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May 21, 2019

By WMA Staff
Are you submitting a Poster for WMA 2019? Fantastic! Whether you are a Poster Session pro or this is your first time designing and exhibiting a poster, we at WMA would like to provide you with a variety of tips and tricks on how to make a successful poster, how to present, and how to get the most out of your Poster Session!
WMA 2019 Poster Session Information
Poster Design...
March 26, 2019
At the start of March, the WMA 2019 Program Committee met in Boise, ID for the second and final planning meeting for this year’s Annual Meeting. Our 2019 Program Committee is comprised of a diverse group of museum leaders from all corners of the Western region. Over four very full days—two in January and the other two in March—the Program Committee discussed and reviewed 80+ session proposals,...
February 28, 2019
by Ann Craig
Two months ago we were hearing a lot about new year’s resolutions. Tips on how to keep your resolution seemed especially popular. For example, telling other people your plans is proven to be one of the most successful strategies to keep you accountable. But, with January and February almost behind us, our resolve wanes. We realize how few of us can actually keep a resolution and we’...
February 21, 2019
by Liz Noelani Melicker
The Presidio Trust is incredibly honored that EXCLUSION: The Presidio’s Role in World War II Japanese American Incarceration is the recipient of the 2018 Charles Redd Award from the Western Museums Association. The award is a recognition of our collaborative work with our partners at the Fred T. Korematsu Institute and National Japanese American Historical Society, and our...
February 14, 2019
by Dulce Kersting-Lark

I enjoy attending conferences like WMA 2018 because they combine two things that I love the most: museums and networking. Museums, of course, institutions that anyone reading this blog post have an affinity for. I know I’m not alone in my adoration for the space that museums provide to contemplate one’s place in the world, or their ability to bring beauty into our lives,...
February 7, 2019
by Kate Wilson
Reflecting on the experience of attending my first Western Museums Association conference was more galvanizing and also more overwhelming than I had expected. It brought me back to Tacoma and the excitement and invigoration I experienced in the array of sessions and discussions. With everything I learned there, it also made me realize there is so much work to be done, in terms of...
January 31, 2019
by Holly Nicolaisen
Choosing to attend the Western Museums Association Annual Meeting was an easy decision, especially as a recipient of a Wanda Chin Scholarship. However, choosing which sessions to attend was difficult.
I attempted to balance sessions that I thought made sense for an early career museum educator in a small community museum, with sessions that I thought would inspire me. I think...
January 28, 2019
A museum industry leader in the response to climate change, the Anchorage Museum is working to create and highlight radical new forms of research, practice, placemaking, and public art as ways to engage the public around ideas affecting our changing landscapes.
The Arctic is warming on average at a rate twice as fast as the rest of the world, has seen the deepest impact, and will continue to warm...


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