Association of Indiana Museums

Association of Indiana Museums Indiana's only statewide advocate and information resource for Hoosier museums.

06/08/2020
www.aam-us.org

Hot Topic: Considerations for Mask Policies

Question: Should my museum require staff and visitors to wear face masks when we reopen?

The American Alliance of Museums offers the following for consideration in determining policies around the wearing of face masks. The information shared here is based on the best available information as of publication and is not intended as legal, employment/human resources, or health and safety advice. Museums are encouraged to seek legal and other expert advice on their specific circumstances.

https://www.aam-us.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Face-Masks-5.28.20.pdf

A Statement from AASLH
06/02/2020
A Statement from AASLH

A Statement from AASLH

The past few days have provided crushing reminders of how the nation still struggles with violence and racism born in the past and harbored in the present. Even as we experience economic, social, and political upheaval due to a new foe, the COVID-19 virus, and

Woman Suffrage Pop-Up Exhibits Available to the Public
05/29/2020
Woman Suffrage Pop-Up Exhibits Available to the Public

Woman Suffrage Pop-Up Exhibits Available to the Public

By Victoria Macchi | National Archives News WASHINGTON, May 29, 2020 —While National Archives’ doors will remain closed to the public through August, free display exhibits celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and women’s constitutional right to vote are available to order fo...

For those of you who could not attend AIM's Conversations with Colleagues: Reopening Museums virtual meeting, the notes ...
05/20/2020
Resources – Association of Indiana Museums

For those of you who could not attend AIM's Conversations with Colleagues: Reopening Museums virtual meeting, the notes are available on our website under the resources page.

Thank you to all who attended the event and shared insights and resources with fellow museum professionals!

May 13, 2018 admin Resources COVID-19 Resources AIM Reopening Museum Conversation Notes 05/08/20 General COVID-19 Cuseum COVID-19 Resources – includes recorded webinars (including one about reopening museums) and articles AAM COVID-19 Resources – includes articles, discussion topics, and an arti...

Heritage Documentation Programs, NPS
05/19/2020

Heritage Documentation Programs, NPS

Heard about the SAH Archipedia?

SAH Archipedia is an authoritative online encyclopedia of the built world published by the Society of Architectural Historians and the University of Virginia Press, is a free, open-access site, and contains histories, photographs, and maps for more than 17,000 structures and places.

A HABS CONNECTION
Some of the content of Maryland’s most representative buildings and sites, was compiled by coordinators Lisa P. Davidson and Catherine C. Lavoie, historians for the Historic American Buildings Survey.

DISCOVER SAH ARCHIPEDIA at http://sah-archipedia.org/

#HABSnps #Preservation #HistoricArchitecture #HistoricPreservation #SAH #Archipedia #PreservationThroughDocumentation

National Women's History Museum
05/18/2020

National Women's History Museum

Today is International Museum Day 2020, which is focused this year on "Museums for Equality: Diversity and Inclusion."

Representation matters, and we're proud to be a Museum centered on diversity, equity, equality, and inclusion. We work every day to bring to life the countless untold stories of women throughout history and serve as a space for all to inspire, experience, collaborate, and amplify women’s impact—past, present, and future. Thank you for making history with us, and ensuring that women's voices are heard. Happy International Museum Day, friends!

May 20: Webinar: AASLH Conversations: Guidelines and Procedures for Reopening Your Historic Sitehttps://learn.aaslh.org/...
05/14/2020
AASLH Learning: Live Webinar: AASLH Conversations: Guidelines and Procedures for Reopening Your Historic Site

May 20: Webinar: AASLH Conversations: Guidelines and Procedures for Reopening Your Historic Site

https://learn.aaslh.org/p/event-historic-house-reopening-2020may

MAY 20, 2020 | 3 - 4 PM EST | AASLH Conversations: Guidelines and Procedures for Reopening Your Historic Site is an AASLH event presented by speakers Ellen Busch, Sean Sawyer, and Kenneth Turino. Many of us are scrambling to figure how to bring our historic houses and sites back on line. Where do yo...

