Upcoming events

    • August 05, 2021
    • 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • MMA Zoom account
    Register

     
    MMA Colleague Chat:

    School Tours and Programs

    Thursday,  August 5
    11am


    The are probably more questions than answers out there in terms of what will be happening with schools this fall. Join your colleagues to share your thoughts and plans, and to hear what others are doing. 

    Location: The MMA Zoom account. You can join via phone or internet. Instructions for connecting will be sent with registration confirmation. 

    The session will be facilitated by MMA Executive Director, Lisa Craig Brisson

    • August 10, 2021
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • MMA Conference/Video Line
    Register

    MI Museum Spotlight:

    Who is Rosie Lee Wilkins? A reflection on what we learned at the Lakeshore Museum Center


    Tuesday, August 10
    1:00 pm

    MI Museum Spotlight program that gives MMA members the chance to share their work with colleagues. 

    Check out this brief video for more information on the event. 

    The exhibit Who is Rosie Lee Wilkins? Piecing Together Her History ran from November 2020 to April 2021 at the Lakeshore Museum Center. What began as an idea to feature quilts from the permanent collection shifted and became a research mystery with a surprising twist ending.

    Hear from Collections Manager, Brenda Nemetz, about the struggles and breakthroughs while researching during a pandemic, and how Rosie’s story has influenced the museum’s approach to collecting and exhibits moving forward.

    Registration

    Members (login required)      Free
    Non-members                         $5*

    *If you are not an MMA member and not able to pay at this time, please select the "Comp" option and use the code "COVID-19" to waive the fee. If you have been laid off or furloughed from a Michigan museum, please consider joining with the free temporary COVID-19 membership

    Location

    The MMA Zoom account. You can join via phone or internet. Instructions for connecting will be sent with registration confirmation. 

    • August 18, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • MMA Conference/Video Line
    • 49
    Register

    Understanding Unconscious and Implicit Bias
    Wednesday,
    August 18, 10:00 am

    Implicit bias is something we all have. This session examines what it is, how it differs from overt bias, how to recognize our own, and how we move past bias through action. Led by Nonprofit Network.

    2021 MMA Leadership Series

    Thriving Museums require strong leaders, and MMA is committed to helping build the community of leaders for Michigan’s museums. This year-long leadership series uses monthly online programs to help build skills and increase knowledge for participants. Program content will alternate between developing who you uniquely are as a leader and understanding diversity, inclusion and equity, both of which are required for successful leadership.

    The series is appropriate for all levels and roles in an organization, not just those with direct reports or who are in leadership positions currently. The series is geared toward the museum community, but others are welcome as well. 

    Registration

    Members (login required) $40
    Non-members            $80

    Registration is also available for the entire series. 

    If you have been laid off or furloughed from a Michigan museum, please consider joining with the free temporary COVID-19 membership

    Location

    The MMA Zoom account. You can join via phone or internet. Instructions for connecting will be sent with registration confirmation. 


    • September 15, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • MMA Conference/Video Line
    • 89
    Register

    The Power of Listening
    Wednesday,
    September 15, 10:00 am

    In this sessions participants will look at communication fundamentals, unpack the  power of presence and learn a specific tool for increasing our impact through  listening. Led by AG Collaborative.

    2021 MMA Leadership Series

    Thriving Museums require strong leaders, and MMA is committed to helping build the community of leaders for Michigan’s museums. This year-long leadership series uses monthly online programs to help build skills and increase knowledge for participants. Program content will alternate between developing who you uniquely are as a leader and understanding diversity, inclusion and equity, both of which are required for successful leadership.

    The series is appropriate for all levels and roles in an organization, not just those with direct reports or who are in leadership positions currently. The series is geared toward the museum community, but others are welcome as well. 

    Registration

    Members (login required) $40
    Non-members            $80

    Registration is also available for the entire series. 

    If you have been laid off or furloughed from a Michigan museum, please consider joining with the free temporary COVID-19 membership

    Location

    The MMA Zoom account. You can join via phone or internet. Instructions for connecting will be sent with registration confirmation. 


    • October 06, 2021
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • October 07, 2021
    • 12:30 PM (EDT)
    Register

    MMA's Annual Conference is going virtual for 2021! 

