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. 

If you would like to present at or host future programs or have any suggestions, please email info@mainemuseums.org.

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Upcoming MAM events

    • 09 Dec 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM (EST)
    • Online
    • 31
    Register

    Authentic Dialogues

    Why Race Matters

    An online workshop


    The objective of this session is to start a conversation on why race matters in Maine’s museum and archive community. Representation matters, and too often, diverse stories and voices are not represented in Maine, due to the false belief that Maine is a “white state.”

    Representation within Maine’s archive and museum community starts with the recognition that this community is primarily white, and too often, that whiteness influences representation. Or lack of representation, or a white washing of history.

    Our dialogue will focus on discussing why creating diverse racial representation requires a willingness for white people to talk with other white people about race, and to avoid the pitfalls of falling into white saviorism. This 90-minute session is a mixture of lecture and small-group work, which will allow participants to deepen their knowledge of racism, while practicing starting conversations on race with other participants.

    This session is an introduction to discussing race that is not a reaction to America’s larger racial reckoning, but about creating spaces that reflect and honor Maine’s racially diverse history.

     


    Your Presenter


    Shay Stewart-Bouley is founder of Black Girl in Maine Media and a graduate of both DePaul University and Antioch University New England. She currently serves as the Executive Director of Community Change Inc., a 49-year-old civil rights organization in Boston, MA, that has been educating and organizing for racial equality since 1968 with a specific focus on the white problem. She earned the New England Press Association Award in 2011 for her work writing on diversity issues in the Portland Phoenix, Journal Tribune, DigPortland, and Portland Press Herald, among other publications. Her writing also has been featured in a variety of Maine and national publications as well as several anthologies.



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

    The fee for members is $30.  Non-members pay $45.

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



    Funding has been provided by The Maine Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act economic stabilization plan of 2020.

    • 27 Jan 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EST)
    • Online
    • 26
    Register

    Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Museum and Archive Professionals

    An Online Workshop


    This 90-minute introductory workshop supports staff and volunteers of archives and museums who want to learn about human differences and their impacts. Through dialogue and self-reflection, participants will gain new vocabulary and improve their ability to see and respond to bias and bigotry in their everyday lives.

    Participants will be asked to consider how our differences—such as race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, class, and ability—shape our life experiences; how these differences impact individuals and communities; and how learned beliefs and institutional culture can make workplaces more or less welcoming and inclusive.

    We will reflect on our professional commitments to co-workers, volunteers, and guests and how we can better support others through our choices, words, and actions.

     


    Your Presenter


    Dr. Gabriel Piser is co-founder of Big Sky Education and Strategy, an organization that works collaboratively with young people, educators, and institutional leaders to develop innovative programs, increase communication around difficult topics, and identify big-picture organizational solutions. He has over 15 years of experience as an educator, researcher, and manager in the fields of diversity and inclusion, social-emotional learning, and adult education. He holds a doctorate in Comparative Studies from the Ohio State University, an MA in Philosophy from Binghamton University, and a BA in Sociology from Earlham College. Gabriel is an expert facilitator with thousands of hours of experience leading groups through challenging conversations and reflective processes. He also has over a decade of experience teaching at the post-secondary level. At conferences, colleges, and schools across the country he has helped young people and adults explore important topics like racial bias, gender and sexuality, conflict resolution, and intergenerational understanding. As a facilitator, he brings a unique blend of rigor, humor, and sensitivity to trainings and workshops. 



    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 27. Attendance is limited to 30 people; register soon to save your spot!

    Folks who register early will receive optional short readings and videos ahead of the event to maximize their learning experience during the workshop.

    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!

    • 24 Feb 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM (EST)
    • Online
    • 28
    Register

    Introduction to Race and Racism for Museum and Archive Professionals

    An Online Workshop


    In this introductory 90-minute workshop we create a supportive place for people who want to educate themselves about race and racism while empowering themselves to make meaningful changes personally and professionally.

    Participants will learn about the four forms of racism (internalized, interpersonal, institutional, and systemic); explore core concepts like implicit bias, microaggressions, and the cycle of socialization; and begin to reflect on the history of race and whiteness in America. Together, we will explore how race and racism impact our lives and improve our ability to bring justice and equity into our workplaces and communities.

