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  • 04 Aug 2014 12:14 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Two life-size bronze statues on the campus of Bowdoin College that have withstood the weather and elements of Maine for 120 years will be rejuvenated beginning this week.

     

    Crafted by renowned Neapolitan bronze caster Sabatino de Angelis, the 19th century sculptures of the Ancient Greek playwright Sophocles and the Ancient Greek orator Demosthenes are original to the 1894 Beaux Arts Walker Art Building, home to the Bowdoin College Museum of Art (BCMA). Noted architect Charles Follen McKim of McKim, Mead & White, designed the building, which underwent a $20.8 million award-winning renovation and restoration in 2007.

     

    The statues, commissioned by McKim for the façade of the Walker Art Building, occupy wall niches on either side of the building’s sweeping staircase where Bowdoin conducts commencement ceremonies for graduating seniors every spring and welcomes first-year students each fall. They will undergo onsite conservation and cleaning by a team from the Williamstown Art Conservation Center (WACC), of Williamstown, Mass., a nonprofit regional conservation facility devoted to the conservation and preservation of cultural and historical objects, of which the BCMA is a founding member.

     

    The conservation of these works has benefitted from a five-year grant from the Lunder Foundation to the WACC to bolster the conservation budgets of the four Maine museumsundefinedincluding the Bowdoin College Museum of Artundefined that are members of the WACC consortium. The Lunder Foundation is a private foundation established in 1998 by Peter and Paula Lunder. It supports educational, arts, and health care organizations.

     

    “Summer is the season for improvements on the Bowdoin campus, and we are excited about the opportunity to work with conservators from the Williamstown Conservation Center to ensure a long life for these beloved sculptures,” said BCMA Co-Director Frank Goodyear.

     

    Both bronze statues are 19th-century copies of ancient works.  Sophocles was modeled from a late fourth century BCE, Greek marble statue; and Demosthenes was modeled from a Vatican Collection marble copy of the original bronze, which was sculpted by Polyeuktos of Athens in 280 BCE. Other figures represented on the façade of the Walker Art Building include busts of Hermes, Dionysus, and Homer. At the time the Museum was established, the curriculum of Bowdoin College focused on the classics, so an educational as well as aesthetic motive is suggested by the selection of an orator and dramatist to decorate the Walker Art Building.

     

    "We are delighted to have this opportunity to learn more about these works as we preserve them for future generations” said BCMA Co-Director Anne Goodyear. “We are grateful for the generosity of Peter and Paula Lunder that has helped make possible this project.”

     

    Two object conservators from the WACC will conduct the conservation. The work is expected to take one to two weeks.

     

    More info:

    Suzanne Bergeron

    Bowdoin College Museum of Art

    207-725-3124

    sbergero@bowdoin.edu


    Suzanne Bergeron

    Bowdoin College Museum of Art

    207-725-3124

    sbergero@bowdoin.edu

  • 03 Aug 2014 1:55 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Want to fix and save historic windows?  Learn how at the Washburn-Norlands Living History Center in Livermore, Maine. 

    Sunday, August 3, 2014

    9:00am - 4:00pm

    $50 workshop fee, lunch included. Space limited.  Sign up by calling

    207-897-4366 or emailing norlands@norlands.org

    Using the kitchen windows in the 1867 Washburn Family Mansion, this workshop will cover traditional window maintenance and offer guidance on simple techniques to keep them working properly and energy efficient. Marc Bagala of Bagala Window Works in Falmouth, Maine, will guide participants on how to identify basic window parts, disassemble a window without doing damage, identify which parts need repair or replacement, tips and techniques for making windows energy efficient, identify compatible materials for maintenance, how to reassemble windows so they work freely in their jambs, and for fun, hands-on glass cutting and glazing.  The Norlands recently received a $15,000 grant from the Belvedere Fund Historic Preservation Grants Program of the Maine Community Foundation in cooperation with the Maine Historic Preservation Commission, to help restore up to twelve windows in the 1867 Washburn Family Mansion.  The windows are located in the ell portion of the estate which houses the original kitchen and a caretaker's apartment. The project consists of repairing sashes, re-glazing, replacing historic glass, refurbishing hardware such as locks, weights and pulleys, and painting. Two windows have already been removed from the Washburn kitchen and are being restored at Bagala Window Works in Falmouth. The newly-preserved windows will be returned during the window preservation workshop on August 3rd. 

