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 […]

Collections Care workshop

The Seldovia Museum/Seldovia Village Tribe, in collaboration with the Seward Community Library and Museum, is offering a Collections Care workshop Feb. 28th – March 3, 2017. The workshop will include the basics of caring for (and identifying problems with) materials commonly found in museum collections, simple preventative conservation and cleaning methods, object rehousing and creating […]

Project: Museum Education through Early Literacy Programming

by Madeline McGraw As the only museum staff member in a combined library and museum, I am often faced with unique challenges and possibilities. Our staff is very small, so rather than spreading ourselves too thin, we often choose a single issue and find multiple ways of engaging with it. This year, one of our […]

Arts Integration and Innovation in Museum Education

Arts Integration and Innovation in Museum Education

by Madeline McGraw When I arrived in Juneau and looked over the 2016 conference schedule, I was delighted to see that there would be a session that focused on museum education and the arts. I attended the conference with my museum’s program coordinator, and I was excited that we could attend this session together and […]

Advocacy training opportunity

Wondering about advocacy or needing a refresher?  Check out this one month online advocacy class in February with Museum Study.  Advocacy should be a best practice of museums, and museums and other non-profits need to become more comfortable with advocacy and incorporating it into their ongoing operations.  It is all about developing relationships – in order to […]

Grant Writing Intensive

ANC Sponsored Grant Writing Intensive Sponsored by Alaska Aviation Museum Anchorage: 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., April 4-8 (M-F), 2016 – CLASSES ARE LIMITED TO A MAXIMUM OF 12 STUDENTS – This is a small, focused training, with hands-on mentoring during every step of the process. Participants complete the week with a written grant proposal to […]

3/5/16 Resources

Check out the following websites for helpful resources. Enjoy! Mannequins: Much Ado About Mannequins: Making the Perfect Form   National Endowment for the Humanities announces Humanities Access Grant:   Foraker Group classes for March/April: