2013 AAMG Annual Conference

Building Partner Relationships for Academic Museums and Galleries

Gilman Hall
Johns Hopkins University
Saturday, May 18, 2013

Online registration for the 2013 Conference is now closed. We will be doing onsite registration.
For further information please contact conference@aamg-us.org.

What are some of the recent trends and priorities among foundations that support academic museums and galleries? What can they do to further our goals and objectives? What specific roles do foundations think we, as academic partners, can further for them? Partnerships with other public and private funders and community organizations can significantly further our mission as well. What might we learn from academic museums and gallery partnerships beyond foundations? In the morning, conference participants will learn from top administrators of national granting and philanthropic organizations about their goals and effective relationship-building strategies, and then meet with them in small group formats. Afternoon panels feature colleagues presenting on successful cultivation techniques and transformative projects at all financial levels.

Conference Agenda

8:30 a.m.
Registration, Gilman Hall
Continental Breakfast, sponsored by Glav� & Holmes Architecture

9:15 – 9:30 a.m.
Welcome & Remarks, Fisher Auditorium, Gilman Hall
Winston Tabb, Sheridan Dean of University Libraries and Museums,
Johns Hopkins University
Jill Hartz, President, AAMG

9:30 – 10:45 a.m.
Panel Discussion: Recent Trends and Priorities in Foundations and Philanthropic Organizations

  • Andrea Anderson, Senior Program Officer, National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Ellen McCallie, Program Director, Division of Research on Learning (DRL), Advancing Informal Learning in Science (AISL), National Science Foundation
  • Christopher J. Reich, Senior Advisor, Office of Museum Services, Institute of Museum and Library Services
  • Lisa Schermerhorn, Deputy Director, The Samuel H. Kress
  • Christine J. Vincent, Study Director, The Aspen Institute’s National Study of Artist- Endowed Foundations

10:45 – 11:00 a.m.
Coffee Break, sponsored by Freeman?s Auctioneers & Appraisers

11:00 – 11:45 a.m.
Breakout Sessions with the Foundation Officers
(Gilman Hall 17, 55?Auditorium level) (Gilman Hall 119, 132, 186?Upstairs)
[Sign up in advance]

11:50 a.m. – Noon
Reconvene in auditorium.
Presentation by luncheon sponsor, Abigail Bysshe, National Geographic Traveling Exhibitions

12:05 – 1:10 p.m.
Lunch in the Atrium, Gilman Hall. Gain insights and seek advice through discussions with peers about collaborative experiences in personal and organizational improvement. [Sign up in advance, topics below]

  • Hot Topics
  • R�sum� Advising
  • Leadership Seminar co-sponsored by AAMG and Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
  • International Museum Studies
  • Risks and Rewards for Academic Museums, Tom Shapiro of Cultural Partners

1:15 – 2:00 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions I: Reports from the Field: Successful Granting (Gilman Hall 119, 132, 186)

GMD’s IMLS Hat Trick: Skating to Grant Success: Lin Nelson-Mayson, Director, Goldstein Museum of Design, University of Minnesota

Successful Grant Strategies: Stephen L. Whittington, Director, Museum of Anthropology, Wake Forest University, North Carolina

Artist Residencies across the Curriculum: Liberating the Gallery: Dr. Laura McGrane, Koshland Director of the John B. Hurford ’60 Center for the Arts and Humanities, Associate Professor of English, Haverford College; Tom Bonner, Coordinator of the Mellon Tri-College Artist Residencies Grant; and Matthew Seamus Callinan, Exhibitions Coordinator, Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford College (Tri- College Creative Residencies?Bryn Mawr, Haverford, Swarthmore?Mellon grant)

2:00 – 2:15 p.m.
Coffee Break, sponsored by Freeman?s Auctioneers & Appraisers

2:15 – 3:00 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions II: Success Stories of Partnerships and Collaborations from the Field (Gilman Hall 55, 119, 132, 186)

Partnership with the Federally-Funded Upward Bound Program for High School Students: Jill Deupi, J.D., Ph.D., Founding Director and Chief Curator, Bellarmine Museum of Art, Assistant Professor of Art History, Dept. of Visual and Performing Arts, Fairfield University, CT

Innovative Ways of Helping Museums, Historic Sites and Towns Create New and Exciting Affordable Online Content, Virtual Tours and QR-Coded Walking Tours: Steve Oldfield and Sean Thomas, graduate students, Master’s in Public History, Northern Kentucky University

Third Space Pop-up Galleries, or Bringing the Geographically Dislocated Gallery to the Townspeople: Collaboration of the Sesnon Gallery at the University of California and Santa Cruz (UCSC students and community Economic Development Agency): Shelby Graham, Director/Curator Sesnon Art Gallery, University of California, Santa Cruz, and former UCSC student Charlotte Marriott.

Partnering for Success through Curricular Collaborations? Academic Museums and Museological Education: Dr. Phaedra Livingstone, Assistant Professor, Arts and Administration, and Museum Studies Coordinator, University of Oregon; June Koehler, Curatorial Assistant, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, University of Oregon

3:15 p.m.
Tours of Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum, Homewood Museum, and Evergreen Historic Home and Library (board bus for Evergreen at Mason Hall)

5:00 p.m.
Reconvene at Fisher Auditorium; Comments from Angelica Docog, Executive Director, Institute of Texan Cultures

5:15 – 6:30 p.m.
Reception at Homewood Museum (rain location: Library Portico)

6:40 p.m.
Return to Baltimore Convention Center (board bus at Mason Hall)

AAMG thanks the following sponsors of the 2013 Conference