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Museum Conferences
Sun, January 26 - Wed, January 29, 2020
The Conference Hotel will be: Columbus Marriott
Columbus, Georgia
Fri, February 7 - Sat, February 8, 2020
Holiday Inn St. Augustine - Historic
St. Augustine, Florida
Sun, February 16 - Tue, February 18, 2020
The Hotel at the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
College Park, Maryland
Sun, March 1 - Thu, March 5, 2020
Crystal Gateway Marriott
Arlington, Virginia
Wed, March 4 - Fri, March 6, 2020
Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza
Los Angeles, California
Sat, March 7 - Tue, March 10, 2020
Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles
Chantilly, Virginia
Wed, March 18 - Fri, March 20, 2020
MeadowView Conference Resort & Convention Center
Kingsport, Tennessee
Fri, March 27 - Sun, March 29, 2020
Bridgeport Conference Center
Bridgeport, West Virginia
Sun, March 29 - Mon, March 30, 2020
Rocky Mount, North Carolina
Sun, March 29 - Tue, March 31, 2020
Hilton Albany
Albany, New York
Mon, March 30 - Wed, April 1, 2020
This year's host hotel is DeGray Lake Resort State Park
Bismarck, Arkansas
Sun, April 5 - Mon, April 6, 2020
Graduate Cincinnati (formerly the Kingsgate Hotel and Conference Center
Cincinnati, Ohio
Mon, April 6 - Tue, April 7, 2020
Nebraska Prairie Museum
Holdrege, Nebraska
Mon, April 13 - Thu, April 16, 2020
Bryan-College Station, Texas
Thu, April 16 - Fri, April 17, 2020
Hotel Indigo
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Thu, April 23 - Mon, April 27, 2020
Huntington Convention Center
Cleveland, Ohio
Tue, May 5 - Fri, May 8, 2020
The Magic House, St. Louis Children's Museum
St. Louis, Missouri
Sun, May 17 - Wed, May 20, 2020
Moscone Center
San Francisco, California
Wed, May 20 - Sat, May 23, 2020
Salt Palace Convention Center
Salt Lake City, Utah
Fri, June 19 - Sun, June 21, 2020
Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture
Spokane, Washington
Recent Updates
Museum Vendors
01/14
Création Baumann
New York, New York
01/13
Stories USA, Inc.
Ellicott City, Maryland
Museum Associations
01/16
Florida Association of Museums
Tallahassee, Florida
12/16
Washington Museum Association
Yakima, Washington

Search Events

January 20, 2020 - February 18, 2020
Saturday, January 25, 2020
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Trekking the Model External Event Page
Sausalito, California
Join a Ranger or docent on a guided tour of the Bay Model, a 1.5-acre hydraulic model of the San Francisco Bay and Delta. Discover the stories of the two major operations that took place at this location between 1942 –2000.
Free
For more information, please call 415-289-3007 or email susan@susansearway.com.
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Medical Museum Science Cafe': Clinical Knowledge Development - Medical and Transport Lessons Learned From the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan External Event Page
Silver Spring, Maryland
Join CAPT (ret.) Patricia Kelley, Ph.D., as we explore the journey of injured service members, while discussing nursing lessons learned from those deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as those who cared for returning wounded, ill, or injured service members in U.S. military medical treatment facilities and the Veterans Health Administration. The presentation will feature highlights of a study funded by the TriService Nursing Research Program. For more information call (301) 319-3303 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2249931318637787/
Free!
For more information, please call 301-319-3303 or email USArmy.Detrick.MEDCOM-USAMRMC.List.Medical-Museum@mail.mil.
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Wild Northern California Watersheds External Event Page
Sausalito, California
Northern California is made up of whole areas that resemble large funnels. The rainy season can turn a babbling brook into a natural force that is both exciting and dangerous. Can the tides impact the natural flow of fresh water? Join Ranger Linda and learn more about our incredible geologic formations, changes in weather patterns, and unpredictable land and river conditions as tributary waters flow to the sea.
