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Join us tomorrow for this webinar to help nonprofits navigate COVID-19.
04/27/2020
University of Utah David Eccles School of Business

Join us tomorrow for this webinar to help nonprofits navigate COVID-19.

Join us for an urgent and compelling online forum that will provide clear and actionable direction to help local nonprofits navigate the COVID-19 health and economic crisis.

Leaders from Utah's nonprofit world will answer questions related to how nonprofits can manage difficult decisions in the short-term to work toward long-term success.

American Alliance of Museums
04/11/2020
American Alliance of Museums

American Alliance of Museums

ACT NOW: Contact your legislators to let them know what the museum field is facing and urge them to provide critical support for museums.

We must continue to make our voices heard to our members of Congress in support of museums.

Such a great example of using your collection to connect with community.
04/11/2020

Such a great example of using your collection to connect with community.

Recreations of works from the SMA's permanent collection by Museum patrons and friends during our "See the Art, Be the Art" challenge.

Museum Trustee Association
04/07/2020
Museum Trustee Association

Museum Trustee Association

Some adorable content to brighten your morning! 2 London-based gerbils explore a private museum built by their owners and disregard the “no chew” sign, vandalizing an empty gallery attendant’s stool.

Institute of Museum and Library Services
04/07/2020
Institute of Museum and Library Services

Institute of Museum and Library Services

Announcing the first of a number of critical measures to aid museums, libraries, and communities across the nation in response to COVID-19.

American Alliance of Museums
04/04/2020

American Alliance of Museums

Important updates on #COVID19 financial support:
➡️ #FamiliesFirst paid leave provisions are now effective.
➡️ Small businesses—including museums with less than 500 employees—can apply for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

Learn more with our #COVID19 financial resources page: https://www.aam-us.org/programs/about-museums/financial-relief-and-resources/

Utah Nonprofits Association
04/03/2020

Utah Nonprofits Association

Hey Nonprofits: Share Your Experiences Applying for Payroll Protection Program Loans! Today, April 3, is the first day PPP loans are available. If you have applied for a loan, please share your experiences (positive and negative) using the link provided.

The new CARES Act includes a provision that expressly provides nonprofits access to this program. (These loans include forgiveness provisions provided certain requirements are met.) Our partner, the National Council of Nonprofits, is collecting your feedback so that they can make sure that the PPP is supporting nonprofits. If it is not, they’ll know right away and can quickly begin their problem-solving efforts. Find the form here: https://bit.ly/2wgZp7q

American Alliance of Museums
03/25/2020

American Alliance of Museums

Tomorrow from 3-4pm ET! Join our panelists for a Tweet chat using #MuseumsDiscussCOVID19 about the questions facing museums and museum professionals during the #COVID19 pandemic.

Today, let our panelists know the questions you have on these themes. ⬇️

Western Museums Association
03/24/2020
Western Museums Association

Western Museums Association

This Wednesday, get your thinking hats on and notebooks out!

Join Brendan Ciecko (CEO & Founder Cuseum), with special guests Susan Edwards (Associate Director, Digital Content Hammer Museum) and Koven Smith (Museum & Nonprofit Digital Strategy Consultant), as they talk about steps cultural organizations can take to captivate, connect, and communicate with their remote “visitors” and audiences.

This report includes museums - thank you to those that filled out the survey. If you haven't filled out the survey for y...
03/22/2020
FOX 13 News

This report includes museums - thank you to those that filled out the survey. If you haven't filled out the survey for your museum yet please do so here (https://www.utahculturalalliance.org/covd19survey). Having data will help us advocate for you!

The Utah Cultural Alliance, an advocacy group for the arts community, said a survey it conducted found the cultural sector of the economy has already lost $29 million. In addition, 642 jobs have been lost with another 4,000 in jeopardy.

American Alliance of Museums
03/21/2020

American Alliance of Museums

Yesterday, we shared that we are urging Congress to provide $4 billion in economic relief for #museums and #nonprofits in response to the #COVID19 pandemic.

Act now, and contact your legislators. Our quick template can help: https://www.congressweb.com/AAM/67

Thanksgiving Point
03/19/2020

Thanksgiving Point

We miss you! Thanksgiving Point’s animals (alive and fossil) as well as their human keepers will be on Facebook LIVE starting Friday, March 20. Can you share your input? What time is best to watch?

A: Morning 9 am – 11 am
B: Afternoon Noon - 2 pm
C: Late Afternoon 3 pm – 5 pm
D: Evening 6 pm- 8 pm

03/19/2020
American Alliance of Museums

American Alliance of Museums

Nationwide, our museums are losing at least $33 million per day as a result of #COVID19 related closures—and will be in desperate need of help in the weeks and months to come.

We urge Congress to provide $4 billion in economic relief for museum nonprofits.

Read the full letter:https://www.aam-us.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/3.18.2020-Museum-Community-Economic-Relief-Request-Letter-FINAL.pdf

We are also reaching out to AAM Affiliate, state, and regional partners for their sign-on to this letter.

