Rusty Baker

Stemming the Tide – An International Gathering in Washington D.C.

Contributed by Joyce S. Lee, FAIA, LEED Fellow “Stemming the Tide” is visually engaging as a museum conference topic. It is both literal and metaphoric while conveying the sense of urgency. “Water is coming” has always been an existential threat to communities and culture. Since last fall, we also heard that “Fire is burning”. The …

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PA Museums Conference Postponement

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, …

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Museums and Resource Efficiency

Submitted by Joyce S. Lee – Did you know that museums can be more energy intensive than hospitals? Luckily, there are opportunities to bring the world’s museum community together to work in the same direction toward climate goals. Recognizing this, this past September the International Council of Museums (ICOM) unanimously adopted a resolution asserting that all …

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Call for Conference Session Proposals

2020 Annual Statewide Museum Conference The Strategic Museum: Mission in Community Pittsburgh April 19-21, 2020 CALL FOR SESSION PROPOSALS Pittsburgh has risen from a distressed, rust belt city to become one of the most livable communities in the country using a strategy that focused on culture, environmental remediation and recreation, asset-based development, and financial investment. …

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