Association of Midwest Museums

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AMM is a not-for-profit membership organization that provides resources to museums and cultural institutions and services to museum professionals in the eight-state Midwest region. Twitter: @MidWestMuseums [email protected]

The Association of Midwest Museums (AMM), founded in 1927, is a dynamic, non-profit membership organization that provides resources to museums and cultural institutions and services to museum professionals in an eight-state region in the Midwest, including Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin. AMM provides a forum for dialogue and an exchange of ideas, provides resources to create and sustain strong cultural institutions, and fosters professional development and leadership within the museum community. Through its programs and activities, AMM encourages professional standards for all areas of museum administration and provides cutting-edge information and resources to museums and cultural institutions in the Midwest and the greater museum community. Some of AMM's services and resources include: A quarterly newsletter, NewsBrief, with news and information; An annual conference with education and networking opportunities; A Salary Survey for museum professionals; Workshops and seminars; An updated employment listing on the AMM web site;

Mission: The Association of Midwest Museum strengthens the museum community by providing accessible and affordable professional development programs and networking opportunities that encourage the exchange of information and new ideas.

06/05/2019
Jobs – ASSOCIATION of MIDWEST MUSEUMS

Work in museums Wednesday! Positions are open Wisconsin, Illinois, and Oklahoma. Explore current openings: https://bit.ly/2IJu420

Jobs Find your next career! Each week, we receive job postings from member organizations and beyond. (It’s true!) Search our job board by keyword, location and more. Want to post a job? AMM institutional and corporate members receive unlimited, complimentary job postings for the duration of their ...

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is hosting a slam-bang finish for the 2019 Joint Conf on Sat, Oct 5! With hands...
06/04/2019

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is hosting a slam-bang finish for the 2019 Joint Conf on Sat, Oct 5! With hands-on sessions + exclusive tours, you won’t want to miss it! Save on registration thru 7/1: http://bit.ly/amm19mma

06/03/2019
60th Annual Fourth of July Celebration - Chicago History Museum

For those who may be interested in celebrating the life and work of Russell Lewis and the Chicago History Museum:

Commemorate our nation’s independence at the Museum. Join us for time-honored traditions, family-friendly festivities, and a keynote oration by our president, Gary T. Johnson, on a special topic selected by our late chief historian emeritus Russell Lewis.

It’s #SessionSpotlight Saturday! With pros from Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Museum of Art an...
06/01/2019
Sessions - AMM Conference

It’s #SessionSpotlight Saturday! With pros from Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Missouri, & Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at MSU, our 10/3 “Ask the Registrar” session invites you to bring your challenges (big and small) to problem-solve together. Learn more about this year’s lineup: http://bit.ly/2KbRlJp #amm2019 #mimuseums2019 #changingexpectations

This year we brought back our curated tracks tool to help you plan for your conference experience. The tracks for this year include: Leadership and Organizational Development, Development and Finance, Audience Development and Community Engagement, Exhibit Planning and Innovation, Interpretation and....

We're pumped about the 48 sessions in this year's conference lineup! Learn more on Session Spotlight Saturdays this summ...
05/28/2019
Sessions - AMM Conference

We're pumped about the 48 sessions in this year's conference lineup! Learn more on Session Spotlight Saturdays this summer & plan to join the conversation in Grand Rapids! http://bit.ly/2KbRlJp #amm2019 #mimuseums2019

This year we brought back our curated tracks tool to help you plan for your conference experience. The tracks for this year include: Leadership and Organizational Development, Development and Finance, Audience Development and Community Engagement, Exhibit Planning and Innovation, Interpretation and....

We're pumped about the 48 sessions in this year's conference lineup! Learn more on Session Spotlight Saturdays this summ...
05/28/2019
Sessions - AMM Conference

We're pumped about the 48 sessions in this year's conference lineup! Learn more on Session Spotlight Saturdays this summer & plan to join the conversation in Grand Rapids! http://bit.ly/2KbRlJp #amm2019 #mimuseums2019

This year we brought back our curated tracks tool to help you plan for your conference experience. The tracks for this year include: Leadership and Organizational Development, Development and Finance, Audience Development and Community Engagement, Exhibit Planning and Innovation, Interpretation and....

