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Thursday, October 24, 2013

NEWS: Utah Certificates of Museum Practice Awarded to Brent Farley and Carol Adams of Orem Heritage Museum and Adrienne Day of Jewish Community Center

Geoffrey Fattah, 801.245.7205
Communications Director, Utah Dept. of Heritage and Arts

For Technical Information: Alyssa Hickman Grove, 801.236.7548
Constituent Relations & Media, Utah Arts & Museums

For immediate release                      

21 October 2013                                

Utah Certificates of Museum Practice Awarded
Brent Farley and Carol Adams of Orem Heritage Museum
and Adrienne Day of Jewish Community Center Are Recipients

SALT LAKE CITY — Three museum professionals have earned the Utah Certificate of Museum Practice awarded by Utah Arts & Museums and the Utah Museums Association. Brent Farley and Carol Adams of the Orem Heritage Museum were honored at the Western Museums Association Conference on Saturday, October 12, 2013, and Adrienne Day will be recognized at the Utah Museums Association Conference next October in Cedar City.

The certificate honors museum professionals, board members, and volunteers who have made a significant investment in professional development and strengthened their museums in the process. Participants spend nearly 200 hours in training and completing projects in three areas: museum administration, education and interpretation, and collections care.

Those who have earned the certificate to date have taken university-level courses in museum studies. Brent Farley and Carol Adams also participated in the Museum Interpretation Workshop from the Utah Humanities Council. Soon participants will be able to apply training from multiple sources toward the certificate.

“We are proud of the accomplishments of Brent, Carol, and Adrienne,” said Lynnette Hiskey, Director of Utah Arts & Museums. “Their deep investment in their own professional development will advance Utah’s museums for years to come.”

“I saw the Certificate of Museum Practice as a credible indication that I had gained basic, all-around knowledge of what a museum is about, including how to display and preserve valuable museum items in interesting and educational settings of value to the public,” said Farley. “After I had completed the requirements for the certificate, I supervised a move to a different building and a rearrangement of all museum displays. The knowledge I had gained provided the confidence I needed to enhance and improve the overall display settings.”

More information about the Certificate of Museum Practice is available at heritage.utah.gov/arts-and-museums/museums or by contacting Wendi Hassan, whassan@utah.gov, 801.860.6396.

Photo: Left to right — Adrienne Day, Carol Adams, and Brent Farley
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About Utah Arts & Museums
Utah Arts & Museums is a division of the Utah Department of Heritage and Arts with a goal to promote innovation in and the growth of Utah’s arts and culture community. The division provides funding, education, and technical services to individuals and organizations statewide so that all Utahns, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity or economic status, can access, understand, and receive the benefits of arts and culture. Additional information on the programs and services can be found at artsandmuseums.utah.gov or by calling 801.236.7555. 

Alyssa Hickman Grove
Constituent Relations & Media


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