Salt Lake City 2013

By Marnie Leist
This post was written by a recipient of a Wanda Chin Scholarship to attended the
2013 Annual Meeting
Marnie Leist at the Alutiiq Museum in Kodiak, AK.


“So, how did I do when I asked for that donation?”
“What types of charities do you support – museums, churches, social service organizations?”
“Why do you support our museum?”
“What made you decide to give to our museum?”
These...
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...
On behalf of the Western Museums Association (WMA) Board of Directors, staff, and members, I want to thank you for your work as a volunteer at the WMA 2013 Annual Meeting Drive On! Museums and the Future in Salt Lake City, Utah. WMA’s Annual Meeting provides museum professionals an opportunity to exchange ideas and best practices, network with colleagues, and learn more about museums in the...
Are you active on social media, and looking for ways to participate at the Western Museums Association (WMA) 2013 Annual Meeting? Look no further than connecting with the WMA on Facebook or @westmuse on Twitter! Make sure to use #wma2013 so your colleagues join in on the conversation.

Using #wma2013, share your thoughts, activities, and interesting quotes with your friends and colleagues on both...
By René de Guzman
A first glance at the Western Museums Association 2013 Annual Meeting Program
Drive On! !, the theme of the Western Museums Association (WMA) 2013 Annual Meeting, implies urgency and risk-taking. It suggests alignment with the present and future. It describes that moment just after a considered pause when we focus ahead and enter the difficult terrain before us, having faith...
By Kurt Neugebauer
A first glance at the Western Museums Association 2013 Annual Meeting Program
Please join us as we share our experience in using the project management software Basecamp at the Western Museum Association (WMA) 2013 Annual Meeting on Saturday, October 12, at 2:00pm. Basecamp is one of several online software management tools that greatly simplify interactive communication,...
The Western Museums Association’s (WMA) 2013 Annual Meeting is a just a few weeks away. The WMA isn’t the only group that is excited for your arrival in Salt Lake City – many museums are also looking forward to having you in town!
Salt Lake City is known as the Crossroads of the West, which is reflected in the historical and culture make-up of this distinctive metropolitan area. Likewise, Salt...
By Brianna Cutts
A first glance at a playful panel discussion at the Western Museums Association 2013 Annual Meeting Program
What I love most about designing exhibitions is the opportunity to tell stories in three dimensions. For me, individual exhibits become backdrops for visitors to immerse in different parts of a larger story, where objects and interactives function as props that engage...

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