SUPPORTING AND PROMOTING
MAINE'S COLLECTING INSTITUTIONS

 


HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING

Maine Archives & Museums hosts our own programs, events, and initiatives, and we help our member institutions promote their events as well.  Check our website for news, happenings, and deadlines from throughout the field.  

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MAM Events & Initiatives: Workshops, grant deadlines, and our annual conference

Public Events: Happenings for the public at our member institions

News You Can Use: News and opportunities from throughout the museum and archive field: grants, job listings, professional development, and more!

Upcoming events

    • 14 Oct 2016
    • Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine Orono


    Connect with museum and archival professionals throughout Maine!

     

    Maine Archives and Museums (MAM) invites you to become a sponsor and/or exhibitor at the 2016 Conference and Annual Meeting.  Whether you specialize in archival storage materials, consulting services, retail/gift shop items, or services and products that enhance visitor experiences, we welcome your participation.

     

    This conference offers an opportunity for you to share your organization’s mission with professionals working in all aspects of Maine’s museums, historic sites, and archives.  This year’s theme is "His Story, Her Story, Our Story: Making Meaning of Your Collections."  


    • Find your target audience among professionals representing museums, archives, libraries, historical societies, historic sites, and more.
    • Develop relationships with museum and archives professionals throughout Maine.
    • Continue connections with your current customers.
    • Hear what museum and archives professionals have to say about your products – and their future product needs.
    • Increase your knowledge and understanding of the archives and museums professions.
    • Sell your products on site.

    When:  Friday, October 14, 2015.  8:00am-4:30pm

                                   

    Where: Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine Orono

     

    Exhibiting:  Exhibitors will be located in key areas to ensure high traffic to your display.  Time has been built into the schedule to allow attendees to meet with exhibitors throughout the conference. 

     

    Deadline:  September 23, 2016;  August 3 deadline to be included in the mailer to 1,400 museum and archive professionals in Maine.

     

    Sponsorship Opportunities:  Maine Archives & Museums is pleased to offer a variety of sponsorship & exhibitor opportunities at varying levels:

     

    Sponsorship package #1: "Silver Sponsor"--$75

    • Mention in promotional materials, including MAM’s website and Facebook page
    • Mention in promotional mailer to over 1,400 addresses (if confirmed before August 3)
    • Promotional handout in conference packet (please provide approximately 125 handouts or brochures--MAM cannot make copies)
    • List of conference participants

    Sponsorship package #2: "Gold Sponsor/Exhibitor"--$150

    • All the benefits of “Silver Sponsorship,” plus:
    • One (1) exhibit space of not more than a 6’ table
    • One (1) admission to conferenceBottom of Form (includes lunch & keynote) (a $50 value!)

    Sponsorship package #3: “Host Sponsor"--$250

    Get even more exposure for your organization!  Host one of our main networking opportunities:  Coffee & Registration; Afternoon Coffee & Snack

    All the benefits of “Silver Sponsorship,” plus:

    • Exclusive host listing in conference schedule (ex. Coffee & Registration hosted by Smith Consulting)
    • Signage at event featuring organization name and/or logo
    • Two (2) admissions to conference (includes lunch & keynote) (a $100 value!)
    • One (1) exhibit space of not more than a 6’ table

    Sponsorship package #4: “Presenting Sponsor”--$500  The ultimate exposure for your business!

    All the benefits of "Silver Sponsorship," plus:

    • Organization name and/or logo in all promotional materials, including MAM’s website and Facebook page
    • Logo in promotional mailer to over 1,400 addresses (if confirmed before August 3)
    • Exclusive Sponsor Listing in conference schedule and promotional materials (ex. Keynote Presented by Smith Consulting)
    • Special acknowledgment during keynote introduction
    • Four (4) admissions to conference (includes all sessions, lunch, and breaks) (a $200 value!)
    • One (1) exhibit space of not more than a 6’ table



    To customizing your own sponsorship package, contact Dugan Murphy at info@MaineMuseums.org or 207-400-6965.

