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Annual Conference
Wednesday, August 19, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Virtual Poster Session »
The solid stately tripods that proudly display glossy boards of timely research and projects will stay in storage this yea...
Saturday, June 1, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
2019 Conference Session Highlight: Collections »
By Carrie Snow   Confession time:  When I view a conference program (other than UMA), I always look f...
Monday, May 13, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Announcing Keynote Speaker: Margaret Kadoyama »
The UMA Conference Program Committee is pleased to announce that this year’s conference Keynote will be given by Margaret...
Monday, May 13, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Invitation to the Museum Leadership Dinner »
Colleagues in museum leadership!   Grab your best board members and join me, our keynote speaker Margaret K...
Monday, April 8, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
What is this Conference All About? »
Our theme for the 2019 UMA conference is Riding the Relevant Rails. What does that even mean?! Simply put, it means that w...

Thursday, May 14, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
2020 Award Nominations due June 1 »
They say free writing is to the mind what yoga is to the body.   So, we’d like to invite you to do a little...
Friday, May 10, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
It’s Award Nomination Time! »
The time has come to nominate your colleagues and/or yourself for one of our annual awards! Do you know someone whose volu...
Friday, May 25, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Life Without Awards is Awardless and Other Ridiculousness »
I ask you this simple question: What would life be like without awards? Well, awardless. And that doesn’t sound like that...
Tuesday, May 2, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
UMA Awards: Call for Award Nominations »
  UMA Award Nominations Due June 2, 2017 By:  Paul Stavast, Director of BYU’s Museum of Peoples and...
Friday, May 27, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
UMA Award Nominations Due June 1, 2016 »
UMA Award Nominations Due June 1, 2016 By:  Paul Stavast, Director of BYU’s Museum of Peoples and Cultures...

Wednesday, August 16, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
August Advocacy »
by Kaia Landon   I have a confession to make: advocacy is hard for me. Perhaps this is not what you want to h...
Wednesday, May 24, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
UMA Response to President Trump's FY2018 Budget Proposal »
The White House recently released President Trump's  FY 2018 federal budget proposal . Although we recognize that his...
Tuesday, March 22, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
First Time at Museum Advocacy Day »
First Time at Museum Advocacy Day By Maegan Wilberg, Director at the Museum of the San Rafael  ...
Tuesday, February 9, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Museum Advocacy Day on the Hill »
Museum Advocacy Day on the Hill   By: Sara Keil Roach , Historic Preservation Manager, Wheeler Historic F...
Saturday, March 7, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Utah Museums Advocacy Day on the Hill: First Timer Report »
The museum culture is new to me.  I joined the  Alf Engen Ski Museum  staff this past October and have been...

President's Message
Friday, June 5, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Message from the UMA Board »
Dear Colleagues: Despite a global pandemic, our communities have taken to the streets because ending systemic...
Friday, March 1, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
President's Message - Advocacy & Salary Transparency »
Dear Utah Museums Association members and friends, This month, I’d like to take the opportunity to talk to you...
Saturday, April 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
President's Message: Utah Museums are Welcome to All »
Think of a time when you felt like you didn’t belong. Perhaps you weren’t invited to a friend’s party, picked for a team,...
Wednesday, February 22, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
President's Message: Advocating for Utah Museums »
As this is my first blog post, I want foremost, to thank you for welcoming me as your new UMA president. I am truly honore...
Tuesday, April 21, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
April President's Message »
Dear UMA Members and Friends: Conference,  conference, conference… Network, network, network! Spring 2015 is cert...

Best Practices
Thursday, March 19, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Utah's Virtual Museum Experience »
  During times of turmoil, museums are as important as ever.  We can provide fun content get through the quar...
Thursday, November 19, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Don Hague Celebration and Funeral »
A celebration of the life and contributions of Don Hague will be held Friday, November 20 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at t...
Tuesday, October 13, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
UMA Annual Conference Takeaway: Museum Education Best Practices »
UMA Annual Conference Takeaway: Museum Education Best Practices Session By Lorie Millward, Director of Education / C...
Monday, December 1, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Wheeler Historic Farm: Our Experience with MAP »
Wheeler Historic Farm  has been operated by Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation since the early 1970s. We are the o...

Book Reviews
Tuesday, April 5, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Book Review: "Recruiting and Managing Volunteers in Museums: a Handbook for Volunteer Management" »
Recruiting and Managing Volunteers in Museums: a Handbook for Volunteer Management by Kristy Van Hoven and Loni Wel...
Tuesday, December 16, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
9 Gift Ideas for Museum People »
What will you buy for the museum professional in your life? Here are some brief gift ideas: Fundraising the Dead  ...
Friday, August 8, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Book Review: "Creative Careers in Museums" »
“Creative Careers in Museums” is written for those of us who are emerging museum professionals (less than 10 years into th...
Friday, April 25, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Book Review: "Storage of Natural History Collections" »
I k now – there aren’t that many natural history museums in Utah. Even I only bought these books when I realized how much...
Friday, February 14, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Book Review: "Speak Up For Museums" »
"Speak Up For Museums: The AAM Guide to Advocacy" By Gail Ravnitzky Silberglied (Washington, D.C.: The AAM Press, 201...

Exhibition Reviews
Monday, April 25, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Exhibit Review: Leo C. Thorne Collection at the Uintah County Heritage Museum »
Exhibit Review: Leo C. Thorne Collection at the Uintah County Heritage Museum By LeeAnn Denzer  ...
Monday, March 24, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
History Museums Can Be Fun! »
There is an unfortunate perception of small history museums as being quiet, dusty places full of old stuff - rather boring...
Friday, February 7, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
"Our Utah Museums:" BYU Museum of Paleontology »
By Jessica Weiss, Associate Curator of Education-Springville Museum of Art Located across from the BYU football stadiu...

Capacity Building
Tuesday, May 12, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Case for Online Content »
The governor of Utah issued the Stay at Home Directive on March 27, 2020 to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. As a result,...
Monday, January 20, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Welcome 2020! »
A new year, a new decade, and new chances. The Utah Museums Association wants to help  you learn, connect, and advoc...
Friday, July 25, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Museum-Speak As A Second Language »
I heard a saying once that I am finding more and more true: “You are never as smart in a language learned in middle age.”...

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