New England Museum Association

New England Museum Association www.nemanet.org www.twitter.com/NEMAnet
NEMA is an association of more than 1,300 museum professionals and supporters who work together to strengthen and improve the museum field. NEMA offers practical, thought-provoking and affordable educational programs and services, delivered by a knowledgeable group of members and association staff. Since 1919, NEMA has been the only organization in New England serving museums of all sizes and disciplines. As one of the six regional museum associations in the US, NEMA gives the New England museum community national visibility and access to field-wide initiatives.
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The June 24th Lunch with NEMA will focus on Social Media Tips To Help you Pivot And Connect During Covid. Jenn Little wi...
06/18/2020

The June 24th Lunch with NEMA will focus on Social Media Tips To Help you Pivot And Connect During Covid. Jenn Little will provide tips that will help your social media create engagement by going over best practices including best applications to create and schedule posts. RSVP here: https://nemanet.org/conference-events/lunch-nema/social-media-tips/

On June 18 at 1:30 pm we will be hosting a workshop on Digital Publishing Initiatives: Museum/Artist Collaborations. In ...
06/17/2020
New England Museum Association :: Digital Publishing Initiatives: Museum/Artist Collaborations

On June 18 at 1:30 pm we will be hosting a workshop on Digital Publishing Initiatives: Museum/Artist Collaborations. In this session presenters from the RISD Museum will discuss the various ways in which a digital platform was implemented through artist-led projects. Themes and topics covered in this workshop include: digital publishing, artist-led projects, museum as collaborator, museum as medium. Full details here: https://nemanet.org/conference-events/workshops/digital-publishing-initiatives/

Registration Fees: $5 Unemployed; $10 NEMA Members; $15 Non-member(Please note a portion of the proceeds will be shared with the speakers.)

The Mass Cultural Council is gathering data from the Commonwealth's cultural organizations to better communicate the nec...
06/15/2020
COVID-19 Recovery Survey Launched – Mass Cultural Council

The Mass Cultural Council is gathering data from the Commonwealth's cultural organizations to better communicate the necessary financial, human, intellectual, and social capital needed to fully recover. Fill out by June 30. #PowerOfCulture

We're gathering data from cultural organizations across the Commonwealth so that we can better communicate the necessary financial, human, intellectual, and social capital needed to fully recover from the coronavirus crisis.

Join NEMA Executive Director Dan Yaeger for a special two-hour online workshop (June 17 or June 23) designed exclusively...
06/15/2020
New England Museum Association :: Leadership

Join NEMA Executive Director Dan Yaeger for a special two-hour online workshop (June 17 or June 23) designed exclusively for museum directors, boards, and senior staff to help make sense of the crisis and develop the tools to position your museum – and yourself – for success in the new era upon us. Full details here: https://nemanet.org/conference-events/leadership-workshops-2020/

The COVID-19 crisis has disrupted operations, challenged paradigms, and clouded the future of every museum everywhere. How is your institution responding? Will you survive? Will you prevail? Join NEMA Executive Director Dan Yaeger for a special two-hour online workshop designed exclusively for museu...

Today is the deadline to submit a session proposal to the NEMA virtual conference “Who Do We Think We Are NOW?” Details ...
06/12/2020

Today is the deadline to submit a session proposal to the NEMA virtual conference “Who Do We Think We Are NOW?” Details here: https://nemanet.org/conference

The deadline to submit a session proposal to the NEMA virtual conference “Who Do We Think We Are NOW?” is tomorrow, June...
06/11/2020

The deadline to submit a session proposal to the NEMA virtual conference “Who Do We Think We Are NOW?” is tomorrow, June 12. Details here: https://nemanet.org/conference

On June 18 we will be hosting a workshop on Digital Publishing Initiatives: Museum/Artist Collaborations. In this sessio...
06/11/2020
New England Museum Association :: Digital Publishing Initiatives: Museum/Artist Collaborations

On June 18 we will be hosting a workshop on Digital Publishing Initiatives: Museum/Artist Collaborations. In this session presenters from the RISD Museum will discuss the various ways in which a digital platform was implemented through artist-led projects. Themes and topics covered in this workshop include: digital publishing, artist-led projects, museum as collaborator, museum as medium. Full details here: https://nemanet.org/conference-events/workshops/digital-publishing-initiatives/

Registration Fees: $5 Unemployed; $10 NEMA Members; $15 Non-member(Please note a portion of the proceeds will be shared with the speakers.)

