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You have two more days to get your 2020 UMA Conference session proposals submitted!
01/08/2020
2020 Request for Session Proposals - Utah Museums Association

You have two more days to get your 2020 UMA Conference session proposals submitted!

Session Proposals due January 10, 2020 You will be notified of your status by March 15, 2020 All presenters are expected to pay the registration fee and are encouraged to attend the entire conference. 

Resource: Connecting to Collections Care Online Community helps smaller cultural institutions to provide well-informed c...
12/31/2019

Resource: Connecting to Collections Care Online Community helps smaller cultural institutions to provide well-informed care for valuable collections. Search their website for preservation and conservation information, links to resources, access to recorded webinars and online discussions, such as this online seminar on insuring your collection.
https://www.connectingtocollections.org/insurance-manage-risk/

Want to know how building capacity is like growing mushrooms? https://nonprofitaf.com/2019/05/the-mycelium-model-for-cap...
12/27/2019
The Mycelium Model for capacity builders, professional associations, funders, and other support organizations

Want to know how building capacity is like growing mushrooms?
https://nonprofitaf.com/2019/05/the-mycelium-model-for-capacity-builders-professional-associations-funders-and-other-support-organizations/

[Image description: Two velvet foot mushrooms, one tall one and one short one, growing from a log. They are both bright orange and standing on a cylindrical stem. The big one has gills. The myceliu…

12/25/2019
A reminder to have fun this holiday season and don't let the stress overwhelm you!https://www.bustle.com/articles/9904-4...
12/24/2019
How to Emotionally Prepare For the Holidays

A reminder to have fun this holiday season and don't let the stress overwhelm you!
https://www.bustle.com/articles/9904-4-ways-to-emotionally-prepare-yourself-for-the-holidays-cause-you-know-you-need-to

Most of us get really stressed out during the holidays. Sometimes, there’s a perfectly legitimate reason for holiday stress, like an empty bank account or a cross-country flight. Other times, though, we’re just stressed out and sad for no…

Utah Museums Association's cover photo
12/24/2019

Utah Museums Association's cover photo

Do you think of yourself as an entrepreneur? Check out the linked article for ways to harness that same spirit for your ...
12/11/2019
Museopreneur: How museums are leaping into new business models with entrepreneurial spirit

Do you think of yourself as an entrepreneur? Check out the linked article for ways to harness that same spirit for your museum.
https://www.aam-us.org/2019/05/03/museopreneur-how-museums-are-leaping-into-new-business-models-with-entrepreneurial-spirit/?utm_source=American+Alliance+of+Museums&utm_campaign=de185b3de8-FieldNotes_Nov18_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f06e575db6-de185b3de8-59589041

This article originally appeared in the May/June 2019 issue of Museum magazine, a benefit of AAM membership. mu·se·o·pre·neur | myüzē-äp(r)ə-ˈnər Noun: one who embraces or assumes characteristics …

Are you going?!
12/11/2019

Are you going?!

Join our museum services staff at the Hyrum City Museum on Monday, January 6, for a hands-on session on how to label and mark your museum's objects. Attendees will walk away from this session knowing how to mark works on paper (including photographs), textiles, and select 3D objects. Attendees will also leave with a supplies list on how to build an object marking kit. The event is free, but space is limited, so register here:

> bit.ly/35bvnhr

Please join the Utah Division of Arts & Museums this Friday (Dec. 6th) for a public reception from 6 - 9 p.m. for the ex...
12/04/2019

Please join the Utah Division of Arts & Museums this Friday (Dec. 6th) for a public reception from 6 - 9 p.m. for the exhibit: A Living Legacy: Celebrating Native American Heritage Month at their offices in the Alice Gallery at the Glendinning Historic Home (just east of the Governor's Mansion, 617 E. South Temple, SLC, UT 84102).
https://artsandmuseums.utah.gov/events/a-living-legacy-11-12-19-1-20-20/

What are your best tips for putting together a grant budget? Do you agree with the eight listed here?https://getfullyfun...
12/03/2019
8 Tips to Strengthen Your Grant Budget

What are your best tips for putting together a grant budget? Do you agree with the eight listed here?
https://getfullyfunded.com/8-tips-to-strengthen-your-grant-budget/

One of the most critical yet most neglected parts of a successful grant is the budget. And hey, I get it. Not everyone is a ‘numbers’ person. But here’s the truth: your grant must explain your request in both words and numbers. In other words, your grant budget must paint the financial picture...

Does your museum have a disaster plan? Check out the link for how to start creating one. What other resources did you us...
11/29/2019

Does your museum have a disaster plan? Check out the link for how to start creating one. What other resources did you use?
http://www.dplan.org/

We're thankful for all the things museums do!
11/28/2019

We're thankful for all the things museums do!

Its never too late to advocate for your museum! Check out the info from the Small Museum Association below for some tips...
11/27/2019
Small Museum Association - Advocacy

Its never too late to advocate for your museum! Check out the info from the Small Museum Association below for some tips.
https://www.smallmuseum.org/Advocacy

Many museums think that advocacy isn’t crucial. However, if you receive any funding from any level of government – or would like to receive funding from them – you need to let them know you are important. Over a quarter of many small museums’ funding comes from the government – especially ...

