Events Hosted by Maine Archives & Museums

Maine Archives and Museums offers professional development workshops, an annual conference, and other events, often in collaboration with local collecting institutions.

Most events are recorded and recordings are made available to those who register. Check the individual event descriptions or email info@mainemuseums.org to confirm.

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Upcoming MAM events

    • 07 Dec 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Online
    • 3
    Register

    Grant Writing for Impact


    Whether you’re a first-time grant writer or have some experience, this workshop is for you! Your trainer for the day will guide you through the necessary components of grant writing: research, building a strong narrative, the budget process, and reporting. Additionally, we will address the importance of relationship building and stewardship in that process. Grant applications should not be viewed as a way to simply fund operations, but as a tool to measure growth and impact. This class will help participants understand how to position themselves to be competitive in the nonprofit landscape. The presenter will share her 15 years of experience with grant writing, both pitfalls and successes. At the conclusion, there will be time for questions, with the opportunity to discuss participants’ unique challenges with grant writing

    A recording of this event will be shared with registered participants, though any activity in breakout rooms cannot be captured.


    Schedule

    10:00AM – 12:00PM Presentation

    12:00PM – 12:30PM Q&A


    Your Presenter


    Sabrina Y. Jones gets excited about meeting the community's needs by building successful collaborations! As a wife, mom, full-time director with the ever-growing Mariners’ Museum and Park, and a cake designer, helping to build people’s capacity in the area of grant writing is a passion of hers. Her belief is that these essential skills are in high demand, and with the right tools, this expertise can be of great value to any organization.

    Sabrina is the Director of Strategic Partnerships for the Mariners’ Museum and Park in Newport News, responsible for supporting the Museum’s mission through corporate, foundation and government grants. Her role focuses on building of strategic partnerships with key stakeholders to serve the needs of the community. Sabrina is an entrepreneur and owner of a cake design business and has spent her 20-year professional career in private, government, with the last 9 years in the non-profit sector. Her experience includes public relations, community development, strategic planning, directing regional initiatives, grant writing, as well as program development and implementation. Sabrina has an undergraduate degree from Norfolk State University in Mass Communications and Public Relations and a graduate degree in Public Administration & Non-Profit Management from Old Dominion University. She serves on the board of Newport News Educational Foundation and Alternatives, Inc. Sabrina is married to her best friend of 26 years, Ronald, and has a 13-year old son, Eric.


    Attending an Online Workshop

    To participate in this online workshop you will need access to a computer or mobile device with an internet connection. We will be using Zoom to host this workshop as an online videoconference. Once you register, you will immediately be sent instructions for logging in via automatically sent email.

    If you do not have access to a computer or mobile device with an internet connection, you will still be able to call in on a telephone, but you will unfortunately not be able to see any of the participants or visuals. 


    Online registration will be open through December 7. Attendance is limited to 20 people; register soon to save your spot!

    Registration for MAM members is $20. Non-members pay $35.

    Members of MAM enjoy discounted registration (MAM members please log in first).  If you're not a MAM member, join today!

    • 19 Jan 2023
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Online
    • 5
    Register

    Archives Basics with a Twist Part Four

    Working with Our Neighbors


    Archives Basics With a Twist is a series of six sessions that places traditional archival best practices within 21st-century challenges and opportunities. The series is intended for smaller cultural organizations. You can attend a single session, several sessions, or all.

    The series of six events includes:

    Each session in the six-part series will include interactive aspects through participant questions and comments. Light pre-reading will be suggested but not required. Interwoven throughout the series will be an acknowledgment that archival work as an ongoing process requires important attention to self-care.


    This Session

    Over the past 50 years it has become increasingly clear that we cannot all save examples of everything. How can small organizations proactively develop and redevelop their collecting practices to reflect their unique community role? This session will explore the use of “active collections” values and strategies for collaborative collecting and deaccessioning in archival collections and engage participants in discussion.

    This event will not be recorded.


    Your Presenters


    Pat Burdick, Assistant Director of Colby College Special Collections, has been working with Colby's rare and unique materials for over 20 years. She received her MLS degree with an archival concentration from Simmons College and continues to serve as an archival consultant and workshop presenter throughout the state of Maine. Before finding her way to the world of archives, she completed a masters program in Mechanical Engineering at Lehigh and Georgia Tech, working as a research engineer at MIT. She lives on North Pond in the Belgrade Lakes area with her covivant, artist Kevin James, and three lovely felines. She is a Master Gardener and helps to maintain the gardens at Skowhegan History House and the Fairview Grange in Smithfield as part of her yearly community service.



    Paige Lilly has held several positions in Maine's archives and museums, ranging from the Shaker Library in New Gloucester to the William S. Cohen Papers at University of Maine's Fogler Library in Orono and recently served as curator at the Castine Historical Society (2009-2021). A cofounder of the Society of Maine Archivists, which later merged with MAM, Paige worked with Pat Burdick on a statewide archives training project in the 1990s. She earned a B.A. at Colby College, a master's from the University of Southern Maine in American and New England Studies, and completed the 2013 Seminar for Historical Administration through AASLH. She offers collections consulting services for municipal governments, nonprofits, businesses, and families from her home office in Blue Hill.


