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The rise of the authority of social media means that museums are on the front line of online fact keeping and knowledge sharing. With new social channels and a constant need for fresh content, how can museums stay relevant online while offering our audience useful and factual information? This session will dive into these questions, while also exploring how to get the most out of the resources...
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...
This session focuses on collaborative practices between an art museum and a community partner. Inspired by the Hopi value of caring for others, the Tucson Museum of Art and The Hopi Foundations Owl & Panther Project have positioned the museum as a sanctuary for local refugee populations by encouraging self-expression, empowerment, confidence, and curatorial practice. Presenters share...
In many museums, fundraising is the job of a small, dedicated team but what could happen if fundraising was EVERYONE's job? In this session, join James G. Leventhal, Niki Ciccotelli Stewart, and Neal V. Hitch to explore how building a culture of giving has changed their museums, built capacity, and enriched the lives of donors and staff. Participants discuss strategies to build this culture at...
With the museum audience changing, museums will need to learn new ways to engage guests in order to improve guest experience. Guest experience is more than a smile and greeting, it involves a complete understanding of your museums guests and their needs. Museums have the opportunity to change the way their team members interact with guests and each other. This session focuses on ideas all...
Want to use technology as a driving force for community outreach? Staff members of the Chandler Museum discuss how embracing the wiki, a simple yet popular web technology, has revolutionized their operations. The wiki increases accessibility to the museums education, collections, and exhibits and has become the museums leading community outreach endeavor. ChandlerpediA, the website produced by...
Time-based media (TBM) artworks consist of video, film, slide, audio and software components. Contemporary artists increasingly make and use TBM. Museums add examples to their permanent collections while struggling to fit TBM into established processes and workflows. In this session, registrars discuss best practices for large and small museums, and an archivist and vendor explores procedures and...

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