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Hooray for June and National Pride Month!
We’ve rounded up some articles, lists and ideas about museums and the LGBTQIA+ community. Since this is not a comprehensive listing we invite you to send us your additions.
Museums and Archives
Pride: “10 Incredible Museums and Archives that are Preserving LGBT History” by Cassie Sheets
Online Museum Exhibitions
GLBT Historical Society Archives and...
The Western Museums Association (WMA) is excited to announce the addition of a new annual award: the WMA Impact Award! Created by the WMA board, this new award is focused on recognizing mid-career museum professionals.
"Mid-career professionals are the foundation of the museum profession. They've dedicated themselves to making museums thrive and succeed, stayed in the field when faced with...
We are excited to announce that 4Culture is offering $400 stipends to King County residents who are a staff member, volunteer, or board member of a heritage organization located in King County. The stipends may be used for conference registration, travel, and lodging costs.
To apply, please submit a resume detailing your commitment to action, change, and unity within King County heritage museums...
The Western Museums Association celebrates excellence and leadership in the museum field and among it's individual and institutional members. Each year at the Annual Meeting, awardees are recognized for their achievements. Nominations for these awards are accepted until July 20, 2018 and the WMA invites members to participate.
There are two significant changes to the awards that will be given...
By Hillary Ryan, Communications and Programs Strategist, Western Museums Association
Let’s face it, for many people museum work can be lonely work. That’s one reason that it is great that there are so many interesting, educational and inspiring podcasts available. Tune it to one of these while you are working this week and let us know what you think. Also if you have a podcast, you’d like added...
After a busy month in March looking at women in museums and Dulce Kersting-Lark's blog piece about asking for a raise, we wanted to bring back this piece to help you become an advocate for yourself within your own workplace. Ask yourself these questions:
Is the senior staff and/or board at your museum aware of your impact on your organization?
Do you feel truly valued?
Are you able to...
INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY is FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2018
Hyperconnected museums: New approaches, new publics
Hyperconnectivity is a term invented in 2001 to design the multiple means of communication we have today, such as face-to-face contact, email, instant messaging, telephone or the Internet. This global network of connections becomes each day more complex, diverse and integrated. In the...
By Ferdinando Adorno, Principal Architect, Ferdinando Adorno Architecture
Museums all over the world are increasingly recognising their obligation and the opportunity to consider climate change as a key issue of their commitment towards society. If museums plan to be in existance for forever, they have to take impacts of climate change into consideration. Today their roles are far more complex...