Free
For more information, please call 415-289-3007 or email susan@susansearway.com.
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
The Curious World of Seaweed, Josie Iselin - American Cetacean Society - SF Bay Chapter External Event Page
Sausalito, California
Marine algae are the supreme eco-engineers of life: they oxygenate the oceans, create habitat for countless other organisms, and form the base of a food chain that keeps our planet unique in the universe as we know it. In this beautiful volume, Josie Iselin explores both the artistic and the biological presence of sixteen seaweeds and kelps that live in the thin region along our Pacific Coast. Historical botanical illustrations and Iselin's signature portraits of each specimen reveal their vibrant colors?whether rosy, "olivaceous," or grass-green?and whimsical shapes. Iselin posits that we can learn not only about the seaweeds but also from them: their resilience, their resourcefulness, their poetry, and magic. Josie will describe her path as an artist into the science of seaweed and share a few seaweed stories, introducing a few women scientists who were crucial in broadening our understanding of the oceans. Projections of Josie's spectacular imagery of seaweeds collected from her constant wanderings along our California coastline and beaches?will help explain the science and impart the wonder of this ocean universe. American Cetacean Society - SF Bay Chapter Admission is free. Donations are encouraged, $10 general, $5 students https://www.eventbrite.com/e/josie-iselin-the-curious-world-of-seaweed-tickets-82550421533 Josie Iselin is the photographer, author, and designer of many books exploring our coastal universe. Her newest book, The Curious World of Seaweed, is an ambitious combination of essays and historical as well as contemporary imagery that explores the algal world just beyond the beach. Josie holds a BA in visual and environmental studies from Harvard and an MFA from San Francisco State University. For over twenty-five years she has used her flatbed scanner and computer for generating imagery. Iselin exhibits large-scale fine art prints at select galleries and museums, advocates for ocean health through education and speaks widely on the confluence of art and science. Josieiselin.com
American Cetacean Society - SF Bay Chapter Admission is free. Donations are encouraged, $10 general, $5 students.
For more information, please call 415-289-3007 or email susan@susansearway.com.
Saturday, February 8, 2020
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Medical Illustration: Hearts External Event Page
Silver Spring, Maryland
Join museum staff for an introduction to historic medical illustrations from the museum's Otis Historical Archives. Then try your hand at making illustrations of heart specimens in honor of Heart Health Month and Valentine's Day. Supplies will be available but participants are encouraged to bring their own materials. This event is recommended for ages 14 and up. Reservations are required. Call (301) 319-3312 to register or learn more here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2426938260952867/
Free! This event is recommended for ages 14 and up. Reservations are required.
For more information, please call 301-319-3312 or email USArmy.Detrick.MEDCOM-USAMRMC.List.Medical-Museum@mail.mil.
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Trekking the Model External Event Page
Sausalito, California
Join a Ranger or docent on a guided tour of the Bay Model, a 1.5-acre hydraulic model of the San Francisco Bay and Delta. Discover the stories of the two major operations that took place at this location between 1942 –2000.
Free
For more information, please call 415-289-3007 or email susan@susansearway.com.

Exhibitions

Sat, November 16, 2019 - Mon, September 7, 2020
Toys Ahoy! A Maritime Childhood External Event Page
Newport News, Virginia
Adventure is out there! Toys Ahoy! A Maritime Childhood is a new and fun exhibition that connects the young and the young at heart. ///// Most people may not think of toys as museum artifacts, but the toys are a reflection of our ideas of play and childhood. With almost 100 different items on display to excite everyone of all ages, the collection includes: children's books, interactive board games, card games, puzzles, toys such as wood and paper battleships and motorized miniature engines, and many other historic toys and collectibles from years gone by. ///// Visitors can fulfill their inner kid joy with family-friendly activities, such as: *Play a larger-than-life game inspired by the Battle of Hampton Roads // *Hop in a sailboat and "experience" life at sea // *Dress up as a scuba diver, pirate, or mermaid with silly hats // *Have fun with lots of puzzles and games // *Hear audio book readings // *View cool videos of toys at play, and more! ///// Come explore your childhood again and delight in this wonderful exhibition as you stroll down memory lane with Toys Ahoy! You can't help but smile and laugh as you reminisce over the incredible items that connect our past to the present, and maybe even get a glimpse into the future at America's National Maritime Museum!
