There are many things within the museum sector that we do not talk about, and many that we have talked about for years, but have taken little action on. Challenges in museum management and operations — such as financial stability, succession management, deaccessioning, storage and space issues, and dissolution and closure — are often considered too contentious to discuss. There are also the stories that museums do not tell; the artifacts that museums do not display; the multiple viewpoints that are not shared; and the questions asked by the public that museums do not know how to answer. It is about time we face our fears and challenge our perspectives to be courageous leaders capable of making real change in our museums and our communities.
The 2012 AMA Conference will be a catalyst for original research that will bolster the knowledge and skills available to museums in all stages of organizational life as they confront sustainability challenges and start having those crucial conversations that keep our organizations nimble and vital.
Thursday, September 20, 2012 - Saturday, September 22, 2012
Sheraton Red Deer Hotel 3310.50 Avenue Red Deer, Alberta T4N 3X9 403.346.2091