Association of Midwest Museums

Association of Midwest Museums Join AMM today and become part of a network of people, places, and ideas! Log on to http://www.midwestmuseums.org/join.html for more details.
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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]

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]

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.

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This has turned out to be a perfect week to celebrate leadership – esp. women in leadership. 💪🙌 Join us Fri 11/13 at 1pm...
11/09/2020

This has turned out to be a perfect week to celebrate leadership – esp. women in leadership. 💪🙌 Join us Fri 11/13 at 1pm CST as we honor #MidwestMuseums Distinguished Career Award recipient, Kathy Kelsey Foley, director, @woodsonartmuseum @woodsonart. http://bit.ly/career-kkf

Another WONDERFUL awards event today, honoring Glessner House (@GlessnerHouse) w/ a 2020 AMM Silver Lining Award! So tou...
11/06/2020

Another WONDERFUL awards event today, honoring Glessner House (@GlessnerHouse) w/ a 2020 AMM Silver Lining Award! So touching to hear your Chicago neighbors share how you helped the community overcome obstacles & inspired hope during the pandemic, despite being closed. 🙌💖

After closing their doors, Glessner House welcomed visitors to enjoy the museum through its windows. Join us 11/6 to hea...
11/05/2020

After closing their doors, Glessner House welcomed visitors to enjoy the museum through its windows. Join us 11/6 to hear how simple gestures made a difference for their neighbors – from Ask Henry prompts & 360 virtual window tours to digital stories: http://bit.ly/silver-gh

#WorkInMuseumsWednesday! Look for your next career move in the Midwest and beyond: https://bit.ly/2IJu420
11/04/2020

#WorkInMuseumsWednesday! Look for your next career move in the Midwest and beyond: https://bit.ly/2IJu420

Join us Fri, Nov 6 at 1pm CST to celebrate the Glessner House’s creativity during crisis! Learn how they transformed the...
11/02/2020

Join us Fri, Nov 6 at 1pm CST to celebrate the Glessner House’s creativity during crisis! Learn how they transformed their historic home into a neighborhood resource, welcoming over 100 visitors to their courtyard each day: http://bit.ly/silver-gh #midwestmuseums

What a pleasure and privilege it was to celebrate Heather Miller, exec. director of the American Indian Center of Chicag...
10/30/2020

What a pleasure and privilege it was to celebrate Heather Miller, exec. director of the American Indian Center of Chicago and 2020 AMM Promising Leadership Award recipient today! Heather, you are an INSPIRATION. 🤩 💯💯We're excited to see where you & the AIC go from here!

Heather Miller has created a sustainable future for American Indian Center of Chicago w/ a focus on arts, community coll...
10/29/2020

Heather Miller has created a sustainable future for American Indian Center of Chicago w/ a focus on arts, community collaboration & service work. (Photo: AIC Food Distribution Program) Join us at the 10/30 Promising Leadership Award event to learn more! http://bit.ly/leader-miller

Join us Oct 30 at 1pm CST as we honor Heather Miller (Wyandotte) w/ the 2020 Promising Leadership Award! Learn about her...
10/26/2020

Join us Oct 30 at 1pm CST as we honor Heather Miller (Wyandotte) w/ the 2020 Promising Leadership Award! Learn about her experience as a Native American woman in leadership + how the arts have influenced her work, e.g. the Northwest Portage Walking Museum http://bit.ly/leader-miller

CONGRATS @mohistorymuseum on your Silver Lining Award! We are so very proud of your institution & talented team, and gra...
10/23/2020

CONGRATS @mohistorymuseum on your Silver Lining Award! We are so very proud of your institution & talented team, and grateful for all that you’ve done this year to support St. Louisans. 💯💞 #proudmuseumpeople #midwestmuseums

10/22/2020
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2020 Silver Lining Award recipient Missouri History Museum is in the news! 💯🤩

1. Missouri History Museum is getting the Silver Lining Award from Association of Midwest Museums online. The museum will also have online storytime for kids. Both events are tomorrow Friday, October 22nd. The award ceremony is at 1 p.m. CDT. The storytime is 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. CDT.

