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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

    • 09 May 2015
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Maine Historical Society
    Preparing Collection Materials for Exhibition
    Presented by Maine Historical Society, Northeast Document Conservation Center and Maine Archives & Museums

    Exhibiting library and archival materials is a good way to increase awareness of and support for collections. Presented in partnership with NEDCC, this workshop introduces safe methods of exhibiting books, manuscripts, and documents. The exhibit environment is covered as well as materials and techniques for mounting collections. Lecture and hands-on components give participants a broader understanding of the challenges inherent in mounting exhibitions.

    Date:  Saturday, May 9, 2015 
    Time:  9:30am-12:30pm
    Location:  Maine Historical Society, Portland, ME

    Cost: $55 MHS/MAM members; $65 non-members

    Limit: 40 
    Register directly with Maine Historical Society.  by following this link: https://www.mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml#event_471or contact Larissa Vigue Picard at lvpicard@mainehistory.org or 774-1822 x215 for a paper registration form. Deadline for registering is May 4.

    • 13 May 2015
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring Street, Auburn, ME
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    May 13, 9:30am-12:30pm 

    Disaster Planning Step by Step

    Auburn Public Library, Auburn, ME

    Presented in partnership with Cultural Emergency Resource Coalition: Maine

    Join us for this no-nonsense presentation of the basic benchmarks appropriate for small, medium and large organizations, and select resources to get them accomplished. 

    Cost:  $10 MAM Members/$12 Non-members  Refreshments included.


    • 20 May 2015
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport, ME
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    Identification and Care of Photographic Collections


    Presented in partnership with Maine Photo Project and Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC)

    This hands-on workshop offers an in-depth introduction to the preservation of photographs, including their identification, deterioration, and care. Participants will learn how to recognize various photographic formats and study the preservation problems associated with each format type. The workshop will also discuss storage concerns and preservation priorities, including environmental guidelines and proper care and handling. Participants are encouraged to bring photographs for examination and discussion.  Led by Monique C. Fisher, Senior Photograph Conservator with NEDCC. Registration fee does not include lunch.  A break will be given for lunch on your own. 

    Date:  May 20, 2015

    Time: 9:00am-3:00pm

    Location:  Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport, ME 

    Cost:   $75 MAM members and participating Maine Photo Project organizations; $85 non-members



    May 21, 2015--9:00-3:00pm--
    • 05 Jun 2015
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • L.C. Bates Museum, Hinckley, ME
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    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!


    • 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


Past events

16 Apr 2015 MAM April Mixer--Augusta
14 Apr 2015 Call for Proposals: MAM 2015 Fall Conference & Annual Meeting
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

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