Fellow #museum advocates: Watch for a forthcoming Alliance Advocacy Alert with more information and an updated template you can use to contact your legislators. 📢

Western Museums Association
03/19/2020
Western Museums Association

Western Museums Association

Tomorrow, join industry leaders and colleagues in a unique #MuseumFromHome webinar where they will discuss industry impacts, crisis response management approaches to health and safety, remote work, and much more.
Free to attend and open to all visitor attractions internationally.

Who are you picking on day 2? #utmuseums
03/18/2020

Who are you picking on day 2? #utmuseums

It's MOA Madness, Day 2!
Vote for your favorite in the comments and the winner will move to the next round.
Today's matchup is between "Queen Esther" by Minerva Teichert vs. "Woman Reading" by Dorothy Weir Young.
Which one should move to the next round?!

03/18/2020
American Alliance of Museums

American Alliance of Museums

Mark your calendars 🗓️ to join these free virtual conversations:

➡️ Wednesday, 3/18 at 4 p.m. ET
Join a webinar on #COVID19 and academic museums and galleries. Hosted by AAMG in conversation with:
Jill Deupi, University of Miami Lowe Art Museum
Tracy Fitzpatrick, Neuberger Museum of Art
Elizabeth Merritt, Center for the Future of Museums
Denise Young, Bell Museum
More information: https://www.aamg-us.org/wp/covid-19-updates/

➡️ Thursday, 3/19 at 12 p.m. ET
Join Dexibit and AAM President and CEO Laura Lott in a webinar discussion of impact and strategies for managing visitor attractions through the #COVID19 crisis. Register in advance: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/9415841327824/WN_pUSqMGOFRlSO4njCFPYvhg

03/17/2020
Utah Cultural Alliance

Museums please add your voices!

Please take our survey and tell us how you have been impacted as an artist/organization by important social distancing efforts. This data will help us make the case for emergency funding to include the arts and humanities. This survey is being distributed by a number of entities, you only have to take it once as an organization and once as an artist.

UCA is proud to partner with Utah Department of Heritage & Arts Utah Division of Arts & Museums Utah Humanities Utah Museums Association Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts and Parks Salt Lake City Arts Council.

Survey: https://buff.ly/39WDO2I

Brigham Young University Museum of Art
03/17/2020

Brigham Young University Museum of Art

It's MOA Madness, Day 1!
Vote for your favorite in the comments and the winner will move to the next round.

Today's matchup is between "Trifloria" by Jeanne Leighton-Lundberg Clarke vs. "Crimson Pears" by Judith Mehr.

Which one should move to the next round?!

BYU MOA Madness #utahmuseums
03/17/2020

BYU MOA Madness #utahmuseums

Even though the sports are cancelled, MOA Madness is here! All of these artworks are in the MOA's permanent collection and are all works by women! Voting begins tomorrow in our first matchup.

You can research online at the Park City Museum anytime.
03/17/2020
Park City Museum

You can research online at the Park City Museum anytime.

🚨COVID-19 UPDATE🚨
Hello everyone,
Following health department and Park City guidance, the Museum and Research Library will be closed to the public until further notice.

The good news is, if you have some time off in the next couple of weeks, you can still do research on your own by using the resources on our website here: https://parkcityhistory.org/research-library/
Thank you.

Museum Advocacy Day
03/16/2020

Museum Advocacy Day

resources from the Natural History Museum of Utah #utahmuseums
03/16/2020
Natural History Museum of Utah

resources from the Natural History Museum of Utah #utahmuseums

With the Museum closed, please be aware that our website, and especially our blog, has outstanding reading material if you're stuck at home--or anywhere. Be safe out there and let's all take care of each other. Read more here: https://nhmu.utah.edu/blog

#utahmuseums
03/16/2020

#utahmuseums

Happy Monday!✨Although the High School Show has been closed prematurely, we still want to spread messages of hope and share some of the wonderful pieces that adorned our galleries! This striking piece is one such work! Damaris P. Tooele High School, "End of the Beginning," digital photography ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Translation from piece: "When I was 16 years old I took this photo on February 1962, it has an important meaning because it is the end and the beginning. The end of my childhood years of happiness, joy, and dreams with my family. There were no luxuries or riches but I was happy. And the beginning of an abusive marriage that lasted for 46 years. But despite everything, I had my children and I was happy with them. And that was my greatest joy."⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Think of the women in your life--how have they influenced you? Share your stories below! 👇

For those of you working on grant applications for Utah Arts & Museums.
03/16/2020

For those of you working on grant applications for Utah Arts & Museums.

We're extending the deadline for our General Operating Support grants and Museum Project grants by a week. They will now be due Friday, March 27. As of now, we are maintaining the April 10 deadline for our Cultural Vibrancy Project grants, and our OnStage in Utah grants are opening today so that we can fund OnStage activities planned for July.

