2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Arm yourself with the confidence to undertake a structural renovation. This session will review the reimagining of three institutions, Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, and the Heard Museum, Grand Gallery. As a round-table discussion, the story of all three museums will be shared through unique perspectives on how major construction projects led them to reinvent...
Museum collections and communications work couldn't seem more different, with one team dedicated to object care behind the scenes and the other devoted to cultivating public attention. This panel will explore the challenges and opportunities these unlikely partners encounter when they work together and how their collaborations can help advance museum goals, engage and educate the public, and...
Join an interdisciplinary panel of museums and dive into a session devoted to early learners and strategies to work with these youngest visitors (and their families) in a variety of settings and subjects. Each institution will share successes in their content area, and participants will walk away with a set of new strategies and tools to use with their own early learners.
Many museums rely on the sale of memberships to support their general operating budgets. Yet research shows that each generation has different values, meaning our membership models need to be dynamic and responsive. A panel of museum consultants and directors will discuss what the future may be for this funding stream. The discussion will also include advice on how to begin modernizing your...
It is one of the mantras of professional development that you must have a mentor to succeed.  But is that still true? This session examines how mentoring has changed in the last 10 years and whether peer support relationships are now as, or more, important to professional success. Following the panelists presentations, attendees will engage in an open fishbowl conversation.
Museums have an opportunity to acknowledge and address practices and issues that, in the past and present, have led to mistrust and hesitancy for indigenous groups to work with institutions. But, how do we get there? How does a museum build and repair relationships with indigenous communities to create meaningful and impactful partnerships, exhibitions and programs? In this session, three...
This session is a dynamic, participation-based conversation with those who've been in the trenches of museum construction projects, whether ground-up new buildings or expansions performed during operating museum hours. Learn from those who have been there how to best prepare and spearhead a successful building project.
This panel, organized by The Museum Trustee Association, is designed to guide Trustees and Staff through the steps of planning and implementing a successful Capital Campaign. Through examples and anecdotal stories of Mingei Internationals experience, attendees will learn strategies to engage even the most reluctant board member in embracing your organization's mission and doing the "Ask".
In this interactive writing workshop, you will practice writing about your projects through an active writing session. All museum professionals are welcome to learn the basics of grant proposal writing and receive practical instruction on how to approach funders. Everyone can benefit from writing practice, whether you are in a curatorial, programmatic, collections, executive or development...
Museums are full of people who lead, create, build, curate, steward, and serve. Yet, to what extent do museums strategically invest in managing those human resources, and to what end? Composed of a CEO of a large museum (and recovering employment attorney), an Executive Director from a state museum, (employing both union and non-union employees), an Executive Director from a smaller, private...

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