Bi-Weekly Update - May 6

Hello CCPHers,

In our last Bi-Weekly Update, the listed submission date for paper and poster proposals for the CCPH 2016 Annual Meeting on October 21-22, 2016, was incorrect. The correct deadline for submissions is June 15, 2016.

In other news, the new California History Action webpage has been updated! Please check out the new page here. CHA is now a web-based information board that publishes public and member articles on California museums, public history projects, history events, archive holdings, book reviews, and any other articles on public history. CCPH eagerly welcomes submissions from museums, archives, historical societies, etc. who are interested in posting any of the information above. Email any of your submissions to ccph@csus.edu.

Also, please note:

  • CCPH is actively seeking nominations for our 2016 Awards, recognizing those in the Public History field doing extraordinary work. For more information about the awards that we offer and past award winners, visit our Awards webpage.

  • CCPH invites any announcements or articles relating to history from our members and mailing list to include in our updates.

Thank you for your continuous support and interest in CCPH!

From: Contra Costa County Historical Society

Saturday, May 21

New Exhibit – Justice and Judges

1:00pm

Contra Costa County History Center

724 Escobar St., Martinez

The Contra Costa County Historical Society is hosting an Open House on May 21 to unveil its new exhibit “Justice and Judges: The History of the Law in Contra Costa County”. Former Judges and invited guests will talk about the evolution of the County legal system, and share a few personal stories from the past. The exhibit honors Judge Richard Arnason who served as a Superior Court Judge for 49 years. Tours of the County archives will be available after the talk.

For more information, visit www.cocohistory.com

Admission is free.

Refreshments will be served.

RSVP is requested. Call 925-229-1042 or email to: mkting@cocohistory.org

From: California Association of Museums

ANNOUNCEMENTS

AASLH BASICS OF ARCHIVES ONLINE COURSE – MAY 16-JUNE 13

This Basics of Archives online course is designed to give organizations and individuals who are responsible for the care of historical records an introduction to the core aspects of managing and protecting historical records collections, using appropriate principles and best practices. Cost: $85 members/$160 nonmembers. Read more

GRANTSPACE MEET UP & HAPPY HOUR: COLLABORATIONS THAT WORK – MAY 19

GrantSpace will explore successful partnerships originating in the Bay Area, including examples between nonprofits, foundations, governments, and/or corporations. The Meet Up starts at 3 PM PST. Read more

2016 ASTC DIVERSITY & LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT FELLOWS PROGRAM – DUE MAY 23

The Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC) Diversity and Leadership Development Fellows Program supports the professional growth and retention of underrepresented groups. Fellows receive free registration for the ASTC Annual Conference and a stipend. Read more

AASLH/MMA 2016 MEETING CALL FOR POSTERS – DUE JUNE 1

This year the AASLH, in partnership with the Michigan Museums Association, is holding their Annual Meeting in Detroit, MI, on September 14-17. They are calling for proposals for poster sessions. The Annual Meeting theme is “The Spirit of Rebirth.” Read more

CENTER FOR NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT 501(C)ONFERENCE – JUNE 1-3

The 501(c)onference is Southern California’s largest conference for nonprofit leaders and the theme is Join the Evolution. Read more

WMA 2016 REQUEST FOR POSTER SESSION PROPOSALS – DUE JUNE 3

The Western Museums Association (WMA) is accepting Poster Session Proposals for the 2016 Annual Meeting to be held in Phoenix, Arizona on September 25-28. Read more

PRINCIPLES OF NAGPRA – JUNE 7

John F. Kennedy University is hosting a panel discussion about the Native Graves and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) and collections access for and consultation with Native Peoples. It will be held on the Berkeley Campus on June 7 at 4pm. For additional information or to RSVP - please contact 510.647.2072 or museum@jfku.edu.

SMALL MUSEUMS SCHOLARSHIPS FOR AASLH – DUE JUNE 10 AASLH’s Small Museums Committee is offering scholarships to any AASLH members. Each $500 scholarship covers the cost of conference registration and a luncheon. Any remaining funds may be used to offset travel and/or lodging expenses. Read more

PROPOSAL WRITING BOOTCAMP IN SAN FRANCISCO – JUNE 14-16

This three-day immersion course focuses on the essential knowledge and skills fundraisers need to become effective proposal writers. The event will take place at the Foundation Center and the cost is $595. Read more

IMLS HOSTS THE CAPITOL HILL MAKER FAIRE - JUNE 21

IMLS, in collaboration with the Congressional Maker Caucus, is hosting a free celebration of making on Capitol Hill. The second annual IMLS Capitol Hill Maker Faire will explore trends and drivers of the Maker Movement. Read more