Free with $1 admission
For more information, please call 757-596-2222 or email marketing@marinersmuseum.org.
Tue, November 19, 2019 - Sat, January 25, 2020
When Water Dreams - Art Exhibition External Event Page
Sausalito, California
Canadian artist/photographer Bill Peters presents large-scale color images of the salt ponds, sloughs and wetlands of San Francisco Bay shot from a helicopter from 2009 through July of this year. The shoreline of San Francisco Bay is a crucible where the human forces that work on land and water intersect with nature. Infused with the graphic power and emotional sensibilities of formalist abstract art and color field painting, Peters' work surprises: at first glance it appears fully abstract, indistinguishable from paintings. On closer inspection, however, roads, boats, birds, vehicles and vegetation reveal the work as stunning photographs of San Francisco Bay landscapes and waterscapes. Peters is an international visual artist who has had over 30 exhibitions in US and Canadian museums and galleries. His work is included in the Province of Alberta's collection. //// Reception: Sat, Nov 23, 1pm-3pm and Art Talk starts 1:30pm
Free
For more information, please call 415-289-3007 or email susan@susansearway.com.
Wed, January 1 - Mon, September 7, 2020
Seizing the Moment: The Evolution of Action Photography
Newport News, Virginia
Seizing the Moment, The Evolution of Action Photography features never before seen images from The Horace Havemeyer III Collection along with work by contemporary photographers, showing the evolution of marine photography from a documentary approach to more of an artistic perspective. The Havemeyer Collection includes gelatin silver prints by early 20th-century master marine photographers Edwin Levick and Morris Rosenfeld, as well as work by others. //// Levick and Rosenfeld pushed the limits of the photographic medium, capturing exciting, point-of-view images over a nine-year span. Levick's work often placed the viewer squarely on deck, seemingly as part of the action, while Rosenfeld worked for Levick before he opened his own studio in 1910. //// This one of a kind maritime collection was donated to The Mariners' Museum in 2015 as a significant gift in memory of Horace Havemeyer III, a native of New York and an avid sailor. Havemeyer?s grandfather purchased these photographs from Levick; and over the years, they were passed down to his son and then grandson, Horace III, who founded Metropolis magazine in 1981. He served as its president until his death in 2014. His wife, Eugenie C. Havemeyer, is now at the helm of this publication, which is considered the vanguard of architecture and design today.
Sat, January 25 - Sun, January 26, 2020
Mid-Winter Antique Show External Event Page
Millville, New Jersey
The Mid-Winter Antique Show will be in the WheatonArts Event Center on January 25 & 26, 2020! The event features over 40 quality dealers showcasing a wide selection of unique furniture, books, ceramics, glass, jewelry, linens, memorabilia, paper, toys, pottery primitives, vintage accessories, and more. Enjoy discounted admission at $6 per person during the show! //// Show hours: Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. //// The award-winning Museum Stores will be open during both days of the show. The Museum of American Glass and Artist Studios will be open during the Antique Show from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days. //// Members of WheatonArts are invited to enjoy an early Preview to the Sale on January 25 at 9:30 a.m.
Enjoy discounted admission at $6 per person during the show!
For more information, please call 856-825-6800 or email wheatonartsnews@wheatonarts.org.
