Rusty Baker

Core Documents Verification Workshops

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission and PA Museums in partnership with the American Alliance of Museums present: Core Documents Verification Workshops Did you know that a bill is pending in the Senate that would make grant funds available to Pennsylvania museums that have completed the AAM’s Core Documents Verification Program? Or that there are …

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Call for 2015 PA Museums Awards Nominations

 CALL FOR NOMINATIONS Each year, PA Museums recognizes the special achievements of museums and historical organizations in Pennsylvania. This is your invitation to submit a nomination for a project, process, or individual that you know is exemplary. A PA Museums Special Achievement Award distinguishes your organization by: Serving as public recognition of staff or volunteers, …

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Call for 2015 Conference Session Proposals

Wanted! Session Proposals for our 2015 Annual Statewide Museum Conference The PA Museums Annual Statewide Conference will be held in Harrisburg on April 12, 13 and 14 and will be hosted by The State Museum.  Our theme for 2015 is Partners in History: Telling the Pennsylvania Story. Pennsylvania’s cultural community is rich and diverse. Museums, galleries, …

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PHMC Announces Operating Grants for 2013-2014

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) has awarded $1,901,011 in grants to 130 eligible museums and official county historical societies in Pennsylvania that met the following criteria: •    Museums that are located in Pennsylvania with annual operating budgets exceeding $100,000 (excluding capital and in-kind services) and at least one full-time professional staff person. •    …

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PA Museums Ready to Testify

Pennsylvania Museums Ready to Testify at PA Senate’s State Government Committee Hearing on The Pennsylvania Museum Preservation Act (SB1070) Beginning at 9:30 a.m. on May 7, 2014, museum leaders and experts will testify before the Pennsylvania Senate State Government Committee in support of The Pennsylvania Museum Preservation Act (SB1070) sponsored by Senator Pat Browne (R-Lehigh) …

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PA Museums 2014 Special Achievement Awards

PA Museums will present our 2014 Special Achievement Awards on Monday, April 7 at our Annual Statewide Museum Conference in Pittsburgh hosted by the Senator John Heinz History Center. Pennsylvania’s museum field has many reasons to be proud, and our statewide association is pleased to recognize deserving individuals and organizations with our awards program. Attendees …

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Museum Life Radio Show Features Polly McKenna-Cress, author of Creating Exhibitions

Exhibitions remain a defining feature of the museum experience and their creation is a key element of museum work. Yet talking about the process of exhibit making can leave the impression that there isn’t much relationship between theory and practice. If there aren’t hard and fast rules about creating exhibits, are there at least guidelines? …

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