Events Hosted by Maine Archives & Museums

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

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Upcoming MAM events

    • 05 Jun 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online
    • 86
    Registration is closed

    Create & Augment App-based Experiences to Stay Connected with your Visitors

    An Online Workshop


    Participants will learn about ways you can turn a smart phone app into a full digital experience to serve both onsite and offsite visitors. Presenters from OnCell will provide an overview of the many ways museums have been augmenting apps to engage visitors - before or during the COVID-19 pandemic - and tips for creating those types of experiences.

    Participants will also learn about ways to promote their new offerings. 


    Your Presenters

    Your presenters hail from OnCell, a leading digital storytelling platform for museums, parks, attractions, cities, and historic sites of all sizes. Since its inception in 2006, the OnCell team has worked on over 3000 projects worldwide and counting. Well versed in app technology, OnCell is excited to share their expertise and elaborate on why apps make for interactive, affordable and easy to use digital experiences!


    Kyle Pierce, Head of Sales for OnCell, has been with OnCell for almost six years. He is head of sales and helps navigate clients through platform options and finding what will work best for them. He’s helped launch over 200 projects, while also overseeing the National Park and U.S. National Forest accounts.



    Josh Gilbert, Head of Client Success for OnCell, manages OnCell's team of client success managers and works daily on hundreds of projects to make sure clients are able to create their perfect digital experience. He has worked with large, mid-sized and much smaller organizations over the course of 2 years with the company. Josh's expertise is in knowing what works best for certain cultural institutions when tackling an app project and helping clients brainstorm and execute on these ideas.



    Genevieve Hauck, Marketing Communications Manager for OnCell, lived in Italy 2017-2018 earning a master's degree in arts management. For 2 years she studied public and private cultural institutions in Europe helping them refine their marketing, communication and digital strategies. Prior to 2017, Genevieve worked in various museums such as the George Eastman Museum and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. A year ago, Genevieve joined OnCell to manage the arts and cultural clients and help organizations launch new digital initiatives such as app experiences."


    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 5.

    The fee for members is $10.  Non-members pay $20.

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

    • 09 Jun 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online
    • 0
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    Early June Video Chat

    Safely Reopening Maine's Museums and Archives


    Collecting institutions throughout Maine are struggling with reopening as Maine slowly comes out of the economic shutdown. This event is one of multiple video chats that the Association of Maine Archives and Museums is hosting to help!

    Participants will share experiences and discuss Maine's reopening guidelines, as they apply to collecting institutions in Maine. We will spend part of the hour in discussion as one big group and part of the hour in breakout groups.

    For more information on reopening guidelines, including the guidelines for Maine museums released May 27, 2020, by the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development, as well as guidelines collected by the MAM Board of Directors from experts around the country, see www.MaineMuseums.org/COVID-19.


    On the Call

    MAM board member and Executive Director of the Pejepscot Historical Society, Larissa Vigue Picard, will facilitate will facilitate the chat, featuring these folks:

    Katie Orlando, Executive Director of the Seashore Trolley Museum in Kennebunkport, and Phil Morse, Project Manager at the Seashore Trolley Museum. The Trolley Museum reopened the outdoor portion of their expansive campus earlier in May as an outdoor guided activity.

    Abby Dunham, Collections Manager for the Wilson Museum in Castine. The Wilson Museum will be reopening to the public on June 1.

    Curtis Picard, Executive Director of the Retail Association of Maine and member of the Governor's Economic Recovery Committee. Curtis will be able to share updates from this committee and discuss best practices for museum gist shops.


    Attending an Online Video Chat

    To participate in this online video chat you will need access to a computer or mobile device with an internet connection. We will be using Zoom to host the chat. 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. 


    Online registration is capped at 30 participants to give everyone an opportunity on the call to participate. Registration will be open through June 9.

    This event is free for members. Due to the registration limit, participation is limited to members.

    Members of MAM must log to access registration. If you're not a MAM member, join today!

    • 16 Jul 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Glickman Family Library (Rooms 423 & 424), University of Southern Maine Portland Campus
    • 7
    Register

    Rehousing and Preserving Photograph Collections


    This event was originally scheduled for June 14 but was rescheduled in accordance with guidelines released in late April by the governor of Maine.

    This workshop is for those who work with collections that contain various photographic processes, negatives, and films. This includes paper, glass, and metal type photograph processes. Environmental conditions such as temperature, relative humidity, and UV light all play a part in the deterioration of these types of collections. This is an on-hands workshop. Participants will be working with various types of photographs, negatives, and film types.