     


    Your Presenter


    Dr. Gabriel Piser is co-founder of Big Sky Education and Strategy, an organization that works collaboratively with young people, educators, and institutional leaders to develop innovative programs, increase communication around difficult topics, and identify big-picture organizational solutions. He has over 15 years of experience as an educator, researcher, and manager in the fields of diversity and inclusion, social-emotional learning, and adult education. He holds a doctorate in Comparative Studies from the Ohio State University, an MA in Philosophy from Binghamton University, and a BA in Sociology from Earlham College. Gabriel is an expert facilitator with thousands of hours of experience leading groups through challenging conversations and reflective processes. He also has over a decade of experience teaching at the post-secondary level. At conferences, colleges, and schools across the country he has helped young people and adults explore important topics like racial bias, gender and sexuality, conflict resolution, and intergenerational understanding. As a facilitator, he brings a unique blend of rigor, humor, and sensitivity to trainings and workshops.



    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 24. Attendance is limited to 30 people; register soon to save your spot!

    Folks who register early will receive optional short readings and videos ahead of the event to maximize their learning experience during the workshop.

    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!

    • 09 Mar 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EST)
    • Online!
    • 97


    Maine archives, historical societies, and museums are valuable economic engines in their communities, contributing millions of dollars to Maine’s economy, and enticing visitors to stay longer, spend more, and return in the future.  However, their value is more than dollars and cents, these collecting organizations create the unique feel of our communities, while preserving and sharing our most cherished history, art, and culture.  These Maine institutions, found in communities - large and small, rural and urban - provide opportunities for our citizens to understand where we have been and who we are as a society; they offer places where we can contemplate beauty and meaning in our lives, provide a sanctuary where we can refresh our spirits and reflect on our lives.  Archives, museums and historical societies can educate and inspire all ages, from the senior living in retirement, to the child just beginning school and learning about both our individual and common heritage.  Investment in the arts and humanities is essential to our well-being as Americans, and to the generations who will follow us.

    As valued partners in our communities and the state, our collecting institutions need protection. At risk are vital funds through state and national granting organizations.  Join us as we listen, learn, and celebrate all these attributes at Maine Museums Day!


    Up Your Impact: Advocacy Tools for the Social Distance Era

    While the coronavirus has altered the methods of communication, expectations of availability, and even dress codes, the basics of advocacy remain the same. Relationship building, data collection and analysis, and effective storytelling are still key.  Join NEMA's executive director, Dan Yaeger, and director of engagement, Meg Winikates, for a training session aimed at bringing your advocacy game to the next level, get familiar with new tools, and learn how to keep your stakeholders and your public officials engaged in your mission and issues in the era of social distancing. 

    Attending online

    To participate in this online event you will need access to a computer or mobile device with an internet connection.  We will be using Zoom to host the presentation 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 is free and will be open through March 9.  We encourage collecting institutions, their volunteers and staff, students, and supporters across the state to attend.


    Spread the word

    Please use these materials to communicate about Maine Museums Day and about the impact of collecting institutions.


    Thank you to our event partner!

    • 24 Mar 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online
    • 26
    Register

    Institutions, Racial Equity, and Diversity Planning

    An Online Workshop


    This 2-hour workshop affords participants the chance to reflect on the power that institutions wield in society, the inadvertent harm they can cause, and proven strategies institutions are using to be a force for social justice and equity.

    Together we will look at some of the ways that the history of white supremacy and the history of archives and museums are intertwined. We will look at how structural biases can persist in organizations despite the personal beliefs of individuals involved. We will review various institutional responses to racial equity concerns and introduce a methodology to evaluate the efficacy of these programs. Participants will leave with an expanded critical toolbox and resources related to both stakeholder engagement, and to recruiting, hiring, promotion, and retention of diverse volunteers, staff, and leadership.

     


    Your Presenter


    Dr. Gabriel Piser is co-founder of Big Sky Education and Strategy, an organization that works collaboratively with young people, educators, and institutional leaders to develop innovative programs, increase communication around difficult topics, and identify big-picture organizational solutions. He has over 15 years of experience as an educator, researcher, and manager in the fields of diversity and inclusion, social-emotional learning, and adult education. He holds a doctorate in Comparative Studies from the Ohio State University, an MA in Philosophy from Binghamton University, and a BA in Sociology from Earlham College. Gabriel is an expert facilitator with thousands of hours of experience leading groups through challenging conversations and reflective processes. He also has over a decade of experience teaching at the post-secondary level. At conferences, colleges, and schools across the country he has helped young people and adults explore important topics like racial bias, gender and sexuality, conflict resolution, and intergenerational understanding. As a facilitator, he brings a unique blend of rigor, humor, and sensitivity to trainings and workshops. 



    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 24. Attendance is limited to 30 people; register soon to save your spot!

    Folks who register early will receive optional short readings and videos ahead of the event to maximize their learning experience during the workshop.

    The fee for 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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P.O. Box 784, Portland, Maine 04104

207-400-6965

info@mainemuseums.org 


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