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Annual Meeting 2011
A Meeting of the Muses: Inspiration, Strategy, and Sustainability
October 9-12, 2011, Baltimore
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Thanks to our 2011 Conference Sponsors!
Museum professionals owe a debt of gratitude to the Muses of ancient Greece who embodied the arts and inspired creation. The word “museum” comes from the Greek word Mouseion, meaning a temple dedicated to the Muses. It came to mean a building for the study of the arts and sciences and evolved into museums as we know them today.
MAAM’s 2011 Annual Conference we called upon the kindness of the Muses to inspire museum professionals to develop fresh new strategies and ensure the future sustainability of our institutions. Whether rehabbing old windows in your historic museum structure to make them more energy efficient, or re-positioning your institution to better focus staff and resources on its core mission, or diversifying income generation, or exploring the better use of local resources and materials in school programs . . . MAAM 2011 in Baltimore inspired new thinking, new strategies, and sustainability in all of its dimensions.
Sheraton City Center
101 West Fayette Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Sessions and events were held at the Sheraton City Center, which combines stunning views of the Patapsco River and Chesapeake Bay with Center City convenience to the Harbor and the host of museums and cultural diversity that is Baltimore.
Monday, October 8, 6:30-9:00 pm
A free reception in Baltimore’s Station North Arts District was hosted for MAAM Members, Conference Attendees, and Emerging Museum Professionals at
Urbanite@Case[werks]. View photos from the event.
Annual Meeting 2010
- Stephen E. Weil Memorial Lecture by Marian A. Godfrey, Senior Director of Culture Initiatives at The Pew Charitable Trusts on “Who will create the museums of the future, and how are today’s museums remaking themselves?” Learn more about the topic of her talk.
- Opening Reception at The Union League of Philadelphia
- Emerging Museum Professional Happy Hour at Jack’s Firehouse
- Two Excellent Roundtables on Tuesday, October 26: a Breakfast Roundtable on careers, “Energizing Yourself”; and a Museum and School Partnership Roundtable with the authors of An Alliance of Spirit: Museum and School Partnerships (Buy the book.)
- Katherine Coffey Award at the African American Museum of Philadelphia
- Plus: a Sunday workshop; walking tours; sessions dedicated to financial issues, careers, and emerging museum professionals; and much more to explore in Philadelphia!
Thanks to our 2010 Conference Sponsors!
Argentine Productions | Becker & Frondorf | MBA Design and Display | Spicer Art Conservation
Annual Meeting 2009
October 18- 21
Saratoga Springs, NY
In 2009, MAAM returned to Saratoga Springs, having last visited the former “Queen of Spas” in 1987. The conference theme, “Invigorating Museums” was suggested by the city’s reputation in the nineteenth century as the foremost place to “take the waters,” which were thought to have a refreshing and invigorating effect. Indeed, Saratoga Springs offered a perfect environment to talk about ways to refresh and renew our museums—exploring new structures of museum leadership, promoting creativity, increasing relevancy, and inviting and engaging new audiences.
Annual Meeting 2008
MAAM on the Mall
The Museum as Storyteller
October 26- 29
Annual Meeting 2007
Museums at the Crossraods, Confluence and Connections
October 25- 27
Annual Meeting 2006
October 22- 25