Events Hosted by Maine Archives & Museums

MAM Conference 2011 Maine Memory Network MAM Workshop at the L.C. Bates Museum MAM Board Meeting, July 2011 Sponsor table at MAM Conference 2011 

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

    • 28 Apr 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online
    • 75
    Register

    Tools for Virtual Programming


    Join us for a panel discussion with three different approaches to online programming — there's something for everyone! The L.C. Bates Museum will share their Nature Nuggets videos and activity kits; the Maine State Museum will discuss creating educational presentations in your space; and Spirits Alive will explain their approach to hosting live active tours.

    The presenters will take questions at the end.

    This event will be recorded and the recording will be shared with all registrants, regardless of whether or not they attended.


    Your Presenters


    Ron Romano, a native of Portland, serves as an officer on the board of the national Association for Gravestone Studies and as historian for Spirits Alive, the friends group for Portland’s 350-year old burying ground. Author of three cemetery and gravestone-themed books and multiple papers, he is a frequent lecturer on these subjects and had guided countless visitors through Maine’s historic cemeteries. His tour program at Portland’s Eastern Cemetery was named by Yankee Magazine as one of the "5 Best Cemetery Tours in New England" in 2018.



    Kate Webber is an educator at the Maine State Museum. She has a master's degree in museum studies from the Cooperstown Graduate Program, and has specialized in public programming and outreach.



    Deborah Staber is Director of the L.C. Bates Museum at Good Will-Hinckley. She enjoys supporting the museum's educational programs that are designed to enhance the museum's mission of inspiring wonder about our natural world. She has developed programs and exhibitions and enjoys engaging one on one with the museum visitors to share collections' stories and information.



    Abbie Lyles is an artist, naturalist, and environmental educator. She has over 7 years experience working as an educator for nature centers and museums. Her love of nature inspires her artwork and empowers her to teach others how to be better stewards.


    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 April 28. Attendance is limited to 90 people; register soon to save your spot!

    The fee for members is $15.  Non-members pay $25.

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

    • 11 May 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online
    • 40
    Register

    Safe Outdoor Programming

    Tips for Success while the Pandemic Persists


    Is your organization looking for some new ideas or inspiration as you begin a second season under COVID restrictions? Learn how one museum overcame every obstacle thrown at our industry and continued to offer safe and successful outdoor programming for all ages and interests. Katie Orlando will share how Seashore Trolley Museum continues to provide campus tours, hands-on museum experiences, and family-friendly outdoor events with full transparency, including what worked and what didn’t in 2020.

    We'll go through four topic areas:

    1. Outdoor tours
    2. Outdoor museum experiences
    3. Family-friendly outdoor events
    4. Tips from participants (time permitting)

    Katie will take questions at the end of each topic area.

    This event will be recorded and the recording will be shared with all registrants, regardless of whether or not they attended.


    Your Presenter


    Katie Orlando holds a BA in History and Political Science from Gettysburg College and has over 20 years of non-profit experience. She began her current role in September 2018 as Executive Director at the New England Electric Railway Historical Society, d/b/a Seashore Trolley Museum, in Kennebunkport, ME. During this time, Katie has brought new energy to the organization, and continues to do so under the realities of the pandemic.


    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 May 11. Attendance is limited to 50 people; register soon to save your spot!

    The fee for members is $15.  Non-members pay $25.

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

    • 09 Jun 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online
    • 90
    Register

    106 101

    National Historic Preservation Act's Section 106 and How It Works


    Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act requires federal agencies to consider the effects of their projects on historic properties. This presentation will provide an overview of the Section 106 process and what it means for historic resources and how the public can participate. Section 106 practitioners from the Maine Historic Preservation Commission, Maine Department of Transportation, and Kleinfelder, a consulting firm, will discuss their experiences working on projects that require Section 106 review around the State of Maine.

    The presenters will take questions at the end.

    This event will be recorded and the recording will be shared with all registrants, regardless of whether or not they attended.


    Your Presenters


    Megan Rideout is the Review and Compliance/Certified Local Government Coordinator at Maine Historic Preservation Commission. On a daily basis, she interacts with various federal, state, and local entities requesting review of projects under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. Megan has her Masters of Sciences in Historic Preservation from Ball State University and has been in working in the field of preservation for over 10 years. While not at work, Megan enjoys the Maine outdoors with her husband and their two dogs.