> artsandmuseums.utah.gov/grants/

We want your opinions! What should UMA include in our upcoming strategic plan? Sign up for a focus group and let us know...
03/13/2020

We want your opinions! What should UMA include in our upcoming strategic plan? Sign up for a focus group and let us know.
utahmuseums.org/focusgroups

Utah Museums Association's cover photo
03/13/2020

Utah Museums Association's cover photo

Congratulations Hill Aerospace Museum!
03/12/2020

Congratulations Hill Aerospace Museum!

We are excited to announce that Hill Aerospace Museum has achieved accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the highest national recognition afforded the nation’s museums. Accreditation signifies excellence to the museum community, to governments, funders, outside agencies, and to the museum-going public.

Alliance Accreditation brings national recognition to a museum for its commitment to excellence, accountability, high professional standards and continued institutional improvement. Developed and sustained by museum professionals for over 45 years, the Alliance’s museum accreditation program is the field’s primary vehicle for quality assurance, self-regulation and public accountability. It strengthens the museum profession by promoting practices that enable leaders to make informed decisions, allocate resources wisely, and remain financially and ethically accountable in order to provide the best possible service to the public.

“The accreditation of the Hill Aerospace Museum is the culmination of three plus years of hard work and dedication from all of our stakeholders—federal staff and leadership, Aerospace Heritage Foundation of Utah personnel and Board of Directors, and the community” said Aaron Clark, director of the Hill Aerospace Museum. “We are proud to be associated with the finest museums in America and look forward to this institution’s bright, bright future,” he continued.

Of the nation’s estimated 33,000 museums, approximately 1,070 are accredited. Hill Aerospace Museum is one of only six museums accredited in Utah.

Tomorrow at the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art4:00 pm - 5:00 pm [NOTE TIME CHANGE]650 N 1100 E, Logan, UT 84322Join ...
02/27/2020
Sites & Insights - Utah Museums Association

Tomorrow at the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm [NOTE TIME CHANGE]
650 N 1100 E, Logan, UT 84322

Join Museum Registrar, Zaira Arredondo for a behind-the-scenes tour of Particle & Wave: Paperclay Illuminated. Featuring forty-five artists from across the world who incorporate paper pulp and organic fibers into their clay, this exhibition explores creativity and connection. After the tour join your colleagues for dinner at a local restaurant (pay your own way).

Registration required. UMA Members: Free | General Public: $15
https://www.utahmuseums.org/page/sitesinsights

Join Museum Registrar, Zaira Arredondo for a behind-the-scenes tour of Particle & Wave: Paperclay Illuminated. Featuring forty-five artists from across the world who incorporate paper pulp and organic fibers into their clay, this exhibition explores creativity and connection. After the tour join yo...

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Utah Museum Association Core Values Advocacy: UMA is an active leader and advocate for Utah’s museums. Quality: UMA aims for excellence in all of its programs and initiatives. Professional Development: UMA provides opportunities for Utah’s museum professionals to develop their skills in every aspect of museum operations & studies. Collaboration: UMA collaborates with other organizations to create and strengthen museum networks to leverage finite resources. Access & Diversity: UMA recognizes the increasing diversity of Utah’s citizens and encourages its members to embrace diversity and accessibility in their program initiatives. Analysis: UMA actively collects and disseminates information concerning the state of Utah’s museums Fiduciary Responsibility: UMA adheres to sound financial and funding practices. Education: UMA recognizes that museums educate, inspire, nourish minds and spirits; and enrich lives.

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Hello Utah Friends of Paleontology! I need some help! I run a non-profit company called Utah's Reptile Adventures, we teach about, Zoology, paleontology and geology. We want the public to learn about preserving wildlife and wild areas, while have a deeper understanding of our planets history and diversity. Currently our primary focus is reptiles and their natural history. For the last five years our organization and taught 100k Utahan's. Now we are going to expand our operation to a museum that has both live animals and fossil displays. We are looking to build in Ut county. We need some capital to move forward. We are looking for land and money donations. To start we need a minimum of a .5 acre or greater. Land donations can get you a five year tax deductions. If you or anyone you might know, might be interested in donating or sponsoring an exhibit, please call 801-898-3004 or email me at [email protected] Thank you!
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Hello all! UTemp will be having a meet-up during the conference! Please RSVP to me or on the event page here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/utahemp/
Hello fellow museum professionals! I need your help. I am working on my certification project to be a Certified Change Leader and need some input from Utah Arts and Museum Professionals. My project focuses on providing better grant and fundraising resources for Utah's museums. Could you take a moment and fill out my survey? If you do, you'll be entered into a drawing for 2 tickets to Thanksgiving Point's Annual Tulip Festival! Thank you!
This is just the beginning but what a grand beginning! Please test and examine Utah History's newest artifact/object collection catalog. Each week more will be added from State History's rich cultural heritage collections (over 30k objects or collection of objects).