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

    • 16 Jul 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online!
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    Rehousing and Preserving Photograph Collections

    An online workshop


    Registration limit increased to 15 on 6/19/20

    This event was originally was rescheduled from June 14 to July 16 in accordance with guidelines released in late April by the governor of Maine and the University of Southern Maine's reopening timeline. On June 17, the Glickman Library delayed their reopening plans, so this workshop will be held instead online via Zoom.

    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.

    Participants will learn how to identify different photograph processes and what materials and best conditions are required for preservation. The instructor will demonstrate how to handle fragile or photographs with unique properties. The instructor will also discuss various rehousing materials and their properties.

    The objectives of this workshop are:

    1. Identify photographic processes
    2. Learn what can cause deterioration of photographic materials
    3. Learn basic preservation methods to protect various types photograph
    4. Differentiate types of rehousing materials for photographs, film, and harmful types
    5. Touch upon the different needs in the preservation of physical photographs and their digital counterparts. 
    This is a half-day workshop: 10:00AM - 1:00PM
    Special requirements: Please bring any photographs you have concerns about for open discussion on preservation needs. Lecture documents will be provided to all users in advance via email (.doc files).


    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.



    Attending an Online Workshop

    This workshop was originally scheduled to take place in person at the University of Maine Glickman Family Library in Portland. Delays in USM's reopening timeline have caused this workshop to be moved online using Zoom.

    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 14.  To register after this date, contact Anastasia Weigle at anastasia.weigle@gmail.com.

    To ensure opportunities for interaction between attendees and the presenter, registration is limited to only 15 participants (the limit was increased from 10 to 15 when we moved from in-person to online format). Register early to reserve your space! If the workshop fills up before you register, you can register to be on the wait list.

    Registration is $40 for MAM members (log in first to activate the member rate), or $55 for nonmembers.  If you're not a 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.

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

    Using Online Tools for Museum Education

    An Online Workshop


    Learn the art of reimagining learning and engagement! 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, applications, and ways to bring museum collections into the new digital spaces we are all entering.

    Image above: Bringing virtual tours into the homes of school children tells our stories and creates new narratives at Historic New England's Sarah Orne Jewett House Museum in South Berwick, Maine.


    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!



    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.

    • 08 Oct 2020
    • 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • 09 Oct 2020
    • 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online!

    Looking Forward from the Bicentennial

    MAM 2020 Online Annual Conference

    Presented by HistoryIT


    The MAM Conference Committee is excited to bring our annual conference online this year for the first time! You can now learn and network from your home or office.

    The 2020 conference will offer a mixture of professional development sessions, networking activities, 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 main body of the event will consist of three blocks of professional development sessions, punctuated and bracketed by rousing plenary and keynote presentations over a Thursday afternoon and Friday morning.


    Keynote Speaker: Rainey Tisdale

    Rainey Tisdale will be giving the keynote address titled Active Collections for Complicated Times.

    Rainey Tisdale is a museum consultant specializing in interpretive & strategic planning, content & collections curation, institutional capacity building, and igniting the creative process. Her holistic approach to museum work has been called slow food, divining, poetry, and a secret weapon. Her work on #BostonBetter and the exhibition Dear Boston: Messages from the Marathon Memorial won awards from the New England Association of Museums and the American Association for State and Local History.



    Event Program

    Check back for the conference program in PDF format


    THURSDAY, OCT 8

    2:00PM-2:30PM Opening plenary presentation

    2:30PM-3:30PM 4 Concurrent professional development sessions

    4:00PM-5:00PM 4 Concurrent professional development sessions

    5:30PM-7:00PM Trivia happy hour!

    FRIDAY, OCT 9

    9:00AM-10:00AM Keynote address by Rainey Tisdale

    10:30AM-11:30AM 4 Concurrent professional development sessions

    11:30AM-12:00PM Closing plenary presentation


    Thursday 2:30PM Session choices

    • Creating a Virtual Online Tour - Free - Using MS PowerPoint
    • Toward a Maine Union Manuscript Catalog: Examples of Online Access to Manuscript Collections
    • Behind the Scenes: How to Build a School Program
    • Decolonizing Methodologies and Collaborative Practices

    Thursday 4:00PM session choices

    • Purposely Popular: Developing Practical Social Media Guidelines
    • No-Budget Preservation Tips
    • Building Community COVID-19 Archives
    • Build a Mobile App for Your Collection

    Friday 10:30AM session choices

    • Wíwənikan: Partnering on New Models for Exhibition and Engagement
    • Creating a Virtual History Tour for Your Town
    • How to Put Out a Great Newsletter
    • It's Not About You: Mission vs. Relationships in COVID Era Fundraising

      Session descriptions and presenters listed here.



      Attending an Online Workshop

      To participate in this online conference you will need access to a computer or mobile device with an internet connection. We will be using Zoom videoconferencing to host the plenary presentations, keynote address, concurrent sessions, and networking activities. Before the event you will receive instructions via email for logging in.

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


      Registration

      Online registration opens August 1, 2020.

      Early bird rates available online through September 11, 2020

      • MAM Members $25
      • Non-members $45
      • Student/Bridge Rate* $15

      Regular rates available online through October 9, 2020

      • MAM Members $35
      • Non-members $55
      • Student/Bridge Rate* $15


        The Bridge rate is for anyone laid off, furloughed, or underemployed because of the pandemic.


        Sponsors and Exhibitors

        Thank you to our presenting sponsor!



        Host Sponsors





        Gold Sponsors

        History Live! North East

        Colby College Museum of Art

        OnCell

        Maine Office of Tourism


        Silver Sponsors

        Northeast Document Conservation Center; Riverside Museum Solutions; Center for Painted Wall Preservation


        Additional funding provided by


        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.


        Please get in touch about sponsor and exhibitor opportunities.

        Sponsoring and exhibiting at the Maine Archives & Museums Annual Conference are great ways to reach museum and archives professionals throughout Maine. See here the opportunities available for sponsors and exhibitors.

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