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January 24, 2018
by Ivy Young, Project Director, California Networks for Collaboration, California Association of Museums
In recent years, the California Association of Museums (CAM) and 13 other partner organizations joined together to oversee a collective vision for leveraging shared networks and providing professional development opportunities for museum workers throughout rural, suburban, and urban regions...
January 16, 2018
By Brian D. Vallo, Director- Indian Arts Research Center at School for Advanced Research
The Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) is a division of the School for Advanced Research (SAR) in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The goal of IARC is to bridge the divide between creativity and scholarship by supporting initiatives and projects in Native American studies, art history, and creative expression that...
January 11, 2018

By Hillary Rya, Western Museum Association
 
On Tuesday, January 16, museum director Tracy Calogheros was listening to the radio as she drove home from work, when suddenly she had to pull over because of what she was hearing from her car radio. The McDonald’s radio advertisement, which had been running since at least Monday, promoted the burger chain’s $5 menu as a better value than a visit to a...
November 30, 2017

By Katie Novak
Whether you’re just getting started with social media, or you want to figure how the heck to make it work with a team of two, these six steps will get you set in a good direction.
1.Start with WHY
Develop a foundation for yourself (and anyone who you may need to get on board with your plan!) by starting with WHY. Answering the fundamental question of why you’re on social media...
November 6, 2017
By Lauren Nichols
THANK YOU to all attendees, sponsors, volunteers, Program & Host Committee members, the WMA board of directors, and finally our partners: the Alberta Museums Association for making WMA 2017 a success! This year’s Annual Meeting, UNITE, focused on the ways museums can unite across sectors, across communities, and across borders to work towards innovative and inclusive...
October 27, 2017
                      
By Brianna Cencak
“Take a Risk. It’s The Most Edmonton Thing You Can Do.” These were the big, bold words that were painted across a tall building that caught my eye on my walk back from a pre-conference workshop. Risk-taking can be perceived in so many different ways. Some people thrive off taking risks, whether in their personal or professional lives, or perhaps even both...
October 19, 2017
       
By Melanie Fales
I am grateful to the Western Museums Association and the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies for this recognition of Minidoka: Artist as Witness, an original exhibition organized by the Boise Art Museum. The award reinvigorates our work and gives us a sense of great pride. 
Boise Art Museum is located just 130 miles away from Minidoka, yet most residents in our urban...
October 11, 2017
          
Have you always wondered how much your museum colleagues get paid? Do you want to know how your salary stacks up to peers with similar job titles? You can get the latest salary information and employment trends with the new 2017 National Museum Salary Survey, the only comprehensive study of its kind for the museum field.

With data received from 1,060 institutions nationwide, the...

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