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Monday, February 18, 2013

NEWS: Museum Newsletter February 2013

Greetings Utah Museums!

The Museum Grants are now open and online applications will be accepted until March 29 at 5:00 p.m. The guidelines can be found at artsandmuseums.utah.gov and the application is on the grants portal, uamgrants.org. Questions about Utah Arts & Museums grants can be directed to Katie Woslager, kwoslager@utah.gov, 801-236-7550.

We're also reaching out to those museums that have not yet completed our museum survey (click here for the survey). We'd like to have results in time for Museum Day at the Legislature, February 28. If you would like to participate in Museum Day and you haven't yet registered, click here for the Utah Museums Association website.

Wendi Hassan
Community Outreach  whassan@utah.gov                           801-860-6396
Upcoming Training

MOAB February 21, 12:00-1:00 pm
What's in Your Toolbox, Resources to Help Busy Nonprofit Professionals
Free with RSVP, 435-259-2553 (Mandy)
The Utah Nonprofits Association, WabiSabi, and Utah Arts & museums is offering a free lunch and informal training on the resources available for the nonprofit community. The training is free and lunch will be served. 

OGDEN March 6, 8:30 am-10:00 am
Event Planning Strategy Workshop
Free with RSVP, 801-860-6396 (Wendi)
This training from the Utah Nonprofits Association will help you understand why thinking about events strategically can improve them including structure, timelines, management, delegation, and volunteer recruitment. The training is free to arts and museums with registration support from Utah Arts & Museums, $10 for all others.

DUCHESNE April 17 9:00 am-4:00 pm
LARAMIE April 19 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Protecting Cultural Collections
Free, register here
Through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Western States and Territories Preservation Assistance Service (WESTPAS) is offering two free Disaster Preparedness workshops. Complete a disaster response and collection salvage plan, learn to train staff to implement the plan effectively, set pre- and post- disaster action priorities for your collections, understand practical decision-making skills needed during an emergency and experience salvage procedures for a variety of materials including books, documents, photos and objects.

Blue Star Museums

Last year more than 1,800 museums across the nation offered free admission to enlisted military personnel and their families between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

Blue Star Museums has grown larger and given the gift of an outstanding museum experience to more than 475,000 deeply appreciative military personnel and family members. You can read some of the blog postings of Blue Star family experiences here.

To become a Blue Star museum, just follow this link to sign up online. Respond by April 1, 2013 to be included on the NEA Blue Star Museums map and website. Even if your institution is already offering a similar program or already offers free admission to all, registering as a Blue Star Museum provides a national platform to showcase your museum to the military community.

After the registration deadline, you will receive a welcome email with a link to the Blue Star Museums webpage where you will find information on admissions eligibility and promotional resources to help you share news about this summer program. Questions can be directed to bluestarmuseums@arts.gov.


Use the opportunities pages at NowPlayingUtah.com to post or find out about jobs or workshops.

Wheeler Historic Farm has announced a curator position. Find the job listing here.
Upcoming Events

Feb 21 - What's in Your Toolkit workshop, Moab
Feb 28 - Museum Day at the Legislature
Mar 6 - Event Planning Workshop, Ogden
Mar 29 - UA&M museum grants due
Apr 17 - Protecting Collections, Duchesne
Apr 19 - Protecting Collections, Laramie, WY

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