    Join your state-wide colleagues, from where-ever you are, for two half-days focusing on What's Next? We'll come together to learn, share ideas, and be inspired. Conference content will explore the future of Michigan's museums, including leadership, social justice, and more. Join us! 

    Visit the conference page to learn more about the event as details are confirmed.

    Special Preview Registration Rate!

    Register before June 30 and review a discounted registration and
    the chance to test out the online conference platform as we are building it.

    Registration Rates

    Registration is non-refundable after September 21. 

    Trying to register staff from member institutions?  Click here.

    Please help us better understand the
    make-up of the Michigan museum community and conference participants
    by sharing your demographic information during registration. 

    • October 20, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • MMA Conference/Video Line
    • 90
    Register

    The Layers of Our Identities
    Wednesday, October 20, 10:00 am

    Through this session, participants will gain a better foundational understanding of social identities, what they are, how they are formed, and how social identities interact with systems of oppression in the form of social advantages and disadvantages. Led by Nonprofit Network.

    2021 MMA Leadership Series

    Thriving Museums require strong leaders, and MMA is committed to helping build the community of leaders for Michigan’s museums. This year-long leadership series uses monthly online programs to help build skills and increase knowledge for participants. Program content will alternate between developing who you uniquely are as a leader and understanding diversity, inclusion and equity, both of which are required for successful leadership.

    The series is appropriate for all levels and roles in an organization, not just those with direct reports or who are in leadership positions currently. The series is geared toward the museum community, but others are welcome as well.  

    Registration

    Members (login required) $40
    Non-members $80

    Registration is also available for the entire series. 

    If you have been laid off or furloughed from a Michigan museum, please consider joining with the free temporary COVID-19 membership

    Location

    The MMA Zoom account. You can join via phone or internet. Instructions for connecting will be sent with registration confirmation. 


    • November 17, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EST)
    • MMA Conference/Video Line
    • 89
    Register

     Navigating Tough Conversations
    Wednesday, November 17, 10:00 am

    Tough conversations are - by definition - TOUGH. In this session participants will  learn a specific strategy for increasing their effectiveness in these vital but  unpleasant conversations.  Led by AG Collaborative.

    2021 MMA Leadership Series

    Thriving Museums require strong leaders, and MMA is committed to helping build the community of leaders for Michigan’s museums. This year-long leadership series uses monthly online programs to help build skills and increase knowledge for participants. Program content will alternate between developing who you uniquely are as a leader and understanding diversity, inclusion and equity, both of which are required for successful leadership.

    The series is appropriate for all levels and roles in an organization, not just those with direct reports or who are in leadership positions currently. The series is geared toward the museum community, but others are welcome as well.  

    Registration

    Members (login required) $40
    Non-members                $80

    Registration is also available for the entire series. 

    If you have been laid off or furloughed from a Michigan museum, please consider joining with the free temporary COVID-19 membership

    Location

    The MMA Zoom account. You can join via phone or internet. Instructions for connecting will be sent with registration confirmation. 


    • December 15, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EST)
    • MMA Conference/Video Line
    • 90
    Register

    Implementing Diversity
    in the Organization:
    Strategies to Advance the Work

    Wednesday, December 15, 10:00 am


    Culturally Competent and Inclusive organizations yield effective results. This interactive session will provide participants with an opportunity to reflect and discuss current topics on diversity and inclusion and ultimately lead to the development of strategies for building and leading effective, culturally competent teams. Led by Nonprofit Network.

    2021 MMA Leadership Series

    Thriving Museums require strong leaders, and MMA is committed to helping build the community of leaders for Michigan’s museums. This year-long leadership series uses monthly online programs to help build skills and increase knowledge for participants. Program content will alternate between developing who you uniquely are as a leader and understanding diversity, inclusion and equity, both of which are required for successful leadership.

    The program is appropriate for all levels and roles in an organization, not just those with direct reports or who are in leadership positions currently. The series is geared toward the museum community, but others are welcome as well. 

    Registration

    Members (login required) $40
    Non-members    $80

    Registration is also available for the entire series. 

    If you have been laid off or furloughed from a Michigan museum, please consider joining with the free temporary COVID-19 membership

    Location

    The MMA Zoom account. You can join via phone or internet. Instructions for connecting will be sent with registration confirmation. 


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. 

Thank you to our Partners!
    

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

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