Upcoming events

    • June 11, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Lowell
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    ABCs of Collections Management 
    Sunday, June 11

    How do we create a collections policy?  How do we document donations of artifacts and what should you say – and not say – and do for your donors?  We have bugs and rodents; what do we do?  What are agents of deterioration?  How do we number artifacts?  What forms should my museum develop to ensure we comply with collections’ legal issues?  

    If you have ever asked any of these questions, the ABCs of Collections Management is the perfect workshop for you. You’ll spend a day with collections experts, who will present invaluable information about collections policies and collections management; handling and moving artifacts; agents of deterioration; good housekeeping; displaying and sorting collections; and much more.  Have all your questions answered!

    The workshop will be led by Nancy Bryk of the Eastern Michigan University Historic Preservation Program and Angela Riedel from the Michigan Women's Historical Center and Hall of Fame.

    Cost includes coffee in the morning, lunch and materials.

    Registration

    $50 Members
    $100 Non-Members
    Registration is available through June 5.

    Members:  You must log in first to be able to register at the Member price. Please contact the MMA office if you need assistance.

    Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made by the registration deadline to receive a refund.  

    • August 15, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Marquette Area

    Understanding Your Audience
    and
    Effective Survey Design

    August 15
    U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame and Museum
    Ishpeming

    What do you know about your museum’s current audience? Perhaps you track ticket sales, feet through the door, zip codes, observable demographic characteristics, or the types of groups that visit. This is a great start, but is it getting you what you need to know to make decisions and move forward with confidence? This workshop will help organizations think both about how and why they are an integral part of their local community as well as how to collect data that is most relevant to understanding where there is possible disconnect between how the organization sees itself and how their community, and the portion of the community that is their audience, perceives it. The workshop will also introduce participants to the fundamentals of good survey design including strategies to choose, write, and test survey questions that are effective for their audience and evaluation purpose.

    The workshop will be led by Sarah Cohn from Aurora Consulting.

    Cost includes coffee in the morning, lunch
    and materials.

    Registration

    $50 Members
    $100 Non-Members

    Registration is available through August 8.

    Members:  You must log in first to be able to register at the Member price. Please contact the MMA office if you need assistance.

    Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made by the registration deadline to receive a refund.  

    • August 29, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Detroit
    • 25

    Visitor Experiences 

    August 29, 2017
    Michigan Science Center
    Detroit

    A museum visitor’s experience does not begin at the entrance to an exhibit or the beginning of a public program, and it does not end when they walk out the door. The time a person spends at a cultural institution is just one phase of how they engage and process what that institution has to offer. 

    The MMA Visitor Experiences workshop is intended to help museum professionals, board members and volunteers look at the entire process of how visitors experience their institution.   Workshop participants will come away with resources and tools to apply to their own institution and improve the experiences of visitors there. 

    Included will be a look at the large body of research about how visitors experience museums, activities to better understand the engagement of audiences and methods for better understanding visitor experiences at your museum.

    The workshop will be led by Sarah Waters from the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary and Lisa Craig Brisson from the Michigan Museums Association.

    Cost includes coffee in the morning, lunch and materials.

    Registration

    $50 Members
    $100 Non-Members

    Registration is available through August 22.

    Members:  You must log in first to be able to register at the Member price. Please contact the MMA office if you need assistance.

    Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made by the registration deadline to receive a refund.  


    • October 17, 2017
    • October 19, 2017
    • Online Signup

    Promote your organization, service or product to the Michigan museum and cultural community at the 2017 Michigan Museums Association (MMA) Conference.

    MMA offers extensive sponsorship opportunities in conjunction with its largest program, the annual  conference. 

    The conference will take place in Lansing at the Radisson Hotel Lansing at the Capitol October 17-19.  We expect 175-200 staff, volunteers, and board members from museums throughout the state to participate in the conference.

    Sponsorship Opportunities Available

    Key Sponsorships

    • Lake Michigan Sponsor – $3,000.00
      Includes your logo featured on the MMA website and in the printed conference program, a personalized thank you on our social media accounts, featured signage at the conference, a full page ad in the printed program (7 1/2" wide x 10" high), a complimentary tote bag insert, remarks during the general sessions on Wednesday and Thursday, and three complimentary conference registrations.

    • Lake Michigan Sponsor – $2,000.00
      Includes your logo on the MMA website and in the printed conference program, a personalized thank you on our social media accounts, signage at the conference, a full page ad in the printed program (7 1/2" wide x 10" high), a complimentary tote bag insert, remarks during the general sessions on Wednesday or Thursday, and two complimentary conference registrations.