Before COVID-19 many house museums were already struggling to sustain themselves, and now the organizations that own the...
06/10/2020
New England Museum Association :: Letting Go of Your House Museum

Before COVID-19 many house museums were already struggling to sustain themselves, and now the organizations that own these museums are faced with difficult decisions with regard to their survival. Using the example of the Joseph Spaulding House, a small house museum in Pawtucket, RI that was recently sold to a private buyer, the presenters will offer organizations practical guidance on how to approach the process of selling or re-using a house museum. Register here: https://nemanet.org/conference-events/workshops/letting-go/

Before COVID-19 many house museums were already struggling to sustain themselves, and now the organizations that own these museums are faced with difficult decisions with regard to their survival. Using the example of the Joseph Spaulding House, a small house museum in Pawtucket, RI that was recentl...

Re-opening no longer seems like an amorphous idea for many hands-on museums like ones focused on children and families. ...
06/09/2020

Re-opening no longer seems like an amorphous idea for many hands-on museums like ones focused on children and families. How are you planning for your organization’s re-opening? What concerns do you have and what information do you want to learn and share with colleagues in the field? Whether you’re in an earlier timeline for re-opening – looking to you, RI, CT, and NH folks! – or later, join NEMA Board Member Brindha Muniappan, Discovery Museum, MA, and Children’s Museum PAG Chair Beth Weller, The Children’s Museum Inc., CT, for a town hall-style conversation about the issues that are front-of-mind on June 15 at 11 am. RSVP here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0lc-yqpjoqH9M7_5fQ802tMQnDSsKlis-P

Building on the research and resources of their Engage Families project (EngageFamilies.org), the USS Constitution Museu...
06/08/2020
USS Constitution Museum Engage Families Survey

Building on the research and resources of their Engage Families project (EngageFamilies.org), the USS Constitution Museum is planning a new project to help museums and libraries respond to our COVID-19 pandemic and recovery environment. Through this new project, the museum seeks to identify, test, and share characteristics of virtual programs and adaptable, hands-on exhibits that result in active, intergenerational family engagement. They invite you to share your current needs and feedback on this topic here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSezEPVM2A1EHkiXqt19vae_i8dPEjhWOWljxSHn8Gi4N2CxCA/viewform

Building on the research and resources of our Engage Families project (EngageFamilies.org), the USS Constitution Museum is planning a new project to help museums and libraries respond to our COVID-19 pandemic and recovery environment. Through this new project, we seek to identify, test, and share ch...

As museums and historic sites begin to reopen following COVID-19 related closures, how will museum educators engage with...
06/08/2020

As museums and historic sites begin to reopen following COVID-19 related closures, how will museum educators engage with visitors while keeping ourselves and our communities safe? Join NEMA Board Member Brooke DiGiovanni Evans and Education PAG Co-Chairs Amanda Goodheart Parks and Erin Wederbrook Yuskaitis for a town hall-style discussion on museum programming and visitor engagement on June 9th at 11:30 am. RSVP here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUsdu-sqj8vE9GwAi24DvBnISvwBx6giDdd

The 2020 NEMA Conference has moved to a virtual format this November with an updated theme “Who Do We Think We Are NOW?”...
06/05/2020

The 2020 NEMA Conference has moved to a virtual format this November with an updated theme “Who Do We Think We Are NOW?” and have reopened our call for session proposals. This is an opportunity for our field to come together and share lessons learned, emerging best practices, and think tank solutions for the challenges ahead. The deadline is June 12. Details can be found here: nemanet.org/conference.

As museums and historic sites begin to reopen following COVID-19 related closures, how will museum educators engage with...
06/05/2020

As museums and historic sites begin to reopen following COVID-19 related closures, how will museum educators engage with visitors while keeping ourselves and our communities safe? Join NEMA Board Member Brooke DiGiovanni Evans and Education PAG Co-Chairs Amanda Goodheart Parks and Erin Wederbrook Yuskaitis for a town hall-style discussion on museum programming and visitor engagement on June 9th at 11:30 am. RSVP here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUsdu-sqj8vE9GwAi24DvBnISvwBx6giDdd

The board and staff of NEMA value inclusivity and honesty: we recognize that museums have work to do to reach their idea...
06/02/2020

The board and staff of NEMA value inclusivity and honesty: we recognize that museums have work to do to reach their ideals of equity and justice. We encourage the museum field, in the face of this persistent racist violence against people of color and especially Black Americans, to take action to become better allies in the effort to dismantle systemic racism. NEMA staff and board will be working toward concrete ways to support this work with upcoming events and resources. We are grateful to the leadership of our colleagues at Museum Education Roundtable for compiling resources and recommendations for both individuals and organizations; please take a look at them:
http://www.museumedu.org/mer-responds/

With the NEMA conference going virtual this November, we are issuing a new call for proposals that address the current c...
05/28/2020

With the NEMA conference going virtual this November, we are issuing a new call for proposals that address the current crisis. The updated theme is "Who Do We Think We Are NOW?" The deadline for proposals is June 12, 2020. Full details here: https://nemanet.org/conference-events/conference/2020/main/

What will be our new normal in one year? Three years? Five years? What patterns of museum and audience behavior will hav...
05/27/2020

What will be our new normal in one year? Three years? Five years? What patterns of museum and audience behavior will have been changed for the foreseeable future, possibly even forever? Write us a scenario that is your prediction of what your museum (or a museum) might look like in one, three, or five years in regards to one particular element of the museum experience for the summer issue of New England Museums Now. Inquiry deadline is May 30. Full details here: https://nemanet.org/resources/publications/new-england-museums-now/cfs/#theme

05/21/2020

With the NEMA conference moving to a virtual format in November, we want to hear from you about what you think an online NEMA conference should include. Please complete our feedback form here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KXF5KCW (Thanks!)

