National Museum Publishing Seminar

National Museum Publishing Seminar National Museum Publishing Seminar The National Museum Publishing Seminar is the only program of its type in the world. It brings together the professionals who publish within museums and similar nonprofit institutions for three days of discussion related to interpreting museum collections to a diverse public in an expanding array of media.
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Sessions range from the philosophical to the financial, from the political to the poetic. The program travels around the United States to showcase the latest regional expertise among professionals in different museums.

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01/07/2021
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Reminder!
Submissions for panel proposals, lightning round presentation, and committee member nominations are due tomorrow by 11:59 pm CST.

This is the perfect time to get involved in the NMPS no matter where you are located. Meeting times will be coordinated to accommodate international schedules as needed. Any questions? Email [email protected]. All speakers are given complimentary registration to the conference.

Submit your proposal or nomination at: https://uchicago.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3eBpL01ONpHb8GN

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Are you concerned about Team Burnout? Join our free digital session on Avoiding Team Burnout this afternoon to find some...
12/11/2020
Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: NMPS Fall Session: Avoiding Team Burnout. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

Are you concerned about Team Burnout? Join our free digital session on Avoiding Team Burnout this afternoon to find some kindred colleagues and discuss solutions.

NMPS Fall Session: Avoiding Team Burnout
Friday, December 11, 1:00 pm CST

This panel includes individuals representative of different publishing team sizes. Each speaker will discuss the strategies and tools they implement to keep themselves and their team members motivated, connected, and productive.

Moderator
Kamilah Foreman, Dia Art Foundation
Speakers
Suzanne Abrams Rebillard, Corning Museum of Glass
Emily Zoss, National Gallery of Art
Matthew Newton, Andy Warhol Museum

Register here: https://uchicago.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIqfu2qpj0sGdFWjujbYP4P-jkeyoyO8RY0

NMPS Fall Session: Avoiding Team Burnout Friday, December 11, 1:00 pm CST This panel includes individuals representative of different publishing team sizes. Each speaker will discuss the strategies and tools they implement to keep themselves and their team members motivated, connected, and productiv...

11/09/2020
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NMPS INFORMATION SESSION: JOINING THE PLANNING COMMITTEE/SUBMITTING A SESSION PROPOSAL
Friday, November 13, 4:00 p.m. CST

Want to deepen your involvement with the museum publishing community? Have a novel idea, burning topic, or hands-on tool to share? Join this event to learn more about the three ways to get involved in NMPS this year:

1. serving on the planning committee or nominating a committee member
2. proposing a session
3. pitching a lightning round presentation.

Albert Ferré (Canadian Centre for Architecture), Kamilah Foreman (Dia Art Foundation), and Jacob Horn (Whitney Museum of American Art) will relate their experiences working on the 2020 digital conference and provide insight into the process. The session will also cover the forms you’ll need to complete, detail the review process, and provide an overview of the schedule and level work expected for each.

Register today! https://uchicago.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dgUeDVgleFhwNWR

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10/09/2020
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Join us for a free event!

Resiliency at Small Organizations
October 29, 4:00 pm CST (Digital event)
Free!
In this open forum, we invite attendees to share their professional challenges and unlikely victories from the past six months. Which accomplishments are you most proud of? How have you survived amid budget cuts and layoffs, or what skills are you looking to expand on in upcoming roles? What else has helped you adapt to new challenges? As the upheaval in the industry continues, we especially welcome stories of transition from those moving on to new roles in or out of institutions.

The event will begin with a presented case study on a difficult project completed during quarantine. Participants will then enter breakout rooms to discuss their own experiences and hear tips from colleagues far and wide. The groups will then reconvene to share out these lessons of nimbleness, tenacity, and perseverance.

Register today! https://uchicago.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bl6LNUxrUKS8OX3

EDITED: A typo previously listed this event as October 23. The proper date is October 29.
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06/30/2020

Our sponsor Meet and Greet is scheduled for July 24, at 11:00 am. What would you like to see from sponsors?

06/29/2020
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The concluding session for Museum Publishing Now will be led by Emily Zoss (National Gallery of Art) and will attempt to provide perspective on the extraordinary challenges the museum publishing community is facing by analyzing data submitted by publishing professionals.

We invite you to take this survey whether or not you will be registering for the digital conference. The more responses we receive, the better equipped we will be to make sense of our changing field. Results will be discussed in the August 12 NMPS session, State of the Field: What Does Museum Publishing Look Like Today?

Your responses will directly shape the programming of the session. Please respond to the survey even if you may not be attending the conference—we want to hear from as many people as possible!

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NMPS Presents: Museum Publishing Now!Registration has just begun for our digital conference alternative. Over the course...
06/15/2020
Digital Coffee Conference

NMPS Presents: Museum Publishing Now!

Registration has just begun for our digital conference alternative. Over the course of six weeks, Museum Publishing Now provides access to a curated selection of live panels, discussions, social events, resources, and pre-recorded content. Moderated by industry professionals at top institutions across the world, content addresses the following topics: digital workflows, identifying online audiences, concpetualizing and implementing digital projects, connecting with visitors, expanded definitions of museum publishing, inclusive language, and more.

