Emerging Professionals

By Joy Hyatt
Implementing change requires courage. For me, the duality of this experience can be equally inspiring and a challenge to demonstrate. Focusing on this year’s theme of change, the Western Museum Association (WMA) Annual Meeting did not shy away from considering the struggles and joys related to change. Before attending the Meeting, I often wondered how museum professionals might...
by Nikki Peck 

This is part two of three part series in which Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia (MOA) intern Nikki Peck shares a behind-the-scenes look into creating the Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun: Unceded Territories exhibition. Read part one.
Last summer, during the third and fourth weeks of my volunteer curatorial internship at MOA, I was asked by curators Karen...
by Nikki Peck 

This is part one of three part series in which Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia (MOA) intern Nikki Peck shares a behind-the-scenes look into creating the Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun: Unceded Territories exhibition. 
The Museum of Anthropology recently opened a new exhibition: Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun: Unceded Territories. Lawrence Paul Yuweluptun is a...
By Alexa Beaman
In preparing to present as a part of the panel “Defining Leadership Across Generational Divides” at the Western Museums Association 2015 Annual Meeting, I reflected on moderator James Burns’ question of how established leaders can work together with emerging leaders to build a stronger profession and stronger institutions. And with that I also thought, how could I provide insight...
By Adrienne McGraw
What skills and attributes do museum professionals need to possess to successfully
work in the 21st Century museum?
A question like this is always on the minds of museum studies university faculty. We want provide the best education for students so that they contribute to relevant, adaptive, and sustainable museums, which in turn best serve and collaborate with communities. To...
By Lorie Millward
The Western Museums Association (WMA) 2014 Annual Meeting Poster Session is the second edition of, in what we hope, will be an ongoing program opportunity for years to come. I love me some poster session, and here’s why:
10. Posters are a great way to introduce a project or case study that may not be ready for a for a full-fledged conference session.
9. If you’re looking for...
The Western Museums Association (WMA) 2014 Annual Meeting in Las Vegas will be here before you know it! The WMA is happy to announce the official Request for Proposals for the 2014 Poster Presentations Session. The goal of the poster session is to showcase how museums are changing perspectives and are moving to “Expect the Unexpected,” the theme of WMA 2014 Annual Meeting. This Poster Session is...
It is with great pleasure and excitement that the Western Museums Association (WMA) announces the Request for Proposals for the 2014 Annual Meeting to be held in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 5-8, 2014. The Annual Meeting will illuminate Las Vegas museums and be guided by the theme: Expect the Unexpected.

The 2014 WMA Program Committee requests your Session Proposals for the 2014 Annual Meeting:...
By Wendy Meluch
A first glance at the Western Museums Association 2013 Annual Meeting Program
Western Museums Association (WMA) members tell us that they highly value networking opportunities at the Annual Meetings, but not everyone feels comfortable making new acquaintances at coffee breaks or other gatherings. Make the most of your 2013 Annual Meeting this year by kick starting it in Conference...
By Erin Bailey
Please help spread the word about the upcoming Queering the History Museum Symposium on June 8, 2013 at the Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) in Seattle, Washington.
On June 8th Queering The Museum Project (QTM) and the Museum of History & Industry are joining forces for the Queering the History Museum Symposium. This symposium will feature the Pop-Up Museum of Queer...

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