Bi-Weekly Update - Dec. 11

Hello CCPHers,

Here are some interesting history events happening soon in California as well as articles pertaining to history. Thank you for your support.

CCPH invites any announcements or articles relating to history from our members and mailing list to include in our updates. Please email your submissions to ccph@csus.edu.

From: California Historical Society

Subframe Listening Event: Past is Prologue Sunday, January 10, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Palace of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon Street, San Francisco Attend To close our Panama-Pacific International Exposition (PPIE) programming, we present an interactive program at the Palace of Fine Arts. Come meet the staff of Subframe, an audio storytelling project, and listen to their audio stories connected to the history of the PPIE, specifically their final episode titled, “The Past is Prologue.” For this final episode of the season, Subframe collaborated with Shiftworks to create “The Past is Prologue,” an investigation of the PPIE site through the lens of long-term change. The episode explores how the site we currently call the Marina has changed over the millennia. Combining images, historical timelines and artistic renderings of times past, Shiftworks investigates how the site has physically changed and tracks the forces that enacted those changes. Understanding how the area went from hillside to wetland to the site of the PPIE, from thriving urban area to disaster zone following the Loma Prieta earthquake, helps us appreciate that no matter how much the ground beneath our feet feels solid, the world we live in is always shifting into something new.

Engineers of Illumination: A Projected Light Project by Optic Flare! November 23, 2015 - January 3, 2016 Every night after dark Read More For the duration of CHS’s exhibition City Rising: San Francisco and the 1915 World's Fair (Feb. 22, 2015 – Jan. 3, 2016), this series of artist-based, projected-light installations honors the stunning achievements of the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition (PPIE). Five light-based artists show an after-dark artwork in the CHS gallery's front and side windows. The installations can be viewed from Mission Street or Annie Alley. Run time: 52 minutes. In order of appearance: Shimmering Spectacles, by Scott Stark The City Luminous: Spectral Canopy Variation, by Kerry Laitala The Illuminated Palace, by Kevin Cain Field of Vision, by Elise Baldwin Lopa Pikta (Rope Picture), by Ben Wood

From: California Association of Museums

CALIFORNIA MUSEUMS HAVE A NEW FUNDING SOURCE!

With your help, we’ve reached the requirement of pre-selling 7,500 plates so the Snoopy license plate can go into production. That means a new Museum Grant Program WILL be established in California – and thousands of California cars will display the tagline “Museums are for Everyone”. Thank you so much for your part in achieving this monumental goal.

This news will be announced publicly at a press conference sponsored by Speaker of the Assembly Toni Atkins on December 16 in San Diego. Stay tuned for a press release and other materials you can share.

Our supporters want CAM to build a stronger future for museums. This milestone is evidence that we are accomplishing that, through collective action and the "helping hands" of many. We invite you to celebrate our shared success with a year-end, tax-deductible gift to CAM. Click here to make a donation.

If you represent one of our valued 85 Beagle Backer museums, stay tuned for details. To view a list and map of the museums offering one-time free or discounted admission to Snoopy plate purchasers, click here.

SUPERINTENDENT'S AWARD ENTRIES DUE DECEMBER 18

The Superintendent’s Awards for Excellence in Museum Education Competition recognizes the outstanding achievements in California museum programs that serve K-12 students and/or educators. The competition is the joint project of the sponsors, CAM and the Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction.

The winning programs will be presented with their awards at the 2016 CAM annual luncheon in Riverside, March 3, 2016, at the Riverside Convention Center, held in conjunction with CAM’s annual conference. Representatives also give a short presentation at a session immediately following the luncheon.

All entry forms must be submitted on or before Friday, December 18, 2015. LEARN MORE

OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

CAC LOOKING FOR PEER REVIEW PANELISTS FOR 2016 GRANTS

The California Arts Council is looking for panelists to serve on the 2016 peer review panels for their grant programs. The CAC is looking for individuals who have in-depth professional experiences in the arts, arts education, arts administration, arts in juvenile justice, and/or related fields, travel to Sacramento to review and rank grant applications. Read more

GRANTWRITING FOR PRESERVATION PROJECTS WORKSHOPS THROUGH JANUARY

Grantwriting for Preservation Projects to Enhance Collection Care is a one-day workshop that identifies and sets priorities among collection needs, reviews sources of grant funding, and addresses key preservation questions asked on grant applications. There is no cost to attend however registration is required. The following are the available workshops: UC Santa Barbara Library, December 11; Petaluma Historical Library and Museum, January 13. Read more