2. The American Red Cross of Missouri is having a blood drive at Budweiser Brewery Experience. You have to make an appointment at https://rcblood.org/2HbOhy9. The drive is Tuesday, October 27th, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. CDT.

3. The St. Louis County Police West County Precinct is having a drive-through safety center. Kids can get pre-packaged candy and glow sticks. That will be Halloween, October 31st, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. CDT.

Celebrate the silver linings, safe a life, and have a safe Halloween. Then, let us know #WhatYouAreDoingAboutIt Fox2Now.

One more day to sign up for the Missouri Historical Society community celebration, a chance to cheer for our friends AND...
10/22/2020

One more day to sign up for the Missouri Historical Society community celebration, a chance to cheer for our friends AND get the inside scoop 🧐 on their AMM Silver Lining Award-winning digital projects! http://bit.ly/silver-MHS #midwestmuseums #stlstrong #HowDidWeGetHere

#WorkInMuseumsWednesday! Looking for your next move? Explore current openings: https://bit.ly/2IJu420
10/21/2020

#WorkInMuseumsWednesday! Looking for your next move? Explore current openings: https://bit.ly/2IJu420

10/19/2020

The winner of our #proudmuseumperson giveaway is Christy Kincaid from the Kalamazoo AirZoo! Congrats! Watch for your new pin in the mail soon 💖🎉

10/19/2020

Join us Oct 23 at 1pm CST (2pm EST) as we honor the Missouri Historical Society w/ an AMM Silver Lining Award, plus find out how their digital initiatives – from #STLStrong to #HowDidWeGetHere – reached over a million people! 💯 http://bit.ly/silver-MHS

#FBF to one of the last times we saw #ProudMuseumPeople in person, #MuseumsAdvocacy2020! 🙏💛😥 ...You know you want one of...
10/16/2020

#FBF to one of the last times we saw #ProudMuseumPeople in person, #MuseumsAdvocacy2020! 🙏💛😥 ...You know you want one of those snazzy lapel pins. Share your #ProudMuseumPerson photo before midnight tonight to enter to win (post & tag or DM us).

The 1st AMM meeting had 25 #proudmuseumpeople from Michigan & Indiana. Rumor has it the conversation was so fruitful, th...
10/15/2020

The 1st AMM meeting had 25 #proudmuseumpeople from Michigan & Indiana. Rumor has it the conversation was so fruitful, they formed an association on the spot. Here's a shoutout to the women & men who carried the torch for 9 more decades! 💪💚💜💛🙏 http://ow.ly/zjLU50BQDI8

Did you know? Our #proudmuseumperson t-shirt fundraiser was launched in 2017 for our 90th & inspired by the wide use of ...
10/14/2020

Did you know? Our #proudmuseumperson t-shirt fundraiser was launched in 2017 for our 90th & inspired by the wide use of the phrase "museum people" - even dating back as early as the 40s in the AMM archive! Support AMM by ordering PMP items via RAYGUN: http://ow.ly/FTOa50BRGpp

In case you missed it... we have a #ProudMuseumPerson contest going this week in honor of our anniversary. Share & tag u...
10/13/2020

In case you missed it... we have a #ProudMuseumPerson contest going this week in honor of our anniversary. Share & tag us on your favorite Proud Museum Person photo by 10/16 to enter to win a limited edition PMP lapel pin. (Feel free to DM us too!) #midwestmuseums

The #proudmuseumperson who started it all... AMM founder George R. Fox was an amateur archeologist. His interest in the ...
10/13/2020

The #proudmuseumperson who started it all... AMM founder George R. Fox was an amateur archeologist. His interest in the indigenous mounds in Wisconsin led him to pioneer a method for photographing them. See examples in WI archives like Beloit College: http://ow.ly/jOKe50BQCGK