    The window preservation workshop is sponsored in part by the Belvedere Fund Historic Preservation Grant Program of the Maine Community Foundation and the Davis Family Foundation. For more information about the Norlands, please visit www.norlands.org.


  • 31 Jul 2014 2:51 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    McLaughlin Garden & Homestead Executive Director Job Description
    Under the Direction of the Board of Directors, performs professional leadership, administrative and supervisory work in directing the programs and operations of the Garden & Homestead, and oversees and coordinates all facets of daily operations. This work requires the frequent exercise of leadership, independent judgment, and initiative in planning. The Executive Director is responsible for the development and delivery of services to meet member and visitor interests and needs. Under the direction of the Board Chair, the Executive Director oversees and coordinates all daily operations including planning, budget, facilities care and maintenance, supervision of employees, volunteers and interns. Performs other duties as required.

    Examples of responsibilities

    Board Liaison--Serves as the Board of Directors liaison to, and coordinates the activities of, the Garden Advisory Committee and the Buildings Committee. Other committee responsibilities may be required in the future.

    Board and Board Committees--Works directly with the Development Committee to organize, execute, and manage programs, events, appeals, and grant requests that provide continuous and growing funding sources for the McLaughlin Foundation. May assist directly in the solicitation and cultivation of donors. Works directly with the Finance Committee to plan and prepare the budget for Board adoption, and implements the annual budget. Keeps the Board informed of all aspects of operations and financial management. Carries out policies established by the Board.

    Grant Writing and Fundraising--Researches, develops, writes, and submits grants in a timely, professional manner. Tracks current and historic grants to ensure maximized funding. Attends area funding network
    meetings, as well as informational meetings with sponsors and funders. Provides active leadership and participation in all fundraising efforts.

    Operations Management--Responsible for the overall planning, development and implementation of activities supporting the long-term growth and sustainability of the Garden & Homestead.  Develops and implements a range of internal and external communication methodologies, including, but not limited to: signage, phone and email; website content; social media, e.g. Facebook; member relations software, e.g. Constant Contact. Oversees payroll submission, budget planning and development in partnership with the Finance Committee, expenditures and monthly reporting of income and expenses. Plans, in conjunction with the Board, promotions, major events, membership and funding campaigns. Manages the membership and volunteer databases, insuring flexibility and currency. Prepares financial and operational reports for the Board and/or appropriate committees. Supervises and trains staff and volunteers. Manages sales operations. Responsible for overseeing the care and maintenance of the buildings and grounds. Prepares reports on various operational activities, such as visitor attendance, revenue, communications with members and visitors, interactions with the business and educational community, and others as required by the Board. Seeks out and builds alliances and affiliations that will benefit and sustain the Garden & Homestead.  Attends the meetings of committees and provide necessary information regarding the overall operations, scheduling, and feasibility of committee tasks. Offers assistance to Committees to complete desired tasks, and/or coordinates efforts of volunteers and staff. With the Development Committee, plans and implements the membership and annual fund appeal campaigns, tracks responses and reports to Board. Assists with strategic sponsorship requests, participating merchants program, targeted financial and programmatic collaboration, and all cultural/educational/horticultural events.

    Special Events Coordinator--Serves as the Special Events Coordinator for a variety of events that require extensive planning, development and coordination with a variety of committees, volunteers and Board members. On-site, day-of management is also required for: Annual Auction, Garden Illuminated, weddings and other rental events, and most Program Committee events.

    Working Conditions:

    Reports directly to the Board Chair, who provides supervision and oversight of the position and establishes the basic schedule with the Director.

    Attends the Board of Directors meetings and provides recommendations for program development, budgetary management, facilities and human resources, grants, outreach and cooperative activities, and related reports.

    Responds to contacts that are by phone, in person and in writing, and require discussion of complex administrative, financial and technical matters.

    Is required from time to time to work outside of normal business hours, including weekends.

    The Executive Director may be contacted at home to respond to important situations.

    As appropriate and as directed makes contact with organizations providing similar services and with similar interests, professional organizations, town and school departments, civic groups, members, visitors, and financial donors.

    Is expected to take appropriate action to resolve problems. Errors could result in delay or loss of service and monetary loss, damage to building or equipment, member or visitor dissatisfaction, compromised employee safety, or legal repercussions.

