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Make It Work! Making the Impossible Possible in Small Museums

Tuesday, September 16, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Kaia Landon
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Sometimes, at my small (but admittedly bigger than many) museum, I feel like a contestant on Project Runway. I don’t have the money, time, or help to do what I feel like I need to be doing. Have you ever felt the same way? Well, we have the session for you at the UMA Annual Conference Sept 30-Oct 2 in Cedar City!

Conference Session Description: Make It Work!

Did you hear a great idea at a conference, but are afraid your small museum lacks the resources to accomplish such a project? No money, no time, no staff, no problem! We can help! Small museum thinkers help you tackle your big and small problems in this interactive session. You can submit questions/comments/ ideas in advance to our box at the conference (look for our Make It Work! button), via Facebook, or on the spot at the session.

On the last day of the conference, join me and a panel of experts (see below) to get ideas on how you can mold that great idea to your resources. This panel will be a free-wheeling question and answer session – we hope participants will help us with some of your ideas too!

We are firm believers that most projects can be accomplished by most institutions, although the details and scope may change. Your small (or medium!) museum may not have the financial or staff resources of certain museums I’m not going to name, but that doesn’t mean you can’t reach for big goals. All it means is that you might scale them down, picking and choosing the elements that best support your mission and resources. We’re here to help you find the nugget you can use.

Bring your questions!

You’ll see us at the conference with these fabulous buttons. 

Panelists include:

Kaia Landon Director, Box Elder Museum of Art History, and Nature.

Katie Conrad Curatorial and Development Assistant, Box Elder Museum of Art, History, and Nature.

Karen Stark Museum on Main Street Program Assistant, Utah Humanities Council

Jenette Purdy Director of Education, Park City Museum

Megan Van Frank Program Officer, Museum & Historical Programs, Utah Humanities Council


Early Bird Registration ends Friday! If you haven't registered for the conference, make sure to reigister today!


Kaia Landon is the director of the Brigham City Museum of Art and History and the Box Elder Museum of Natural History.  She also serves as the Secretary for the Utah Museum Association, and as the AASLH state team leader for Utah.


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