WMA is looking to up-and-coming museum professionals and requesting submissions for the 2016 Poster Session.
The goal of the Poster Session is to showcase how CHANGE—the theme of WMA 2016—impacts the museum field. This Poster Session is an opportunity to obtain new insights, share ideas and projects, as well as network with museum colleagues in an informal setting.
WMA Board Member, Lorie Millward, outlined her Top Ten Reasons Poster Sessions are Great, noting that posters are a great way to introduce a project or case study; have discussions with cool people about new ideas and interesting work; and most importantly, “It’s like going to a museum! The room is literally filled with cool graphics, informative text, new or challenging ideas, and amazing people who have dedicated their time to making museums essential community places and spaces.”
Who Can Submit a Proposal
The WMA is dedicated to serving museums and museum professionals in the West by providing vision, enrichment, intellectual challenge, and a forum for communication and interaction. Submissions are invited from the following:
- Graduate students and faculty in museum studies, public history, and/or related fields in the WMA region (AK, AZ, CA, HI, ID, NV, OR, UT, WA, as well as Alberta, British Columbia, Mexico, and the Pacific Islands) who have done significant or promising work on museum-based projects or research
- Emerging museum professionals with less than 5 years of experience in the museum field
- Staff and consultants working in or with museums in California, the location of the 2015 Annual Meeting
View additional guidelines here.
The deadline for Poster Session Proposals is Friday, June 3rd, 2016.
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