Introduction to Museum Studies, A403/5403
Larry Zimmerman & Elizabeth Kryder-Reid

Museum Meetings

You may be interested in attending a museum conference, especially if you intend to be a museum professional. You can keep up on the latest latest trends and issues, and probably more important, build a network that will be of great help in your career.  For information on any particular conference, please check each association’s website. If anyone is interested in attending and looking to save  money,  please let the instructors know or post ride-sharing or rooming information on OnCourse to save costs.


American Association of Museums (AAM)
Date: May 23-26, 2010
Place: Los Angeles, CA
Theme: Where Ideas Live

Visitor Studies Association
Date:  July 28 - 31, 2010
Place: Phoeinx, AZ
Theme: Building Shared Agendas: Conversations on the Value of Visitor Studies

Association of Science Technology Centers (ASTC)
October 31–November 3, 2009
Place: Ft. Worth, TX
The Art of Science: Creating a Better Future/El Arte de la Ciencia: Hacia un Futuro Mejor


National Association for Interpretation
Date: April 13-17, 2010
Townsville, QL, Australia
Building Connections Between Continents and Communities in a Climate of Change


Mountain-Plains Museum Association (MPMA)
Date: October 5-9, 2009
Place: Cheyenne, WY
Theme: New West Solutions in Old Settings
Western Museums Association (WMA)
October 24-30
Place: San Diego, CA
Theme: A Rising Tide: Sustainable Practices, Green & Beyond 
Southeastern Museums Conference (SEMA)
Date: October 13-16, 2009
Place: Charleston, WV
Theme: Offering Solutions for Sustainability
Association of Midwest Museums (AMM)
Date: September 27-30, 2009
Place: St. Paul, MN
Theme: Inspiration and Innovation: Engagement in a Changing Lanscape
Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums (MAAM)
October 18-21, 2009
Place: Sarasota Prings, NY
Theme: Invigorating Museums
New England Museums Association (NEMA)
Date: November 11--13, 2009
Place: Nashua, NH

Promises to Keep: Vision and Value in Museums


Association of Indiana Museums (AIM)
Date: August 27-30, 2009
Place: Indianapolis, IN
Joint conference with American Association of State and Local History


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