Registration is $35 per person, and open now at: https://grahamschool.regfox.com/digital-nmps2020 We hope to see you there!

Online registration for NMPS Presents: Museum Publishing Now.

09/12/2019

Reminder: NMPS 2020 Submissions are due tomorrow, Sept. 13.

08/14/2019

Announcing the 2020 NMPS Planning Committee!

Please join me in offering them a warm welcome. We look forward to presenting our research and content at our upcoming conference.

Greg Nosan, Chair, The Art Institute of Chicago

Albert Ferré, The Canadian Centre for Architecture
Kamilah Foreman, Dia Art Foundation
Gail Gomez, Smart Museum of Art
Karen Levine, J. Paul Getty Museum
Joseph Mohan, The Art Institute of Chicago
Jane Neidhardt. Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum
Katie Reilly, The Philadelphia Museum of Art
Sophie Tates, The Stedjelijk Museum Amsterdam
Dale Tucker, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Emiko Usui, The National Gallery of Art
Nikki Yagoda, The University of Chicago

Edit: A previous version of this post incorrectly listed the last name of the 2020 Chair. The 2020 Chair is Greg Nosan, from the Art Institute of Chicago.

08/02/2019
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Deadline extension: The NMPS submission deadline for Lightning Round presentations and panel submissions has been *extended* until September 13.

Accepted panelists and presenters will be awarded free conference registration. Visit our website for further details. https://grahamschool.uchicago.edu/community/national-museum-publishing/proposals

The National Museum Publishing Seminar Advisory Committee is now accepting Lightning Round and Panel Submissions for our 2020 conference. To submit your proposal for either the Lightning Round Plenary Session or a new Panel, please follow the instructions below.

07/09/2019
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Have you ever considered pitching a panel or performing a seven-minute lightning round presentation at the NMPS? Presenters are awarded with free conference registration.

Complete your submission form by August 9 to be considered. Questions? Email [email protected].

https://grahamschool.uchicago.edu/community/national-museum-publishing/proposals

The National Museum Publishing Seminar Advisory Committee is now accepting Lightning Round and Panel Submissions for our 2020 conference. To submit your proposal for either the Lightning Round Plenary Session or a new Panel, please follow the instructions below.

07/02/2019
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What would you like to do and see at the 2020 NMPS? Participate in our preconference survey and let us know. All results are shared with the 2020 Planning Committee.

https://uchicago.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3eXDglLsTfnTXpP

PS - We will be announcing the 2020 Planning Committee members soon!

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Save the date!The 2020 NMPS will be held July 9-11, at the Fairmont Hotel in Chicago.Further information is available on...
06/26/2019
Biennial National Museum Publishing Seminar | UChicago Graham

Save the date!
The 2020 NMPS will be held July 9-11, at the Fairmont Hotel in Chicago.

Further information is available on our website at: https://grahamschool.uchicago.edu/community/national-museum-publishing?fbclid=IwAR1Dtr_01Ik37OiP0NN-nEDB13KY9M_2Zb53uhhB3_a_Ke2Jd3jsxp9ytsA.

We hope to see you there! For any questions, please reach out to [email protected]

The National Museum Publishing Seminar is a unique conference that serves as the museum publishing industry's lone annual discussion event. Learn more here.

Give a talk; get a conference discount!Submissions are now open for Lightning Round Presentations and Panels for the 201...
08/25/2017

Give a talk; get a conference discount!

Submissions are now open for Lightning Round Presentations and Panels for the 2018 NMPS. Consider joining us to give a presentation on needed skills in your industry, an intriguing topic in the world of publishing, or on a recent case study from your organization. All ideas are welcome.
To find out more, and to submit your proposal, check out our website at: https://grahamschool.uchicago.edu/community/national-museum-publishing/proposals

The Save the Dates are here and they look great! Many thanks to SFMOMA San Francisco Museum of Modern Art for hosting us...
06/07/2017

The Save the Dates are here and they look great! Many thanks to SFMOMA San Francisco Museum of Modern Art for hosting us in 2018, to Aufuldish & Warinner for the design, and to the The Avery Group for the printing!

02/08/2017

Save the date!
The 18th National Museum Publishing Seminar will take place on Thursday – Saturday, May 2–6, 2018.

The seminar will travel to San Francisco for 2018, and will be held at the Parc 55 Hotel

03/18/2016
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Hi museum publishing fans! Have you ever been involved in a digital publishing project that didn't turn out quite as you hoped? Platform problems? Discovery dilemmas? Licensing nightmares? Are you willing to talk about it?? Send me a message! Our panel, There Is No "Publish" Button: Case Studies of Unrealized Digital Projects (Friday 5/13 at 10:45 AM), is looking for people who are willing to tell us your stories of woe. We'll share them far and wide and (we hope) shed some light on what could have gone better.

Have you noticed this trend in your institution? Do you think that national museums receive less money from individual d...
03/18/2016
European Museums May Increasingly Compete for U.S. Arts Dollars

Have you noticed this trend in your institution? Do you think that national museums receive less money from individual donors as donors increase their support for international institutions? Said another way, should we consider museum stewardship as a zero-sum game?

