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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

News: Museum Newsletter August 2012

School is back in session and it’s not just the kids who are back in classes. There are a host of conferences andprofessional development opportunities for museum professionals and volunteers. See below for details. Take note under Funding below that the USHRAB grants are due August 31 and in Events that  there has been a date change for Museum Day at the Legislature which is now February 28,2013.

Please let me know if you are planning to participate in Museum Day but have not signed up with the Smithsonian so that I can include you on the press release. I would also love to hear any stories and statistics from those who participated in Blue Star Museums. You can reach me at whassan@utah.gov and  801-860-6396 - Wendi Hassan

Museum Studies Courses
Congratulations to the five recipients of the Utah Arts & Museums fall museum studies scholarships!

Emma Dugal, Bountiful
Melissa Hogan, Centerville
Emily Johnson, Salt Lake City
Katherine Hall, Orem
TyRee Olsen, Price

Starting spring semester the museum studies courses will be offered online. Three courses will start in January 2013:

Public Relations and Marketing
Museum Exhibitions
Museums of the World History & Theory

Scholarships will be offered for spring semester. Applications will be due December 1, 2012. Click here or contact Curtis Ashton for more information. Individuals aged 62 or older can audit these courses for $10.

Also check out:
The Nonprofit Academy for Excellence at the University of Utah. Next deadline early January.

The new minor in museum studies fromSouthern Utah University

The Certificate of Museum Practices atBrigham Young University
Workshops & Conferences
September 20-23, Utah State History's 2012 Annual Conference, "Encounters: Moments of Change" at the Rio Grande Depot and Fort Douglas Officers Club in Salt Lake City. Four days of workshops and it's all free, except the Sunday Bear River Tour. 

September 29, The International Society of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers Annual Convention  at the Davis Conference Center. All DUP members, members-at-large, associates and prospective members are invited to attend. Note that this is the same day as Museum Day so we hope many DUPs will make arrangements to be open to the public while they are at the convention.

October 1-3, Utah Museums Association Annual Conference, in Salt Lake City. Don't miss the opportunity to learn from Utah museum professionals. UMA is still accepting proposals for the poster session. Some scholarships are available, contact UMA for more information.

October 3-6, The American Association of State and Local History Conference will be held in Salt Lake City this year. It’s a great opportunity to attend this national conference so close to home.UMA members can attend at the AASLH membership rate. If you’re interested in helping, contact Robert Voyles

October 11, Utah Nonprofits Association Conference at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center.

August 31, Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board mini-grants due

October 4, the National Historical Publications and Records Administration requests proposals to publish historical records of national significance

November 29, Utah Arts & Museums arts project grants due

March 29Utah Arts & Museums museum grants due

Ongoing, Museum Interpretation Grants to help small museums (annual operating budgets under $200,00) tell the stories of their collections and communities
Upcoming Events
May 28 - Sept 3 - Blue Star Museums
Sep 29 - Smithsonian's Museum Day Live!
Oct 1-3 - Utah Museums Association Conference
Oct 11, Utah Nonprofits Association Conference
Feb 28, 2013 - Museum Day at the Legislature
Mar 29, 2013 - Utah Arts & Museums museum grantsdue

Museum Interpretation Initiative
The Utah Humanities Council has started a tour of the small museums that participated in the award winningMuseum Interpretation Initiative workshops to visit their exhibits. Check out UHC's Facebook page andwebsite to see photos and news as they are posted.

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