Start: Monday, October 3, 2022 8:30 a.m.
End: Tuesday, October 4, 2022 4:30 p.m.
Location: Zoom

Registration fee:

IMA Member: $75.00

IMA Student Member:  $25.00

Three Person Discount:  $200.00


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Monday, October 3, 2022

8:30 am - Networking and Social Time

8:50 am - Welcome, How-tos and Housekeeping

9:00 am - Keynote: Restoring the Roar: Reflecting, Adapting, and Moving Forward Boldly. David A. Janssen, Executive Director, Brucemore.

10:15 am - Be on the Right Size of History.  Cristin Waterbury, Independent Professional; Kristin Glomstad, Collections Manager/Registrar, Dubuque Historical Society/National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium; Brittany Boettcher, Collections Technician: Survey and Deaccessioning, Dubuque County Historical Society/National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium; Melissa Conroy, Collections Technician: Records Research, Dubuque County Historical Society/National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium.

11:30 am - Awards and Recognition

12:15 - A Conversation about Community Curation.  Rachael Mullins, President/CEO of the Putnam Museum and Science Center; Christina Kastell, Curator of History and Anthropology; and Ben Johnson, Vice President of Museum Experiences

1:30 pm - AASLH 4th Annual Visitation Survey.  John Marks, AASLH.

2:30 pm - Night at the Museum: Escaping Tired Programs.  Tara Templeman, Curator & Collections Manager, The History Center.

3:30 pm New Innovations and Experimentation with the Fortepan Iowa public photo archive.  Bettina Fabos, Director; Isaac Campbell, Director of Community Outreach, Fortepan Iowa.

Tueday, October 4, 2022

8:30 am - Social Time & Networking

9:00 am - Is a Museum School in Your Future? Katherine Kalbaugh, Ph.D., Executive Director, National Association of Museum Schools.

10:00 am - Conversation with Exhibitors and Sponsors.  Pop into breakout rooms to learn more about what these experts can do for you.

11:15 am - Fanning Future's Flame - The Amana Heritage Museum Navigates its Future between Prescribed Fire and Inferno.  Jon Childers, Executive Director and Rebecca Simpson, Curator, Amana Heritage Museum.

12:30 - IMA Annual Meeting and Elections. Dr. Heidi Lung, President.

1:15 pm - The Spirit vs the Letter of the Law: What Does Being a Disability-Confident Organization Look like?  Thalia Sutton, Assistant Director, National Pearl Button Museum.

2:30 pm - Developing a Cash Reserves Policy for What's Next. Ruth Haus, President, Living History Farms; Jim Dietz-Kilen, Director of Community Relations, Living History Farms; Ashley Shafer, Morgan Stanley.

3:15 pm - History Ungated: Harnessing Digital Interpretation. Jessica Peel-Austin, Brucemore, Curator of Museum Collections;  Megan Clevenger, Brucemore, Program and Outreach Manager.