Professional Development

So it’s that time of year again when you’re thinking about professional development. AAM 2013 has just passed, and it was all the way across the country this year! But wait…the Western Museum Association (WMA) 2013 Annual Meeting is just around the corner in October in Salt Lake City!
As we all know, it is important to be continuously developing in our museum profession, whether by connecting...
By Dr. Julie K. Stein
“A chance to recognize those unsung heroes of our profession...not necessarily just for directors.”
When the Western Museums Association (WMA) asked me to write a blog post about the Director’s Chair Award as the Immediate Past-President and supervisor for the Award, I got to thinking. Do people know the history of this Award, and why does it carry this name?
The Director’s...
The Western Museums Association (WMA) in partnership with the Utah Museums Association is excited to announce the opening of Early Bird Registration for the 2013 Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City! WMA’s 2013 Annual Meeting will be held on October 9-12, 2013. In addition 50 engaging sessions, the program also includes pre-conference tours to Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty and Park City, nine pre-...
 Secretary Salazar Announces New Asian American
Pacific Islander Initiative
Statement by Asian Pacific Islander Americans in Historic Preservation

(February 14, 2013) - Asian Pacific Islander Americans in Historic Preservation (APIAHiP) applauds the recent announcement of a national Asian American Pacific Islander Theme Study to ensure that the rich and diverse histories of API Americans are...
Call for Nominations: 2013 SAA Waldo Gifford Leland Award
Please help us to recognize the best in our profession!
Have you read a great new book about archives? Seen an exceptional new finding aid? Encountered a new documentary publication that is head and shoulders above the rest? Has a new web publication really stood out to you?
If you have, please consider nominating it for the Society of...
The Charles Redd Center for Western Studies is pleased to announce multiple awards for 2013 that are available for scholars conducting research related to Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.
Please see the descriptions below or click here for further information and instructions for applying for each award.  Applications for 2013 are due by 11:59 pm MST on ...
By: Keni Sturgeon
The Oregon Museums Association (OMA) held its annual meeting October 28-30, in Ashland. Our host institution, the Schneider Museum of Art on the campus of Southern Oregon University, provided a wonderful atmosphere for the proceedings. The meeting provided Oregon’s museum professionals with the opportunity to learn from one another, from sessions and through workshops, to share...
American Association for State and Local History Conference
Wednesday, October 3rd, 8:30am-5:00pm - Salt Lake City, UT
To register:

Presented by:  Kristin Gallas, The Tracing Center on Histories and Legacies of Slavery; Patricia Brooks, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation;
Conny Graft, Conny Graft Research and Evaluation; and Dr. Julia Rose, West Baton Rouge Museum
Increase your capacity...
By: Jacqueline Cabrera
Over the past 9 months a group of 12 American museum professionals have been working on the formation of a new international organization focused on registrars and collections specialists. This new organization is called The Association of Registrars and Collections Specialists (ARCS).
The mission of ARCS is to represent and promote registrars and collections specialists...
What do Joie de Vivre hotels, the Oakland Museum of California and EmcArts’ Innovation Labs have in common?
Find out at the 2012 Smith Leadership Symposium when 20+ institutions share their stories of organizational change, employee engagement and leadership on Friday, September 7 in Balboa Park, San Diego.
The 2012 Smith Leadership Symposium Organizational Innovation and the Engagement Equation...


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