The next issue of New England Museums Now will focus on futurecasting in museums and the museum profession. What will be...
05/20/2020

The next issue of New England Museums Now will focus on futurecasting in museums and the museum profession. What will be our new normal in one year? Three years? Five years? How will a vaccine allow a return to what we've known? What patterns of museum and audience behavior will have been changed for the foreseeable future, possibly even forever? Write us a scenario that is your prediction of what your museum (or a museum) might look like in one, three, or five years in regards to one particular element of the museum experience. Be creative: It can take the form of an internal memo or handbook update, a short story, a visitor comment book or letter, a Tweetstream, newspaper article, or something else that paints the picture you see. Inquiry deadline is May 30. Full details here: https://nemanet.org/resources/publications/new-england-museums-now/cfs/#theme

The 2020 NEMA Conference is going virtual this year! With an updated theme, “Who Do We Think We Are NOW?” this will be a...
05/18/2020

The 2020 NEMA Conference is going virtual this year! With an updated theme, “Who Do We Think We Are NOW?” this will be an opportunity for our field to come together and share lessons learned, emerging best practices, and think tank solutions for the challenges ahead. We are issuing a new call for proposals that address the crisis. The deadline is June 12, 2020. Full details here: https://nemanet.org/conference

05/18/2020
www.congressweb.com

Senator Booker is now circulating a letter asking for support for $2 billion for Institute of Museum and Library Services
funding for nonprofit museums in phase 4 COVID-19 response and recovery legislation. Contact your Senators today to urge them to sign on! #museumsadvocacy http://congressweb.com/AAM/67

05/15/2020

With the NEMA conference moving to a virtual format in November, we want to hear from you about what you think an online NEMA conference should include. Please complete our feedback form here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KXF5KCW (Thanks!)

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed everything, including plans for the 2020 NEMA Conference. Originally scheduled for Nov...
05/14/2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed everything, including plans for the 2020 NEMA Conference. Originally scheduled for November 18–20 in Newport, Rhode Island, concerns for attendee safety have caused us to move this year’s conference to a virtual platform in November. The updated theme of the NEMA Virtual Conference, “Who Do We Think We Are NOW?” is an opportunity for our field to come together and share lessons learned, emerging best practices, and think tank solutions for the challenges ahead.
We are issuing a new call for proposals that address the crisis. The deadline is June 12, 2020. Details here: https://nemanet.org/conference

Take a look behind the scenes at the creation of an online exhibit and all of the do's and don'ts learned (the hard way)...
05/14/2020
New England Museum Association :: Online Exhibits For Small Museums

Take a look behind the scenes at the creation of an online exhibit and all of the do's and don'ts learned (the hard way) throughout the process in this online workshop on May 21. Discover how the use of online exhibits helps to increase accessibility (even before COVID-19) while sustaining a museum collection now and beyond. Register here: https://nemanet.org/conference-events/workshops/online-exhibits/

Take a look behind the scenes at the creation of an online exhibit and all of the do's and don'ts learned (the hard way) throughout the process. Discover how the use of online exhibits helps to increase accessibility (even before COVID-19) while sustaining a museum collection now and beyond. Website...

Did you feel like you were fighting a losing battle with your museum cataloging project before having to work from home?...
05/13/2020

Did you feel like you were fighting a losing battle with your museum cataloging project before having to work from home? TEAMconderoga will help you plan to make a big impact when you return to collections storage is this online workshop on May 19. Full details here: https://nemanet.org/conference-events/workshops/surgical-strike/

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Hello everyone! I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this, and if it's not, please feel free to take this down. I recently graduated from McGill University with my Masters of Information Studies degree, with a focus on archives. I'm currently looking for jobs in libraries/museums/archives. So, I thought I'd just put out feelers to see what all is available in New England (which is where I'm hoping to find employment). Thanks again , Chris
Exhibit Designer The Harvard Museums of Science & Culture are seeking an energetic, highly-skilled new addition to their exhibit design team, capable of producing technical drawings at all levels: from general concepts and floor plans to detailed elevations, case layouts, and construction drawings for specialized exhibit components. Museum experience is a plus but not critical. If you are an experienced 3-D designer who loves working creatively and collaboratively, please apply!
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