Newsletter: Musenews (July)


Collections Technical Assistance Program applications open, upcoming museum volunteer management workshops, Museum Watch & Talk Event series and more...
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Upcoming Workshop: Museum Volunteer Training and Management 

When: Friday, August 19th & Friday September 23rd 
Where: Museum of Peoples and Cultures, BYU Campus 

This two-part workshop series will provide training to museum staff, volunteer, and volunteer coordinators on effective volunteer management and recruiting. Upon completion of the program, participants can expect to assess volunteer needs and match them with the goals of the museum in addition to developing relevant volunteer roles and opportunities to address critical needs at your museum. 

This series, developed in partnership with UServe, is a Beginner's Level, 101 workshop. For more information and to register, please see our website

Small Museums Academy
Deadline: September 30, 2016

The American Alliance of Museums is extending their Small Museums Academy program for the 2016-2017 year. This year long program gets your museum up to best practices with its core documents and prepares your museum for accredidation. For more information and to apply, see their website

Pin of the Month 

Couldn't make it to this year's AAM meeting? Not to worry! The American Alliance of Museums posts their session presentations and handouts to access remotely and all for free.  

Check out this year's contentwhich covers four days of sessions ranging from educating teens to implementing more inclusive museum practices. 

Don't Forget! 

September 14-17th: American Association for State and Local History Annual Conference, Detroit, MI 
September 25-28thWestern Museums Association Conference, Phoenix, AZ 
September 30th: Annual State History Conference, West Valley City 
October 12-14th: Utah Museums Association Conference in Ogden, UT 

Applications close on July 22nd! 

The Collections Technical Assistance program is a year long program designed to improve your museum's collections care best practices. For more information, click here

To apply, click here. Applications are due July 22, 2016, so don't delay!

A New Series! 

Join us every other month beginning in August for a series of conversations featuring a museum topic such as administration, collections, or education, facilitated by an expert host.

To kick the series off, UA&M will be hosting the first conversation on Mounting Garments for Exhibition, August 8th, from 11AM-2PM. Bring a lunch and learn about best practices for mounting your costume collections!

For more information, please see our website. To register, check out our Eventbrite listing

#ifindart Campaign 

Our division recently launched a new campaign to encourage everyone to look for art in every day encounters and experiences.Tell us what you find and use #ifindart in your social media sharing. We're gathering photos and experiences to share with all of our arts and museums audiences.
Our hope is to encourage everyone to recognize how art plays a vital role in their every day life. If you ride UTA Frontrunner, look for our new ads featuring visual arts fellowship recipients Pam Bowman and David Brothers. 
UA&M Museum Program Offerings 
July 22: Applications close for the Collections Technical Assistance Program 
July 27th: Part II, Collections Planning and Policy workshop, registration closed  
August 5th: Registration closes for Museum Volunteer Management workshop series 
August 8th: Museums Watch & Talk Brown Bag event, RSVP
August 19th: Part I, Museum Volunteer Recruitment and Management workshop 
September 23rd: Part II,Museum Volunteer Recruitment and Management workshop 
October 17thMuseums Watch & Talk Brown Bag event 
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