Annual Conference

Inspire, Experiment, Transform

National Museum of Dance & The Gideon Putnam, Saratoga Springs, NY
April 2-4, 2017
Museums continually work to inspire and engage their audiences, develop innovative programming and make lasting connections. They experiment with new strategies in collections management, interpretation and exhibition design. Visitors are changing the way museums think about themselves. Museums are responding by working to transform visitor and donor perceptions of their institutions to be essential and vital resources in their communities.
Join museum professionals from across the state to share how your institution is changing trends, testing boundaries and altering views.


"Museum Must Haves"

In addition to the Annual Conference theme - Sessions and Workshops have been crafted in response to those requested in our 2016 post-conference survey. You spoke and we listened, we will present sessions and workshops that address "Museum Must Haves" such as:

Social Media – 101 & high levels
Negotiating skills
Diversity of programs to engage the public
Grants/grant writing
Changing museum culture
Curatorial objectives/techniques
Writing & research
Reproduction rights/fair use
Board training
Event planning
Engaging millennials
Engaging older audiences
Historic site problems with visitor engagement
Problems at smaller sized museums
Museum basics/bootcamp
Emergency & risk management
Low-cost exhibitions
Low-cost programs
Social issues, global concerns
Succession planning