    • Lake Huron Sponsor – $1,000.00
      Includes your logo on the MMA website and in the printed conference program, a personalized thank you on our social media accounts, signage at the conference, a half page ad in the printed program (7" wide x 4" high), a complimentary tote bag insert, remarks during lunch on Wednesday or Thursday, and one complimentary conference registration.

    • Lake Eire Sponsor – $500.00
      Includes your name on the MMA website and in the printed conference program, a thank you on our social media accounts, signage at the conference, a quarter page ad in the printed program (3 1/4" wide x 4 1/2" high), and a complimentary tote bag insert.
    Event Sponsorships
    • Newcomers Coffee (Wednesday) $500
      First-time conference attendees will have the chance to mingle with the MMA Board of Directors and other members of the Michigan museums community.
      Sponsorship includes your name on the MMA website and in the printed conference program, a thank you on our social media accounts, signage at the conference, a quarter page ad in the printed program (3 1/4" wide x 4 1/2" high), and a complimentary tote bag insert.
    • Day One Keynote  (Wednesday)  - $750
      A featured speaker with will inform and inspire conference participants with a presentation related to the conference them "Sharing our Stories: The Role of Michigan Museums". Speaker to be announced.
      Sponsorship includes your name on the MMA website and in the printed conference program, a thank you on our social media accounts, signage at the conference, a half page ad in the printed program (7" wide x 4" high), a complimentary tote bag insert, and remarks during the keynote session.

    • Morning Break (Wednesday) $500
      Coffee, tea, and light snacks will fuel up participants after an inspiring keynote presentation.
      Sponsorship includes your name on the MMA website and in the printed conference program, a thank you on our social media accounts, signage at the conference, a quarter page ad in the printed program (3 1/4" wide x 4 1/2" high), and a complimentary tote bag insert.

    • Awards Lunch (Wednesday) $3000
      Leaders in the Michigan museum community are acknowledged at this very special luncheon. 
      Sponsorship includes  your logo featured on the MMA website and in the printed conference program, a personalized thank you on our social media accounts, featured signage at the conference, a full page ad in the printed program (7 1/2" wide x 10" high), a complimentary tote bag insert, remarks during the general sessions on Wednesday and Thursday, and three complimentary conference registrations.

    • Tour Transportation (Wednesday) $1000
      Conference Participants will be shuttled to various local museums and locations for special featured and behind-the-scenes tours.
      Sponsorship includes your logo on the MMA website and in the printed conference program, a personalized thank you on our social media accounts, signage at the conference, a half page ad in the printed program (7" wide x 4" high), a complimentary tote bag insert, remarks during lunch on Wednesday or Thursday, and one complimentary conference registration.
    • Wednesday Evening Reception – $3,000.00 
      Conference attendees will gather at the Michigan Historical Center to visit the museum. Event includes a Meet and Greet with state legislators.
      Sponsorship includes  your logo featured on the MMA website and in the printed conference program, a personalized thank you on our social media accounts, featured signage at the conference, a full page ad in the printed program (7 1/2" wide x 10" high), a complimentary tote bag insert, remarks during the general sessions on Wednesday and Thursday, and three complimentary conference registrations.

    • Pub Crawl (Wednesday) - $500
      Attendees will enjoy some of Lansing’s local watering holes. This is one of the most popular events of the conference. 
      Sponsorship includes your name on the MMA website and in the printed conference program, a thank you on our social media accounts, signage at the conference, a quarter page ad in the printed program (3 1/4" wide x 4 1/2" high), and a complimentary tote bag insert.

    • Day Two Keynote  (Thursday)  - $750
      A featured speaker with will inform and inspire conference participants with a presentation related to the conference them "Sharing our Stories: The Role of Michigan Museums". Speaker to be announced.
      Sponsorship includes your name on the MMA website and in the printed conference program, a thank you on our social media accounts, signage at the conference, a half page ad in the printed program (7" wide x 4" high), a complimentary tote bag insert, and remarks during the keynote session.

    • Morning Break (Wednesday) $500
      Coffee, tea, and light snacks will fuel up participants after an inspiring keynote presentation.
      Sponsorship includes your name on the MMA website and in the printed conference program, a thank you on our social media accounts, signage at the conference, a quarter page ad in the printed program (3 1/4" wide x 4 1/2" high), and a complimentary tote bag insert.
    • MMA Annual Business Meeting and Lunch – $1000
      MMA’s Annual Business Meeting will highlight the accomplishments of the association over the past year and what's in store for 2018. New board members will also be elected.  
      Sponsorship includes your logo on the MMA website and in the printed conference program, a personalized thank you on our social media accounts, signage at the conference, a half page ad in the printed program (7" wide x 4" high), a complimentary tote bag insert, remarks during lunch on Wednesday or Thursday, and one complimentary conference registration.