    Attending an Online Discussion

    To participate in this online discussion you will need access to a computer or mobile device with an internet connection. We will be using Zoom to host this discussion as an online videoconference. Once you register, you will immediately be sent instructions for logging in via automatically sent email.

    If you do not have access to a computer or mobile device with an internet connection, you will still be able to call in on a telephone, but you will unfortunately not be able to see any of the participants or visuals. 


    Online registration will be open through January 19. Attendance is limited to 25 people; register soon to save your spot!

    Just this discussion: Registration for MAM members is $10. Non-members pay $25.

    The whole 6-part series: MAM members can register for all 6 events at once for $90 (a $105 value). Choose this option when registering for the first event in the series.

    Members of MAM enjoy discounted registration (MAM members please log in first).  If you're not a MAM member, join today!

    • 25 Jan 2023
    • 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
    • Online
    • 90
    Register

    Overcoming Barriers to Fundraising Success


    Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a presentation focused on actionable solutions to common fundraising problems. Chad will reveal the most common barriers to effective fundraising at the museums that he has worked with and provide tips for overcoming them. Attendees will also be given free access to document samples and templates which will help to fast track the implementation of these solutions. Ample time will be reserved for questions so that attendees can also pick Chad’s brain for solutions to their “not so common” fundraising challenges

    A recording of this event will be shared with registered participants, though any activity in breakout rooms cannot be captured.


    Your Presenter


    Chad Barger [BAR-jur] helps nonprofit professionals across the US and Canada fundraise more efficiently and effectively. He is a top rated speaker, master trainer and coach. Chad owns the firm Productive Fundraising which specializes in teaching the latest research-based fundraising tactics and making them approachable for small, community-based nonprofit organizations.


    Attending an Online Workshop

    To participate in this online workshop you will need access to a computer or mobile device with an internet connection. We will be using Zoom to host this workshop as an online videoconference. Once you register, you will immediately be sent instructions for logging in via automatically sent email.

    If you do not have access to a computer or mobile device with an internet connection, you will still be able to call in on a telephone, but you will unfortunately not be able to see any of the participants or visuals. 


    Online registration will be open through January 25. Attendance is limited to 90 people; register soon to save your spot!

    Registration for MAM members is $20. Non-members pay $35.

    Members of MAM enjoy discounted registration (MAM members please log in first).  If you're not a MAM member, join today!

    • 15 Feb 2023
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Online
    • 69
    Register

    Archives Basics with a Twist Part Five

    Researchers and Outreach


    Archives Basics With a Twist is a series of six sessions that places traditional archival best practices within 21st-century challenges and opportunities. The series is intended for smaller cultural organizations. You can attend a single session, several sessions, or all.

    The series of six events includes:

    Each session in the six-part series will include interactive aspects through participant questions and comments. Light pre-reading will be suggested but not required. Interwoven throughout the series will be an acknowledgment that archival work as an ongoing process requires important attention to self-care.

    This session will cover:

    • A review of collection level intellectual control
    • Trends in access and use policies in the 21st century researcher registration
      Reproduction, publication, photography, scanning, and copyright
    • Outreach and promotion strategies
    • Questions and answers

    A recording of this event will be shared with registered participants, though any activity in breakout rooms cannot be captured.


    Your Presenters


    Pat Burdick, Assistant Director of Colby College Special Collections, has been working with Colby's rare and unique materials for over 20 years. She received her MLS degree with an archival concentration from Simmons College and continues to serve as an archival consultant and workshop presenter throughout the state of Maine. Before finding her way to the world of archives, she completed a masters program in Mechanical Engineering at Lehigh and Georgia Tech, working as a research engineer at MIT. She lives on North Pond in the Belgrade Lakes area with her covivant, artist Kevin James, and three lovely felines. She is a Master Gardener and helps to maintain the gardens at Skowhegan History House and the Fairview Grange in Smithfield as part of her yearly community service.



    Paige Lilly has held several positions in Maine's archives and museums, ranging from the Shaker Library in New Gloucester to the William S. Cohen Papers at University of Maine's Fogler Library in Orono and recently served as curator at the Castine Historical Society (2009-2021). A cofounder of the Society of Maine Archivists, which later merged with MAM, Paige worked with Pat Burdick on a statewide archives training project in the 1990s. She earned a B.A. at Colby College, a master's from the University of Southern Maine in American and New England Studies, and completed the 2013 Seminar for Historical Administration through AASLH. She offers collections consulting services for municipal governments, nonprofits, businesses, and families from her home office in Blue Hill.


    Attending an Online Workshop

    To participate in this online workshop you will need access to a computer or mobile device with an internet connection. We will be using Zoom to host this workshop as an online videoconference. Once you register, you will immediately be sent instructions for logging in via automatically sent email.

    If you do not have access to a computer or mobile device with an internet connection, you will still be able to call in on a telephone, but you will unfortunately not be able to see any of the participants or visuals. 


    Online registration will be open through February 15. Attendance is limited to 90 people; register soon to save your spot!

    Just this workshop: Registration for MAM members is $25. Non-members pay $40.

