October 19-20, 2012
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel
422 Monroe Street
Jefferson City, Missouri 65101
Keynote Address by
Dr. Robert Archibald,
Missouri History Museum
Friday, October 19, 2012
12 – 5 p.m.
1 – 4 p.m.
- Missouri State Archives, 600 W. Main
- Missouri State Museum, Riverside Collections Facility, 117 N. Riverside
Tours begin at 1 and 2:30
6 – 9 p.m.
Featuring Deb Swanegan, Storyteller at 7 p.m.
(Inside Missouri State Capitol, 201 W. Capitol Ave.
Evening entrance on south side through carriageway)
Saturday, October 20, 2012
9 - 10:30 a.m.
“The Rest of the Story: Dealing with Archival Research Issues”
▪ Mary Beth Brown, CA, University of Missouri, Columbia
Using outreach tools, such as public presentations and community projects, can help archival repositories and museums gather additional materials for their collections that help tell the rest of the story.
10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
“Disaster Preparedness Kits”
▪ Linda Landry, Conservator, Missouri History Museum
Learn about creating a disaster preparedness kit for your museum or archive.
Lunch and Keynote Address
▪ Dr. Robert Archibald, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, 2012 AASLH Leadership in History Award of Distinction
1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
“Getting the Story Across: Enhancing the Visitor Experience and Public Programming”
▪ Jess Rezac, American Jazz Museum, Kansas City
▪ Geoff Giglierano, Director, Missouri Humanities Council, St. Louis
Historical Images and artifacts cannot entirely speak for themselves. Interpretation through well designed exhibits helps our audience to understand the stories we are trying to tell, but there are many ways we can enhance the museum visitor’s experience, make a story more meaningful and accessible through other forms of interpretation and public programing. Join us in exploring some of the ways that different kinds of organizations – even those with limited resources – can achieve those goals, both through programming and activities developed in-house, and by means of partnerships with other groups and individuals from outside your own organization.
3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
“If You’re Not at the Table, You Could Be on the Table: Advocacy and Building Relationships with Elected Officials”
▪ Karen Witter, Assistant Director, Illinois State Museum, and Chair, Advocacy Committee, Association of Midwest Museums
▪ Randall F. Witter, President, Cook-Witter, Inc.
Do your local, state, and federal elected officials know how your museum makes a difference to their constituents? Museums need to become more effective advocates and speak with a unified voice. There are simple ways to get involved. Come find out how you can be an effective advocate for your museum and the museum field.
4:30 p.m. undefined Museums and Archives Townhall
▪ Missouri Humanities Council
▪ Business Meeting and Introduction of new officers, Missouri Association for Museums and Archives