    Experience and Desirable Qualifications:

    Demonstrated ability to plan and implement short and longer term projects; demonstrated ability to work proactively and independently; excellent interpersonal communication skills; excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, subordinates, volunteers, members and the general public; computer skills necessary to perform the duties of the position, including but not limited to wordprocessing, spreadsheet development and manipulation, database utilization, and internet and basic web content development. Education appropriate to the duties of the position.  Desirable: Prior relevant experience working in an administrative and supervisory capacity in a multi-faceted service organization. Successful grant writing experience. Salary is based upon experience and qualifications. Benefits include health insurance, vacation time and sick leave.

    Application Instructions:

    Please submit a resume and cover letter via email to: mclgardn@megalink.net
    Questions can be answered via email or phone, 207-743-8820
    The McLaughlin Foundation, Inc. is an equal-opportunity employer.


  • 11 Jul 2014 12:41 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Do you have amazing photographs in your collection?  Do you want to share them with your community as well as new audiences? Consider becoming a participant in the Maine Photo Project, a statewide collaboration among museums, art galleries, historical societies, and other arts organizations across Maine.

    Throughout 2015, numerous participating organizations will offer exhibitions and public programs exploring the state’s role as a destination for photographers, both as subject matter and as a unique place for discourse, and innovation. A major publication planned to coincide with the project--authored by eminent Maine historians Libby Bischof, Susan Danly, and Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr.--will illustrate many of these works as a lasting record of this initiative and of Maine’s rich and varied photographic history.

    The Maine Photo Project is organized by the Maine Curators’ Forum, a collaborative of curators representing Maine’s leading arts and cultural institutions. Previous projects of the Maine Curators’ Forum include the Maine Print Project (2006) and the Maine Drawing Project (2011), both of which drew strong audiences to participating institutions and received national and regional press coverage in the New York Times, the Boston GlobeArt New England, the Maine Sunday Telegram, and other sources. (The Maine Print Project also featured an associated book, The Imprint of Place: Maine Printmaking 1800-2005 by David Becker, published by Down East Books.) The Maine Photo Project will build upon the success of these and other recent statewide exhibition collaborations such as the Maine Folk Art Trail (2008) and the Maine Civil War Trail (2013). Fiscal management for the project with be provided by the Maine Historical Society.

    Institutions participating in The Maine Photo Project will present exhibitions related to photography in Maine sometime between March and December of 2015. Participants are encouraged to develop themed programming at their site in conjunction with their exhibition and with the broader project (collaborative Maine Photo Project programming will also be developed by a committee.) Participants are expected to waive use fees for reproducing objects from their collections for all Maine Photo Project products, including mailers, the brochure, and the book. Participants are also expected to contribute critical project financial support according to a scale to be determined, in order to support collective project activities such as (but not limited to) the following:

    • Stipend for the Project Coordinator for general project management, including budget development and management; strategic planning; scheduling and leading meetings and taking minutes; acting as liaison for project participants; coordinating design and printing of brochure and/or other mailers; public relations and miscellaneous communications; website management; social media setup and management; collaborative program development and implementation; managing phone and e-mail inquiries.
    • Design, printing, and distribution of MPP brochure through Visitor Information Centers and other venues
    • Design and development of website that will feature all participants’ projects plus a calendar of events (through EventBrite) for all exhibitions and related programming, including exhibition openings
    • Subsidy for Maine Photo Project book
    • Collaborative programming, including possibly a public symposium, an open portfolio day for photographers, and a professional development workshop for museum professionals

    As of June 2014, participant financial contributions have been articulated as such:

    Sponsor level: $2,500 (includes special recognition and other opportunities)
    If you represent a leading arts or cultural organization in the state, consider becoming a sponsor and taking a leadership role in the Maine Photo Project.

    Participant level: $800 average contribution; $200 minimum.
    All-volunteer organizations and organizations with extremely small or nonexistent annual budgets are invited to participate at the minimum; all others are encouraged to participate at a self-identified level that is both meaningful and feasible for their institution. We hope that as many as possible will participate at the $800 level or above.

    If your institution is interested in becoming a participant and would like to find out more, please contact the Maine Photo Project at MainePhotoProject@gmail.com.

    As of June 2014, participant financial contributions have been articulated as such:

    Sponsor level: $2,500 (includes special recognition and other opportunities)

    If you represent a leading arts or cultural organization in the state, consider becoming a sponsor and taking a leadership role in the Maine Photo Project.

    Participant level: $800 average contribution; $200 minimum.

    All-volunteer organizations and organizations with extremely small or nonexistent annual budgets are invited to participate at the minimum; all others are encouraged to participate at a self-identified level that is both meaningful and feasible for their institution. We hope that as many as possible will participate at the $800 level or above.