Today is AMM's founders day! This week, we're celebrating 93 years of #proudmuseumpeople. Share your FAVORITE #proudmuse...
10/12/2020

Today is AMM's founders day! This week, we're celebrating 93 years of #proudmuseumpeople. Share your FAVORITE #proudmuseumperson pic with us (share it, tag us or DM) by Friday, 10/16 to enter to win a limited edition PMP red lapel pin! #midwestmuseums

We're thrilled to announce this year's AMM Awards recipients - Missouri History Museum, Heather Miller of the American I...
10/09/2020

We're thrilled to announce this year's AMM Awards recipients - Missouri History Museum, Heather Miller of the American Indian Center - Chicago, Glessner House, Kathy Kelsey Foley of Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum of Wausau, and Indiana State Museum!

Join us for our first-ever series of virtual community celebrations to learn more about these outstanding individuals and organizations, Oct 23-Nov 20. #midwestmuseums #proudmuseumpeople

Learn more and sign up: http://ow.ly/F5gV50BLvel

#WorkInMuseumsWednesday! Wondering about new job opportunities? Museums are hiring - Explore current openings: https://b...
10/07/2020

#WorkInMuseumsWednesday! Wondering about new job opportunities? Museums are hiring - Explore current openings: https://bit.ly/2IJu420

Iowa friends: The deadline for museums (and other nonprofits) in Greene, Grundy, Guthrie, Hardin, Iowa, Jackson & Washin...
10/06/2020

Iowa friends: The deadline for museums (and other nonprofits) in Greene, Grundy, Guthrie, Hardin, Iowa, Jackson & Washington Counties to apply for public assistance from FEMA for derecho recovery is Sat, Oct 10. Learn more & apply online: https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4557

#WorkInMuseumsWednesday! Looking for your next move? Explore current openings: https://bit.ly/2IJu420
09/30/2020

#WorkInMuseumsWednesday! Looking for your next move? Explore current openings: https://bit.ly/2IJu420

We are proud to announce a new fieldwide capacity-building effort that will bring together all six regional museum assoc...
09/28/2020
IMLS, Six Regional Museum Associations Join Together to Build Digital Capacity of Small Museums Across America

We are proud to announce a new fieldwide capacity-building effort that will bring together all six regional museum associations as collaborative partners. The Digital Empowerment - Technology and Digital Media Training for Small Museums project.

Made possible through @USIMLS , the Digital Empowerment Project will help small museums access best practices and build capacity in a range of museum technology and digital media subjects at no cost.

http://ow.ly/63bU50BDAuw

The federal funds will help small, rural, and remote museums adjust to a COVID-19 reality.

Who’s visiting museums right now? Help us assemble a snapshot of current visitation trends and understand the impact of ...
09/24/2020
Museum Snapshot - Who's visiting museums right now?

Who’s visiting museums right now? Help us assemble a snapshot of current visitation trends and understand the impact of COVID-19 on attendance. Enter your museum's observations in our latest crowd-sourced resource (https://bit.ly/3hCuLqC) for #midwestmuseums & beyond! 🙏

Thank you for your responses! Museum Snapshot: Who's visiting museums right now? About Your Organization,Let's compare visitation in 2020 to visitation in 2019.,Which of the following audiences have visited since you reopened? (Place an "x" in all columns that apply.) Type of Organization? Pleas...

#WorkInMuseumsWednesday! Have you considered Midwest states like MN or IN? Explore current openings: https://bit.ly/2IJu...
09/23/2020

#WorkInMuseumsWednesday! Have you considered Midwest states like MN or IN? Explore current openings: https://bit.ly/2IJu420

Lots of great resources here, whether you’re wondering how to encourage voter participation or educating community membe...
09/21/2020
Voter Registration & Civic Engagement | Western Museums Association

Lots of great resources here, whether you’re wondering how to encourage voter participation or educating community members on the process.

