School is back in session and its 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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.
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.
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.
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.