    The whole 6-part series: MAM members can register for all 6 events at once for $90 (a $105 value). Choose this option when registering for the first event in the series.

    Members of MAM enjoy discounted registration (MAM members please log in first). If you're not a MAM member, join today!

    • 15 Mar 2023
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Online
    • 5
    Register

    Archives Basics with a Twist Part Six

    Participatory Archives


    Archives Basics With a Twist is a series of six sessions that places traditional archival best practices within 21st-century challenges and opportunities. The series is intended for smaller cultural organizations. You can attend a single session, several sessions, or all.

    The series of six events includes:

    Each session in the six-part series will include interactive aspects through participant questions and comments. Light pre-reading will be suggested but not required. Interwoven throughout the series will be an acknowledgment that archival work as an ongoing process requires important attention to self-care.


    This session

    Archivists and researchers are often searching for records that may have existed in the past but were not preserved. What can we do now to fill in the record of our community for the future? Who can help? An invited guest describes their experience documenting history in the making by involving community members. Panel and participants discuss changing an organization’s culture to prioritize people and communities over collections and objects.

    This event will not be recorded.


    Your Presenters


    Pat Burdick, Assistant Director of Colby College Special Collections, has been working with Colby's rare and unique materials for over 20 years. She received her MLS degree with an archival concentration from Simmons College and continues to serve as an archival consultant and workshop presenter throughout the state of Maine. Before finding her way to the world of archives, she completed a masters program in Mechanical Engineering at Lehigh and Georgia Tech, working as a research engineer at MIT. She lives on North Pond in the Belgrade Lakes area with her covivant, artist Kevin James, and three lovely felines. She is a Master Gardener and helps to maintain the gardens at Skowhegan History House and the Fairview Grange in Smithfield as part of her yearly community service.



    Paige Lilly has held several positions in Maine's archives and museums, ranging from the Shaker Library in New Gloucester to the William S. Cohen Papers at University of Maine's Fogler Library in Orono and recently served as curator at the Castine Historical Society (2009-2021). A cofounder of the Society of Maine Archivists, which later merged with MAM, Paige worked with Pat Burdick on a statewide archives training project in the 1990s. She earned a B.A. at Colby College, a master's from the University of Southern Maine in American and New England Studies, and completed the 2013 Seminar for Historical Administration through AASLH. She offers collections consulting services for municipal governments, nonprofits, businesses, and families from her home office in Blue Hill.


    Attending an Online Discussion

    To participate in this online Discussion you will need access to a computer or mobile device with an internet connection. We will be using Zoom to host this event as an online videoconference. Once you register, you will immediately be sent instructions for logging in via automatically sent email.

    If you do not have access to a computer or mobile device with an internet connection, you will still be able to call in on a telephone, but you will unfortunately not be able to see any of the participants or visuals. 


    Online registration will be open through March 15. Attendance is limited to 25 people; register soon to save your spot!

    Just this discussion: Registration for MAM members is $10. Non-members pay $25.

    The whole 6-part series: MAM members can register for all 6 events at once for $90 (a $105 value). Choose this option when registering for the first event in the series.

    Members of MAM enjoy discounted registration (MAM members please log in first). If you're not a MAM member, join today!

    • 27 Mar 2023
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Online
    • 50
    Register

    Making Sense of Numbers

    An Introduction to Budget Basics with Becky Beaulieu


    Designed for staff and volunteers of all abilities and organizations of all sizes, this workshop provides an accessible, clear, and even fun introduction to financial concepts. From understanding expenses and income to how to budget projections, this course will equip you with a toolkit to engage with finance on your terms and to your ability. No materials are needed

    A recording of this event will be shared with registered participants, though any activity in breakout rooms cannot be captured.


    Your Presenter


    Rebekah "Becky" Beaulieu, P.h.D., is the Louise Taft Semple President & CEO of the Taft Museum of Art in Cincinnati, Ohio. Previously she served as the Director of the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, Connecticut and Associate Director of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art in Brunswick, Maine. Becky is Treasurer of the American Association of State and Local History and Accreditation Commissioner for the American Association of Museums. Becky is the author of Financial Fundamentals for Historic House Museums (Rowman & Littlefield, 2017), co-editor of The State of Museums: Voices from the Field (MuseumsEtc., 2018), and author of Endowment Essentials for Museums (Rowman & Littlefield, 2022). She holds an M.A. in Art History and Museum Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and in Arts Administration from Columbia University; she earned her Ph.D. in American and New England Studies from Boston University.


    Attending an Online Workshop

    To participate in this online workshop you will need access to a computer or mobile device with an internet connection.  We will be using Zoom to host this workshop as an online videoconference.  Once you register, you will immediately be sent instructions for logging in via automatically sent email.

    If you do not have access to a computer or mobile device with an internet connection, you will still be able to call in on a telephone, but you will unfortunately not be able to see any of the participants or visuals. 


    Online registration will be open through March 27. Attendance is limited to 50 people; register soon to save your spot!

    Registration for MAM members is $25.  Non-members pay $35.

    Members of MAM enjoy discounted registration (MAM members please log in first).  If you're not a MAM member, join today!

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