connect to your holdings?
• Communications—Does your website connect you with your audience? Does it provide them with the information they need?
• Education/Interpretation—Do your programs connect you with your community? How does your institution fulfill its educational mission?
• Mission—Is your museum’s mission still relevant to today’s audiences?
• Planning—How does your planning process connect to both in-house and out-of-house resources?
• Technology—Remind me again how technology makes my job easier?
More details regarding this conference will be available shortly - including Exhibitor Prospectus, Schedule, Sposnorship Opportunities, Hotel Reservation Information and other important items. Please be patient while we post these items, but check back soon for this information as it becomes available. Thank you!
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