Museum resource: this website is a comprehensive source for pests in the museum. Don't know what kind of pest you have, ...
11/26/2019
Museumpests.net | A Product of the Integrated Pest Management Working Group

Museum resource: this website is a comprehensive source for pests in the museum. Don't know what kind of pest you have, check out the identification tab. Trying to get rid of a certain pest, check out the solutions tab.
http://museumpests.net/

Home Our goal is to be the most comprehensive source of information and support for those implementing integrated pest management policies and procedures in collections-holding and cultural heritage institutions. Up to 54% of collections have reported damage from pests. Integrated Pest Management (I...

Yikes, moving a collection can be a nightmare! How many of you have moved your collections? What advice would you give t...
11/25/2019
Moving house is one thing. Try moving 4 billion years of natural history.

Yikes, moving a collection can be a nightmare! How many of you have moved your collections? What advice would you give those gearing up for a move?
https://news.yale.edu/2019/11/04/moving-house-one-thing-try-moving-4-billion-years-natural-history?fbclid=IwAR3QmLQsUDlmfPmIg-BBhEbNav9gTCAgOjEMOci-Oe2pS6EEkuuMQg43tdE

As the Peabody prepares for a renovation, the museum’s staff is managing the logistical feat of moving its collection to a temporary home at West Campus.

How do you manage these various topics in your museum? Do you respond to negative reviews? How do you engage staff? What...
11/21/2019
Monsters Hiding In Your Company’s Closet

How do you manage these various topics in your museum? Do you respond to negative reviews? How do you engage staff? What does your website look like?
https://sba.thehartford.com/business-management/monsters-hiding-in-your-companys-closet/?cmp=EMC-SC-SBA-79297058&eml=1

Disgruntled employees? Complaining consumers? What monsters are lurking in your small business's closet? This Halloween, be ready for anything that wants to haunt you—from competitors, to burnout, to technology.

How many of you have artist contracts for events and exhibits? What have you found works best?https://www.huntingtontblo...
11/20/2019
Mastering the Fine Print in Fine Art Contracts

How many of you have artist contracts for events and exhibits? What have you found works best?
https://www.huntingtontblock.com/Mastering-the-Fine-Print-in-Fine-Art-Contracts?utm_source=American+Alliance+of+Museums&utm_campaign=165b97bb2e-Aviso_Oct29_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f06e575db6-165b97bb2e-59589041

Museum Alpha is hosting a weekend fundraiser.  Fifty artists donate the proceeds from the sale of their works for the exhibition.  The event is handled by the events coordinator, who decides that executing a loan contracts with each artist requires too much paperwork. 

Raise the Roof! Nobody wants to think about the roof but many of you have had to repair yours. What did you learn and ho...
11/19/2019
7 Considerations When Budgeting for Your Museum's Roof

Raise the Roof! Nobody wants to think about the roof but many of you have had to repair yours. What did you learn and how did it go?!
https://www.alliancepurchasingcoop.org/single-post/2019/09/16/7-Considerations-when-Budgeting-for-Your-Commercial-Roof?utm_source=American+Alliance+of+Museums&utm_campaign=165b97bb2e-Aviso_Oct29_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f06e575db6-165b97bb2e-59589041

The repair or replacement of your roof can easily cost thousands of dollars, and building managers look at this as significant investment. If you postpone a ro

Rethinking the museum experience: how the Met is like a nightclub. What do you think?!https://www.shondaland.com/inspire...
11/15/2019
How Sandra Jackson-Dumont Is Rethinking the Biggest Museum in the Country

Rethinking the museum experience: how the Met is like a nightclub. What do you think?!
https://www.shondaland.com/inspire/a29578227/sandra-jackson-dumont-met-interview/?fbclid=IwAR3ehnCEV7xWU2XSEB1hEDMDlgohG2u5HYexawZlcMhLfgMalgIitefHgLU

As Chairman of Education at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Jackson-Dumont creates events for millions of people each year — and she's making museums as popular as nightclubs in the process.

Remember to practice caution when dealing with live animals! How many other museums, besides zoos, deal with live animal...
11/12/2019
Staying Safe Around Bison at Antelope Island

Remember to practice caution when dealing with live animals! How many other museums, besides zoos, deal with live animals?! https://stateparks.utah.gov/2019/07/25/staying-safe-around-bison-at-antelope-island/

ANTELOPE ISLAND STATE PARK (DWR) — With the warmer weather comes a host of outdoor recreational activities, which can often lead to encounters with wildlife. Antelope Island State Park is a popular recreational destination for outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy hiking, camping, bird-watching, and boati...

Have you heard of the Knowledge Standards for running a successful non-profit retail store? Check them out on the Museum...
11/07/2019
Knowledge Standards – Museum Store Association

Have you heard of the Knowledge Standards for running a successful non-profit retail store? Check them out on the Museum Store Association website. https://www.museumstoreassociation.org/learning/knowledge-standards/

The MSA Knowledge Standards highlight the core knowledge, skills and abilities needed to perform the daily responsibilities of a nonprofit retail professional. Knowledge Standards are the basis for all of MSA’s learning initiatives, including educational sessions at our annual MSA FORWARD Conferen...

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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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