Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Checklist of Small Museum Friendly Sessions at AASLH

We all eagerly await next year’s Small Museum Association Conference scheduled for February 17 – 19 in Ocean City. The SMA conference committee is hard at work planning sessions for the upcoming event titled, Superheroes: The Extraordinary Power of Small Museums. We are eager to hear your “Super” strategies for board development, fundraising, community engagement, or collections care. If you have an idea for a conference session, please submit a proposal by visiting http://www.smallmuseum.org/conference.html

While we wait for the SMA conference, I wanted to let you all know about some of the exciting sessions for small museums at the AASLH Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City (October 3-6). 

One session, Small Museums, Big Impact!, will feature representatives from three small museums who will share their successful experiences in developing exhibitions focused on members of their local community. These exhibits serve as role models of how a small museum can play a significant role in recognizing the achievement of local residents in, or their connections to, the wider world.

The AASLH Small Museum Committee has created a checklist (attached) including this and other small museum friendly sessions. Please pass it along to your co-workers and colleagues. 

For more information on this conference you can download the preliminary program at http://www.aaslh.org/documents/PrelimProgramforWebsite.pdf

Thanks to AASLH and to the conference committee, board members, and members of SMA for their continued commitment to excellence in small museums.

John Pentangelo
Small Museum Association
AASLH Small Museums Committee

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