PA Museums Annual Statewide Museum Conference is Postponed
COVID-19 has generated significant concern around the world and in Pennsylvania. We have followed developments, recommendations, and responses from various local, state, national, and international agencies and organizations. In order to comply with recommendations from many levels, and out of caution and concern for our members, volunteers, staff, and the greater museum community, PA Museums will postpone its statewide museum conference scheduled for April 19-21, 2020 in Pittsburgh.
We will be rescheduling our conference for a time later in 2020, in the August or September timeframe, to be announced soon.
For those registered to attend the conference, PA Museums will be providing options regarding payments we have already received:
- Registrations received will be honored for our re-scheduled conference.
- Full refunds will be provided for those who wish to receive one.
- Registration fees may be donated to support PA Museums.
Please feel free to email Rusty Baker, Executive Director, PA Museums if you have any questions.
PA Museums Statement 1/13/2020
PA Museums, Pennsylvania’s statewide museum association, promotes best practices and collaboration of and among museums and their partners in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. PA Museums, in light of the recent stories in the New York Times and other news outlets regarding an employee of the Erie Art Museum and former employee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, condemns this individual’s reported actions. PA Museums supports those that have spoken up at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Erie Art Museum against this behavior. PA Museum strives to see a safe, inclusive, and welcoming museum community that is free of bias and intimidation. PA Museums, for its part, prohibits any form of discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, body size, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, parenthood, status as a veteran, or any other protected classification. PA Museums encourages museums, historical societies, and cultural organizations in and outside of our membership to maintain high expectations for employee conduct and act quickly and appropriately to address complaints and incidents of discrimination or harassment in the museum workplace.