Utah Museums Association

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Restarting Teams to Restart Museums
09/18/2020
Restarting Teams to Restart Museums

Restarting Teams to Restart Museums

As we develop strategies and protocols that will allow us to safely reopen our museums, we’re faced with a glut of new challenges to consider: How can we welcome members and visitors back? Will we …

American Alliance of Museums Proposes Plan to Get Field Back to Work
09/15/2020
American Alliance of Museums Proposes Plan to Get Field Back to Work

American Alliance of Museums Proposes Plan to Get Field Back to Work

The American Alliance of Museums, in partnership with Americans for the Arts and more than 750 cultural organizations and creative workers, has proposed a 15-action national recovery strategy for t…

The Registrar Hour - The Intern Hour
09/14/2020
The Registrar Hour - The Intern Hour

The Registrar Hour - The Intern Hour

Building an Emergency Plan, A Guide for Museums and Other Cultural Institutions by the Getty Conservation Institute (Free download)

Mind the Accessibility Gap
09/12/2020
Mind the Accessibility Gap

Mind the Accessibility Gap

When we talk about equity, diversity, and inclusion in museums, we have a usual list of groups we mention: Black and Indigenous people, other people of color, LGBTQIA+ people, unhoused people, soci…

“My Primary School is at the Museum…During the Pandemic”
09/07/2020
“My Primary School is at the Museum…During the Pandemic”

“My Primary School is at the Museum…During the Pandemic”

One challenge facing communities around the globe is providing safe spaces where children can continue their education as normally as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the UK, Labour party …

Utah Cultural Alliance
08/24/2020

Utah Cultural Alliance

Last week, the Utah Legislature passed HB 6002 and SB 6009 during the Special Session. These two bills provide much needed policy changes and additional funding to granting programs that support the arts and humanities!

Members may view the individual funding points and changes here: https://www.utahculturalalliance.org/utahcreates

We would like to thank the leadership and bill sponsorship of Representative Dan Hemmert, Speaker Brad Wilson, Representative Robert M. Spendlove, Representative Brad Last, Senator Stevenson, and President J. Stuart Adams. You may find the individual bill voting records here at these links to thank your local legislator: https://le.utah.gov/~2020S6/bills/static/HB6002.html
https://le.utah.gov/~2020S6/bills/static/SB6009.html

We also would like to thank the Utah Division of Arts & Museums, Utah Museums Association, and Utah Humanities for their continuing efforts and partnership to make this a reality!

Utah Cultural Alliance
08/08/2020

Utah Cultural Alliance

Utah Cultural Sector Community Updates are returning this coming Monday, August 10 at 3:30 p.m.! In partnership with Utah Division of Arts & Museums, Utah Humanities, Utah Museums Association, and Utah Department of Heritage & Arts, we will have a panel of BIPOC artists and community members to discuss DEIA. Sponsored by UDMA's MUSE Magazine, Gabriella Huggins, Latoya Cameron, Willy Palomo, and Dee-Dee Darby-Duffin will discuss systemic racism in Utah's cultural community and what can be done to improve. Register using the link below and don't miss out!

https://buff.ly/2nvcVQj

Calling small museums within a 45 minute drive of downtown Salt Lake!Do you have a textile collections care project you ...
08/06/2020
Angels Project | Costume Society of America

Calling small museums within a 45 minute drive of downtown Salt Lake!
Do you have a textile collections care project you could use some assistance with?
Apply by November 1 to be the site of the 2021 CSA Angels project.

https://costumesocietyamerica.com/resources/grants-awards-and-honors/angels-project/

CSA Angels ProjectThe CSA Angels Project, which first took place in 2006, supports a deserving collection located in or near the host city of that year’s CSA National Symposium. The site is selected by the Angels Project leadership, who work with those at the collection to develop a workable plan ...

FOX 13 News
07/02/2020

FOX 13 News

The Utah COVID-19 Task Force has come out with a step-by-step plan to help you make your worksite healthier, with tips from Utah Department of Health, CDC, OHSA, and U.S. Department of Labor.

Find a copy here:
https://coronavirus.utah.gov/business

Diary of a Museum Reopening
06/22/2020
Diary of a Museum Reopening

Diary of a Museum Reopening

As of May 7, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West is officially reopened to visitors. The BBCW is a massive AAM-accredited facility located in rural Wyoming in the Yellowstone National Park gateway …

American Alliance of Museums
06/12/2020
American Alliance of Museums

American Alliance of Museums

#InviteCongress to Visit Your Museum Week is going virtual!

