SMAC-AAM Fellowships to attend the Annual Meeting in Houston

Join your small museum colleagues at the 2011 AAM Annual Meeting in Houston TX, May 22 to 25

The Small Museum Administrators Committee of AAM is offering four $750 fellowships to help cover the cost of conference registration, ticketed events and travel and hotel. Fellowship recipients will be eligible to register for the conference at AAM’s early bird rate.

* Applicants must be current SMAC-AAM members and be a full-time paid or unpaid employee of a museum with a budget of $350,000 or less. (You can join at the time of application.)
* Only one applicant per museum per year is eligible.

To apply, mail three complete sets of the following materials, postmarked by February 18th, to:

Janice Klein
SMAC-AAM Fellowship Chair
1103 East Redondo Circle
Tempe AZ 85282

• A letter (no more than 2 pages) which discusses your current responsibilities, activities (previous workshops, conferences, professional service) and career goals, and indicates how attendance at the AAM conference will benefit both you and your museum,
• A current resume,
• A brochure from your museum and proof of museum's budget size, and
• A letter of support from your institution (i.e. board member, executive director).
Make sure your letter includes contact address, e-mail and telephone number.

Remember: Send, by mail, three complete sets of required application materials postmarked by February 18,2011 to:

Janice Klein
SMAC-AAM Fellowship Chair
1103 East Redondo Circle
Tempe AZ 85282

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In addition to the annual celebration of Small Museums Day on Monday, May 23, special sessions for small museums include:
- Success in a Development Office of One
- Planning Tomorrow’s Collections Today: Collections Plans for Small Museums
- And Other Duties as Assigned: Prioritizing Collections Management in Small Museums
- Beyond Quill Pens and Butter Churns: Integrating Historical Thinking in the 21st Century
- No Problem! Technological Solutions to Museum Work from $0 to $100
- New and Creative Ways for Small Museums to Host and Produce Traveling Exhibitions
- Pushing the Envelope: Challenges for the First Collections Professional in a Small Museum

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