RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP NOW! 

Join Now




 
 
    
 
 

HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING

MAM has got it going on!  From MAM-sponsored events and initiatives, to public events at our member institutions, to news, happenings, and deadlines from throughout the field, we'll keep you in the loop.  Got something you want to share, but you're not sure how or where to post it?  Contact us at info@mainemuseums.org.

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

    • 05 Jun 2015
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • L.C. Bates Museum, Hinckley, ME
    • 26

    Let's Preserve Organic Collections--FREE! 


    Presented in partnership with L.C. Bates Museum and funded by a grant from the Institute for Museums and Library Services.  

    Presented by Ron Harvey of Tuckerbrook Conservation, this workshop is designed to build knowledge about the special needs of caring for organic collections from leather bags to mounted animals and from wooden objects to textiles. It will also touch on the possible health issues involved in caring for scientific collections and collections will mold issues. The workshop will address what museum staff can do and when to call a conservator. The conservator will answer questions about your specific collection care issues. Participants are encouraged to bring photographs of objects in their collections they would like the conservator to discuss. The project will include a tour of the conservation project work at the L.C.Bates Museum.  Bring a lunch to enjoy.

    Date:  June 5, 2015

    Time:  9:00am-3:00pm 

    Location:  L.C. Bates Museum, Hinckley, ME

    Join us afterwards in the museum for a MAM Mixer from 3:30-5:30. 

    Cost:  Free!


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


    • 05 Jun 2015
    • 3:30 PM
    • L.C. Bates Museum, Route 201, Hinckley, ME

    Maine Archives & Museums' June Mixer

    Friday, June 5, 2015, 3:30pm-5:30pm

    L.C. Bates Museum, Route 201, Hinckley, Maine 


    Join hosts MAM Board Members Deb Staber of L.C. Bates Museum and David O. Smith of Kennebec Valley Community College Archives for a later afternoon get together at the L.C. Bates Museum.  Check out the exhibits, enjoy some refreshments and socialize with your colleagues in the field of museums, archives and cultural tourism.  

    Hosted by Deb Staber, L.C. Bates Museum and David O. Smith, Kennebec Valley Community College Archives


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


    • 24 Jun 2015
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Freeport Community Library, Freeport, Maine
    • 25

    Historic Picture Frame Conservation Triage

    This workshop will serve as a primer on how to identify frames in your historical society or museum's collection and the most common conservation/condition issues facing many antique picture frames.  Learn how to prioritize treatment and steps to conserve and preserve these artifacts.  And to mark the year of the Maine Photo Project, we will devote some time to selecting historic frames for photographs.  Hosted by Freeport Historical Society.

    Presented by Johanna Moore, owner/operator of Artifacts: Gilders, Frame Makers, Restorations & Fine Art Gallery. 

    Date: Wednesday, June 24, 2015

    Time:  9:00am-12:00pm

    Location: Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, Freeport, ME

    Cost:  $15 MAM Members/$18 Non-Members


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


    • 29 Jun 2015
    • 10:00 AM
    • Washburn-Norlands Living History Center, Livermore, ME

    Historic Housekeeping

    Cleaning a historic house or site is a bit different from cleaning your own home.  Some cleaning products and techniques can cause more harm than good.  Regular cleaning can slow down wear and tear on historic interiors and collections (or speed it up if it’s not done properly!).  In this session participants will learn the dos and don’ts of historic housekeeping, including scheduling, tools, products and techniques to keep your collections safe and your site pristine.   Attendees will leave with the resources needed to put together their own historic housekeeping kit.  The workshop will be followed by a behind the scenes tour of the Washburn-Norlands Living History Center.  Close out the morning with professional networking and over lunch with your fellow colleagues.

    Presented by Natalie Liberace, Historic Housekeeper at the Wadsworth Longfellow House, Maine Historical Society and Collection Manager at the Maine State Museum, as well as former museum technician at several historic houses within the National Park Service. 

    Date:  June 29, 2015

    Time:  10:00am-1:00pm

    Location:  Washburn-Norlands Living History Center, Livermore, ME

    Cost:  $15 MAM Members/ $18 NonMembers (includes refreshments and lunch)

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


    • 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.

Past events

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
30 Mar 2015 ADVERTISE in the Maine Archives and Museums newsletter!
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
30 Jun 2014 MAM Newsletter Deadline for articles, updates & ads
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 

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software