    Objectives include:
    • How to identify photographic processes 
    • What can cause deterioration of photographic materials 
    • Learn basic preservation methods to protect various types photographs
    • What type of rehousing materials to use for different type of photographs
    • Preservation of film and negative types
    • The different needs in preserving physical photographs and their digital counterparts

    Please bring your own lunch. A break will be provided in the middle of the day for lunch.

    COVID-19 safety: For the safety of all participants, please wear a face mask and wash your hands at the beginning of the event.


    Your Presenter

    Anastasia Weigle is an Assistant Professor at the University of Maine, Augusta, and owns INABIND Studio. As a book conservator, bookbinder, and artist she has taught various workshops in bookbinding, materials repair, altered book and assemblage/multimedia art. Anastasia holds a B.A. in Natural Science Illustration with a minor in Museum Studies, an M.S.L.I.S. in Archives Management and is currently a doctoral candidate at Simmons College in Information Science. Anastasia's extensive background in library and museum archives has also spilled into her work as an assemblage artist. Her work reflects her profession as an archivist. Her academic skills and her artistic talents are tightly woven together to create a cohesive, structured body of work, which encourages the viewer to discover a piece of themselves inside her art. Anastasia was featured on National Cable Television HGTV’s “That’s Clever” in August 2006 and March 2007, was listed in the 2008 Studio Visit art catalog, featured as one of the ten assemblage artists in the Jan/Feb 2009 Maine Home and Design magazine, and in 1000 Artists Books. Anastasia has published works in The Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies, Preserving Local Writers, Genealogists, Photographs, Newspapers, and Related Materials, and in the forthcoming book Genealogy and the Librarian: Perspectives on Research, Instruction, Outreach and Management.



    The Venue


    The Glickman Family Library is located on the Portland campus of the University of Southern Maine at 314 Forest Ave. The workshop will be held in rooms 423 and 424.

    Free parking is available at the parking garage on site, accessible off Bedford Street. After parking in the garage, exit the garage heading toward Forest Ave. The Library is within sight of the garage, across the surface parking lots.

    Directions and more info on parking available here.

    Accessibility: This space is accessible for wheelchair users.  

    Bathrooms: There are multi-stall bathrooms labeled "men" and "women" as well as multi-stall bathrooms labeled "all genders."

    Ride sharing: If you are able to offer a ride to another participant or if you need a ride to this event, please fill out the appropriate questions on the registration form.


    Online registration will be open through July 14.  To register after this date, contact Anastasia Weigle at anastasia.weigle@gmail.com.

    The nature of this hands-on workshop and the need to mitigate potential spread of the coronavirus, registration is limited to only 10 participants Register early to reserve your space! If the workshop fills up before you register, you can register to be on the wait list.

    If we need to postpone this event because of lingering concerns from the coronavirus pandemic, MAM will offer full refunds to all.

    Registration for this all-day event is only $40 for MAM members (log in first to activate the member rate), or $55 for nonmembers.  If you're not a member, join today!

    • 12 Aug 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online
    • 100
    Register

    Using Online Tools for Museum Education

    An Online Workshop


    This online workshop will review available resources for sharing museum experiences and reaching students and other audiences online. Attendees will learn a variety of tools, approaches, and ways to bring museum collections into the new digital spaces we are all entering.


    Your Presenter

    Julia Einstein has pivoted to the online museum space. An accomplished museum educator and administrator, she has created partnerships that drive innovation. Her work has included collaborating across museum departments and across the region’s artistic community. In a career from classroom to museum educator, Julia Einstein views learning as a way to experiment, enjoy and challenge one's perspective. At Historic New England she creates school programs for the six historic house museums throughout Maine. At the Museum of Art at MassArt, she develops museum learning experiences for Boston Public Schools through the Looking to Learn program. Her projects, exhibitions and public programs create the identity of a museum by engaging visitors in more participatory ways. Interpretation is viewed as a process; an event.



    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 August 12.

    The fee for members is $10.  Non-members pay $20.

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

    • 09 Oct 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 5:15 PM (EDT)
    • University of Southern Maine, Portland Campus

    SAVE THE DATE

    2020 Conference and Annual Meeting 

    The MAM Conference Committee is excited to bring our conference and annual meeting this year the big city of Portland on Friday, October 9, 2020!

    The 2020 conference will offer a mixture of sessions, workshops, networking opportunities, and a dynamic keynote address that will leave you feeling recharged, connected, and inspired with new ideas to assist you in the care and management of your collecting institution.  

    The event starts with registration check-in, morning refreshments, and networking with the exhibitors.  It continues with multiple blocks of professional development sessions, punctuated in the middle by our annual membership meeting, lunch, and a keynote address.


    Keynote Announced and Call for Session Submissions Open!

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