2020 Annual Conference

Thank you for joining us for the 2020 Annual Conference. Details will be released soon regarding access to conference recordings for all registrants.

Registration and Scholarships

Registration is now open for the 2020 AAMG Annual Conference Online.

  • $40 for members
  • $150 for non-members
  • students are free

Click here to register now: https://www.aamg-us.org/annual-conferences/register/

Free and Reduced Registration

We know many of you are in financial straits due to the pandemic. In response, AAMG will offer a limited number of hardship registrations to our AAMG 2020 Virtual Conference in June.

For AAMG Members:

AAMG members in good standing may apply for free hardship registrations to the 2020 virtual conference. Note: current, paid membership is required to be eligible for this opportunity.  Thanks to the Kress Foundation for their major support in this effort.

For Non-Members:

Non-members may apply for reduced fee registrations of $15.

Application and Review for Members and Non-Members

Although distributed on a first-come, first served basis, priority will be given to individuals from underrepresented or marginalized communities.

Prior to completing conference registration, please apply here for financial support: https://forms.gle/WwVvG5Z14P5hBXNT6  

The conference committee will review applications once per week. If approved, you will receive a special registration code to complete registration on this page: https://www.aamg-us.org/annual-conferences/register/

Support the Hardship Fund. Support Your Colleagues.

All conference attendees registering at any level will have the option to contribute to the Hardship Fund in addition to their registration fee. This fund will support your colleagues who cannot pay the full amount this year. Remaining funds will roll over to 2021.

Digital Platforms

We will be using Wild Apricot for registration and Zoom, Youtube, and Vimeo for conferencing.

*Notice from Zoom: Beginning May 30th of this year, Zoom will be enabling GCM encryption across the entire platform. We are told this update is to provide for increased protection for meeting data. We, of course, will be updating our Zoom account for AAMG, but wanted to make sure our panelists and registrants are also encouraged to update any Zoom account(s) you may be using prior to May 30. After this date, all accounts on older versions will receive a forced upgrade when trying to join meetings. Updating your system prior to conference time should aid in connection issues we may encounter come June 15th.

Schedule Notes

Please be aware that sessions which share the same time slot are not sequential, but are concurrent.

Also, roundtables and workshops are limited capacity and will require pre-registration to facilitate dialogue and small group conversation. Registration emails will be sent 1-2 weeks prior to the conference start date.

All other sessions are open to conference registrants with unlimited capacity.

Thank you to our 2020 Annual Conference Sponsors

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2020 AAMG Annual Conference Program Schedule

All times listed in Eastern Date Time

Poster Sessions

12:00 am - 12:00 amPoster Presentation: Worth the Risk: Conserving Contemporary Art in Unstable Media
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12:00 am - 12:00 amPoster Presentation: Actualizing Access: Centralization and Decentralization of Departmental Collection Management
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12:00 am - 12:00 amPoster Presentation: Alumnae: 50 Years
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12:00 am - 12:00 amPoster Presentation: Exceeding Standards for Small Museums
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12:00 am - 12:00 amPoster Presentation: Temple, Forum, Classroom: Value of University Museums in Transformational Dialogue
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12:00 am - 12:00 amPoster Presentation: Mining the Hidden Gem: Culture and Critical Thinking
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Monday, June 15

12:30 pm - 2:00 pmOpening Keynote Speaker: Sanchita Balachandran
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12:30 pm - 2:00 pmWelcome
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2:00 pm - 3:00 pmBreak
Break
3:00 pm - 4:30 pmWorkshop: Strategic Planning for the Academic Museum
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Tuesday, June 16

12:30 pm - 2:00 pmSession: Connecting Institutional Histories with Contemporary Audiences
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12:30 pm - 2:00 pmRoundtable: Reaching the Rural: Collections Sharing and Outreach in Rural Communities
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2:00 pm - 3:00 pmBreak
Break
3:00 pm - 4:30 pmSession: ADA @ 30: Expanding Accessibility
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4:30 pm - 5:30 pmVirtual Affinity Conversations: Curating Post-Covid 19
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Wednesday, June 17