Sun, January 26 - Wed, January 29, 2020
Annual Conference: New Voices The 2020 Georgia Association of Museums Annual Conference  External Event Page
Columbus, Georgia
Venue: The Conference Hotel will be: Columbus Marriott
The 2020 Georgia Association of Museums Annual Conference will be held in Columbus, Georgia on January 26–29, 2020. This year it will be a joint conference with the Alabama Museums Association! More detailed information will be posted as it becomes available.
The registration fee for the full Annual Conference is $195 for members and $255 for non-members until January 10, 2020. After January 10, 2020 the fee is $215 for members and $275 for non-members. The fee for a single day (members only) is $130.
Tue, February 4 - Sat, March 28, 2020
Nicholas Coley - Art Exhibition
Sausalito, California
Nicholas Coley was born in Connecticut in 1971 and raised in Muir Beach, California. He hitch hiked around the states for a couple years after high school trying to find Don Juan and Carlos Castenada. He was sure he had a destiny to become a medicine man or a brujo, but after getting hepatitis in a hostel in Santa Fe, he moved to Europe and studied art at the Beaux-Arts plus another small school for painting in the south of France. He lived, studied, and meditated daily for a year in a Buddhist Monastery outside of Bordeaux. After reading 'The tropic of Capricorn' by Henry Miller, he decided he was not meant for the disciplined, monastic life and went off in search for a more creative and spontaneous world, taking him to Prague for a year and selling paintings to tourists on the Charles Bridge. From there he took the transiberian railroad through Russia and deep into China before having a complete spiritual collapse in the summer of '94. The good news is it's been a slow climb back up the mountain toward the beneficence and belonging of a higher power. Anchored by the love of a good woman he's actually been able to support his family, two extraordinary little kids (and another on the way), even putting a down payment on a house...all exclusively with the proceeds from painting sales, which he's damn proud of and still sort of in dumb happy shock. For almost 20 years now he has been painting full time, almost everyday. Turns out, he was something of a medicine man after all.
Free
For more information, please call 415-289-3007 or email susan@susansearway.com.
Fri, February 7 - Sat, February 8, 2020
Florida Lighthouse Association Winter Meeting External Event Page
St. Augustine, Florida
Venue: Holiday Inn St. Augustine - Historic
The events will begin on Friday, February 7, 2020, with committee meetings at 3:00 PM, the Board meeting at 4:00 PM, and a social hour at 6:00 PM at the St. Augustine Lighthouse, Legends of the Light Exhibit Building. Hors d’oeuvres, soda, beer and wine will be provided. Due to room size, the committee and board meetings will be limited to committee and Board members only. The Lighthouse invites all FLA members to enjoy a night climb between 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm. //// On Saturday, our membership meeting will start at 9:00 AM at the Holiday Inn St. Augustine – Historic, with a buffet lunch at 12:00 PM. After lunch, attendees are invited to drive the 3.2 miles to the Lighthouse to climb the tower and explore and enjoy the other buildings and exhibits on the grounds. A buffet lunch will be served by the Holiday Inn - Historic and will consist of Asian beef and broccoli salad (starter), grilled flank steak and grilled salmon with lemon sauce, chef’s selection of vegetable & starch, rolls with creamery butter, assorted cheesecakes and pecan pie, and iced tea and coffee. //// Registration and payment must be received by January 23, 2020. Please specify any dietary restrictions when you register.
Sun, February 16 - Tue, February 18, 2020
36th Annual Small Museum Association Conference External Event Page
College Park, Maryland
Venue: The Hotel at the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
The annual SMA conference attracts more than 300 museum professionals, board members, and volunteers from a wide variety of small museums. They attend sessions on topics ranging from collections and education to staffing and board issues. We offer a large Museum Resource Hall and plenty of informal networking opportunities for you to talk with (and get ideas from!) other small museum professionals and volunteers. This year, the SMA conference will explore the theme, "Honoring the 100th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage: Museums as Catalysts of Social Change."
The conference takes place on the Conference Level (2nd floor) of the Hotel at the University of Maryland. Registration tables will be set up outside Salons A/B (Calvert Ballroom).

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