    • Museum Cafe (Thursday) $500
      Conference Participants share expertise and engage using a World Cafe format, allowing for shorter conversations with peers focusing on a variety of topics and issues.
      Sponsorship includes your logo on the MMA website and in the printed conference program, a personalized thank you on our social media accounts, signage at the conference, a half page ad in the printed program (7" wide x 4" high), a complimentary tote bag insert, remarks during lunch on Wednesday or Thursday, and one complimentary conference registration. 

    • Thursday Evening Reception $1000
      The conference wraps up with a lovely evening reception at a local museum.
      Sponsorship includes your logo on the MMA website and in the printed conference program, a personalized thank you on our social media accounts, signage at the conference, a half page ad in the printed program (7" wide x 4" high), a complimentary tote bag insert, remarks during lunch on Wednesday or Thursday, and one complimentary conference registration.

    Ongoing

    • Tote Bag with Logo $500
      Each conference participant will receive a tote bag with conference information, sponsor promotional material, and other swag. These are still in use long after the conference—your logo will be seen by hundreds!
      Sponsorship includes your name on the MMA website and in the printed conference program, a thank you on our social media accounts, signage at the conference, a quarter page ad in the printed program (3 1/4" wide x 4 1/2" high), and a complimentary tote bag insert.

    • Media Charging Station $250
      Conference attendees can recharge phones, laptops, and other devices in a secure, staffed area.
      Sponsorship includes your name on the MMA website and in the printed conference program, a thank you on our social media accounts, and a quarter page ad in the printed program (3 1/4" wide x 4 1/2" high).

      • October 17, 2017
      • October 19, 2017
      • Online Signup

      Promote your organization, service or product to the Michigan museum and cultural community at the 2017 Michigan Museums Association Conference with an advertisement in the printed program or as an insert in the conference tote bag. 

      The conference will take place in Lansing at the Radisson Hotel Lansing at the Capitol October 17-19. We expect 175-200 staff, volunteers, and board members from museums throughout the state to participate in the conference.

      Printed Conference Program

      Program advertisements will be included in the printed program distributed to all attendees and to select supporters throughout the year following the conference.  The program will also be permanently posted on the MMA website as a pdf file following the conference. 

      Program advertisers will be acknowledged on the MMA website and thanked on Facebook.

      Outside Back Cover (7 1/2" wide x 10" high)
         $500*

      Inside Covers (7 1/2" wide x 10" high)
         $250*

      Full Page (7 1/2" wide x 10" high)
        $100*

      Half-page (7" wide x 4" high)
         $75*

      Quarter-Page (3 1/4" wide x 4 1/2" high)
         $50*

      *MMA Business members receive a 50% discount on conference program ads.  

      Please send camera-ready artwork in pdf or jpg format to lcbrisson@michiganmuseums.org by August 1. 

      Tote Bag Inserts

         $250

      Include your printed materials or promotional item in the conference tote bag given to all participants.  We expect to need 175-225 items and will confirm that number by mid-September. 

      • October 18, 2017
      • Online Signup
      • 9

      Promote your organization, service or product to the Michigan museum and cultural community at the 2017 Michigan Museums Association Conference.

      The conference will take place in Lansing at the Radisson Hotel Lansing at the Capitol October 17-19. We expect 175-200 staff, volunteers, and board members from museums throughout the state to participate in the conference.

      On October 18 from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm. vendors are invited to promote their business in the conference facility foyer, a high-traffic location that also includes the conference registration table, break refreshments, and the entrances to session locations.  

      Vendors receive a half-page ad in the printed program and two lunch tickets.  Vendors may also register for the full-conference at the member rate (contact the office).  

      Vendor space includes a skirted table and two chairs.

      Cost

      $400*

      *MMA Business members receive a 25% discount on conference vendor space.  

      Ad size is 7" high x 4" wide.
      Please send camera-ready artwork in pdf or jpg format to lcbrisson@michiganmuseums.org by August 1. 

         $100*

      Half-page (7" wide x 4" high)
         $75*

      Quarter-Page (3 1/4" wide x 4 1/2" high)


            
     The Michigan Museums Association is supported in part by an award from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.

    Michigan Museums Association       313-334-7643       PO Box 5246, Cheboygan, MI 49721      lcbrisson@michiganmuseums.org

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