Please take a moment to complete a survey on museum education. Survey results will be include in the summer issue of New England Museums Now. The survey can be found online here.
Quick Take Poll
Quick Take polls are a feature in New England Museums Now. Poll questions will be on a variety of subjects and are anonymous. Click here to take the Quick Take poll for the summer issue, which focuses on intern benefits. Deadline for participation is May 29, 2015.
Essential Leadership: Investigating the Future of Museum Governance White Paper
In the summer of 2014, NEMA took up the subject of governance as part of a workshop series entitled “Essential Leadership: Investigating the Future of Museum Governance.” The series, undertaken with the sponsorship and participation of U.S. Trust/Bank of America, attracted the participation of more than 100 museum CEOs and board members in six locations around New England. To download your copy of the white paper, click here.
History Relevance Campaign
At its March 20 board meeting, NEMA formally endorsed the History Relevance Campaign, which is spearheaded by a group of history professionals from across the country posing questions about what makes history relevant today. The group came together in early 2013 and has held meetings, sessions, and open forums to formulate seven principles in a document called “The Value of History,” which the group hopes will raise awareness and help advocacy efforts. The History Relevance Campaign is encouraging history-related associations and organizations to sign on to the effort, which NEMA is very happy to do. For more information about the effort, go to www.historyrelevance.com.
NEMA has created a new website, MuseumsNewEngland.org, to promote member museums to potential visitors, event planners, and tourism entities. Make sure your museum is listed. Click here for details.
New England Museums Now
NEMA is proud and excited to introduce the Winter issue of New England Museums Now, our journal of thought leadership and news about the field. To experience New England Museums Now, click here. Since Museums Now is a member benefit, you will need to log into the NEMA website with your password before accessing the journal.