     

    Register as a Sponsor Online Today!

     

    • 14 Oct 2016
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine Orono


    Learn how to tell your story

    All of us who work and volunteer for collecting institutions know that much of our activity centers around telling stories. But how can those working in museums and archives best tease out the many hidden stories in their collections? This year’s MAM conference will focus on the many ways we tell stories in Maine’s collecting institutions, celebrating what we do well and seeking ways to do better. How can studying an artifact, understanding its documentation, and putting the pieces of the story together offer opportunity to understand diverse points of view or help shape and reflect our history? How can the stories of local, ordinary, historical figures find resonance with a modern audience?

    Keynote speaker, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, Ph.D.

    The 2016 MAM conference will feature a dynamic keynote address from special guest Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, Ph.D., 300th Anniversary History Professor at Harvard University and Pulitzer Prize winner for her groundbreaking work A Midwife’s Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812


    What else to expect at the 2016 conference

    View the preliminary conference program.

    The conference will offer a mixture of sessions, workshops, and networking opportunities that will leave you feeling recharged, connected, and inspired with new ideas to assist you in the care and management of your collecting institution.

    Session topics tentatively include

    • Learning circle method for building stories that communicate public value
    • Unconventional methods for highlighting collections
    • Emerging issues in collections digitization in Maine
    • Letters as an interpretive resource
    • Developing an elevator speech about your institution
    • Developing ideas for Maine's bicentennial
    • How to get a property listed in the National Register of Historic Places

    The annual meeting of MAM's membership also takes place at the conference each year--this is your chance as a MAM member to vote on new officers or changes in policy, or to address issues that affect the organization and its membership.


    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    Thank you to our presenting sponsor!


    And to our host sponsors:
     

    As well as our venue sponsors:
          Hudson Museum

    At the conference, look for our gold sponsor exhibitors:
                
    Virtual Archive
    Curran Homestead Homestead & Living History Museum

    And thank you to our silver sponsors!
          

    Sponsoring and exhibiting at the Maine Archives & Museums Annual Conference are great ways to reach museum and archives professionals throughout Maine.  See the link below for an outline of opportunities.

    2016 Sponsor and Exhibitor Opportunities


    Support from the Maine Humanities Council

    The conference is funded in part by the Maine Humanities Council as part of the Pulitzer Prize Centennial Campfires Initiative, a joint venture of the Pulitzer Prizes Board and the Federation of State Humanities Councils in celebration of the 2016 Centennial of the Prizes. The initiative seeks to illuminate the impact of the humanities on American life today, to imagine their future, and to inspire new generations to consider the values represented by the body of Pulitzer Prize winning work. For their generous support for the Campfires Initiative, we thank the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Ford Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Pulitzer Prizes Board, and Columbia University.

