The 2012 Museum Survey is open! Each year we gather information about Utah's museums to help us benchmark our progress as a state, provide information to legislators, and determine training and technical assistance needs. You can see previous survey reports here. Please designate a representative from your museum to fill out the survey by January 31 so we can have results ready for you to use on Museum Advocacy Day.
Heritage Preservation is offering a series of free courses in collections care, Caring for Yesterday's Treasures - Today. The first webinar is Wednesday, January 9. The registration process does require a commitment form signed by a supervisor.
The 90-minute interactive webinars begin at noon.
Collections Care Basics
January 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 23
Risk Evaluation - First Step in Disaster Planning
February 5, 7, 12, 14
Protecting Your Collection - Writing a Disaster Response Plan
March 5, 7, 12, 14
Caring for Digital Materials - Preventing a Digital Dark Age
Caring for Photographic Materials
Courses on audiovisual materials, fundraising for collections care and outreach activities to come in the fall.
This year the Collaborative Summer Library Program will encourage children to "Dig into Reading" providing a perfect opportunity for libraries to collaborate with museums. The teen theme is "Beneath the Surface" and the adult theme is "Groundbreaking Reads." Reach out to local libraries, or connect with Matt McClain at State Library, 801-715-6742.