The Museums Alaska 2014 joint annual conference will be held in Seward, October 1-4, 2014. Details and online registration can be found on the Conference website hosted by the Resurrection Bay Historical Society. Register today! Early bird registration ends August 31, 2014. Museums Alaska members save even more — renew online!
2014 Conference theme:
Milestones: Interpreting events that change the course of communities.
Museums often preserve and share the impact of community changing events – from the tragic to the triumphant. We collect objects, record accounts, and share stories. On the 50th anniversary of the Great Alaska Earthquake and the 25th anniversary of the EXXON-Valdez Oil Spill, the 2014 Museums Alaska conference will explore the opportunities and challenges museums face in commemorating such community milestones.
Session abstracts are online!
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jan Seidler Ramirez
We are thrilled to announce Dr. Jan Ramirez from the National September 11 Memorial Museum as our keynote speaker in Seward, informing our theme of interpreting events that change the course of communities. The title of her talk is
Too Soon? Too Sad? Too Sensitive? Too Sacred? Some Lessons Learned in Creating a Museum of History and Memory at Ground Zero