Small Museum Friendly Sessions - 2016 Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo

Janice Klein has compiled a list of small museum friendly sessions for the upcoming 2016 Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo in Washington, DC.  Check out the list below; arranged by day. 

Be sure to visit the Marketplace of Ideas on Friday from 3 - 5 p.m. SMAC-AAM is partnering with the American Association of Museum Volunteers (AAMV) to discuss Recruitment, Retention and Training; 'Help! I'm New to Volunteer Management', Handling 'Problem' Volunteers and Technology for Volunteer Management.

Want to add a session to the list? Let us know!

Thursday, May 26

8:45 - 10 a.m.
  • Using Selfie Culture to Engage Audiences
  • 75 Ideas in 75 Minutes: Boosting Engagement at Small Museums
1 - 2:15 p.m.
  • Social Responsibility and Accessibility at Fallingwater

1:45 - 2:15 p.m.
  • Starting an Accessibility Initiative in a Small Museum


Friday, May 27

8:45 - 10 a.m.
  • 60 Great Ideas for Historic Sites and Historic Houses
  • Construction 2.0: Lessons Learned in Large and Small Museums
  • Stepping Up: The Challenges of Becoming a Museum Director
  • Public Participation in Scotland: Museums Are Part of It!
  • Skwishing Your Museum: A Guide To Sustainability
  • Getting Real About Museum CEO Leadership

 2 - 3:15 p.m.
  • Another Way: Embracing Diverse Expertise in Curation

 3 - 5 p.m.
  • Marketplace of Ideas: Small Museums Talk Volunteers and Sustainability


Saturday, May 28

8:45 - 10:00 a.m.
  • A Capital Idea: Alternative Unique Funding Sources
  • 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
  • Grant Writing Basics for Small Museums
  • Making Small Museum Collections Accessible

2 - 3:15 p.m.
  • Engaging Latino Audiences: Lessons from the Museum Community
  • Where's the Power: Considering Our Place
  • Public Access: Challenges Surrounding Works in Public Places
  • Repatriating the Maori Head: The Power of a Small Museum to Effect Change

3:45 - 5 p.m.
  • Making a Good End: How to Close a Museum
  • Power to the People: Washington Gives Back
  • 75 Ideas in 75 Minutes: Fresh Ideas for Audience Engagement

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