Live Webinar: AASLH Conversations: Deaccessioning in a Recession? Why and Why Not 05/21/2020 at 3:00 PM (EDT)https://lea...
05/13/2020
AASLH Learning: Live Webinar: AASLH Conversations: Deaccessioning in a Recession? Why and Why Not

Live Webinar: AASLH Conversations: Deaccessioning in a Recession? Why and Why Not

05/21/2020 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

https://learn.aaslh.org/products/live-webinar-aaslh-conversations-deaccessioning-in-a-recession-why-and-why-not

MAY 21, 2020 | 3 - 4 PM EST | AASLH Conversations: Deaccessioning in a Recession? Why and Why Not is an AASLH event presented by speakers Heather Kuruvilla, Erin Richardson, and Sally Yerkovich. Deaccessioning is a frequent topic of discussion and debate in the museum field. As US museums face finan...

Indiana Women's Suffrage Centennial
05/12/2020

Indiana Women's Suffrage Centennial

Due to COVID-19, the application to apply for a Preserving Women's Legacy Grant has been extended to June 15. These grants of $15,000-$40,000 from Indiana Humanities and Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs help discover, preserve and activate historic sites that tell the story of women's contributions in Indiana. Learn more about eligibility and project guidelines here: https://bit.ly/2PZ4mIH

Grants for community-based archives: The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation invites grant applications from community-based arc...
05/12/2020
Call for Proposals to Community-Based Archives | The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Grants for community-based archives: The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation invites grant applications from community-based archives that represent and serve communities marginalized due to oppression based on race, ethnicity, national origin, class, gender, sexuality, religion, or ability. Applications are due July 1.

https://mellon.org/programs/scholarly-communications/call-for-proposals-community-based-archives/

For information on measures that the Mellon Foundation is taking in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as helpful field resources, see our "News & Blog" area.

History Can Only be Written Based on the Documentation That Exists - Indiana Historical Society
05/08/2020
History Can Only be Written Based on the Documentation That Exists - Indiana Historical Society

History Can Only be Written Based on the Documentation That Exists - Indiana Historical Society

When IHS began the collecting initiative, Telling Your Story: Documenting COVID-19 in Indiana, our hope was to capture the experiences of Hoosiers during this historic time so their stories would be documented and preserved for future generations. Within the first week of collecting material, the re...

Webinar:  Civil Liberties, Political Rights and COVID-19 May 78:00 AM EasternMembers from Africa, Asia and Latin America...
05/04/2020
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Civil Liberties, Political Rights and COVID-19. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Webinar: Civil Liberties, Political Rights and COVID-19
May 7
8:00 AM Eastern

Members from Africa, Asia and Latin America share experiences and lessons learned about life under COVID-19 lockdowns. (International Coalition of Sites of Conscience)

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_f-CzzcVQR5u5ByFZ_aCClA

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, reports of human rights violations are on the rise - with activists in many countries observing a scaling back of civil liberties and political rights, a marked rise in excessive military force, and a surfacing of neo-colonialist rhetoric. In this webinar, join me...

Indiana Philanthropy Alliance
04/28/2020

Indiana Philanthropy Alliance

On June 3 & 4, IPA's Philanthropy Leads virtual conference spotlights 50+ national and local experts sharing ideas to increase impact and support community innovation.

Register now for access to 30+ sessions, all session recordings, and exhibitor insights via the virtual hub!

http://www.inphilanthropy.org/conference

Big shout out to our generous sponsors Ivytech Community College, Goelzer Investment Management, Foundant Technologies, Mason Investment Advisory Services, Ekstrom Alley Clontz & Associates, THE NORTHERN TRUST

National Alliance of Preservation Commissions
04/27/2020

National Alliance of Preservation Commissions

Are you looking for something refreshing to read while you sit at home? We've added full issues of our quarterly publication, The Alliance Review, to our website for you to enjoy. Check out one of our recent issues on alternative materials for historic buildings!
https://napcommissions.org/wp-content/uploads/The-Alliance-Review-Spring-2019-Issue.pdf

For more issues: https://napcommissions.org/alliance-review/

Preserving Women’s Legacy Grants These grants of $15,000-$40,000 support projects (historic preservation, signage, activ...
04/26/2020
Preserving Women's Legacy: A Main Street Grant Opportunity - Indiana Women's Suffrage Centennial

Preserving Women’s Legacy Grants

These grants of $15,000-$40,000 support projects (historic preservation, signage, activations, public art, and more) that tell the stories of Indiana women in Main Street communities. Applications are due May 15! Download the grant guidelines and learn more here: http://indianasuffrage100.org/pwlg/

Preserving Women’s Legacy Grants catalyze Main Street communities to discover, preserve and activate locations that tell stories about women’s contributions in Indiana. They are a legacy project of the Indiana Women’s Suffrage Centennial, presented by Indiana Humanities and the Indiana Offi...

