By Ron VandenBoom
A conference of the Museum Association of Montana (MAM) titled "Working Together: Exploring the Opportunities," is scheduled for April 26-28 in Kalispell.
Hosted by the Central School Museum, the Conrad Mansion and the Hockaday Museum of Art, the program will consist of a variety of informative workshops. Pre-conference workshops, starting at 1 p.m. , April 26, are "Exhibit Design" or "Preparing Mannequins for Display." The workshops will be followed by evening receptions at the host facilities.
The kick-off session for April 27 will be "Museum Trends and Issues: A National Perspective," by Beverly Sheppard, acting director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services. It will be followed by "Montana Museum and Library Partnerships."
Concurrent sessions for the remainder of the day include:
"Historic Preservation Issues and Museums,"
"Standards for Museums and Archives,"
"Searching for Money: Grant Writing,"
"Museums and School Partnerships."
A two-part session geared for non-profit boards, "Looking Ahead" and "The governing Board Partnership," will be presented by Larry Sommer, former director of the Montana Historical Society and current director of the Nebraska Historical Society.
Saturday's sessions include:
"Museums Working Together,"
"Barn Again," (an update of the Smithsonian traveling exhibition coming to Montana in 2003,)
"Native American Partnerships,"
"Partnering and Tourism."
Registration fees are $50 and $40 for each additional entrant from the same institution.
To receive the program and registration information, contact Doug Johnson, treasurer, at The Daly Mansion, P.O. Box 223, Hamiltion, Mt. 59840 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.