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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

    • 30 Sep 2014
    • Submit and pay for your ad online!
    by advertising in MAM's newsletter!
    Deadline: September 30

    Consider a quarter-page ad in the Maine Archives and Museums newsletter, a quarterly print and online publication produced by and for Maine’s community of museums, archives, and other collecting organizations. The newsletter is direct-mailed to more than 300 member organizations and reaches an even broader audience on-line. The newsletter appears in February, May, August, and November of each year; typical features include exhibitions and major collaborations at or among member institutions; listings of grantmaking and professional development opportunities; program offerings; and more. We’re currently compiling info for our November issue.

    Take advantage of:

    • An easy, direct, and affordable way to reach decision-makers in Maine's cultural institutions.
    • Direct-mailed to more than 300 individuals
    • Posted online and shared through MAM's Facebook page and Twitter feed
    • Low rates
    • Discounts for members

    To find out more, check out the advertising guidelines here. Questions? Contact MAM at or the newsletter editor at

    Look for your newsletter in print and online  November 2014!

    • 18 Oct 2014
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Maine Historical Society
    Identification and Care of Photographs
    Saturday, October 18, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    Presented by Maine Historical Society, Northeast Document Conservation Center, and Maine Archives & Museums

    Facilitator: Monique Fischer, Senior Photograph Conservator, Northeast Document Conservation Center

    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.
    This workshop is designed for local historical societies and small museums and libraries, as well as individuals who are looking to gain knowledge about how to preserve a variety of photographic materials. Morning refreshments will be served. Lunch is on your own.

    Registration is limited to 20. Deadline for registering: Tuesday, October 14. Cost: $100 MHS members; $110 non-members. Reserve your seat online or contact for a registration form.

    • 24 Oct 2014
    • 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Holocaust and Human Rights Center, Augusta, Maine

    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 2014 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 “The Next Generation: Leadership, Partnership and Stewardship for Future Growth."  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.
    • Enjoy 8+ hours of conveniently scheduled exhibit time.
    • Sell your products on site.

    When:  Friday, October 24, 2014.  7:00am-5:00pm


    Where:  Holocaust and Human Rights Center, Augusta, Maine


    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 30, 2014


    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”--The most exposure for your business!--

    We are pleased to welcome back  as this year's keynote sponsor!

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


    Register Online Today!



    • 24 Oct 2014
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Holocaust & Human Rights Center, UMaine, Augusta
    • 72

    2014 Conference Program

    For collecting institutions and organizations in Maine, planning for our future is equally important as preserving our present and past.  While the future in its very essence hinges on the unknown, there is groundwork we can lay now with the goal of meeting these upcoming challenges head on, and enabling us to flourish in their wake.

    How will we continue to care for our collections?  What can we do to retain and increase membership and visitation?  Will we be able to maintain a presence of strong leadership within our organization?  What actions can we take now to ensure our success and growth for years to come? 

    Join your colleagues throughout Maine for a full day of professional development opportunities including:

    • Multiple blocks of breakout sessions
    • Networking lunches
    • Thought-provoking keynote address
    • Poster Displays
    • Exhibition of vendors and services specific to your field & more!

    The Maine Archives and Museums 2014 Annual Conference will offer participants an array of topic sessions and workshops addressing these questions including: 

    • Collections Care and Preservation
    • Fundraising:  Annual Funds and Capital Campaigns 
    • Digitizing Collections
    • Planning for Maine’s Bicentennial
    • Governance:  Ethics Policies and By-laws
    • Targeting Group Tours
    • Collaborative Partnerships
    • Innovative Programming


    Keynote address featuring Steve Bromage, Director, Maine Historical Society & Steve Podgajny, Director, Portland Public Library and one of Maine Magaine's "50 People" for 2014. 

    This year's keynote is sponsored by 

    Questions? email or call 207-400-6965. 



Past events

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 / 

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