Muse News October 2017 from the Utah Division of Arts & Museums

Certification, Upcoming training, Grants, and more!
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Welcome Message from Jennifer!
Happy Fall! It was so great to meet new people and reconnect with old colleagues at last week's Utah Museums Association Conference in Vernal, UT. There are so many great ideas and wonderful projects being worked on, and the conference is a great reminder of all the hard work our community is doing.
We here at the Utah Division of Arts & Museums Museum Services Office are hard at work and have wonderful news--we have a new staff member that has transitioned to the team. Emily Johnson is now serving as the state’s Museum Specialist and is here to serve as another contact for you. Feel free to say hi to her or reach out to her about museum related needs at emilyjohnson@utah.gov or 801.245.7289
 

REMINDER: UTAH CERTIFIED MUSEUMS

Certification required to receive Museums grants!
Please check with our office to confirm your certification status. Certification is now valid for 5  years after application approval. To apply for certification, please complete the application on our website.
Upcoming Hands-On Session
Join staff from Museum Services for a hands-on session on how to label and mark your museum's objects. Attendees will walk away from this session knowing how to mark works on paper (including photographs), textiles, and select 3D objects. Attendees will also leave with a supplies list on how to build their own object marking kit. Attendance is free of cost, but registration is required, and space is limited. For more information and to register, click here.  
Museum Grants open November 27th, and updated guidelines will be available soon - keep an eye out for our announcement! For now, make sure you're prepared to apply by confirming that you are a certified museum.
Grant Writing Workshops

The grants managers from the Utah Division of Arts & Museums and Utah Humanities are headed back on the road to offer a few more workshops in four different counties. The workshops are free, but the registration is limited, and the workshop may fill up. Please register early, and if for some reason your plans change, please let us know so that someone else can come in your place.

Utah County
Provo City Library
Friday, October 27 from 10:00 am -12:00 pm
Provo Registration

Uintah County
Uintah County Libary
Friday, December 1 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Vernal Registration

Weber/Davis County
United Way of Northern Utah
Thursday, January 18 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Ogden Registration

Sanpete County
Snow College
Thursday, February 22 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Ephraim Registration

Webinars and Training 
October 17, recorded: Found in Collections webinar from Connecting to Collections. This webinar will define what constitutes a Found in Collection (FIC) and will provide useful guidelines for documenting, researching, and numbering FIC items, as well as identify potential problems with disposal of FIC items.

December 14, live webinar: Evaluating Your Outcomes from the Indiana Historical Society's Local History Services Office. You don’t need to be an expert to carry out useful program evaluation. This webinar will discuss basic feedback methods you can use to gauge the success of your organization’s programs.
 
 
WMA Session Proposals

Consider submitting a session proposal for the Western Museums Association conference in Tacoma, Washington.

Proposals are due November 17th, 2017.

Session proposals in the areas of marketing, technology, and development are particularly encouraged. 
 
 
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