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From: California Association of Museums
SACRAMENTO 2017: WILL WE SEE YOU THERE?
Join us in Sacramento March 29-31, 2017 as we convene for the 2017 CAM Conference.
Each year between 400-500 California Museum professionals come together at the CAM annual conference to discussion issues, trends and ideas worth sharing. Join us as we strengthen California museums to expand their collective impact.
TRAINING: NAI INTERPRETIVE GUIDE (SAN DIEGO) – AUGUST 8-11
California State Parks, in partnership with the National Association for Interpretation, is offering an interpretive guide training course for individuals who will be delivering interpretive programs or having public contact at interpretive sites. Read more
TRAINING: NAI INTERPRETIVE GUIDE (PALM DESERT) – AUGUST 16-19
The Living Desert, in partnership with the National Association for Interpretation, is offering an interpretive guide training course for individuals who will be delivering interpretive programs or having public contact at interpretive sites. Read more
SEMINAR: PROPOSAL WRITING – AUGUST 16
The Foundation Center in San Francisco is hosting a Proposal Writing Seminar. Grantseekers will receive hands-on proposal writing experience plus a deeper understanding of the funder’s process. Cost $295. Read more
WEBINAR: RELIGION AND HISTORIC HOUSE INTERPRETATION – AUGUST 16
This AASLH webinar will explore a case study of how elements of religion have been incorporated into the history of Mary Surratt and the museum. The webinar is at 3pm EST and it is free for AASLH members. Read more
WEBINAR: BUILD TIES WITH DIVERSE DONORS – AUGUST 18
Fundraising experts warn that traditional appeals and approaches don’t always resonate with Americans of all races and ethnicities. Join us for strategies and tactics to engage diverse donors and broaden support for your cause. Cost $75-$96. Read more
WEBINAR: COLLECTIONS CARE TRAINING FOR SMALL MUSEUMS – AUGUST 24
The focus of this free webinar by Connecting to Collections is building professional development opportunities for small museums’ staff and volunteers, such as a policy and procedure manual, topic specific topic lectures, and more. Read more
WEBINAR: PUTTING YOUR HOUSE MUSEUM “TO BED” FOR THE SEASON – AUGUST 31
What do you need to know to ready your buildings for seasonal closures? This free webinar by Connecting to Collections and the New England Museums Association will explore the variety of building and collections tasks that go into seasonal closings. Read more
AASLH/MMA ANNUAL MEETING IN DETROIT – SEPTEMBER 14-17
The 2016 AASLH/MMA Annual Meeting is now open for registration. It will be held from at the riverfront Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan. Read more
IMLS ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS FOR NATIONAL MEDAL – DEADLINE OCTOBER 3
Each year, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) presents select museums and libraries with the nation's highest honor, the National Medal for Museum and Library Service.
IMLS is now accepting nominations for the 2017 awards. Nomination forms must be submitted by October 3, 2016. Read more
CONFERENCE: ORAL HISTORY ASSOCIATION – OCTOBER 12-16
Registration is open for the 2016 Oral History Association annual meeting in Long Beach. A track is devoted to seminal points in the oral history field as public space for discourse on the state and future of various key movements. Read more
By Fred A. Bernstein, Interior Design, July 1, 2016
From: California Preservation Program
“Grantwriting for Preservation Projects To Enhance Collection Care” Workshop
Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History
September 26, 2016, 9am-4pm
Workshop goals: “Grantwriting for Preservation Projects to Enhance Collection Care” is a one-day workshop, 9am-4pm, that identifies and sets priorities among collection needs, reviews sources of grant funding, and addresses key preservation questions asked on grant applications.
By the end of the workshop day, participants will have:
1) outlined a preservation project proposal specific to their institution
2) identified possible funding sources
3) tested their ideas with other workshop participants.
Who should attend: Administrators and staff responsible for care of the collection in all types of libraries, archives, and museums with an emphasis on small-to-medium sized institutions without preservation grantwriting experience. By registering for the workshop, the institution commits to supporting the attendee(s) to achieve the workshop’s goals to develop and submit proposals for preservation projects to enhance collection care. When possible, TWO attendees from an institution should attend so they can work together on project development.
Requirements for Attendance: 1) Completion of an advance assignment to fill out a questionnaire used to gather data needed for the workshop; 2) a commitment to move forward from the workshop with a preservation project proposal.
Registration is required. Register here. For general & content information, contact Barclay Ogden, firstname.lastname@example.org, workshop instructor and grant writer of more than 50 preservation grants for the UC Berkeley Library, the California Preservation Program, and the Western States and Territories Preservation Assistance Service (WESTPAS).
Cost: No charge to the institution. Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the California State Library. Mileage reimbursement funds are available to staff (paid or volunteer) from California organizations with annual operating budgets of less than $250,000 for travel in excess of 100 miles, round trip, to attend the workshop.
From: Maidu Museum & Historic Site
From: California State Archives
The newest issue of California Originals, the newsletter for the California State Archives, is available here!
From: California Historical Society
The California Historical Society and LA as Subject invite you
to attend a special opening reception for the exhibition:
History Keepers: Traversing Los Angeles
Friday, August 5, 2016 6:00–8:00 pm El Tranquilo Gallery & Information Center 634 N. Main Street Los Angeles, California Entrance on Olvera Street, W-19
Making our way around our sprawling Los Angeles is a fundamental aspect of our lives. But what if you didn’t have to take a car, bus, or train, or bike or walk, to experience L.A.? In this exhibition, unique and curious objects from around the region bring our multifaceted city to us. Each tells a story about Los Angeles—how we move through it and how it moves through us. From individual collectors to cultural and educational organizations, history keepers from Southern California take us to corners of our region we’ve never seen or ones long gone.
Image: Copter Tested as Traffic Director, 1953, courtesy of Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives, UCLA Library Special Collections
The Modoc War: A History Examined Through Objects in the Exhibition
Thursday, July 28, 2016 6:00 - 8:00 PM California Historical Society, San Francisco Attend
This engaging exploration of the history of the Modoc War will be told through the images and items on view in Sensationalist Portrayals of the Modoc War, 1872-73. Authors Boyd Cothran (Remembering the Modoc War: Redemptive Violence and the Making of American Innocence) and Cheewa James (MODOC: The Tribe That Wouldn't Die) will will take us through the background and impetus for the Modoc War and provide insights on why this War was monumental, destructive, and historic.
An American Genocide: The United States and the California Indian Catastrophe, 1846-1873
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 7:00 PM La Plaza de Cultura y Artes 501 N Main St, Los Angeles Free, please RSVP
Between 1846 and 1873, California's Indian population plunged from perhaps 150,000 to 30,000. In An American Genocide: The United States and the California Indian Catastrophe, 1846-1873 (Yale University Press, 2016) historian Benjamin Madley uncovers the full extent of this slaughter, the involvement of state and federal officials, the taxpayer dollars that supported the violence, indigenous resistance, who did the killing, and why the killings ended. This deeply researched book is a comprehensive and chilling history of an American genocide.