The mission of the West Virginia Association of Museums is to serve, educate, advocate for, and enhance communications within the museum community. By listening to its members, serving their interests, and keeping members abreast of current national standards and activities, WVAM works to benefit institutions, professionals, volunteers, and others interested in the museums of the Mountain State.
The theme of our 2018 conference is “Building A Museum Community: A Capital Idea!” We continue to hear from our members that we need to strengthen and grow the relationships between our state’s museums, cultural heritage and art organizations, and the people that are associated with them. From state agencies to consultants, conservators to artists, professionals to students, and volunteers to donors - if we work together, network, and share information, just think of how much we can accomplish!
We are now accepting proposals for papers, presentations, workshops, exhibits, and poster sessions addressing our theme, “Building A Museum Community – A Capital Idea!”. As always, we are also accepting sessions which focus on collections care and management, interpretation, non-profit management, grant writing, exhibit design, fundraising, and emergency preparedness - as well as proposals which address materials conservation, history, and preservation-related issues. We especially encourage hands-on sessions that will teach our members new skills. Don’t worry if your idea does not fit into one of the categories above (there is only so much room in this paragraph!) Just reach out to us if you have any questions or ideas about a topic. You can email the conference committee at firstname.lastname@example.org or talk to Bekah Karelis at 304-830-3485.
The deadline for submission of proposals is October 15, 2017.
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