We're pumped about the 48 sessions in this year's conference lineup! Learn more on Session Spotlight Saturdays this summ...
05/28/2019
Sessions - AMM Conference

We're pumped about the 48 sessions in this year's conference lineup! Learn more on Session Spotlight Saturdays this summer & plan to join the conversation in Grand Rapids! http://bit.ly/2KbRlJp #amm2019 #mimuseums2019

This year we brought back our curated tracks tool to help you plan for your conference experience. The tracks for this year include: Leadership and Organizational Development, Development and Finance, Audience Development and Community Engagement, Exhibit Planning and Innovation, Interpretation and....

05/22/2019

Congrats to Rosie Roche @glessnerhouse, winner of our #aam2019 giveaway! And thanks to our friends @fieldmuseum for helping us draw the winning card! #midwestmuseums #proudmuseumperson #proudmuseumpeople

One of the great things about AAM Annual Meetings is getting to see all of the regional association leaders plus our fri...
05/20/2019

One of the great things about AAM Annual Meetings is getting to see all of the regional association leaders plus our friends at federal agencies like @us_imls all in one place! #proudmuseumpeople #midwestmuseums

One week left to apply for a student scholarship for #changingexpectations 2019 Joint Conference in Grand Rapids! Connec...
05/20/2019
Student Scholarships - AMM Conference

One week left to apply for a student scholarship for #changingexpectations 2019 Joint Conference in Grand Rapids! Connect with others. Get inspired. Apply by May 27: http://bit.ly/2YjgvJY

(Special thanks to Wayne State University History Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum for your support!)

05/18/2019

Heading to American Alliance of Museums Annual Meeting in New Orleans? Come find us at booth #2312 to enter to win some #proudmuseumperson + #midwest gear from our favorite place - RAYGUNshirts!

It's awards nomination season, so we asked 2018 recipient Allyse Freeman, Minnesota Discovery Center, what it was like t...
05/16/2019
Reflections from 2018 Promising Leadership Award winner, Allyse Freeman – ASSOCIATION of MIDWEST MUSEUMS

It's awards nomination season, so we asked 2018 recipient Allyse Freeman, Minnesota Discovery Center, what it was like to be recognized by her peers. "...these types of awards help to reinvigorate our passion and remind us all about why we love working at museums and do what we do." http://bit.ly/2Vpxg9C Nominate someone you know by 6/17!

Reflections from 2018 Promising Leadership Award winner, Allyse Freeman9 May, 2019  in General by Charity Counts It’s award nomination season, so we took a moment to check in with Allyse Freeman, recipient of the 2018 AMM Promising Leadership Award. Where is the award now? Do you display it somew...

Did you hear? We're offering conference scholarships for students at Michigan colleges & universities! Build your networ...
05/09/2019
Student Scholarships - AMM Conference

Did you hear? We're offering conference scholarships for students at Michigan colleges & universities! Build your network. Get inspired. Apply by May 27: http://bit.ly/2YjgvJY (Special thanks to Wayne State University History & Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum for your support!)

Spread the word! Western Michigan University Grand Valley State University University of Michigan Ferris State University Eastern Michigan University

05/08/2019
Jobs – ASSOCIATION of MIDWEST MUSEUMS

Work in museums Wednesday! Explore current openings in Indiana, Wisconsin and more: https://bit.ly/2IJu420

Jobs Find your next career! Each week, we receive job postings from member organizations and beyond. (It’s true!) Search our job board by keyword, location and more. Want to post a job? AMM institutional and corporate members receive unlimited, complimentary job postings for the duration of their ...

Every city is beautiful at night, and Grand Rapids is no exception! (We also like it during the day! 😉) In  anticipat...
05/06/2019

Every city is beautiful at night, and Grand Rapids is no exception! (We also like it during the day! 😉) In anticipation of this year’s joint conference w/ @michiganmuseums, the AMM staff & board are meeting in GR and taking in the sights. #changingexpectations #amm2019 #mimuseums2019

Great lessons about community relationship-building from one OF/BY/FOR ALL First Wave organization! "Staff need to find ...
05/02/2019
Stories from the First Wave: What Oakland Symphony Learned When its Community Held it Accountable

Great lessons about community relationship-building from one OF/BY/FOR ALL First Wave organization! "Staff need to find ways to manage and build sustained community relationships institutionally and not only personally." How can museums become of, by, and for all? Find out at this year's keynote presentation feat. Nina Simon, founder of OFBYFOR ALL! Register by July 1 to save: ammconference.org.

https://www.ofbyforall.org/updates/2019/4/29/stories-from-the-first-wave-what-oakland-symphony-learned-from-a-community-ouch-moment

“How do you involve a community? Or know that what you're doing is not only FOR the community but also involves a BY?” - Warren Williams, Oakland Symphony’s education and community engagement director.