"While a reduction in government funding for the arts is a common enough problem in the U.S. as well, the rest of the world does not have a culture of individual philanthropy as firmly ingrained as it is in the United States. Richard Hamilton, director of the Tate Americas Foundation, ruefully acknowledges: “People love leaving things to dogs and cats, but not to museums.” This model of giving may be slowly changing to encourage more people to leave their largesse to cultural institutions in their home countries, but in the interim period many foreign museums and other arts organizations are looking to Americans to support their work.

https://nonprofitquarterly.org/2016/03/18/european-museums-may-increasingly-compete-for-u-s-arts-dollars/

Many well-established European arts organizations are turning to wealthy individual donors abroad to keep themselves afloat as government support dwindles, but is this fundraising model sustainable in the long term?

For the first time, the National Museum Publishing Seminar is offering a one-day Project Management Course designed spec...
03/15/2016
Additional Programming

For the first time, the National Museum Publishing Seminar is offering a one-day Project Management Course designed specifically for the museum publishing industry, which will be offered the day before the conference on Wednesday, May 11 at the University of Chicago Gleacher Center in downtown Chicago.

Instructed by Mark Werwath, PhD, PMP, “Team Decision Making, Dispute Resolution and Teamwork” is a case-study and problem-based learning course designed to be hands-on. Together, we will go beyond traditional negotiations and focus on successful techniques for not-for-profits. Space is limited. Registration link: bit.ly/1UchUMz

Enhance your experience at the 17th National Museum Publishing Seminar by participating in these additional programs, taking place on Wednesday, May 11, befo

Early Registration for NMPS 2016 ends today!March 10th is the last day of Early Registration for the 17th National Museu...
03/10/2016
National Museum Publishing Seminar

Early Registration for NMPS 2016 ends today!

March 10th is the last day of Early Registration for the 17th National Museum Publishing Seminar. Register online before midnight tonight to receive the lowest rate for this year’s conference.

For more information and to register, visit https://grahamschool.uchicago.edu/noncredit/professional-development/national-museum-publishing/index.

The National Museum Publishing Seminar is a unique conference that serves as the museum publishing industry's lone annual discussion event. Learn more here.

Check out the premiere of The New Yorker’s new video series on language featuring the 2016 National Museum Publishing Se...
03/08/2016
The Ellipsis: Yadda Yadda Yadda

Check out the premiere of The New Yorker’s new video series on language featuring the 2016 National Museum Publishing Seminar guest speaker Mary Norris, a.k.a “The Comma Queen”. Mary Norris has spent more than three decades maintaining the celebrated high standards of The New Yorker's copy department. Register for the NMPS conference to secure your opportunity to hear The Comma Queen speak in May.

NMPS Registration Link: bit.ly/1fQYepQ

It could be something you’re trying to gloss over, like a mistake or an affair, or it could be something unutterably boring, like . . .

This May, The 17th National Museum Publishing Seminar will be hosted in Chicago’s Lakeshore East neighborhood, located i...
03/01/2016
A Guide to Lakeshore East: Where to Eat, Shop, and Play

This May, The 17th National Museum Publishing Seminar will be hosted in Chicago’s Lakeshore East neighborhood, located in Downtown Chicago and conveniently tucked between the Magnificent Mile and the scenic Lakefront.

Lakeshore East is one of the city’s foremost destinations for dining, shopping, and relaxing (especially to watch the Navy Pier fireworks). Check out this list of the “Top 10 Things To Do in Lakeshore East” and register for the NMPS 2016 to see for yourself why Chicagoans are flocking to this neighborhood! (Registration Link: bit.ly/1fQYepQ)

INSIDER’S GUIDE: Chicago’s newest neighborhood is also its newest dining destination

Join us for the 17th annual National Museum Publishing Seminar in Chicago, May 12-14, 2016, featuring keynote speaker, R...
02/11/2016
Museums Turn to Technology to Boost Attendance by Millennials

Join us for the 17th annual National Museum Publishing Seminar in Chicago, May 12-14, 2016, featuring keynote speaker, Robert Stein, deputy director of the Dallas Museum of Art. Mr. Stein was recently interviewed by the New York Times about location-aware technologies and their use in museums. Follow the link to read the full article and register online at http://bit.ly/1fQYepQ to attend the conference in May.

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The 17th National Museum Publishing Seminar will take place in Chicago, Illinois from May 12 - 14, 2016. Find out more and register online at: https://grahamschool.uchicago.edu/noncredit/professional-development/national-museum-publishing/index.

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Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

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Our Story

Begun as a small seminar in 1989, the NMPS has become a vibrant biennial conference, welcoming professionals from the museum publishing world and beyond.

The NMPS Mission: As repositories of the nation’s cultural, historic, and scientific resources, museums are in a unique position to develop specialized publications that reflect their educational missions and collections. Museum publication programs serve many purposes: scholarly, documentary, and informational. The purpose of the National Museum Publishing Seminar is to foster rigorous, informed conversations on the role of museum publishing, and its products, today.

We hope that you will join us at our next conference. For any questions, please feel free to reach out to us at [email protected].