12:30 pm - 2:00 pmPanel: A Risky Proposition? - Emerging Professionals & Career Management
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2:00 pm - 3:00 pmBreak
Break
2:00 pm - 3:00 pmVirtual Affinity Conversations: Virtual tours and exhibitions
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3:00 pm - 4:30 amWorkshop: AAM Accreditation for Small Museums
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3:00 pm - 4:30 pmPanel: Diversity and Bravery in the Academic Museum
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Thursday, June 18

11:30 am - 12:30 pmVirtual Affinity Conversations: Engaging Membership and Fundraising
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12:30 pm - 2:00 pmRoundtable: Challenges, Risks, and Rewards: Integrating Common Readings with University Programs
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12:30 pm - 2:00 pmWorkshop: Introduction to Collection Data Management
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2:00 pm - 3:00 pmBreak
Break
3:00 pm - 4:30 pmWorkshop: Demo & Presentation: Assyrian Relief Escape Room Challenge
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Friday, June 19

12:30 pm - 2:00 pmBold Stories: Challenging Institutional Power Structures
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12:30 pm - 2:00 pmRoundtable: Graduate Student Risks, Museum Rewards: Teaching Interdisciplinary Objects
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2:00 pm - 3:00 pmBreak
Break
3:00 pm - 4:30 pmSession: Generous Thinking in the Museum: Rebuilding Community Trust in Higher Education
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4:30 pm - 5:30 pmVirtual Affinity Conversations: Getting savvy with social media and public relations
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Monday, June 22

12:30 pm - 2:00 pmPanel: Collections at Risk: Preservation, Conservation, and Beyond
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12:30 pm - 2:00 pmSession: Small Steps Towards Significant Change: Institutional Collaborations and Conversations
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2:00 pm - 3:00 pmBreak
Break
3:00 pm - 4:30 pmWorkshop: Managing Risk: Are You Prepared?
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3:00 pm - 4:30 pmBold Stories: Curatorial Collaboration and Innovation
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Tuesday, June 23

12:30 pm - 2:00 pmRoundtable: Using Art to Build Empathy
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2:00 pm - 3:00 pmBreak
Break
2:00 pm - 3:00 pmVirtual Affinity Conversations: New Engagement Strategies with Faculty
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3:00 pm - 4:30 pmSession: Keepin' It CIMPLE: Digital Resource Management
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Wednesday, June 24

11:30 am - 12:30 pmVirtual Affinity Conversations: Outreach at six feet
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12:30 pm - 2:00 pmPanel: Students -- Taking Risks and Being Brave
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12:30 pm - 2:00 pmSession: Well-Being, Community Engagement, and Academic Art Museums
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2:00 pm - 3:00 pmBreak
Break
3:00 pm - 4:30 pmWorkshop: Addressing Risks in Collections and Infrastructure: Freedom for Good Risk-taking
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3:00 pm - 4:30 pmPanel: Advocacy and Bravery: Academic Museum Leadership
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Thursday, June 25

11:30 am - 12:30 pmVirtual Affinity Conversations: How to create a personal / professional support network
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12:30 pm - 2:00 pmRoundtable: Pay Your Damn Interns: Whys and Hows for Academic Museums
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2:00 pm - 3:00 pmBreak
Break
3:00 pm - 4:30 pmWorkshop: Art and Science Research in the Academic Museum
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4:30 pm - 5:30 pmVirtual Affinity Conversations: Moving more educational resources online -- ideas, problems, victories
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Friday, June 26

12:30 pm - 2:00 pmThe Task Force for the Protection of University Collections: What is it and how can it help you?
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2:00 pm - 3:00 pmBreak
Break
3:00 pm - 4:30 pmAAMG Annual Business Meeting
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3:00 pm - 4:30 pmClosing Keynote Speaker: Holland Cotter
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