    Julie Senk is the Historic Coordinator at the Maine Department of Transportation. She handles Section 106 and Section 4(f) compliance on a daily basis and works closely with federal and state agencies, as well as the public and Maine’s Federally-recognized Native American Tribes. Originally from Vermont, Julie received her Masters of Science in Historic Preservation from the University of Vermont before moving to Maine in 2013. She currently resides in the Midcoast region with her husband and two dogs.



    Amanda Taylor is an Architectural Historian with Kleinfelder, an international consulting firm with an office in Augusta. She provides support for clients undertaking Section 106 consultation and evaluating historic resources. She has a master’s degree in Public History from Indiana University-Indianapolis. She lives in the Capital region with her husband and their Maine Coon(ish) cat and enjoys hiking Maine’s mountains.


    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 June 9. Attendance is limited to 90 people; register soon to save your spot!

    The fee for members is $15.  Non-members pay $25.

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

    • 01 Jul 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online
    • 90
    Register

    Accessioning Newspapers

    The Ins, the Outs, and Everything Between


    This workshop will walk through the steps from accessioning newspapers through digitizing them and making them accessible to the public. It is designed for everyone who works with newspapers or is thinking about processing a newspaper collection for their museum or archive. The presenter will explain and show with pictures the processes that she uses to accession a newspaper collection.

    There will be time at the end of the presentation for questions.

    This event will be recorded and the recording will be shared with all registrants, regardless of whether or not they attended.


    Your Presenter


    Gretchen Clark works at the Maine State Library under the National Digital Newspaper Project through the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. Her duties include digitizing and creating metadata for newspapers. She also works with many different historical societies throughout Maine, offering guidance and help with digitization projects. She holds a Master of Science degree with a concentration in Archiving and Imaging Technology from the University of North Texas. Her passion for newspapers and history shows through her tremendous work ethic, as does her dedication to expanding the knowledge of others as well as her own. When she’s not working, she enjoys being out in nature and appreciating her state that she truly loves.


    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 July 1. Attendance is limited to 90 people; register soon to save your spot!

    The fee for members is $20.  Non-members pay $30.

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

    • 14 Sep 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online
    • 40
    Register

    Museum Ethics

    An Exploration of New Approaches


    In our rapidly changing world museums and archives face increasing demands to engage with complex ethical issues that go beyond a simple "right and wrong." Museum ethics is among the most pivotal concerns of museum and archives professionals in the twenty-first century and is central to all areas of their work. However, the predominant twentieth-century approach to ethics as professional practice, which relies on ethics codes alone, revised perhaps once a decade and authored by like-minded individuals, behind closed doors, has proven to be a constraining factor, rather than an enabling process. For museums and archives to reach their transformative potential as agents of change, they must embed in their very fabric a changing concept of museum ethics.

    Janet’s presentation argues for a revitalization of museum ethics that is founded on the confluence of ethics codes, values and case studies. It also asserts that all practitioners have ethics expertise—built from the many large and small ethical decisions that they make every day that impact their family, friends and communities—from which they can draw.

    Through problem-based learning exercises, Janet’s workshop offers opportunities to explore how codes, values and case studies together empower individuals and colleagues to engage in ethics discourse leading to informed and responsive ethical decision-making.

    • What codes do we rely on and how? How are and aren’t they helpful? 
    • How might values provide another complementary level of guidance? What values might we embrace and why? How are values distinct from principles? 
    • What role should case studies play in ethics discourse and action? How might interdisciplinary case studies--beyond the archives and museum sector--be relevant?

    This event will be recorded and the recording will be shared with all registrants, regardless of whether or not they attended.


    Your Presenter


    Janet Marstine is Honorary Associate Professor of Museum Studies (retired), University of Leicester, UK. She has published five books on diverse aspects of museum ethics--from codes of practice to museum transparency to negotiating the pressures of self-censorship to artists’ interventions as drivers for ethical change. She has a particular interest in recognizing and supporting the agency of practitioners to make informed ethical decisions. Dr. Marstine sat on the Ethics Committee of the UK’s Museums Association from 2014-2019, helping to move their approach from one of policing to empowering. Previously, she was Founding Director of the Institute of Museum Ethics at Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey. She has received grants from the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the British Academy and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Janet’s first teaching position was at Bowdoin College where she made lifelong friends and fell in love with the Maine coast. She is now an independent scholar and consultant living in Yarmouth.


    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 September 14. Attendance is limited to 40 people; register soon to save your spot!

    The fee for members is $20.  Non-members pay $30.

    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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