The Western Museums Association is calling upon our member institutions and the greater museum field to engage in acts of civic responsibility. As centralized place-makers, museums have the inherent capability to help protect, promote, and practice the most fundamental constitutional right – the r...

09/19/2020
Bird Calls of Amazonia

How about some Amazonian bird calls for your Saturday morning? If your interest in birds has grown over the past 6 months, as ours has, you'll love this video from The Brain Scoop, @Ehmee and @FieldMuseum. https://youtu.be/T5ocr9gxaQA

Considering how sweaty and dehydrated I became during this film shoot, it's remarkable that Ernesto and the rest of the bird team were diligently out for lon...

We're curious: How much are museums charging for virtual programs, if at all? Share your organization's approach in our ...
09/17/2020
Museum Snapshot - What are museums charging for virtual programs and events?

We're curious: How much are museums charging for virtual programs, if at all? Share your organization's approach in our "Museum Snapshot" Google sheet (https://bit.ly/33AIUzr), a new resource prompted by #midwestmuseums members but shared widely for the benefit of all. Thanks!

Thank you for your responses! Museum Snapshot: What are museums charging for VIRTUAL programs and events? About Your Organization,Which audience(s) are you reaching through VIRTUAL programs and events this year?,Which types of VIRTUAL programs/events are you offering this year? Place an X in the...

#WorkInMuseumsWednesday! There's an exciting new position open at the Walker in Minneapolis 🤩 Explore current openings: ...
09/16/2020

#WorkInMuseumsWednesday! There's an exciting new position open at the Walker in Minneapolis 🤩 Explore current openings: https://bit.ly/2IJu420

We circled back to panelists from the "Reopening Plans in Action" summer webinar series for our latest blog post. From r...
09/13/2020

We circled back to panelists from the "Reopening Plans in Action" summer webinar series for our latest blog post. From restroom queuing to inclement weather, their observations (and tips) from the earliest stages of reopening may interest to you: http://bit.ly/reopeninglessons

