Don't Raid the Cookie Jar: Creating Early Interventions for Deaccessioning Crises
Join us for a convening taking place December 14–15 in Cambridge, MA. This American Alliance of Museums thought-leadership program is being organized in collaboration with the American Association for State and Local History, Association of Art Museum Directors, Association of Academic Museums and Galleries, and New England Museum Association, and hosted by Harvard Museums of Science & Culture. Participants will work alongside thought leaders to create practical interventions for reducing the instances of museums selling collections to meet financial needs. Registration is limited. Register here.
Call for Papers
We are inviting submissions to be included in a forthcoming book, The State of Museums: Voices from the Field, to be published by MuseumsEtc on the centennial of the founding of New England Museum Association. Click here for complete details. Submissions are due November 20, 2017.
2017 Lifetime Achievement Award
NEMA was honored to recognize Seacoast Science Center President Emerita Wendy Lull with its 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award on October 27 as part of the 99thAnnual NEMA Conference in Falmouth, Massachusetts. Click here for details.
99th NEMA Annual Conference
Thank you to everyone that attended the 99th NEMA Annual Conference on the Cape. A special thank you to all of our sponsors, speakers, exhibitors, and volunteers. We couldn't do it without you! Click here to take our post-conference survey.
Congratulations to the winners of NEMA’s Excellence Awards Competition!
NEMA is pleased to announce the winners of the fourth annual Excellence Awards competition. Click here for details.
We are proud to announce the newest member of the NEMA team, Scarlett V. Hoey, our new Manager of Membership and Development. Click here to read more about our newest team member. Click here to read about our staff updates.
A Statement from NEMA on the Situation at the Berkshire Museum Regarding Professional Standards
The recent actions of the Berkshire Museum, and the reaction to them, demonstrate that there is a wide range of opinion in the museum field when it comes to the applicability of professional standards, especially those concerning deaccessioning. Click here to read the full statement.
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.