3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

Excited about your upcoming exhibit project? Want to get the very best innovation and outcome from your consultant or designer but not sure how to go about it? This panel of designers will offer a variety of insights and strategies for making the most of your design dollars. Bring your questions on topics such as writing an effective RFP (request for proposal), choosing a designer, care and...
Online museum collections management systems have the unprecedented ability to curate information from web-based sources beyond our walls, ranging from video, photo, oral history, and library archives to the content contributed by our users themselves. Presenters will share how intangible cultural heritage, like performances, stories, language, relationships, and cultural values can be documented...
Volunteers give what is most precious to them: their time. Is your organization adequately repaying them, rewarding their commitment, keeping them motivated and enthusiastic? Or is your volunteer program stale, stagnant, withering? We will explore how museums can reinvigorate and rally their existing volunteer corps and become an attractive, competitive choice for new recruits.
As adults-only after-hours programs gain in popularity, this session offers an opportunity to hear from several museum professionals about the innovative ways they are engaging adult audiences and to learn from their past successes and failures. There will be a short panel discussion followed by a break out into smaller groups to address your specific questions and get feedback about your...
For decades museum professionals at conferences have lamented the lack of equity and inclusion in our field, but little has subsequently changed inside our organizations. Talk is not enough. Action is required. Join this session for workshop-style activities involving actionable next steps to becoming a better white ally and gatekeeper in your institution. If you attended this session last year...
This session will explore issues such as setting the value for an outgoing loan, determining the monetary loss in cases of damage or theft, gift giving, and confirming the price of a new acquisition. Participants will learn what an appraisal is, how to read an appraisal, how to choose a certified appraiser, and how to review museum policies and both American and Canadian tax forms.
What does 'Unity' mean to your organization? How does museum leadership work to create a respectful environment where people with differing world views can not only work together, but thrive because of it? Can design serve as a change agent to create safe and respectful places for this dialogue to occur? This session will explore how museums can play a role in bringing people together to find...
As institutions operating in the public interest, museums should strive to instill a sense of belonging and purpose among all citizens, not merely facilitate access to data and objects. Crowdsourcing these digitization efforts has become an effective means to bring awareness to and foster interest in collections, as well as involve the general public in museum projects. This session will...
This session will explore how a committee of representatives from the local Indigenous community, the City of Edmonton, and the Edmonton Arts Council collaborated to create an Indigenous Art Park. The panel will share how their cooperative process built trust, opened opportunities, and explored new ways of thinking about place as they commissioned six Indigenous artists to tell stories of this...
Have you noticed how certain organizations seem to be consistently successful at unconventional partnerships or powerful programs for atypical audiences? How do organizations sustain innovation on a regular basis? This session will explore how organizational culture can make or break creativity and nurture agents of the unconventional by exploring the systems that support it. #diggingdeeper
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