Sun, December 13, 2020 - Tue, June 1, 2021
Small Museum Association 37th Annual Conference will be Virtual!
Out of an abundance of caution and an awareness that small museums need resources and want to share their experiences with others sooner than February, we have decided that rather than hold our beloved Small Museum Association Conference in person this year, we will be hosting a series of mini conferences in the form of interactive webinars. These will be about an hour long with time for questions, but if the discussion is lively, we can keep it going! ///// The theme for this year comes as no surprise: we want to talk about how small museum have or can respond to crisis with particular focus on the current health situation and on Black Lives Matter. However, a crisis may also be a flooded collections room, massive data loss, etc. We may even look to what museums have done in crises during decades past for inspiration or have a creative conversation about future crises and how to best to prepare. And how have museums preserved the memory of crises in the past? Whose narratives are presented and what objects are preserved? How should museums be recording this moment in history? ////// Our webinar series can be found on our website.
Mon, December 14, 2020 - Wed, April 28, 2021
California Association of Museums 2021 Virtual Summit
Santa Cruz, California
Venue: Virtual - schedule will be announced.
In light of the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic, CAM will not be hosting a traditional in-person conference in 2021. We are wishing for the health and safety of all, and hoping to gather again in person in 2022! In lieu of the annual conference, we will be hosting this series of virtual summits in the spring, dates to be determined. Please contact Lacey Lieberthal, CAM's Administrative & Program Coordinator, with questions or concerns. ///// 2021 Virtual Summits - Call for Ideas - The California Association of Museums (CAM) is requesting ideas and proposals for a series of virtual summits in Spring 2021. These virtual summits will address the following themes: /// New Models for Fundraising and Sustainability /// Advancing Equity and Inclusion /// Measuring and Communicating Social Impact ///
Contemporary Collecting //// Storytelling through Technology. //////
CAM is seeking case studies and speakers from the museum community that address these five themes, particularly from museum colleagues who are willing to share inspiring visions, successes, and/or lessons learned. Each proposal may be submitted as either a 10-minute case study, a 45-minute panel discussion with multiple presenters, or another format to be determined. Multiple proposals are encouraged!
Wed, February 3 - Wed, March 31, 2021
Winter Book Sale - Hundreds of books for all ages!
Greenbrier Historical Society Museum & Library hosts its annual “Winter Book Sale” Feb. 3 through March 31 at 825 W. College St. across from City Hall.
For more information, please call 615-643-8461
Wed, February 3 - Sun, June 13, 2021
Venue: Special Exhibition Gallery at the Museum
For centuries glassmakes have interpreted the animal kingdom in glass. From Ants to Zebras, the Sandwich Glass Museum will highlight their creations in the special exhibition, Glass Menagerie:A-Z. The exhibit features the works from our local glass artists, augmented by items from the Museum's collections, as well as a special loan from the New Bedford Museum of Glass, which has an outstanding collection of glass animals. These often whimsical and sometimes ractical creations entirely made of glass will sure to delight everyone. It is truly an enchanting time at the Sandwich Glass Museum.
$12 Adults, $2 Kids (6-14) Seniors $11. Handicap Accessible. Group rates available. Please check museum website for winter hours/schedules and holidays.
Wed, February 3 - Sun, June 13, 2021
Special Exhibit:Electric Garden of Unearthly Delights
Venue: Hirschmann Theater
The Sandwich Glass Museum is proud to present the special exhibition, Electric Garden of Unearthly Delights by glass artist Mundy Hepburn. Mundy takes blown glass forms and fills them with rare gas mixtures such as helium, neon, argon, krypton, and xenon. He activates the gas filled glass with high frequency static electricity causing them to come alive with a kaleidoscope of swirling patterns of multicolored light. The science behind Mundy's work is based on the same principle as television and fluorescent light. ///// A native of Connecticut, Mundy has made a living through glass art for over thirty years. his work has been exhibited in over thirty installations, and featured in five publications. A member of the Glass Art Society, Mundy has made a name for himself with a unique style of art - luminous glass. a pioneer in this art form, Mundy combines technology with art to create a new breed of moving, living art.
$12 Adults, $2 Kids (6-14), $11 Seniors. Handicap Accessible. check museum web site for Winter Hours and holidays.
