“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
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!
Arts and culture are an important part of the U.S. economy, making up $877.8 billion (4.5 percent) of the nation's gross domestic product in 2017 and employing over 5 million wage-and-salary workers.
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!
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.
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 ...
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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.
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...
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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.
Happy International Museum Day! Why today's digital event matters now more than ever
Suay Aksoy, president of Icom, says museums closed by Covid-19 lockdowns "need to champion themselves because their survival may depend on it"
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
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
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).
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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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!
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]
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).