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MAM Events & Initiatives: Workshops, grant deadlines, and our Annual Meeting and Conference

Public Events: Happenings for the public at MAM's member insititions

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

Upcoming events

    • 02 Oct 2015
    • Lewiston-Auburn College, USM, Lewiston, Maine

    Call for Proposals

    Maine Archives & Museums 2015 Fall Conference

    We Are The Champions: Making the Case for your Collections, Programs, and Profession

    October 2, 2015

    Lewiston-Auburn College, University of Maine, Lewiston

    Proposal Submission Deadline: June 5, 2015

    All of us who work for and volunteer at collecting institutions engage almost daily in the work of advocacy: promoting our collections and programs to stakeholders and new audiences, explaining to potential funders what vital services we provide to our communities, and working with our elected representatives on issues that impact our institutions and the populations we serve. MAM members are key advocates for collecting institutions in the state of Maine—we are the champions of Maine’s museums and archives!

    This year’s MAM conference will focus on the many shapes advocacy takes in Maine’s collecting institutions, celebrating what we do well and seeking ways to do better. What are some ways you have advocated for your institution, or for collecting institutions writ large, in recent years? When it comes to legislation, how do you navigate the political arena? What has been an especially effective way you have championed your collections or programs? What does it mean to be an advocate for Maine’s museums and archives? How do we advocate for ourselves, our positions, and our careers?

    The 2015 MAM conference will offer a mixture of sessions, workshops, networking opportunities, and a dynamic keynote address that will leave you feeling recharged, connected, and inspired with new ideas to assist you in the care and management of your collecting institution.

    MAM is seeking qualified presenters to submit session proposals that fit this theme and advance MAM’s mission to support and promote Maine’s collecting institutions.  Session proposals will be considered in the following formats:

    • Panel Sessions—One hour and fifteen minute session block with two or more presenters discussing a topic that can inform or inspire participants in their work.
    • Workshops—One hour and fifteen minute block with one or more presenters offering hands-on opportunities for skill building.
    • Poster Exhibits—Display material presenting a project or exhibit that your institution would like to share with a larger audience that has relevance to the field at large.

    The Program Committee seeks proposals that will inspire organizations of various sizes and disciplines and are especially visionary.  Case studies will be considered, but proposals that are clearly more applicable to the field at large will have priority.  Topics may include but are not limited to:

    • Attracting new volunteers, trustees and members
    • Working with legislators and local governments
    • Case statements and other fundraising appeals
    • Effective marketing initiatives
    • Grant-writing
    • Youth initiatives
    • Innovative educational or interpretive programming
    • Career Enrichment & Professional Development
    For more information or to submit a proposal, please complete the online form and email it with resumes for all speakers to info@mainemuseums.org, or send requested materials to PO Box 46, Cumberland Center, ME 04021.  Proposals will be reviewed in early June and applicants will be notified in late June/early July whether their proposal was accepted.

    Please note: MAM is unable to offer stipends, honorarium or travel reimbursement to presenters.  Presenters who plan to attend other sessions during the conference must register and will receive the discounted Early Bird MAM member rate.

    • 02 Oct 2015
    • Lewiston-Auburn College, USM, Lewiston

    This year’s MAM conference will focus on the many shapes advocacy takes in Maine’s collecting institutions, celebrating what we do well and seeking ways to do better. What are some ways you have advocated for your institution, or for collecting institutions writ large, in recent years? When it comes to legislation, how do you navigate the political arena? What has been an especially effective way you have championed your collections or programs? What does it mean to be an advocate for Maine’s museums and archives? How do we advocate for ourselves, our positions, and our careers?

    The 2015 MAM conference will offer a mixture of sessions, workshops, networking opportunities, and a dynamic keynote address that will leave you feeling recharged, connected, and inspired with new ideas to assist you in the care and management of your collecting institution.

    Sessions will include:

    • Mission Driven Fundraising
    • Hands-on workshop to create your own Economic Impact Statement
    • Strategies & Models for Promoting Collections
    • Grant Writing 101
    • Volunteer recruitment, training & retention
    • Stable, low cost storage for digital collections
    • The Nuts & Bolts of Advocacy
    • Commemorative Planning
    • Certified Interpretive Guides
    • ADA Access
    • Collections Conservation
    • & MORE!
    Featuring a keynote address by Maine State Representative Erik C. Jorgensen.  Sponsored by 


    Thanks to Our Sponsors!

    Keynote:  HistoryIT

    Morning Coffee Host:  Sutherland Conservation & Consulting 

    Gold Exhibitors:  Alpha One, Cultural Emergency Resource Coalition: Maine, Maine Historical Society, Northeast Document Conservation Center

    • 02 Oct 2015
    • 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Lewiston-Auburn College, University of Southern Maine, Lewiston

    Connect with museum and archival professionals throughout Maine!

     

    Maine Archives and Museums (MAM) invites you to become a corporate sponsor and/or exhibitor at its 2015 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 year’s theme is "We Are the Champions:  Making the Case for Your Collections, Programs, and Profession."  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.

    • 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 2, 2015.  7:00am-5:00pm

                                   

    Where:  Lewiston-Auburn College, University of Southern Maine, Lewiston  

     

    Exhibit Area:  Exhibitor locations will be adjacent to beverage, snack and lunch 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 11, 2015

     

    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
    • 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: “Key Note Sponsor”--$500  The ultimate exposure for your business!


    We are pleased to announce Maine State Representative Erik C. Jorgensen will be our keynote speaker, discussing casemaking for cultural organizations. 

    Many thanks to our keynote sponsor: 


    To customizing your own sponsorship package, contact Erin Bishop at info@MaineMuseums.org or phone 207-400-6965.

     

    Register Online Today!

     

     

    • 07 Nov 2015
    • 1:00 PM
    • Hampton Inn, 768 Main Street, Presque Isle

    Maine Archives & Museums' June Mixer

    Friday, November 7, 2015, 1:00-3:00pm

    Hampton Inn, 768 Main Street, Presque Isle

    Come meet your colleagues in The County!  Kimberly Smith, Presque Isle Historical Society, and Erin Bishop, Maine Archives & Museums, are taking MAM’s Mixers north this fall!  Join us for a social hour compliments of Hampton Inn, Presque Isle.  Enjoy socializing and networking with your colleagues in museums, archives and the cultural tourism sector.  After a short presentation, climb aboard Molly the Trolley for a fun ride to the 1875 Vera Estey House Museum for a free tour.  There’s lots to do an see here so plan on staying the night!  A group of rooms has been reserved at the Hampton Inn until November 2 at the reduced rate of $99 plus tax.  Call 207-760-9292 or e-mail Jan at jan.lucas@hilton.com to reserve.  Mention Maine Archives & Museums/Presque Isle Historical Society Mixer.    For those interested in continuing the fun, a group dinner can be arranged along with a free evening city-wide tour.


    Hosted by Kimberly Smith, Presque Isle Historical Society and Erin Bishop, Maine Archives & Museums


    This event is part of MAM's 2015 Program Series presented with support from the Maine Humanities Council.


Past events

30 Jun 2015 MAM Newsletter Deadline for articles, updates & ads
30 Jun 2015 ADVERTISE in the Maine Archives and Museums newsletter!
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

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

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