It's more important than ever to keep #museums at the forefront of your elected officials' minds. Check out this easy-to-use guide on how to share your museum's story with Congress virtually:

This is a power webinar speaking directly to racial equity and the role of museums. Please make it a priority to set asi...
06/09/2020
Racism, Unrest, and the Role of the Museum Field

This is a power webinar speaking directly to racial equity and the role of museums. Please make it a priority to set aside 60 minutes to listen to this. https://www.aam-us.org/2020/06/09/racism-unrest-and-the-role-of-the-museum-field/?fbclid=IwAR2ue8jGcX0x_zhyeUI8q3UOAJ7bgeoAVLiPYgydCSmyEP5jnHENQJ9NVPo

On June 3, attendees to the AAM Virtual Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo came together to hear from Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole, Secretary Lonnie G. Bunch III, and Lori Fogarty on the museum field’s role …

Join us for our Virtual Conversation Table at 2 pm to discuss Racial Equity in our Museum Community.https://www.utahmuse...
06/05/2020
Virtual Conversation Tables - Utah Museums Association

Join us for our Virtual Conversation Table at 2 pm to discuss Racial Equity in our Museum Community.

https://www.utahmuseums.org/page/conversations

Many of our buildings are closed to the public and most likely your day-to-day routine has changed. The Utah Museums Association and Utah Division of Arts & Museums are facilitating online conversations every Friday at 2 pm to keep you connected and share ideas about timely topics relevant to the mu...

Utah Museums Association's cover photo
06/05/2020

Utah Museums Association's cover photo

There is still time to join this webinar today!
06/04/2020

There is still time to join this webinar today!

Join Utah Cultural Alliance this morning for a webinar with Colleen Dilenschneider, Chief Market Engagement Officer, and Jim Hekkers, Chief Strategy Officer, at IMPACTS. Hear about their research and data on how audiences are planning on attending institutions in the near future to inform your COVID-making decisions. This webinar is for members only and will not be recorded. Register now or become a member today using the links below! Zoom link will be sent to the email used to log into your email account. If you have questions please contact Kylie or Ruth.

https://www.utahculturalalliance.org/events
https://www.utahculturalalliance.org/membership

For Museum Leaders Who Want to Do Better
06/02/2020
For Museum Leaders Who Want to Do Better

For Museum Leaders Who Want to Do Better

In the midst of a pandemic that has brought an incredible amount of pain and suffering to so many of us, I know there’s a lot on your plate as a leader, and you are being pulled in multiple directi…

05/21/2020
SGDS Red Hills Tour FINAL CUT

Did you miss our Sites & Insights at the Red Desert Hills Garden? Or just want to watch the virtual tour again? Check out this 10 minute virtual tour. https://youtu.be/9FnCD9MgtHM

Join the SGDS staff on our tour of the Red Hills Garden in St. George, UT as part of the Utah Museums Association's "Sites and Insights" professional develop...

Red Hills Desert GardenMay 20, 2020 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm | virtual eventCome see fossils in the wild - virtually! Curator...
05/18/2020

Red Hills Desert Garden

May 20, 2020 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm | virtual event

Come see fossils in the wild - virtually! Curator Andrew Milner and volunteer David Slauf will share how the St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site has partnered with the Washington County Water Conservancy District to preserve fossils at the Red Hills Desert Garden.

Registration required. UMA Members: Free | General Public: $15

https://www.utahmuseums.org/page/sitesinsights

Utah Museums Association's cover photo
05/18/2020

Utah Museums Association's cover photo

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

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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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The Box Elder Museum of Natural History in Brigham City is moving, and we are selling the majority of our display cases. There are a total of 44 custom-built wood cases, painted white, with fitted plexiglas tops. All but a few have fabric liners, and 22 of them have attached signage boards that make it easy to mount and update interpretation. There are also two three-paneled dividing walls for space management and interpretation, 9 wooden benches with naugahyde cushions, and three tall glass cases. All pieces are in excellent condition. For the whole set, we are asking $7,500 (below the cost of materials when they were built), or the best offer. We are hoping that someone can take the whole inventory, but I'm also happy to discuss pricing for individual pieces and smaller sets. See the link below for the exact specifications. Time is limited, as we need to move out of the space at the end of June. Please contact me at ablumenthal (at) bcutah (dot) org with questions or offers. Thanks! https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1hqeJ64gV8q34C7YH_4EF6hM3um_5QZrfQEcBAHxcBdw/edit?usp=sharing
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!
https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2020/02/21/art-is-helping-seniors-piece-together-snippets-their-past/ Scraping book is creative aging. From Phillips Collections, Washington, DC
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).