Wed, February 3 - Sun, October 31, 2021
Fritz Glass: Featured Artist for 2021 in the Contemporary Gallery
Venue: Contemporary Gallery in the Museum
This year's featured artist is Fritz Lauenstein. He started blowing glass in 1974 at the Gould Academy in Bethel, Maine. He then attended Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont and the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, Massachusetts. He moved to the Cape, where his family is from, and in 1990 set up his studio in Dennis Port where he has been designing both functional and decorative glass. His stunning creations include a wide variety of glass objects including spectacular marbles , paperweights, perfume bottles, jewelry, vases, and bowls to name but a few. His work has been shown and sole in Museums and over 200 galleries, predominantly in the United States. ///// He is one of the top marble makers in the country and in much demand by a vast international public. Additionally, some ornaments have graced the White House Christmas Tree! ///// Please check our museum website for hours, holidays and schedules. ///// Hours are 9:30am - 5:00pm
$12 Adults, $2 kids (6-14), $11 Seniors. Handicap accessible - check website for hours, holidays and schedules.
Mon, March 15 - Fri, March 19, 2021
Pilot Maker Spring Break Camp
Venue: Lonestar Flight Museum
Pilot Maker Spring Break Camp Registration NOW OPEN! Ages 10-13. $195 per child plus member
discounts. Camp dates: March 15 - 19, 2021 - 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. ///// Before and after camp care available for an additional fee.
Our Pilot Maker camp is back and ready for takeoff. Sign up your 10-13 years old today!
In this camp includes the sciences a pilot needs to know to fly, how physics is used to control the aircraft, the mechanics inside the planes, basic flying skills on the flight simulator and finally test your aviator skills in simulated dogfights against your camp mates.
$195 Per Child (Ages 10-13)
Mon, March 15 - Fri, March 19, 2021
Virginia Association Museums 2021 Annual Conference: Online
Museums Facing a Changing World: No one would have expected that the year 2020 would bring such strife and change to our lives, our organizations, and our nation. Whatever we thought the “future” meant a few years ago may not be what we think it means now. And a phrase like the “new normal" is constantly evolving, and what might seem “normal” in the summer or fall, might not be so “normal” in March 2021 when our annual conference is due to occur. A “new normal” brings a need for more than necessary adjustments caused by a pandemic. It means heightened emphasis on race relations, dealing with political and social polarization, transitioning to digital content delivery, and so much more. ///// What will the future hold for Virginia’s museums, and what will we provide and what will become our unique value? The people that power Virginia’s museums are creative, giving, and resilient, and will no doubt work together to harness recent events as well as emerging trends and technologies to meet tomorrow's challenges, whatever they may be. ////// In our ongoing mission to support our museum community, we are encouraged by the support of our conference committees and board in presenting our premier professional development and networking event next year. ///// March 15-19, 2021 /////
Registration will open in January 2021. Watch for details soon!
For more information, please call 804-358-3170
Wed, March 17 - Fri, March 19, 2021
2021 Tennessee Association Museums Annual Conference
We know TAM 2021 will be different. Hopefully, the virus will be under control and we can meet in Kingsport in March. But we may need to meet online. There may be social distancing rules and masks required. There will be old friends who will not be there because they lost their job and had to relocate to another state or leave the museum field. Others will have to remain home due to budget cuts. But, we will also meet new colleagues who are attending TAM for the first time and attend sessions that will revive us as we see what the new year brings. //// No matter what TAM 2021 ultimately looks like, it will inspire us and challenge us as we move into uncharted waters. But, the best part of REVISION is seeing the new thing you have created. Join us as we discuss our brave new world, the lessons learned, and how we can support each other and our communities through our creativity and dedication. //// Check our TAM website for event and registration info.
Mon, March 22 - Fri, March 26, 2021
West Virginia 2021 Virtual Conference
Charleston, West Virginia
Join the West Virginia Association of Museums virtually, from March 22 through March 26 for our 2021 conference: “Stayin’ Alive: Sustainability, Relevance, and Culture.” In light of COVID-19 developments, our programming will be offered virtually in 2021. //// Each year, we see museums, large and small, scale back their operations, or in the worst case, close their doors entirely due to challenges with sustainability and relevance to their communities. West Virginia’s museums share these same challenges, and the good news is, we are here to help. With this conference, we intend for our sessions to offer practical guidance on how to stem the tide, and keep your museum going strong well into the 21st century. //// Pre-Conference Activities are offered on March 25 and include tours of the Levi Shinn House, Fort New Salem, Christ Episcopal Church in Clarksburg, and the Robinson Grand Performing Arts Center. Pre-Conference registration is $25, regardless of membership.