NEW! Essential Leadership: Investigating the Future of Museum Governance White Paper
In the summer of 2014, NEMA took up the subject of governance as part of a workshop series entitled “Essential Leadership: Investigating the Future of Museum Governance.” The series, undertaken with the sponsorship and participation of U.S. Trust/Bank of America, attracted the participation of more than 100 museum CEOs and board members in six locations around New England. To download your copy of the white paper, click here.
A Meetup of New Englanders in Atlanta!
As has become our tradition, NEMA is hosting an informal Dutch treat gathering of New England museum professionals at the 2015 AAM Annual Meeting on Tuesday, April 28 from 5–6:30 pm at Gibney’s Pub, 231 Peachtree Center (near the hotels and convention center). Click here to RSVP.
NEMA Stats in the News
Boston Business Journal recently wrote an article on the February NEMA Stats: A Monthly Museum Attendance Report. Click here to read the article.
Multilingualism in Museums Survey
Recent research indicates that one in five US residents (over 21%) speak a language other than English at home. Over 300 languages are spoken throughout the United States overall. And that's not counting the languages spoken by tourists and visitors coming to the US from all over the world. How do museums fit into this multilingual picture?
Help us find out how by filling out this short survey on your museum's current multilingual projects. Whether your museum operates in one language or is fully multilingual, we want to hear from you. Your responses will provide valuable insight into today's multilingual museum landscape. Click here to take the survey.
History Relevance Campaign
At its March 20 board meeting, NEMA formally endorsed the History Relevance Campaign, which is spearheaded by a group of history professionals from across the country posing questions about what makes history relevant today. The group came together in early 2013 and has held meetings, sessions, and open forums to formulate seven principles in a document called “The Value of History,” which the group hopes will raise awareness and help advocacy efforts. The History Relevance Campaign is encouraging history-related associations and organizations to sign on to the effort, which NEMA is very happy to do. For more information about the effort, go to www.historyrelevance.com.
2015 Publication Awards Competition For Print and Digital Publishing
Enter your museum publications in the 2015 NEMA Publication Awards competition. Deadline for submissions is April 30, 2015. Click here for details.
NEMA has created a new website, MuseumsNewEngland.org, to promote member museums to potential visitors, event planners, and tourism entities. Make sure your museum is listed. Click here for details.
New England Museums Now
NEMA is proud and excited to introduce the Winter issue of New England Museums Now, our journal of thought leadership and news about the field. To experience New England Museums Now, click here. Since Museums Now is a member benefit, you will need to log into the NEMA website with your password before accessing the journal.