  • 10 Jul 2014 1:49 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Boothbay Railway Village (BRV) is seeking an energetic, innovative individual to assume the role of Executive Director.  For the past 50 years the “BRV has served  Mid Coast Maine by operating a narrow gauge live-steam railroad , an antique car museum and hosting community oriented  events all set on the grounds of  a 12 acre period Maine village.

    To be considered for the position previous nonprofit employment is highly desirable including experience in managing the routine and special functions of a museum. Skill sets will include budget creation, personnel management and fund raising. The winning candidate must have strong leadership qualities, superior managerial, communication and team building qualities. Demonstrated effective public relations experience is a plus.

    The Director reports to an active 17 member Board.  Together they work on policies and long & short-term goals for all aspects of the “BRV”. The Director’s primary responsibilities include overall planning, development, financial /operations management, and safety compliance ensuring on-going stability, growth, and visitor satisfaction.Please submit cover letter and resume to BRV Executive Director Search Committee at: swilliams@mecoseal.com.com

    See us at www.railwayvillage.org/ and www.facebook.com/railwayvillage

  • 10 Jul 2014 1:49 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Boothbay Railway Village (BRV) is seeking an energetic, innovative individual to assume the role of Executive Director.  For the past 50 years the “BRV has served  Mid Coast Maine by operating a narrow gauge live-steam railroad , an antique car museum and hosting community oriented  events all set on the grounds of  a 12 acre period Maine village.

    To be considered for the position previous nonprofit employment is highly desirable including experience in managing the routine and special functions of a museum. Skill sets will include budget creation, personnel management and fund raising. The winning candidate must have strong leadership qualities, superior managerial, communication and team building qualities. Demonstrated effective public relations experience is a plus.

    The Director reports to an active 17 member Board.  Together they work on policies and long & short-term goals for all aspects of the “BRV”. The Director’s primary responsibilities include overall planning, development, financial /operations management, and safety compliance ensuring on-going stability, growth, and visitor satisfaction.Please submit cover letter and resume to BRV Executive Director Search Committee at: swilliams@mecoseal.com.com

    See us at www.railwayvillage.org/ and www.facebook.com/railwayvillage

  • 28 Jun 2014 10:54 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Cultural organizations around the state will soon have the opportunity to have trained facilitators help manage the process of creating a disaster plan for their institutions, thanks to a recent grant awarded to the Maine State Museum from Jane's Trust. The project will include two rounds of facilitated planning, from September - December and again in February - May.

    The Maine State Museum has long recognized that disaster planning is a bit of administrative housekeeping that cultural organizations all too frequently put off until disaster strikes, and a year ago it took the lead in helping to address this situation by forming the Cultural Emergency Resource Coalition (CERC: Maine). CERC is a collaborative effort with the Maine Emergency Management Agency and several cultural agencies and conservators, including the Maine State Library, the Maine State Archives, the Maine Historic Preservation Commission, and the association Maine Archives and Museums. In its first year CERC focused on surveying Maine’s cultural community to evaluate the state of disaster planning, developing three levels of disaster planning benchmarks and resources to help streamline disaster planning for institutions of various sizes and complexity, and sponsoring disaster planning workshops. 

    With the Pejepscot Historical Society agreeing to act as a beta site, CERC is developing a facilitation guide that outlines, meeting by meeting, the process for a cultural organization to develop a solid disaster plan that meets the identified benchmarks. CERC is also working with FEMA to schedule a FEMA Corps team in Maine. After receiving training in using the guide and in issues facing cultural organizations, the team will go into the field and work directly with several of Maine’s libraries, museums, town offices, archives and other collecting institutions, helping them develop disaster plans.  

    Organizations interested in participating in the program may apply online through the CERC web site,www.cercmaine.org (under the Write Your Own Disaster Plan tab). Participants will be selected to represent a broad range of institutional sizes, geographical locations, collections types, and building construction. For more information about this project see the CERC web site or contact the CERC office at CERC.Maine@gmail.com or (207) 287-6696.

    The Maine State Museum is Awarded Grant for the Cultural Emergency Resource Coalition

    Cultural organizations around the state will soon have the opportunity to have trained facilitators help manage the process of creating a disaster plan for their institutions, thanks to a recent grant awarded to the Maine State Museum from Jane's Trust. The project will include two rounds of facilitated planning, from September - December and again in February - May.

