Conference Presentations & Handouts

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Presentations and Handouts


1:00PM - 2:30PM Sessions

Beyond Your Boundaries: Project and Promote your Museum’s Profile

Digital Access Taubman: A Case Study of a Partnership between The Taubman Museum of Art and

Dream Big, Bite Small: Lessons from Managing a Department of One

No and Low Cost Interactives for Exhibits and Educational Programming

The Future of Living History

Training Staff in Difficult Topics

3:00PM – 4:30PM Sessions

Collections on the Move: Tracking Collections and Holding Storage Space

Come In & Play: Designing Experiences for Families

Designing a Contemporary Building in Support of an Historic Narrative *Contact VAM for Presentation

Out in the Sticks: Overcoming the Challenges of a Rural Museum

Project-Based Learning in Museum Education

Virginia Africana Associates (VAA): Truth Telling: Part 2



9:00AM – 10:30AM Sessions

Why Didn’t I See That?!

Critical Conversations: The Dynamics of “Parent” Organizations, Governing Boards and Advisory Groups

Emergency Preparedness and Response: Trials, Tribulations, and Triumphs

Memories to Memorials: A Museum Partnership for Alternative Assessments

New Technologies for Nonprofits: Drones and 3-D Printing the Built Landscape

Starting from Scratch: Building a Donor Retention Program


11:00AM – 12:30PM Sessions

Board to Death: Working For and On Boards

Getting your Feet Wet in the Field: Museum Careers Panel Discussion

Lock, Stock, & Barrel: Dealing with Firearms in Museum Collections

Making the Most of Your Corporate Partnerships

Don’t Pardon Our Dust

What Makes a Neighborhood: Fostering Project Based Learning in our Capital’s Communities



11:00AM – 12:30PM Sessions

Be Kind, Please Rewind: AV Preservation Basics

Help Me Help You: How to Make Your Museum a Cornerstone of an Underserved Community

Just Add a Gif? Social Media Tips and Tricks

Learn How to Master Your Financial Reporting Skills

New Discoveries in the Museum Field: Student Research Session

Repopulating Plantations and Cemeteries with the African American Presence