Past events

27 Jun 2016 Workshop: Collections Care
18 Jun 2016 Workshop: Grant Writing Basics: Crafting your Story for Fundraising Success
08 Jun 2016 Workshop: The Nuts and Bolts of Exhibit Development
08 Jun 2016 Submissions for MAM's August 2016 newsletter
17 May 2016 Workshop: Accidental Stories Pertaining to Collections and How to Use them to Reach New Audiences
09 May 2016 Workshop: Storing Your Collections
30 Mar 2016 ADVERTISE in the Maine Archives and Museums newsletter!
30 Mar 2016 MAM Newsletter Deadline for articles, updates & ads
30 Dec 2015 MAM Newsletter Deadline for articles, updates & ads
30 Dec 2015 ADVERTISE in the Maine Archives and Museums newsletter!
07 Nov 2015 MAM's November Mixer
02 Oct 2015 2015 Conference Sponsorship & Exhibitor Opportunities
02 Oct 2015 2015 Fall Conference & Annual Meeting
02 Oct 2015 Call for Proposals: MAM 2015 Fall Conference & Annual Meeting
29 Jun 2015 Historic Housekeeping
24 Jun 2015 Historic Frame Conservation Triage
05 Jun 2015 MAM June Mixer--Hinckley
05 Jun 2015 Let's Preserve Organic Collections
20 May 2015 Identification and Care of Photographic Collections
13 May 2015 Disaster Planning Step By Step (Auburn)
09 May 2015 Preparing Collection Materials for Exhibition
16 Apr 2015 MAM April Mixer--Augusta
03 Mar 2015 MAM March Mixer--Portland
13 Jan 2015 MAM Winter Mixer--Camden
13 Jan 2015 Board Meeting
24 Oct 2014 2014 Fall Conference & Annual Meeting
24 Oct 2014 2014 Conference Sponsorship & Exhibitor Opportunities
18 Oct 2014 Identification and Care of Photographs
23 Jun 2014 Collections Care: Caring For & Storing Your Organic Objects
16 Jun 2014 Board Meeting
09 Jun 2014 A Development Primer: Build Capacity and Bolster Your Fundraising Efforts
06 Jun 2014 Call for Proposals: MAM 2014 Fall Conference & Annual Meeting
30 May 2014 Disaster Planning Step By Step (Bangor)
21 May 2014 Water Salvage of Library & Museum Materials (South Portland)
19 May 2014 Water Salvage of Library & Museum Materials (Ellsworth)
06 May 2014 Ink, Oil and Oak: Collections Care Workshop for Paper, Paintings and Furniture
02 May 2014 Disaster Planning Step By Step (Falmouth)
30 Apr 2014 Disaster Planning Step By Step (Belfast)
27 Apr 2014 Giving Voice to History
14 Apr 2014 Board Meeting
13 Jan 2014 Board Meeting
02 Nov 2013 Preservation Issues for Small Museums and Family Custodians
29 Oct 2013 2013 Conference Sponsorship & Exhibitor Opportunities
29 Oct 2013 2013 Fall Conference & Annual Meeting
29 Oct 2013 Call for Proposals: MAM 2013 Fall Conference & Annual Meeting
07 Oct 2013 Board Meeting
18 Sep 2013 Packaging, Public Relations & Promotion: The 3 P’s of Partnering with the Tourism Industry
09 Sep 2013 Long-Range Planning Retreat and Workshop
24 Jun 2013 Collections Care
10 Jun 2013 Board Meeting
21 May 2013 21st Century Skills Workshop
20 May 2013 Basic Collections Care Workshop
02 May 2013 21st Century Skills Workshop
29 Apr 2013 21st Century Skills Workshop
23 Apr 2013 Board Development & Digitizing Collections Workshop
08 Apr 2013 Board Meeting
05 Apr 2013 ADVERTISE in the Maine Archives and Museums newsletter!
02 Apr 2013 Basic Collections Care Workshop
27 Mar 2013 MAM Meet & Greet
14 Jan 2013 Board Meeting
30 Dec 2012 MAM Newsletter Deadline for articles, updates & ads
26 Oct 2012 2012 Conference Sponsorship & Exhibitor Opportunities
26 Oct 2012 2012 Fall Conference & Annual Meeting
16 Oct 2012 21st-Century Skillls Workshop: October 16
01 Sep 2012 Maine Memory Network Grant Deadline: September 1
11 May 2012 MAM 2012 Conference Call for Proposals
04 May 2012 Caring For and Storing Organic Objects: A Spring MAM Collections Housing Workshop
03 May 2012 21st-Century Skillls Workshop: May 3
28 Apr 2012 21st-Century Skillls Workshop: April 28
26 Apr 2012 21st-Century Skillls Workshop: April 26
25 Apr 2012 21st-Century Skillls Workshop: April 25
24 Apr 2012 21st-Century Skillls Workshop: April 24
02 Apr 2012 Board Meeting
01 Apr 2012 Maine Memory Network Grant Deadline: April 1
30 Mar 2012 MAM Newsletter Deadline for articles, updates & ads
03 Feb 2012 Kotzschmar Jr. Concerts at Dyer Library

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