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We are hiring a full-time, 3 year Museum Education Lead at the Joseph Moore Museum! Please help us recruit a creative, enthusiastic, and motivated educator! This Leader will revitalize our science and cultural educational programs and college student tour guide training, working alongside a vibrant team of museum studies and science faculty and college students. Job Description and application info here:
Hello Museum and non-profit friends! We're hosting a series of FREE webinars to introduce online collaboration/project tools to our museum and non-profit clients and colleagues - on Wed we'll be discussing my favorite - Miro! The webinar will: -Focus on FREE accounts -Discuss ideal use cases for museums and non-profits -Present a brief overview of the tool (getting set up, what is a board, what is a frame and what you can do with each), -Review basic functionality of getting content into and out of your board and how to organize -Advanced Uses: Collaborating on a Project, Hosting a Workshop, Creating Deliverables NEXT WEDNESDAY Wed June 3 @ 2pmCT (3pmET, 1pmMT, noonPT) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87011600094… Meeting ID: 870 1160 0094 Password: 941741
June 1 - 7 is Museum Survival Week! (www.museumsurvivalkit.com) What is Museum Survival Week? From June 1-7, museums and their members and patrons nationwide are invited to share “survival skills” inspired by museum content or collections on social media. Institutions and individuals will build this collaborative virtual survival kit of tips, tricks and tools rooted in our shared heritage by posting a video, Instagram or Facebook post, or blog entry tagged with #MuseumSurvivalKit. Together, these posts will demonstrate the incredible range of creative ways our ancestors (and contemporary communities) have found to care for themselves and others during tough times. Why #MuseumSurvivalKit? Our communities are facing lots of challenges during COVID-19. Our ancestors faced hard times, too. We are inspired by the idea that museums can help people look to the past--and to their own communities-- for ways to face present-day struggles: #MuseumSurvivalKit was born. Museums are not just storytelling organizations - they’re places with relevant content that we need right now. Museums - and their sister organizations like historic sites, libraries, archives, nature and science centers, arts centers and community spaces - are essential institutions that preserve and sustain the knowledge our ancestors developed when facing hard times past. They keep and share skills that can help us all cope with the challenges we face today, and find joy in acts of collective creativity, survival and resilience. Who can participate? If you have historic or community-based knowledge to share, you can participate. The project was initially conceived to highlight museums as culture bearers that preserve and share useful skills - but we know that these skills are found not only in history museums, but in art museums, science centers, archives, libraries, community centers, arts organizations, and in individuals themselves. If you have something to share that fits the project guidelines, please participate! How does it work? 1. Sign up to participate. We’d like to coordinate efforts using the Google Form below. Let us know how to reach you, what you’d like to share, and what day you will post. (If the form is a barrier, participate without utilizing it.) 2. Identify a skill. Mine your own or your favorite museum, your skills and your memory to find tips, tricks, and tools rooted in your unique content. Surviving isn’t just about food, water, and shelter - it can also be about lifting the spirit, bringing comfort, and creative entertainment. If it helps you get through a tough day, it’s a survival skill! Need ideas? Check out our Ideas page. 3. Design your skill. Download our Graphics Package and use it to build a story shareable on social media. This could be a 1-3 minute video, an Instagram story or post, a Twitter thread, or a Facebook post. Using the graphic elements helps give #MuseumSurvivalKit a unified presence and wider impact. 4. Post and share to your social media channels using the hashtag #MuseumSurvivalKit. Also, be sure to find and share other #MuseumSurvivalKit posts to help it reach a wide audience! What if I Can’t Do This by June 7? That’s OK! Post when you can. Do you have to be working in a museum to participate? You don’t need to be connected with an institution to participate. How Do I Register to Participate? Please visit this Google Form to sign up. http://tiny.cc/m2vipz
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Center for Collections Care has Scholarships for classes in 2020! Thanks to generous support from the William G. Pomeroy Foundation, the Center for Collections Care (C3) at Beloit College is able to offer scholarships for small history museum professionals outside of Wisconsin to attend any course confirmed to run in 2020! Four $600 scholarships are available for any three-day course and four $700 scholarships are available for any four-day course. To be eligible, applicants must be employed by or demonstrate sustained volunteer work at a small history museum, historical society, historic site, or historic house outside Wisconsin. Application deadline is March 31, 2020. More information and application instructions are available online (Scholarships). Contact Nicolette Meister, director of C3, with questions: [email protected].
The Field Museum has re-opened the search for an Associate Exhibitions Registrar. Colleagues with CITES experience are particularly encouraged to apply.
Join us for some traditional fall fun! Pioneer Day at Waterloo Farm Museum will take place on October 13, 2019 from Noon to 5 pm. Now in it's 6th decade, this celebration of late 19th century farm life includes tours of the Farm Museum, Dewey School, live music, demonstrations of crafts, trades and traditional cooking methods. Dewey School is open for this event. Admission - Adults $5, Seniors $4, Children 5-12 yrs $2, under 5 yrs. and WAHS members free Please contact us if you are interested in volunteering, demonstrating, or being a vendor. For more information Call Arlene at 517-851-8745 https://www.facebook.com/events/1931391217157347/?ti=as
Interested in how museums can use AI. Hear about the latest technology out of Purdue. Signup for our free webinar!
Hey everyone! My museum is looking for recommendations regarding temporary walls for our galleries that we can nail and screw displays or mount pieces. Does anyone have any recommendations? We were looking at Mila-walls and are just looking for other options. Thanks!
Hello AMM friends...just a reminder that today (1/25) is the deadline to register for Museums Advocacy Day 2019. My Discovery World (MKE, WI) colleague, Paul Fladten and I will be attending - who else plans to Storm the Hill with us next month? 😎
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