2022 IMA Plugged-In

Welcome to IMA Plugged-In, a free monthly opportunity for Iowa museum professionals and volunteers to connect around topics of interest to the museum field. IMA Plugged-In is provided by the Iowa Museum Association.


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All presentations held the third Monday of the month except January, due to Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

All presentations held from noon - 1 p.m. Central Time, via Zoom. 


[NOTE DATE CHANGE!] Tuesday, January 18 - David Bright, Pugh, Hagan Prahm.  Core elements to review when updating institutional bylaws.  There will be time for questions.  Sponsored by The Dickinson Vaults.

Monday, February 21 - Ann Vogelbacher, Executive Director, Central Iowa Tourism.  Learn about the opportunities offered by the tourism regions and how they work with IDEA.  Sponsored by The Dickinson Vaults.

Monday, March 21 - Candace Sall, Director, Museum of Anthropology and American Archaeology Division, University of Missouri.  NAGPRA and Repatriation.  Sponsored by The Dickinson Vaults.

Thank you to our January-February-March Sponsor


Monday, April 18 - Destiny Crider, Manager of the Anthropology Lab and Collections and professor in the Museum Studies department, Luther College, Decorah.  Migration and resettlement in Iowa and its impact on local history museum work.

Monday, May 16 - Claudia B. Ocello, President & CEO, Museum Partners Consulting, LLC.  Engaging Audiences, Empowering Staff.

Monday, June 20 (Juneteenth) - Heather Aaronson, Figge Art Museum and Felicite Wolfe, African American Museum of Iowa, will share about how their museums have elevated marginalized voices, whether in exhibits, collections, or programming.

Monday July 18 - Jessica Peel-Austin, Museum Program Manager, Brucemore, will share how the property has been reinterpreted through the lens of Mrs. Sinclair, who was previously not recognized for her role as the builder of Brucemore.

Monday, August 15 - Nicky Christensen, Communications Specialist, Museum of Danish America, will discuss how to develop a marketing plan in order to share your organizational story over the long term and through a variety of media.

Monday, September 19 -   Darrell Taylor and Angela Waseskuk, University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art will present on its  exhibition of Native and Indigenous Art titled “The Earth Is a House of Stories”.  Co-curated by Angela Waseskuk and Art Gallery Director Darrell Taylor, “The Earth Is a House of Stories” includes selected artwork from George Longfish (Seneca/Tuscarora), Jaune Quick-to-See Smith (Salish/Kootenai), Duane Slick (Meskwaki), Percy Tsisete Sandy (Zuni), and Sheila Arch (Cherokee) as well as Maria Martinez (San Ildefonso Pueblo), Joe Campbell (Musqueam/Salish), Wendy Red Star (Crow), and Leonard YoungBear (Meskwaki).

Monday, November 21 -Victoria Crystal, Ask a Scientist podcast, will share A Guide to Podcasting.  How do you start a podcast? Where do you host it? How do you share it? In this presentation, Victoria Crystal, host of the Ask a Scientist podcast, answers all these questions and more! She will cover all the basics of how to start a podcast, including coming up with an idea, how to record it, what hosting platform is best for you, how to edit it, and how to grow your listenership. Podcasting is for everyone; you don’t need expensive equipment or extensive sound mixing knowledge to do it! So learn how to start your own podcast now!

1/18/2022 12:00 PM - 11/21/2022 12:00 PM
Central Standard Time

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