CENTER FOR NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE PROPOSALS – DUE JANUARY 4

The 501(c)onference attracts hundreds of diverse nonprofit executives and leaders across the Greater Los Angeles region annually. This year’s theme is Join the Evolution. Request for Proposals are due January 4. Read more

CALIFORNIA COLLECTION PRESERVATION ASSESSMENT GRANT – DUE JANUARY 29

The California Preservation Assessment Project (CPAP), managed by the California Preservation Program, is designed to help small and mid-sized libraries and archives plan improvements in care for their permanent and historical collections. All non-profit institutions (libraries, archives, museums, parks, and historical societies) in California with library and archival collections with free public access are eligible to apply. Apply by January 29, 2016. Read more

C2C CARING FOR FRAMED OBJECTS ON A BUDGET WEBINAR – FEBRUARY 9

This Connecting to Collections webinar will focus on the ways that smaller institutions can care for frames and their contents safely and economically. Topics will include storage tips on a budget; whether to use glass or Plexiglas®; the nuts and bolts of framing hardware; caring for period frames; and the advantages of using standard frame sizes. It is scheduled for February 9, 2016 from 11-12:30 pm PST. Read more

2016 MELLON SUMMER ACADEMY AT LACMA – APPLICATIONS DUE MARCH 1

LACMA invites eligible undergraduate students to apply to this one-week behind-the-scenes program, which will introduce 15 participants to the curatorial process in a large museum. The Summer Academy, which is part of the Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship, is hosted at LACMA as well as the Art Institute of Chicago, High Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Read more

CALL FOR AASLH LEADERSHIP IN HISTORY AWARDS OPEN – DUE MARCH 1

The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) invites nominations for the 2016 Leadership in History Awards. The AASLH Leadership in History Awards Program recognizes exemplary work completed by state or federal historical societies, institutions, or agencies; regional, county, or local historical societies, institutions, or agencies; museums or foundations, etc. Read more

From: Adobe Home Tour and Escondido History Center

About Adobe Home Tour

March 6, 2016 11 am - 4 pm.

For complete details or to buy tickets go to http://adobehometour.com/2016-tour-details/

The Adobe Home tour is a tour of architecturally unique homes in the Escondido California area. The home tour is produced in collaboration with the Escondido History Center and all proceeds go directly to the History Center to further the preservation of the unique history of the Escondido region. Escondido California began as Juan Batista Alvarado’s ranch known as Rincon Del Diablo and was a one of the many land grants issued by Mexico. The land was later acquired by the Escondido Land and Town Company and divided into smaller farms where the area remained an agricultural center for many years. It was during this time in 1888 that some of the first Adobe structures appeared in the Escondido area.

The Escondido area has a rich history of Adobe structure and has the highest concentration of Adobe homes and structures anywhere in the country outside of New Mexico. This is largely due to the proliferation of builders like the Weir Brothers and George Patterson who specialized in Adobe construction and the various other contractors and builders who learned the art of adobe construction and built independently.

From: National Council on Public History

NEWS

· America needs a national slavery monument. In the wake of the debate about Confederate monuments, professors Blain Roberts and Ethan J. Kyle call for a national memorial to the victims of chattel slavery. http://nyti.ms/1IEyBwV

· Have museums reached the “pink collar” tipping point? Joan Baldwin of Leadership Matters discusses the growing number of women in the museum field and what this means for the profession as a whole. She calls for a discussion of this trend and how museum professionals can respond. http://bit.ly/1U3tRCm

· Tour guides important aspect of museum strategies. Tour guides are often a museum’s “front line” and are therefore perfectly placed to execute museum strategies, especially those devoted to inclusion or bridging education and entertainment. http://bit.ly/1jOd1u8

· Giant corn, gamma ray sprinklers, and veggie burgers. Most depictions of historical fantasies of the 21st century focus on unrealized dreams of flying cars, Martian colonies, and robot butlers. Food historian Benjamin Wurgaft takes a look at surprising visions of futuristic food and how a few of these then-hypothetical ideas became the everyday. http://n.pr/1HUKkHG

· Birds preserve rare documents. Birds in Zvenigorod, a Moscow suburb, have been preserving historical documents from the past two centuries by snatching whatever sorts of paper they could find and using them to build their nests. The result has been a fascinating and fragmentary collection of everyday documents ranging from letters to advertisements. http://bit.ly/1lOTsmX

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