     

    The Maine State Museum has long recognized that disaster planning is a bit of administrative housekeeping that cultural organizations all too frequently put off until disaster strikes, and a year ago it took the lead in helping to address this situation by forming the Cultural Emergency Resource Coalition (CERC: Maine). CERC is a collaborative effort with the Maine Emergency Management Agency and several cultural agencies and conservators, including the Maine State Library, the Maine State Archives, the Maine Historic Preservation Commission, and the association Maine Archives and Museums. In its first year CERC focused on surveying Maine’s cultural community to evaluate the state of disaster planning, developing three levels of disaster planning benchmarks and resources to help streamline disaster planning for institutions of various sizes and complexity, and sponsoring disaster planning workshops. 

     

    With the Pejepscot Historical Society agreeing to act as a beta site, CERC is developing a facilitation guide that outlines, meeting by meeting, the process for a cultural organization to develop a solid disaster plan that meets the identified benchmarks. CERC is also working with FEMA to schedule a FEMA Corps team in Maine. After receiving training in using the guide and in issues facing cultural organizations, the team will go into the field and work directly with several of Maine’s libraries, museums, town offices, archives and other collecting institutions, helping them develop disaster plans.  


    Organizations interested in participating in the program may apply online through the CERC web site,www.cercmaine.org (under the Write Your Own Disaster Plan tab). Participants will be selected to represent a broad range of institutional sizes, geographical locations, collections types, and building construction. For more information about this project see the CERC web site or contact the CERC office at CERC.Maine@gmail.com or (207) 287-6696.

  • 24 Jun 2014 1:46 PM | Anonymous member
    Bagaduce Music Lending Library
    NEWSLETTER

    June 2014

    5 Music Library Lane
    P.O. Box 829
    Blue Hill, ME  04614
           
     
    Tel.  (207) 374-5454
    Fax  (207) 374-2733
    library@bagaducemusic.org
    www.bagaducemusic.org
      Atlantic Clarion Steel Band 6
    COME TO A  LIVELY AND ENTERTAINING
    24th ANNUAL BLUE HILL POPS CONCERT
    ON JULY 3, 2014
     
    Celebrate Independence Day at the 24th annual Blue Hill Pops Concert!  Kick off the 2014 summer season with this rousing program featuring a lineup of topnotch Maine musicians.  Sponsored by the Bagaduce Music Lending Library, the 2014 Blue Hill Pops Concert will be held on Thursday, July 3 at 7:30 pm at George Stevens Academy on Union Street in Blue Hill.

    This year’s music festival of “Sounds Around Blue Hill” will feature the Maine Street R&B Revue, a nine-piece rhythm and blues powerhouse band; Castlebay, a Celtic duo with Julia Lane on harp and Fred Gosbee on guitar, fiddle and tin whistle; 4 Cryin’ Out Loud, an a cappella jazz quartet; and the Bagaduce Pops Singers under the direction of Bronwyn Kortge, performing a medley from the Broadway musical Chicago.

    The Atlantic Clarion Steel Band will perform outside as concert-goers enter, playing their fiery and infectious Caribbean rhythms. The New Trad Trio will entertain the audience from the stage before the concert begins with traditional jazz of the 30s and 40s. As in past years, Blue Hill Pops will conclude with a patriotic finale featuring an audience sing-a-long of our nation’s service songs and “America the Beautiful”. 

    Don’t miss this summer-season concert tradition.  Table seats, reserved chairs and bleacher seats are available for Blue Hill Pops in a range of prices, beginning at $10.     For tickets please call(207) 374-5454.  Sponsors for the 2013 Blue Hill Pops Concert are: Bar Harbor Bank, Cape Air, Lambert Coffin Hanley Law Offices, Penn Air and Stanley Subaru.
     
    For additional information contact:
    Karen Dickes, 2014 Blue Hill Pops Publicity Chair
    Bagaduce Music Lending Library
    5 Music Library Lane, P.O. Box 829, Blue Hill, ME 04614
    Tel: 207-374-5454

    karen@bagaducemusic.org
     
    copy of Pops logo 2

     
    and note this special raffle....
    copy of Red Sox Raffle Poster 2
    See you there  !!
     
