SPC Mid-Winter Meetings and Programs


Posted on 01/11/2013

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Apply for a Scholarship. (OMA members only) One scholarship offered for each program. Deadline to apply for scholarship February 1


February 4 - OKRA Mid-Winter Meeting and Program
Current Issues and Experiences of Registrars and Collection Managers
10:00am-3:00pm
Oklahoma Territorial Museum, Guthrie
$32 OMA members • $52 non-members
Deadline to register January 25

Sponsored in part by OKRA (Oklahoma Registrars Association) a standing professional committee of OMA, Oklahoma Arts Council, Kirkpatrick Family Fund and Oklahoma Territorial Museum.

February 15
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OKNAMPA Mid-Winter Meeting and Program
Tour of Cherokee Museums
9:00am-5:00pm
Cherokee National Prison Museum, Tahlequah
$65 OMA members • $85 non-members
Deadline to register February 1. Space is limited to twelve participants.

Ever wanted to take a tour of the Cherokee Nation museums and sites? Here is your op­portunity!
This event includes museum tours, a traditional Cherokee lunch, a talk on curating Native collections and one on building profitable partnerships. Please note this event in­volves a lot of walking/standing. Includes guided tours of Cherokee National Prison Museum, John Ross Museum and Ross Cemetery, Cherokee Heritage Center and Murrell Home.

Due to scheduling requirements, there will be no refund for cancellations made after February 1, however participant substitutions will be accepted. In the event of nclement weather, tour may be cancelled (with full refunds available) or resched­uled. Space is limited, so register today!

Sponsored in part by OKNAMPA (Oklahoma Native American Museum Professionals Association), a standing professional committee of OMA, Oklahoma Arts Council, Kirkpatrick Family Fund, and Cherokee Nation Cultural Tourism.

February 21
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OKMADA Mid-Winter Meeting and Program
Writing Winning Grants
1:00pm-3:00pm
Harwelden Mansion, Tulsa
$35 OMA members • $55 non-members
Deadline to register February 11

Grant writing is both an art and a science mixed with creativity. This workshop will discuss tips and techniques for writing winning grants including understanding grant proposal guidelines, various components of a successful grant application, content development, budget justifications, the online submission process, and more. Fun for all ages!

Sponsored in part by OKMADA (Oklahoma Membership and Development Association) a standing professional committee of OMA, Oklahoma Arts Council, Kirkpatrick Family Fund and Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa.

February 27 - OKME Mid-Winter Meeting and Program
Creating the Participatory Museum
11:30am-3:00pm
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Norman
$59 OMA members • $79 non-members
Deadline to register February 15

We all want visitors and users to participate with our museums, but how can we design strategies to make that participation as meaningful as possible? Drawing from international examples, Nina Simon will share specific techniques for encouraging, supporting, and harnessing visitor participation in cultural institutions.

Nina Simon is Executive Director of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History www.santacruzmah.org, which has gone through a radical transformation over the past year to become a community-driven gathering place. Attendance has more than doubled due to a new participatory approach to culture that invites all visitors to become actively involved in co creating exhibitions and programs.

Following Simon’s presentation, the group will participate in a solution session facilitated by OKME Chairman, Jason Harris. Bring your best ideas and share successes and failures with other museum staff from across the state. From concept to implementation, building participation in exhibit spaces and programming is fundamental in an institution’s success.

Call for Examples Do you have an example of a program or new exhibit component that highlights visitor interaction at your institution? Would you like to share your experience, project, or exhibit? Please contact Jason Harris before February 20, 2013 at 405.522.0785 or by email at [email protected].

Sponsored in part by OKME (Oklahoma Museum Educators), a standing professional committee of OMA, Oklahoma Arts Council, Kirkpatrick Family Fund, Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art, Oklahoma City Museum of Art and Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art.