AASLH COLLECTIONS CARE PRACTICES YOU CAN (AND SHOULD) DO – JUNE 22

This webinar will discuss specific preventive conservation practices that can be done by collections personnel, and those that should be done by conversators. The audience should be paid and unpaid staff who care for collections. It will occur at 10-11:30 am PST. Read more

MUSEUMS IN THE NEWS

A Desert Museum’s Ode to Black Assemblage Art

By: Antwaun Sargent, The Creator’s Project, May 3 2016

Breeding Aquarium Fish Can Help Save Reefs

By: Rachael Bale, National Geographic, May 3, 2016

These Children’s Hospital patients met with zoo animals to bond over medical conditions

By: Jason Henry, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, April 29, 2016

SFMOMA: From rocky beginning to art powerhouse

By: Eli Wolfe, San Francisco Chronicle, April 28, 2016

Art Off the Walls: A Guide to Open Engagement

By: Sarah Burke, East Bay Express, April 27, 2016

Off the Beat and Into a Museum: Art Helps Police Officers Learn to Look

By: Sarah Lyall, New York Times, April 26, 2016

From: California Historical Society

SFMOMA Opening Celebrations Saturday, May 14, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM We're celebrating the reopening of our SFMOMA with a free day full of artful activities for families. Enjoy free admission to our current exhibition Experiments in Environment: The Halprin Workshops, 1966-1971, and a special edition of History for Half Pints featuring arts and crafts projects, storytime with Screen Actors Guild BookPAL Teresa, and a dance workshop led by Claudia Anata! Learn more about SFMOMA's reopening events here.

How Participatory Design Is Changing Los Angeles Tuesday, May 24, 6:00 PM Gensler, Los Angeles Office 500 South Figueroa Street Los Angeles, CA 90071 Get Tickets

Join us at Gensler's beautiful Los Angeles offices for a stirring panel discussion about how participatory design impacts the creation of the built environment in Los Angeles and beyond. Inspired by Lawrence Halprin’s creative public participation methods, presenters and participants will consider how public participation does, could, and should impact current projects in Los Angeles.

Guest speakers include a diverse array of architects, designers, planners, and architectural historians. Alison Bick Hirsch, Assistant Professor at the USC School of Architecture and author of City Choreographer: Lawrence Halprin in Urban Renewal America, will moderate the discussion.

Dance the RSVP Cycle Workshop Saturday, May 28, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM $125 | Learn More Mountain Home Studio 15 Ravine Way, Kentfield, CA 94904 "The RSVP cycles designed by Lawrence Halprin is a process in generating creativity in others. We will be experiencing this process as it relates to dance." ~Anna Halprin American dance pioneer Anna Halprin will lead a workshop on the "principles of scoring through dance." Halprin developed this creative methodology with her husband, architect Lawrence Halprin. All are welcome. No previous dance training necessary.

From: American Association for State and Local History

AASLH Annual Meeting

Call for Posters: http://blogs.aaslh.org/aaslh-annual-meeting-call-for-posters-2016/

Speakers Announced: http://blogs.aaslh.org/speakers-announced-for-the-aaslhmma-2016-annual-meeting/

Upcoming Continuing Education

May 16- June 13

Basics of Archives (Online Course)

Cost: $85 AASLH Members/ $160 Nonmembers

URL: http://resource.aaslh.org/view/basics-of-archives/

May 20, 9am-4pm

Reinventing the Historic House Museum (Workshop)

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana

Cost: $99 AASLH Members/ $175 Nonmembers

URL: http://resource.aaslh.org/view/reinventing-the-historic-house-museum-2016/

June 9-10

Collections Management and Practices (Workshop)

Location: Denver, Colorado

Cost: $280 AASLH Members/ $405 Nonmembers

($40 off all registrations before May 6)

URL: http://resource.aaslh.org/view/collections-management-and-practices/

June 22, 2pm EST

Toeing the Line: Collections Care Practices You CAN (and Should) Do and What is Only for Trained Conservators (Webinar)

Cost: $25 StEPs Organizations/ $40 AASLH Members/ $115 Nonmembers

URL: http://resource.aaslh.org/view/toeing-the-line-collections-care-practices-you-can-and-should-do-and-what-is-only-for-trained-conservators/

July 12-13

Project Management for History Professionals (Workshop)

Location: Columbus, Ohio

Cost: $475 Members/ $550 Nonmembers

($40 off all registrations before June 15)

URL: http://resource.aaslh.org/view/project-management-for-history-professionals-3/

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