    Martina signature
    Martina Herries
    Executive Director
     
     
    “Music Makes All the Difference”

     

  • 19 Jun 2014 9:51 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Founded in 1813, Colby College in Waterville, Maine, is one of the nation's oldest and best independent liberal arts colleges, enrolling approximately 1,825 students. Colby is a national leader in research and project-based undergraduate learning, and the depth of student-faculty interaction and collaboration is unparalleled. Colby embraces and honors a 200-year tradition of fostering intellectual and personal growth, with graduates emerging as conscientious, committed, and inspired leaders ready to make a profound impact on their world. Colby is a national leader in environmental sustainability and education with award-winning campus greening initiatives and a nationally renowned academic program. Colby invites applications for the position of:

    MIRKEN FAMILY POSTBACCALAUREATE FELLOWSHIP IN MUSEUM PRACTICE


    COLBY COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART

    The Mirken Family Postbaccalaureate Fellowship in Museum Practice at the Colby College Museum of Art will support a one-year appointment to the Museum, with the possibility of a renewable second year.  The Fellow reports to the Associate Director and interfaces with all departments including education, collections, exhibitions, and administration areas. 

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    ·       Coordinate logistics associated with the Art Department annual field trip related to professional opportunities in the museum field (conservation, public relations, curatorial, education, administration, collections)

    ·       Provide general assistance to the collection management area, assisting with all aspects of registration for museum objects, condition reporting, incoming and outgoing receipts

    ·       Manage the museum’s rights and reproduction program

    ·       Coordinate and implement centralized photography archive for museum images

    ·       Serve as a liaison between the collections and curatorial staff, oversee the deaccession initiatives as established by the museum team

    ·       Field museum collection inquiries as required

    ·       Work with collections intern on special projects as assigned

    ·       Contribute to social media program

    ·       Perform other duties as assigned

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    ·       A Bachelor’s degree in Art/Art History is preferred

    ·       Highly organized, flexible and comfortable with diverse audiences

    ·       Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills

    ·       Excellent attention to detail

    ·       Strong ability to effectively collaborate with a small professional staff, students, and faculty

    KEY RELATIONSHIPS:

    This position reports to the Associate Director of the Museum and has ongoing interactions with all members of the museum staff. 

    Physical Effort/ENVIRONMENT:

    Position involves sitting, although frequent movement is necessary. Walking, standing, bending, and twisting are required. Computer usage involving repetitive hand/wrist motion is also necessary. General office and campus environment with duties that require the employee interact with faculty, staff, students, alumni, and museum guests.

    Interested candidates should submit:

    ·    A letter of interest stating relevant work experience

    ·    Curriculum vitae

    ·    Three letters of reference

    Send all materials to: HR@Colby.edu and addressed to:

    Mirken Family Postbaccalaureate Fellowship in Museum Practice - Search Committee

    Office of Human Resources

    Colby College

    5500 Mayflower Hill

    Waterville, ME  04901-8855

    A review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

    Colby College is committed to equality and diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college. Colby College does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, or age in employment or in our educational programs.

    For more information about the College, please visit the Colby web site: www.colby.edu

  • 18 Jun 2014 8:39 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    AAM Collections Assessment for Small Museums Webinar

    Wednesday, June 25, 2014
    2–3:30 p.m. (ET)

    Join colleagues with a range of experience working with small museums in a practical, focused discussion on issues related to assessing collections, including object assessment and condition reporting, storage and housing, environmental conditions and exhibition/display.

    We’ll explore key questions to ask when assessing collections and offer suggestions for immediate, intermediate and longer-range solutions and action steps. Additional resources will be provided.

    How Will I Benefit?

    By participating in this program, attendees will be better able to:

    • Take stock of collections
    • Assess the condition of objects in a range of environments
    • Take positive action to resolve collections-related issues

    Who Should Attend

    Staff and volunteers working in collections-related positions in small museums.

    Presenters

    • Samantha Dorsey, curator, City of Bowie Museums, Bowie, Maryland
    • Ellen Endslow, director of collections/curator, Chester County Historical Society (and CurCom chair), West Chester, Pennsylvania

    Moderators

    • Tamara Hemmerlein, assistant director, Local History Services, Indiana Historical Society (and SMAC chair), Indianapolis
    • Greg Stevens, assistant director, professional development, American Alliance of Museums, Washington, DC
    • Adam La Faci, senior producer, LearningTimes

    Register Now

    FREE: Staff of Tier 3 Museum Members

    $25: Staff of Tier 2 Museum Members, Ally, Individual and Industry Members
    $50: Staff of Tier 1 Museum Members and Non-members


Maine Archives and Museums / P.O. Box 46 / Cumberland Center, Maine 04021 / (207) 400-6965 / info@mainemuseums.org 

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