Conference Workshops: Audience Engagement with Museum Hack; Mining Your Collections for Facebook Gold; Gourd Stitching

Posted by OMA on 07/20/2017
2017 OMA Annual Conference Workshops
Topics Include Audience Engagement with Museum Hack; Mining Your Collections for Facebook Gold; Gourd Stitching Workshop
Register here for the great workshops below!  Seats are limited and filling quickly.

Audience Engagement Mini Workshop with Museum Hack
September 20, 2017 12:30pm-4:30pm
Cost: $100 OMA members; $120 non-members. Only 6 seats left.
Are you looking to engage new audiences with your museum, collections and historical records? There's one investment that can massively increase attendance while investing in your staff's professional development: storytelling! When you tell great stories, you create a memorable experience and start a powerful viral loop as visitors share their experiences with friends and family. Museum Hack has helped many museums develop the confidence and skills to tell fascinating stories about their institutions, collections and historical records from a place of personal connection and passion.

Mining Your Collections for Facebook Gold Workshop
September 20, 2017 1:00pm-4:00pm
Cost: $25 OMA members; $45 non-members. 
Don't have a social media team at your institution? Learn how to harness the power of Facebook and strengthen your brand, even with limited time and resources. With more than 1 billion active users monthly, Facebook is a free platform that allows you to share information and interact with a large community. This workshop will provide many tips and tools to implement at your museum, including how to use your museum collections to create Facebook posts. These proven techniques are simple enough for one staff member to undertake, in addition to their (many!) other job duties. Use your social media presence to engage your local community, grow your audience, and interact with other institutions. 

Gourd Stitching Workshop
September 22, 2017 8:00am-12:00pm
Held at Museum of the Great Plains
Cost: $65 OMA members; $85 Non-members. 

In this 4-hour class led by John Hernandez, gourd artist and Executive Director of the Museum of the Great Plains, students will learn how to transform an ordinary gourd into a unique expression of your own creativity. Techniques include stitching and weaving pine needles, demonstrations of applying ink dyes, and information about the use of tools. The class is suitable for beginning, intermediate, and advanced students. Registration includes gourds and supplies.

2017 Conference Sponsors
Oklahoma Arts Council, Museum of the Great Plains, Lawton Fort Sill Convention and Visitors Bureau, Lawton - Fort Sill Hilton Garden Inn , Comanche National Museum and Cultural Center, Elliott + Associates Architects, ITIN Museum Services, Jasmine Moran Children's Museum, Martin&Martin Design, National Historical Publications and Records Commission, Oklahoma Historical Records Advisory Board, Oklahoma Museums Association Board of Directors, Route 66 Alliance, Sam Noble Museum, University of Oklahoma College of Liberal Studies, Vann & Associates | PR + Marketing

OMA Annual Programming Sponsors: Kirkpatrick Family Fund, Oklahoma City Zoo, Museum of the Red River, Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame, The Springer Company, Henryetta Historical Society & Territorial Museum, Daystar Foundation and Library