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NEDCC Care of Paintings Workshop

With a hat tip to Tufts Instructor Margherita Desy for pointing this out to us, the hopeful conservators and curators among you should go check out this workshop!

Care of Paintings Workshop
October 5, 2011
Workshop Location: Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA
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NEDCC’s Care of Paintings workshop is part of a collaborative program with the Balboa Art Conservation Center and was developed in partnership with the New England Museum Association.

This workshop will cover the issues to consider when developing a collections care policy for traditional paintings on canvas or board. The workshop will be helpful whether you are establishing new procedures or making improvements to existing collections care policies.

Topics will include environmental issues, such as temperature, relative humidity, and pollutants; storage and display options; “best practices” for handling and transporting paintings; and housekeeping procedures. Participants will also learn practical remedial care methods and will be provided with guidelines for working with a conservator.

The workshop will be led by a professional paintings conservator from the Balboa Art Conservation Center in San Diego, CA.

Workshop Time: 9 AM to 3:30 PM
Workshop cost: $150 ($130 early bird registration)

To register online, click here.

NEMA Workshop: Social Media as a Tool for Academic Engagement

From a NEMA bulletin; this one looks like a really interesting take on an issue (social media) that’s getting a lot of press lately.

Campus Connection: Social Media as a Tool for Academic Engagement

Thursday, August 11, 2011
9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA
Registration Deadline: August 4, 2011Register Online

Within a culture that has a thirst for social networking and desire for instantly updated information, the college audience especially seems to be plugged in 24/7. Social media can transform your relationship with the college aged audience, so how do we as institutions dedicated to education take advantage of these tools to engage our core audience: the student body?

Session Topics:

The Psychology of Social Media Networks
Deb Biggar, User Experience Designer
Biggar will break out the social psychology influences that make social media networks popular.  She will focus on usage broken down by demographics and many of the internal motivators that all humans share.  Deb holds a MS in Human Factors in Information Design from Bentley University and has designed human-computer experiences for 11 years.

The Museum On-campus and On-line
Kate Rettstadt, Graduate student, Harvard University Extension School
Rettstadt’s thesis is focused on Academic Museums and Galleries and their use of social media to engage their inherent audience.

The Rising Dependence on Social Media at Museums in the U.S
Jane M. Mason, Director of Marketing and Communications, Ohio Historical Society
Mason co-authored a case study with Sara Schultz, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN. The study is featured in Sustainable Museums of the 21st Century  and discusses engaging museum visitors through social media in an experimental program at the Walker called “Open Field.”

Social Media Strategy and Management
Michael Byrnes, Senior Account Executive, Matter Communications
Social media can transform your relationship with college-aged audience if it is used correctly. Learn how to create and maintain a social media strategy for your institution from a marketing professional.

Personal or Institutional? Finding your ‘Facebook voice’
Maggie Cavallo, Outreach Coordinator, Montserrat College of Art Galleries
Most academic museums and galleries have an institutional facebook page. But who is it for and what language should you use to communicate? Likewise, twitter is a rich source of instantly updated information, but what should you tweet about and who is listening?

Open to all NEMA members and non-members alike. Register today!

Making it Meaningful: Interpreting Unique Places and Experiences

Passing this along to all who might be able to go – this workshop sounds amazing. One of the speakers is Kathleen McLean, co-author of the great new book The Convivial Museum. McLean and her co-author, Wendy Pollock, recently wrote about their work on Nina Simon’s Museum 2.0 blog.

Here’s the summary; check out their website for more details and registration info. And if you go, please let us know so we can do a write-up!

Making it Meaningful: Interpreting Unique Sites and ExperiencesDate: Friday, June 17, 2011
Time: 09:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Registration: $50.00
Location: Bernard Osher Foundation Auditorium and Museum Galleries

The Portland Museum of Art is pleased to host a day-long discussion focused on innovative strategies for creating meaningful experiences for visitors to unique sites such as the Winslow Homer Studio. The program features presentations by Kathleen McLean, Gail Davitt, Sandy Goldberg, Dinah Mack, and Kate Way. Lectures, discussions, and workshops will explore recent innovations in museum interpretation and offer ample opportunities for exchange among colleagues. Lunch at the Museum and a concluding reception at the Black Point Inn and the Winslow Homer Studio at Prouts Neck are included in the registration fee. For more information, please call Vanessa Nesvig at (207) 775-6148, ext. 3227.

NEMA Workshops in June

A little bit of everything in these upcoming workshops from NEMA; enjoy! (Remember that there is a reduced student rate for registering.)

Managing Projects: How to Keep One Step Ahead of your Project
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Co-sponsored by the New England Conservation Association
Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, MA
Registration Deadline: June 2, 2011
Beneath the flow charts, guidelines, formulas and technical jargon is a set of basic ideas that make up the core of effective project management. Learn key skills to improve your productivity.
Register

Tech Workshop II: Using Technology to Reach a Wider Audience
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, Concord, NH
Registration Deadline: June 7, 2011
We all know that there are vast potential audiences outside of our museum walls. Join the IMPs for a day of exploring how technology can help reach them.
Register

Networking Event!

