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AAM Conference Opportunity for Graduate Students

Posted by Amanda Gustin on August 17, 2012 in conferences |

From Greg Stevens at AAM, here’s a great opportunity for all current students and recent alums. “For the upcoming AAM Annual Meeting 2013 in Baltimore (May 19-22, 2013), I’ve proposed a “Graduate Flash Showcase” session, and encourage you to share this opportunity with students and recent grads. We’ve held successful Graduate Flash Showcases for the […]

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Pre-Conference Updates

Posted by Amanda Gustin on April 18, 2012 in conferences |

For anyone lucky enough to be heading to the AAM Annual Meeting in two weeks, the Emerging Museum Professionals blog has just put up a great post about updating before you get to the conference. It applies to other conferences as well, so keep it in mind for AASLH and NEMA this fall!

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Museums Advocacy Day 2012

Posted by Amanda Gustin on February 24, 2012 in future of museums |

Dear Museums Advocacy Day supporters, With just a few days to go until Museums Advocacy Day 2012 gets underway, we ask you to please share the following message with your members and networks: Museums Advocacy Day 2012 Webcast The American Association of Museums will be webcasting portions of the two-day event. We invite you to […]

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Graduate Student Presentations at AAM

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 6, 2012 in conferences, Uncategorized |

Straight from AAM: Museum Grad Students, Here’s a great opportunity to share your knowledge and build your presentation skills at the 2012 AAM annual meeting! The 2012 Graduate “Flash” Showcase will be held at the AAM Annual Meeting 2012 in Minneapolis St. Paul on Wednesday, May 2, from 12:15-1:45 p.m. This showcase is a series […]

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AAM Annual Meeting Fellowships

Posted by Amanda Gustin on December 28, 2011 in conferences |

Heads up! The AAM Annual Meeting Fellowship opportunities have been posted at http://aam-us.org/am12/fellowships.cfm The following fellowships offer a travel stipend (at least $750), complimentary conference registration, and tickets to the fellowship breakfast and other selected events. 1. Diversity Fellowships support professional growth and retention of under-represented professionals in the museum field. 2. Emerging Museum Professional […]

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Happy (?) Museums Advocacy Day!

Posted by Amanda Gustin on February 28, 2011 in forum not temple |

If you haven’t been following the AAM’s Facebook feed – or any of their other communication methods – you might not know that today and tomorrow are designated as Museum Advocacy Days. The AAM, through its website Speak Up For Museums, is promoting a number of ways to get in touch with your local representatives […]

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AAM Webinar on Social Media and Museum Advocacy

Posted by Kristin Bierfelt on January 20, 2011 in forum not temple |

In early December, AAM sponsored a webinar on social media and museum advocacy. Led by Stephanie Vance of Advocacy Associates, the presentation provided basic lessons in how to use newer tools like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter to cultivate supporters and engage elected officials. Here are some of Vance’s suggestions: Blogs: If you’re writing on behalf […]

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Know Your Professional Organizations: AAM’s Emerging Museum Professionals

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 19, 2011 in know your professional organizations |

Next up in our series of know your professional organizations, we have a sub-category of last week’s featured organization: the AAM’s Emerging Museum Professionals. Now, not all of you are just emerging. Some of you have been out there in the ranks for years. But even if you’re fully emergent, you can surely keep an […]

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Know Your Professional Organizations: American Association of Museums

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 12, 2011 in know your professional organizations, professional development |

Everyone’s telling you that you have to network. Go out there and meet people! they say. Make your voice heard! Introduce yourself and make connections and do favors and it will all pay off down the road! And you say…that sounds great. Where on earth do I start? We’ve got you covered. Over the next […]

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AAM Webinar – Social Media as Advocacy Tools

Posted by Amanda Gustin on November 22, 2010 in free resources, professional development |

On Thursday, December 2 at 2:00 p.m., the American Association of Museums will be hosting a free webinar titled “Social Media as Advocacy Tools.” It’s part of their “Speak Up For Museums” initiative, which is planning all sorts of advocacy events over the next year. From the website: Many museums are already using Twitter, Facebook, […]

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