By: Jean Nels
I sit here reminiscing that just a week ago I was in Hawaii at the WMA Annual Meeting.  As a first time attendee, I had many high expectations about the knowledge I would gain and the information I would bring back to my small museum in Mount Shasta, California - the Sisson Museum. I am happy to say that many of my expectations were met and I can sense many ways for my museum to...
By: Louise Yokoi

With the start of the WMA 2011 conference in a few days, I’m making a list of items I need for the trip to Hawai’i: beach towel, flip flops, sunscreen, and of course, my tool belt. Like me, you’ve probably put it on your packing list or in your suitcase already. Your tool belt contains all of the successful strategies, engaging ideas, and useful suggestions you have assembled...

Co chairing the program committee for the Hawaii meeting has been very rewarding, and we are looking forward to an amazing conference. The final version of the PROGRAM has just been posted. Check it now for your pre-conference workshop locations and for all the latest details on sessions and events. The conference promises to be a good one this year and we really looking...

Check out the awesome street banners that we be outside the Hawaii Convention Center during the Annual Meeting!
What a great welcome to what is going to a be great conference. Mahalo, Honolulu!
The double-sided banners will be hung on 8 street poles fronting the Convention Center.
Make sure to check the banners out when you arrive next week!
Saturday, September 24 | Jewelbox Evening Receptions

All events are concurrent; separate registration is required.
6:30PM–8:30PM | Shangri La by Night
“Although Shangri La, with all its high-key colors, is beautiful by day, it is undoubtedly at its best by night.” — Doris Duke
Enjoy a magical evening at Shangri La, the former home of heiress and philanthropist Doris Duke, now a center for...
By: Brian Eyler
So dear registrar, where were you?  Do you even remember where you were?  The moment when you committed to present at WMA?  Did an alluring colleague rope you in?  Or were you caught up in a euphoric wave of registrarial giddiness at a workshop?  Or, did you feel guilty, for allowing other registrars to do all the work?  Did you feel like it was your turn, your time to do your...

Please note that workshops are concurrent. All attendees are welcome to attend the ATALM workshops. Pre-registration is required.
Friday, September 23
8:30AM–4:30PM | Care of Folded and Rolled Documents
This hands-on workshop provides the basics of safely caring for and housing folded and rolled items. Participants will learn to: 1) make humidification chambers from plastic trash cans...
By: Brian Eyler
With the WMA Annual Meeting only a few weeks away, I’ve been asked by the powers that be to share my thoughts about being an attendee (and a presenter) at the upcoming meeting in Honolulu.  To be honest, I’ll be arriving at this particular meeting with an unusual perspective.

After regularly attending (and presenting once before - Sacramento, I believe) WMA Annual Meetings for...

There is still time to consider if your museum or you yourself would like to donate to the worthwhile and fun event. As you know the proceeds for buying items at the auctions provides scholarship funds to the WMA so that you can attend our informative and fun meetings. We have already received some outstanding contributions including many gift packages and passes from many of museum friends....
by Kristen Olson

"Cutting the pies and cakes at the barbeque dinner, Pie Town, New Mexico Fair"

Imagine a large room, filled with light, buzzing with electric conversations. You hear a shout from across the room, saying "come sit over here!" and someone is waving you over, pulling out a seat to a table. As you navigate through the crowded path of circular tables covered in pieces of paper, you...


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