Annual Meeting of the Missouri Association for Museums and Archives, co-sponsored by the Missouri Humanities Council
Missouri Association for Museums and Archives and the Missouri Humanities Council Joint Meeting
October 7-8, 2011
Location: Stoney Creek Inn and Conference Center, 2601 S. Providence Road, Columbia, Missouri.
Overnight Accommodations A block of rooms is on reserve at Stoney Creek Inn for the night of October 7. Rooms are $91 plus tax. Contact Stoney Creek Inn at 573.442.6400 by September 14 to reserve a room at this special conference rate.
Friday, October 7
4 p.m. — Registration
— Opening Reception
Museum of Anthropology at University of Missouri
Shuttle service provided between museum and hotel.
Saturday, October 8
— Take Your Museum to the Next Level: MAP/CAP/StEPS Programs Jamie Berry, Executive Director, Toy and Miniature Museum, Kansas City; Rob Clement, Assistant Director, Museum of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville; Cherie Cook, Senior Program Manager, American Association for State and Local History, Jefferson City
— Development 101: An Introduction to Fundraising Geoff Giglierano, Director, Missouri Humanities Council, St. Louis; Anna Wingron, Community Programs & Outreach Director, Missouri Humanities Council, St. Louis
— Lunch and Keynote Address
"Making Collections Meaningful" by Jean Svadlenak
In a world where everyone is on the go and change is constant, long-term viability and sustainability for museums, archives, and related organizations depends on engaging communities and visitors in meaningful ways. We must focus on what we can do uniquely well and tell those compelling stories that bring our community’s history to life. This year’s keynote address by Jean Svadlenak will suggest ways we can look at collections, discover the fascinating stories they tell, and provide tips for planning exhibits that help visitors connect with their community’s unique story, places, and events.
Jean Svadlenak brings 35 years of museum experience to her work as a consultant in documenting, preserving, and interpreting community history.
Her most recent project is the new exhibition, Americans by Choice: The Story of Immigration & Citizenship in Kansas commissioned by the U.S.
District Court at the Robert J. Dole Courthouse in Kansas City, Kansas.
Prior to establishing a consulting practice, Jean served as curator, then president at the Kansas City Museum. During her 11-year tenure, she coordinated all curatorial and exhibition activities, and while she was president the museum achieved accreditation from the American Association of Museums.
—Preservation 101: Common Sense Preservation for Objects and Archival Materials
Shelly Croteau, Assistant State Archivist, Missouri State Archives, Jefferson City; Audrey Gayou, Collections Manager, University of Missouri Museum of Anthropology, Columbia; Linda Endersby, Director, Missouri State Museum, Jefferson City
— Practical Exhibitions: Developing High Quality, Cost-Effective Exhibit Projects Alisha Cole, Arcadia Consulting, Kansas City; John Deis, Caldwell County Historical Society, Hamilton
— Town Hall Discussion