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Deadline Extended for Program Assessment RFP

The deadline has been extended for submitting proposals to assess the Collections Management Fund and Art Acquisition Fund programs, to April 14, 2017. This program assessment is intended to identify aspects of program design, structure, and process that can be improved. Some particular aspects of the evaluation include the following questions: Do the AAF and […]

Valdez Museum Opens Calls for Exhibit Proposals

The Valdez Museum & Historical Archive has formalized its exhibit proposal procedure, by releasing an Exhibit Proposal form. Exhibit proposals will be reviewed annually each June by a selection panel of museum staff, with a goal to finalize the museum’s exhibition schedule to planning five years in advance of exhibit production. Proposed temporary exhibitions may […]

Request for Proposals

Art Acquisition Fund & Collections Management Fund Program Assessment Since the establishment of the AAF program, one formal evaluation has been conducted to determine whether and to what extent the program’s objectives were being met. That evaluation, conducted in 2011, looked at several aspects of the AAF program, including, but not limited to: administration, ability […]

Museums Alaska Hires New Director

Museums Alaska has hired Della Hall of Fairbanks as its new executive director. The selection was made after a statewide search process. “The Board is thrilled to welcome Della to this position,” says Molly Conley, President of Museums Alaska. “Della has been an active and engaged member of our board since 2015. She is a […]

Fellowship opportunity: Native American Fellowship

Native American Fellowship Apply now for an 11-week, full-time, paid fellowship at the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM). February 10 is the deadline. PEM seeks rising leaders in the museum field and nonprofit cultural sector for our exciting, newly Native American Fellowship Program. We are looking for graduate students and emerging cultural professionals of Native American, […]

Grant-writing for Museum Professionals

By Bianca Carpeneti During the latest Western Museums Association conference, one of the many sessions I attended was “Grant-writing for Museum Professionals,” presented by Morgan Bishop (Grants Management, Arizona Community Foundation) and Ariel Weintraub (Institutional Giving Manager, Oakland Museum of California).  During the 75-minute workshop, we worked through a number of topics, questions, and ideas to […]

Active Collecting

Presented by: Trevor Jones Article by: Kathi Reimer We know the importance of following our Collections Management Policy when acquiring new items in our museums. We have practiced saying no in a variety of caring and concerned ways. We try to be mindful of only allowing things to cross our threshold that fit into our […]