Speaking of #changingexpectations, we’re taking Saturday activities offsite during the 2019 Joint Conf w/ @michiganmus...
04/30/2019

Speaking of #changingexpectations, we’re taking Saturday activities offsite during the 2019 Joint Conf w/ @michiganmuseums! @meijergardens will host Flash Talks, mini-workshops & several amazing tours of their grounds and exhibits. Don’t miss it! Register by July 1 to save. ammconference.org #amm2019 #mimuseums2019

We are saddened to hear of the recent, sudden passing of Chicago historian Russell Lewis. It was a great honor to work w...
04/23/2019
Russell Lewis dies; Chicago transplant who became expert on the city's history

We are saddened to hear of the recent, sudden passing of Chicago historian Russell Lewis. It was a great honor to work with Russell on the planning of #amm2018 and to celebrate his career with the 2018 Distinguished Career Award. This article wonderfully captures Russell’s personality and contributions: http://bit.ly/2DtVkwR

R.I.P. Russell

Russell L. Lewis, Jr., 67, beloved husband of Mary Jane Jacob; loving father of Clayton Lewis; and dear brother to Susan McLendon Lewis of Salamanca, Spain, and Joseph Oliver Lewis of Los Angeles, California. Russell will be remembered for his 36-year career at the Chicago History Museum, where he was first hired as an assistant editor and in 2005 became Executive Vice President and Chief Historian. He twice served as Acting President and in 2016 was elected to the Board of Trustees. He recently retired and became the museum’s Chief Historian Emeritus. He served the history profession in many other capacities, including as Chair of the Eastland Disaster Historical Society and of the Friends of DuSable and as advisor to the History Makers and to Ford’s Theater. He was active in the leadership of several museum associations, including Chicago’s Museums in the Park association, the American Association for State and Local History, and the Illinois State Historical Society. He was codirector of the Chicago History Museum’s Urban History Seminar, past President of Street-Level Media, and the author of books and articles on urban planning, Abraham Lincoln, bio-historical research, and Chicago history.

Russell received the 2018 Distinguished Career Award from the Association of Midwest Museums and in 2019, the J. Young Scammon Award from the Chicago Historical Society. On that occasion, Walter C. Carlson, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Chicago Historical Society, noted that Russell’s life “is devoted to the field of historical knowledge and to the making of that knowledge available widely and richly to society. For the last 36 years, he has pursued that passion at the Chicago History Museum and made the CHM a truly special place.”

"He was so enthusiastic and so greatly enjoyed his work, it was contagious," Chicago History Museum board member Jo Minow said. "He was the museum."

04/17/2019
Jobs – ASSOCIATION of MIDWEST MUSEUMS

Work in museums Wednesday! Lots of openings in the Midwest, at Chicago History Museum, Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum and many other museums! Explore current openings: https://bit.ly/2IJu420

Jobs Find your next career! Each week, we receive job postings from member organizations and beyond. (It’s true!) Search our job board by keyword, location and more. Want to post a job? AMM institutional and corporate members receive unlimited, complimentary job postings for the duration of their ...

Is there a rising star at your museum? Launched a game-changing new program? Maybe you're paving the way for other #midw...
04/16/2019

Is there a rising star at your museum? Launched a game-changing new program? Maybe you're paving the way for other #midwestmuseums as you experiment w/ new policies and practices. These are great reasons for an AMM award! Nominate a colleague, museum or company by 6/17 for one of 4 awards: https://bit.ly/2udBYKa

Engineer at NASA, Performance Poet & Museum Visionary... what can’t she do? We are thrilled to share that the 2019 Joi...
04/16/2019

Engineer at NASA, Performance Poet & Museum Visionary... what can’t she do? We are thrilled to share that the 2019 Joint Conference keynote is @ninaksimon of @santacruzmah & @ofbyforall! 🤘💞 🎉 #wootwoot Don’t miss Nina while she’s in the Midwest! Register at early bird rates thru 7/1: http://bit.ly/amm19mma #changingexpectations #amm2019 #mimuseums2019

Didn't catch the spring special? No problem! Early bird rates are available for #ChangingeExpectations 2019 Joint Confer...
04/15/2019
Registration - AMM Conference

Didn't catch the spring special? No problem! Early bird rates are available for #ChangingeExpectations 2019 Joint Conference​ in Grand Rapids, MI. Catch the best rates on all registration types thru 7/1: https://bit.ly/2OeR9ZX #mimuseums2019 #midwestmuseums #amm2019

Registration Information for the 2019 Joint Conference The Association of Midwest Museums is teaming up with the Michigan Museums Association to offer a wide variety of sessions and networking opportunities at the 2019 Joint Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan on October 2-5. This year’s con...

