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The Western Museums Association (WMA) is proud to present the first installment of videos from the first WestMusings | Ten Minute Museum Talks. This new programmatic feature took place at the 2013 Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City. Based on TED Talks’ model, WestMusings is an unconference program of short, rehearsed, and engaging presentations on museum related topics. WestMusings will provide an...
The Western Museums Association (WMA) is proud to present the first installment of videos from the first WestMusings | Ten Minute Museum Talks. This new programmatic feature took place at the 2013 Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City. Based on TED Talks’ model, WestMusings is an unconference program of short, rehearsed, and engaging presentations on museum related topics. WestMusings will provide an...
By Jessica Brier
This post was written by a recipient of a Wanda Chin Scholarship to attended the 2013 Annual Meeting
This year, I had the privilege of participating in the Western Museums Association Annual Meeting for the first time. It was also my first presentation at a conference, as well as my first visit to Utah. This thoroughly novel experience was made possible by the support of the...
This session took place during the Western Museums Association 2013 Annual Meeting
In the process of developing a new strategic plan, the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) developed self-reflective questions regarding its mission and vision. UMFA staff visited museums in Seattle, Los Angeles, the Bay Area, and Austin with the aim of studying variations of best practice to guide this work. By...
This session took place during the Western Museums Association 2013 Annual Meeting
In an improving economy, many institutions are ready to consider a move from strategic planning to the design and construction of new or renovated facilities. This session will present the issues to consider in making this transition including funding, board and community relations, sustainable design and the...
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:...
Session
Gearing Up for New Audiences: Preparing Your Site, Staff, and Volunteers for K-2 Field Trips
Moderator
Clayton Drescher, Education Manager, Petersen Automotive Museum
Presenters


Jennifer Simpson, School & Tour Services Coordinator, Petersen Automotive Museum Lorianne Salazar, Children & Family Programs Coordinator, Petersen Automotive Museum
Grace Tran, Kindergarten/First Grade...
Session
Much More Than a Gift Shop: Vital Tips, Tools & Resources for Museum Retail
Moderator
Miriam Works, Principal, Works Consulting
Presenters

Stuart Hata, Director of Retail Operations, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco Jim DeMersman, Executive Director, Museum on Main
Carrie Santell, Assistant Store Manager, USS Hornet Museum

Description
It is our contention that Museum Stores are...
Session
An Update on the Connecting to Collections Initiative in the Western States
Moderator
Connie Bodner, Ph.D., Senior Program Officer, Office of Museum Services, IMLS
Presenters
Kara West, Assistant Director for Field Services, Balboa Art Conservation Center
Keni Sturgeon, Curator & Museum Director, Willamette Heritage Center
Eric Taylor, Heritage Lead, 4Culture
Description
Since its...
Session
Successful Development Models for University and Public Museums


Presenters


Jill Hartz, Executive Director, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
Greg Polzin, Director, Fundraising & Development, Palm Springs Art Museum Melissa Rosengard, Director of Institutional Advancement, Chabot Space & Science Center
Deidre Sandvick, Director of Development for the Arts, University of Oregon...

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