The 2014 Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries Annual Conference will be held January 22–24, 2014 in Dalton, GA. The Host Museum will be the Western & Atlantic Railroad Tunnel Heritage Center Museum. Other partners for the 2014 conference are: Dalton Area CVB, Whitfield-Murray Historical Society, Bandy Heritage Center, the Chief Vann Historic Site and the Creative Arts Guild.
The Conference Hotel is:
Comfort Inn & Suites—Dalton
905 West Bridge Road
Dalton, GA 30720
The conference Room Rate is $79 per night plus tax. You must mention GAMG to receive conference rate. The deadline to receive this rate is January 1, 2014.
Please note that the conference sessions will be held at:
Northwest Georgia Trade and Conference Center
2211 Dug Gap Battle Road
Dalton, GA 30720
For more information and the Conference schedule, see the Conference 2014 page.
The registration fee for the full Annual Conference is $175 for members and $225 for non-members until January 10, 2014. After January 10, 2014 the fee is $195 for members and $245 for non-members. The fee for a single day (members only) is $110.
You can click here to register online for the Annual Conference.
Call for Award Nominations: Each year at the Annual Conference, GAMG offers its membership the opportunity to thank, give credit, and offer public recognition for the many creative efforts accomplished throughout the year. We are asking that you nominate worthy honorees. Give them the credit they deserve!
GAMG Awards Brochure (3.0 MB)
Scholarships: GAMG offers four scholarships to college students to attend the annual conference (covers registration, hotel, and most meals). In exchange, students assist with registration at the conference, and any other tasks identified by the GAMG Administrative Director. To apply for a scholarship, students need to submit a resume and a letter postmarked by November 30th explaining how the conference will benefit his or her career to:
PO Box 2133
Marietta GA 30061
Additionally, applicants must submit proof that they are students. The scholarship committee will make selections and notify recipients by December 15th.
The Museum Services Exchange (MUSE) is a program of consulting services provided by and for members of the Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries. Experienced museum professionals provide information and feedback to museums, large and small. The goal of MUSE is to improve Georgia's museums.
Museums, both new and emerging, as well as established, can apply for a MUSE consultation in relation to an area of need. These needs can range from developing organizational structure to collection management, from exhibit design to labeling to educational outreach, from membership concerns to financial resources development.
Deadlines for MUSE grant applications are February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1. Applicants for MUSE awards must be members of GAMG for at least a year before applying. The number of consultations depends upon funding provided by the MUSE auction held at each annual meeting of GAMG. Hosts must agree to provide travel expenses, food and lodging for consultants. GAMG will only provide honoraria for consultants to not-for-profit museums and galleries. For-profit organizations may ask MUSE to provide services for a fee.
Interested museums should download the application form and questionnaire below, and submit the completed forms back to Dr. Catherine Lewis postmarked by the deadlines. Dr. Lewis can be reached at:
Museum of History and Holocaust Education
Kennesaw State University
1000 Chastain Road
Mail Stop #3308
Kennesaw, GA 30144
After approving a request for a MUSE consultation, the MUSE committee will submit a list of appropriate consultants to grantee for selection. The consultant will arrange a site visit with the host museum within three months of the date of the assignment. The consultant will review MUSE application materials and may request more information prior to the site visit.
Within 30 days after the site visit, the consultant will submit a report summarizing findings and recommendations to the host museum and to the MUSE program. The consultant is provided an honorarium when the assignment is completed. One year later, the host museum will complete a questionnaire about the degree to which the consultant's recommendations have been implemented. Museums should also submit a short article for possible inclusion in the GAMG newsletter, reporting to the membership about the project.
Individuals interested in becoming a MUSE consultant should complete a Consultant Application (see below), and must be a GAMG member.MUSE Consultant Application
GAMG has a discussion group on Yahoo.
GAMG has prepared a brochure promoting Museums and Galleries in Georgia. The brochure is distributed in all 11 Georgia Visitor Centers. Each GAMG Member Museum is included in all Brochure printings.
The State of Georgia Visitor Centers were visited by almost 18 million visitors in FY06.
Brochures can now be ordered from:
Tourism Division - VIC Shipments
Bobby Dodd Institute
2120 Marietta Blvd. NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
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The Georgia Southern Museum, Statesboro, GA offers "From Protest to Peace: Murals by the Bogside Artists of Northern Ireland,". For information email email@example.com or call 912-478-5444. The exhibit website is www.ProtestToPeace.org.
September 1, 2014 marks the centenary of the extinction of the passenger pigeon. Project Passenger Pigeon, a coalition of over 150 organizations, has formed to use this event as a teaching moment to familiarize people with the story of the passenger pigeon, and to use that story as a portal into consideration of current events related to extinction and the connections between people and nature. A free exhibit, created by the University of Michigan Museum of Natural History and consisting of nine downloadable museum panels, is now available to all institutions interested in participating in the anniversary. Entitled "A Shadow Over the Earth", the exhibit discusses the passenger pigeon story, extinction more broadly, and steps we can take to preserve the biodiversity that is still with us. For more information, visit www.passengerpigeon.org.
The Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, announces its traveling exhibition "Portraits in Gray: A Civil War Photography Exhibition featuring the collection of David Wynn Vaughan." Please contact Ava R. Wilkey at firstname.lastname@example.org or 770-427-2117 extension 3058.
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