Listening to the staff and volunteers of @cincymuseum and their community and renovation partners reflect on their exper...
04/12/2019

Listening to the staff and volunteers of @cincymuseum and their community and renovation partners reflect on their experiences, lessons-learned and incredible opportunities during the restoration of #unionterminal was inspiring. 💞 Thank you @cincymuseum for giving us a peek behind the curtain the last two days at the #BigChangeSummit! 👏👏👏👌

04/12/2019

“When you know something has resonance for your community, sometimes you just have to give the people what they want.” The @cincymuseum team worked hard to refresh and bring back fan favorites, while advancing the ability of the museum to address educational needs of the city through new STEM exhibits.

Listening to museum staff and their community collaborators talk about how they worked together, & the relationships - e...
04/12/2019

Listening to museum staff and their community collaborators talk about how they worked together, & the relationships - even friendships!! -they forged through their work. #BigChangeSummit #midwestmuseums #changingexpectations @ Cincinnati Museum Center

Day 2 of #BigChangeSummit started w/ technology. Mind-blowing amounts of information and various technologies made it po...
04/12/2019

Day 2 of #BigChangeSummit started w/ technology. Mind-blowing amounts of information and various technologies made it possible to replicate the finishes and structures of #unionterminal during its glory days in the 1930s. Ever heard of dry ice blasting!??! #museumtech #historicpreservation @ Cincinnati Museum Center

Wrapped up day 1 for the #BigChangeSummit @cincymuseum w/ a visit to a few recently renovated and/or re-envisioned space...
04/11/2019

Wrapped up day 1 for the #BigChangeSummit @cincymuseum w/ a visit to a few recently renovated and/or re-envisioned spaces. Impressed by the work of our colleagues, and looking forward to more tomorrow! #unionterminal @ Cincinnati Museum Center

Fascinating to hear how the @cincymuseum researched and developed their compelling arguments for passing a levee and  sa...
04/11/2019

Fascinating to hear how the @cincymuseum researched and developed their compelling arguments for passing a levee and saving #unionterminal! | “Don’t be afraid to demonstrate the gory details of what’s going on.” | “Your data is critical. Track and gather as much as you can.” #bigchangesummit #saveouricons

@cincymuseum Chief Learning Officer and AMM Board President, Whitney Owens, welcomed #proudmuseumpeople to the #BigChang...
04/11/2019

@cincymuseum Chief Learning Officer and AMM Board President, Whitney Owens, welcomed #proudmuseumpeople to the #BigChangeSummit from Charlotte, NC to Portland, OR - now on to the amazing sessions!

Attendee check-in is open in #unionterminalcincinnati! We are ready to welcome #midwestmuseums professionals (& beyond) ...
04/11/2019

Attendee check-in is open in #unionterminalcincinnati! We are ready to welcome #midwestmuseums professionals (& beyond) to the #BigChangeSummit @cincymuseum!

What a beautiful place to start the morning! Ready for the #BigChangeSummit! #unionterminal
04/11/2019

What a beautiful place to start the morning! Ready for the #BigChangeSummit! #unionterminal

...A burst of sunlight at the Museum Center... or a flare signal from the Hall of Justice, calling to us (along w/ lots ...
04/11/2019

...A burst of sunlight at the Museum Center... or a flare signal from the Hall of Justice, calling to us (along w/ lots of colleagues from across the country) as we converge in Cincy for the Big Change Summit? Either way, we will take it! 🤘💪🏽 🏛 #Repost @cincymuseum
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We are pumped to kick off the Big Change Summit tomorrow at Cincinnati Museum Center with colleagues from #midwestmuseum...
04/10/2019
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We are pumped to kick off the Big Change Summit tomorrow at Cincinnati Museum Center with colleagues from #midwestmuseums and beyond! Follow #BigChangeSummit April 11&12 to catch the inside story of the Museum Center’s 2 1/2 year renovation process.

"We are the very first museum to put a dinosaur in a brewery and so things like that are creating a conversation among our colleagues elsewhere." The Cincinnati Museum Center is hosting a big conference this week.

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