9:00 am - 10:15 am

With smartphones in the pockets of a majority of museum visitors, the potential for infringing activity to occur in galleries and on museum grounds is higher than it ever has been. "Freedom of panorama" is an exception to copyright infringement, but its application is limited in the United States. This session explains what freedom of panorama is, how it applies to museums, and what staff need to...
This perennially popular session investigates current best practices and choices made in creating exhibitions this year with the Tacoma Art Museum (TAM). The critique will be of the temporary exhibition, Immigrant Artists...
Inclusive museum programming can only result from collaborative planning and integrating a diversity of voices. This session will present detailed descriptions of projects initiated by museums in partnership with Alaska Native community organizations and artists. Presenters will share strategies to encourage others in the field to plan, implement, and review interactions with their own diverse...
It's been reported that people are leaving the field in droves. Why is this happening and what can be done to stop it? What accounts for staff dissatisfactions? How can the heritage industry compete against the for-profit world? Are there incentives beyond the financial which will nurture and grow dedicated employees? This session will look at ways that we can better engage our own workforce by...
Fundraising involves many details including stewardship, cultivation, acknowledgment...but what about the bird's eye view? What metrics should you use to determine success and growth of all aspects of your fundraising program? What strategic decisions should you consider based on that information? How do you create the most successful portfolio of fundraising activities for your organization?...
Museums are well poised to foster individual reflection, dialogue, and system changes required to advocate for global sustainability and social justice. In this interactive double session, participants will generate ideas about how their museums can contribute locally and globally to achieving the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals, reflect and discuss how museums can engage their...
Indigitization is a partnership between the University of British Columbia Library and the Museum of Anthropology which provides resources, funding and support for First Nations to digitize analog media collections. Evolving from a pilot project, the program strives to be widely effective by developing hands-on practices, using freely available software, and growing its capacity and reach through...
This multi-disciplinary panel will share how their partnership challenged them to discover the math in something significant to their organizations a craft, photograph, or an auction. This project pushed the panel to find commonalities with atypical partners, unify under a concept, and establish powerful connections with likeminded individuals. Participants will learn how to break traditional...
Participants are invited to bring pressing collections care questions to this session dedicated to answering them! This session will feature five roundtables hosted by a regional collections care expert who will answer your questions regarding preventative preservation, implementing integrated pest management, collections couriering, storage solutions on a shoestring, and exhibition care....
In 2015, The Fort Edmonton Park Management Company signed Memorandums of Understanding and Cooperation with the Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations and the Metis Nation of Alberta. The panel will lead participatory conversations on the development of these meaningful relationships with local groups and share the framework for the successful partnership. Through this case study, attendees will...

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