ONLINE TRAININGApril 30: How to Spot Opportunity When it is Disguised as Chaos – Find inspiration in how to create your ...
04/26/2020
AASLH Learning: Live Webinar: How to Spot Opportunity When it is Disguised as Chaos

ONLINE TRAINING
April 30: How to Spot Opportunity When it is Disguised as Chaos – Find inspiration in how to create your own opportunities out of unforeseen events. $65; $40 members. (AASLH)

https://learn.aaslh.org/p/event-chaos-to-opportunity-2020mar

MAR. 25, 2020 | 3 - 4 PM EST | How to Spot Opportunity When it is Disguised as Chaos is an AASLH continuing education event presented by speaker Brooke Salvanto. This webinar will welcome active participation as we all share how we have leveraged the unexpected.

START A HERITAGE SUPPORT MINI GRANT APPLICATIONApply by June 2 for a Mini Grant ranging from $500 to $4,999 for Indiana’...
04/26/2020
Heritage Support Grants - Indiana Historical Society

START A HERITAGE SUPPORT MINI GRANT APPLICATION

Apply by June 2 for a Mini Grant ranging from $500 to $4,999 for Indiana’s local history organizations to meet high-priority needs in areas of collections stewardship, DEAI, sustainability and planning. Start your application today!

https://indianahistory.org/across-indiana/heritage-support-grants/

The Indiana Historical Society is pleased to support Indiana’s local, county and regional historical societies, museums and sites in their important work through Heritage Support Grants, made possible by Lilly Endowment Inc. Grants are for projects that will help Indiana’s local history organiza...

Indiana Humanities
04/23/2020

Indiana Humanities

We are now accepting applications for the Indiana Humanities CARES Grants. This special grant opportunity is available to humanities organizations that have faced financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The grants will range from $5,000 to $15,000, depending on the size of the organization’s budget, and can be used only for general operating support.

The deadline to apply is May 8. View the grant guidelines, FAQs, scoring rubric and application here: https://bit.ly/2xGFG1J

RSVP for a webinar on April 29 to learn more about the Indiana Humanities CARES Grants: https://humanitiescares.eventbrite.com

Indiana Humanities is now accepting applications for their CARES Grant. This opportunity is available to humanities orga...
04/23/2020

Indiana Humanities is now accepting applications for their CARES Grant. This opportunity is available to humanities organizations facing challenging financial situations due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Grants range from $5,000 to $15,000.

A webinar will be hosted by Indiana Humanities on April 29th (link below to register). Application deadline is May 8th.

We are now accepting applications for the Indiana Humanities CARES Grants. This special grant opportunity is available to humanities organizations that have faced financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The grants will range from $5,000 to $15,000, depending on the size of the organization’s budget, and can be used only for general operating support.

The deadline to apply is May 8. View the grant guidelines, FAQs, scoring rubric and application at IndianaHumanities.org/CARES

RSVP for a webinar on April 29 to learn more about the Indiana Humanities CARES Grants: https://humanitiescares.eventbrite.com

National Women's History Museum
04/21/2020
National Women's History Museum

National Women's History Museum

Be a part of living history! We're excited to launch Women Writing History: A Coronavirus Journaling Project, asking women and girls to participate in the simple act of recording their experiences to document the impact of #covid19 on women’s lives. Please share with your friends and family, so that history hears our voices.

National Park Service
04/18/2020

National Park Service

Kick off #NationalParkWeek with National Junior Ranger Day! The Junior Ranger Program is a great way to explore national parks. You can learn about nature sounds, night skies, or even the Transcontinental Railroad! You'll also learn why national parks matter and how you can be a part of the team that helps keep parks healthy.