Independent Museum Professionals Networking Lunch
Tuesday, June 14
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, Concord, NH
Join the IMP PAG for a 90-minute networking brown bag lunch. $10 if you order lunch; free if you bring your own lunch. Space is limited. Registration is required.
RSVP

Back to Basics and Beyond: Fine Art Insurance
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Sponsored in part by Willis Fine Art, Jewelry & Specie
Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA
Registration Deadline: June 9, 2011
This workshop will look at the complex and often misunderstood topic of fine arts insurance.
Register

A Fresh Look: Gallery Interpretation and the MFA’s New Art of the Americas Wing
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Registration Deadline: June 14, 2011
Join us for a day spent exploring a theme central to what educators do–gallery interpretation–in a fabulous space, the new Art of the Americas Wing at the MFA.
Register

Banish the Boring: Developing Effective Conference Presentations
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Longyear Museum, Chestnut Hills, MA
Registration Deadline: June 16, 2011
This workshop, designed for anyone interested in presenting at conferences or other public sessions, will help you become a more engaging, thoughtful presenter who provides your audience with real tools they can use.
50% discount for presenters at NEMA 2011 Conference!

Register

Space is limited. Please visit  www.nemanet.org and sign up today!

Upcoming NEMA Workshops

Direct from NEMA and hot off the presses:

NEMA’s Professional Affinity Groups provide you with timely, valuable workshops that address the challenges you face. Take charge of your professional development and join your New England colleagues at one of NEMA’s upcoming workshops or networking events. Register today as space is limited. Workshops are open to everyone.

Monday, May 9
Archives 101
USS Constitution Museum, Boston, MA
Libraries & Archives PAG
Whether you’re new to the profession, have taken on additional collections responsibilities, or just want to brush up on some archival theory and practice, “Archives 101″ can give you the skills to approach the seeming chaos of a new collection, make it easier for researchers and staff to access information, identify basic preservation issues, and not lose your sanity in the process!
Register

Tuesday, May 17
From Paintings to Pitchers: A Material Approach to Understanding and Preserving Historic Collections
Moffatt-Ladd House, Portsmouth, NH
Curators PAG
This workshop will explore the physical properties of various classes of objects, and basic strategies for studying and preserving historic collections.
Register

Networking Event!

Tuesday, May 17
Meet up of museum colleagues in Portsmouth!
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Portsmouth Museum of Art
NEMA is hosting an informal reception at Portsmouth Museum of Art. Join your friends and colleagues to relax, catch up on the latest news, and mingle over drinks and light refreshments. Free!
RSVP

Wednesday, May 18
20 Direct Response Strategies to Win Back Your Lapsed Donors and Members
Webinar
Is your lapsed donor file shrinking? Are your overall membership retention numbers not what they used to be? Re-capturing lapsed donors and members is a key initiative in every organization’s annual plan, and WIDGB would like to offer you and your fellow members some insight that you can incorporate into your fundraising and/or membership programs.
Register

Thursday, June 9
Managing Projects: How to Keep One Step Ahead of Your Project
Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, MA
Conservators PAG
This workshop will provide an overview of definitions, an introduction of essential Project Management skills and practices, and case studies of projects that participants can relate to.
Co-sponsored by the New England Conservation Association
Register

Tuesday, June 14
Tech Workshop II: Using Technology to Reach a Wider Audience
McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, Concord, NH
Independent Museum Professional PAG
We all know that there are vast potential audiences outside of our museum walls. Join the IMPs for a day of exploring how technology can help reach them.
Register

Networking Event!

Tuesday, June 14
Independent Museum Professionals Networking Lunch
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, Concord, NH
Join the IMP PAG for a 90-minute networking brown bag lunch. $10 if you order lunch; free if you bring your own lunch. Space is limited. Registration is required.
RSVP

Thursday, June 16
Back to Basics and Beyond: Fine Art Insurance
Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA
Registrars PAG
Sponsored in part by Willis Fine Art, Jewelry & Specie
This workshop will provide an overview of fine art insurance. Discussions will include who needs it, how it differs from other types of insurance coverage, how to assess your institution’s specific needs, and how to obtain the right coverage and policy for your institution. In depth discussions will address the topics of: submitting a claim and understanding the claim process, exhibition and loan coverage, deductibles, catastrophic coverage, policy exclusions and conditions, subrogation, and other current hot topics.
Register

Tuesday, June 21
A Fresh Look: Gallery Interpretation and the MFA’s New Art of the Americas Wing
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Education PAG
Join us for a day spent exploring a theme central to what we do-gallery interpretation-in a fabulous space, the new Art of the Americas Wing at the MFA.
Register

Space is limited. Please visit www.nemanet.org and sign up today!

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