We don't care what age you are—just "explore, learn, and protect" your national parks online and become an official Junior Ranger! Look for the virtual badges you can print out and post on your refrigerator. Learn more at https://www.nps.gov/kids/junior-ranger-online.htm

#FindYourVirtualPark #JuniorRangerDay

Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology
04/16/2020

Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology

It's #IUatHome Games today! Do you know about chunkey stones? L.W. Malouchos explains:

Discoidals, or chunkey stones, were the rolling discs used in the ancient game of chunkey played by late precontact and historic Native American groups. To play, a chunkey stone was rolled on a prepared court while players threw wooden poles or sticks attempting to knock over the disc or come closest to where it stopped rolling. The chunkey game became a wide-spread phenomenon during the Mississippian period, however, the origins of chunkey can be traced back prior to the Mississippian period to circa AD 600 in southwestern Illinois. Chunkey was more than just a game, it was something more similar to a professional sport; chunkey was an important part of the social and political fabric of Mississippian societies and had rules, rivalries, hero players, devoted fans, and inspired serious gambling.

At Angel Mounds State Historic Site, Glenn Black's excavations uncovered 17 stone chunkeys and 26 ceramic chunkeys. Pictured here are two stone chunkeys (left and middle) and one ceramic chunkey (right) from Angel.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIESAASLH has developed a webinar series for the history community during the COVID-19 pandemic. $10 p...
04/13/2020
AASLH Learning: COVID-19 Response

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
AASLH has developed a webinar series for the history community during the COVID-19 pandemic. $10 per webinar; $5 for members; free with code (available on website).
•Aprll 10: Empathetic Audience Engagement During a Crisis
•April 20: Planning for an Uncertain Financial Future, Part Two
•Recorded: Structural Weaknesses Exposed by COVID-19
•Recorded: Historic Sites and COVID-19
•Recorded: Planning for an Uncertain Financial Future, Part One
•Recorded: Leadership, Boards, and Response to COVID-19

https://learn.aaslh.org/covid19response

American Association for State and Local History
04/09/2020
American Association for State and Local History

American Association for State and Local History

Join the International Council of Museums tomorrow for a webinar on the short and long-term impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on museums.

U.S. Forest Service - Hoosier National Forest
04/09/2020

U.S. Forest Service - Hoosier National Forest

The Deam Wilderness was previously inhabited by Native Americans and early European settlers. As a result, there are many historical sites the Forest Service is responsible for protecting. What is most significant about a cultural resource site, or artifact, is oftentimes the structure and placement of its component parts - its association with the broader context. This recent vandalism is destroying the integrity of this National Register of Historic Places eligible early 20th century two-story rock building. The rocks in the window come from site features that are forever destroyed. The cutting of live trees is illegal throughout the forest, and here in Indiana’s only designated wilderness area is particularly damaging and significantly detracts from wilderness character. Practice “Leave It As You Find It” - do not move, remove or alter cultural artifacts, structures, or natural resources. We all play a role in maintaining our public lands and cultural heritage and we need your help! Visit the link for a 3-D look at this unique site. https://skfb.ly/6ySCo

FREE WEBINARSApril 8: Writing Accurate and Useful Volunteer Position Descriptions – Learn how to create position descrip...
04/04/2020
VolunteerMatch - Learning Center - Writing Accurate and Useful Volunteer Position Descriptions

FREE WEBINARS
April 8: Writing Accurate and Useful Volunteer Position Descriptions – Learn how to create position descriptions for your volunteer opportunities. (VolunteerMatch)

http://learn.volunteermatch.org/webinars/writing-accurate-and-useful-volunteer-position-descriptions

Practices, tool and insights for engaging and recruiting volunteers at nonprofits. Free webinars and trainings from VolunteerMatch.

Midwest Archeological Center
04/01/2020

Midwest Archeological Center

Join in for our Archeology at Home series next week! Free and suitable for all ages, these presentations will provide an opportunity to learn about archeology and its role in the National Park Service. Topics will cover documenting, investigating, and preserving cultural resources. Participate in all six programs or choose just a few, it’s up to you!

To connect, visit the website below a few minutes before your desired program is ready to start. No account is necessary, but you’ll need to enter a few things first.

https://cilc.webex.com/meet/mwac_distancelearning

Questions? Contact [email protected]

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Indiana Historical Society will host its Midwestern Roots Conference next July, and their call for sessions is up! The conference looks at social history, historical research, family history research, technologies we use to research and preserve, and more. They are looking for presentations along the theme of Immigration and Migration, and a plus: They pay you. Proposals are due August 10, so definitely check out the website for information on types of sessions, the compensation package, and more! https://indianahistory.org/research/family-history/midwestern-roots/
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Indiana Humanities will sponsor a tour of the Smithsonian’s Crossroads: Change in Rural America. Applications are now open to host the exhibit in 2019-2020.
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You might have a branding problem now that Indiana Association of Cities and Towns is calling themselves AIM Indiana.
Does anyone have a policy regarding hosting or holding funerals, memorial services or celebrations of life in their facilities? Do you ever have them at your facilities?
If you manage collections of any kind, you might be interested in this copyright workshop on November 6. A wonderful speaker--Greg Cram, Associate Director of Copyright and Information Policy at The New York Public Library--will share practical information about how to determine rights for your items. Please help spread the word to local museums, libraries, and archives. Co-sponsored by the Indiana State Library, the Indiana Memory/ Digital Public Library of America Advisory Council, and the Indiana Album with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Education and Outreach Coordinator — Joseph Moore Museum Description The Joseph Moore Museum at Earlham College seeks a part-time (28 hours/week, 12 months) qualified and dynamic Community Engagement Specialist for immediate hire. The salary for this Administrative Faculty position is commensurate with experience with no benefits. The JMM is a dynamic college museum focused on forging meaningful connections among community members and supporting exploration and application of scholarly knowledge to topics of importance to society. Our museum is largely student-run, where faculty provide support, training, and mentorship for students who are learning to be tour leaders, researchers and collections specialists. We strive to create engaging community programs and exhibits that combine the strengths of our college natural history and ethnographic collections, planetarium, scholarly research of Earlham College faculty, and the passions of our three museum faculty and ~40 undergraduate student staff. First publicly opened in 1887, the JMM has long been known as the region’s natural history museum and is located in Richmond, Indiana on the campus of Earlham College. Primary Duties & Responsibilities Supervise, train and mentor Earlham College undergraduate student staff in outreach (i.e. interacting with the public through tours, events, and museum hosting during open hours). The majority of the coordinator’s work is supporting students who engage with the community. Plan and implement community educational programs for the Joseph Moore Museum in line with the museum’s mission and vision, including designing, scheduling, staffing/leading, publicizing and promoting educational tours that meet state standards throughout the school year and in summer. Plan and implement special events to connect Earlham community members with each other and the broader Wayne County community around topics of importance to science and society. Must be available on evenings and weekends to oversee events. Assist with exhibits, including maintenance, refurbishment and design. Prepare an annual report documenting and critiquing community engagement at JMM. This includes keeping daily statistics on program attendance and student tour leader performance. Assist with fundraising for community engagement. Assist with developing and implementing an Outreach and Education Plan for JMM. Experience & Qualifications Minimum Qualifications A bachelor’s degree, preferably in education with a scientific focus. Previous experience in leading educational programming for children pre-k-12th grade. Previous experience as a supervisor. Certified Interpretive Guide through NAI, or available and willing to complete training September 20 to 25 and have personal transportation during that time period. Key Attributes Either a degree in a scientific field or substantial experience leading science or nature programs for children. Ability to supervise, mentor and organize college students. Dedication to working enthusiastically as part of a team of faculty and students. Ability to connect with people of diverse ages and backgrounds. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Excellent attention to detail, logistics and daily planning. Ability to work independently. Strong commitment to community engagement. Passion for communicating science. Flexibility to work in a fast-paced environment. Application Instructions Please send a cover letter detailing qualifications for the position, CV, a list of at least three professional references, and a detailed sample plan for a science or nature-based elementary school tour as a single electronic file to: [email protected]. Potential applicants are encouraged to contact JMM Director, Heather Lerner, at 765-983-1402 or [email protected]. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Position will begin as early as possible, preferably prior to September 25, 2017. Earlham College continues to build a community that reflects the gender and racial diversity of the society at large, and, therefore, we are particularly interested in inviting and encouraging applications from African Americans, other ethnic minorities, and women. Earlham also is eager to solicit applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). Earlham College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Earlham utilizes E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility for all newly hired employees within the United States.
Hello friends! Just a heads-up that Piggyback App is looking for representatives across the country, so if you know of any arts/culture/history lovers looking for a remote-based opportunity please have them email founder Pete Brown at [email protected] and I can send them the details! The hours and duties are extremely flexible and are based on the candidate's interests and experiences. We're looking for researchers, marketing/outreach folks and folks with sales/customer service backgrounds. Great potential for a wide range of candidates and even people looking to work as pairs or small teams state-by-state. Thanks a million and have a great week!
Registrar and collection manager position available at Ball State University's David Owsley Museum of Art