Tapestry Newsletter | August 14, 2019

COMING SOON - AN UPDATED TOURISM WEBSITE

PA Museums received some updates about visitPA.com to share with our members. Pennsylvania's Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) will be launching a re-imagined website this fall.

As part of the redesign, the DCED's Office of Tourism requests your help updating content and photography. The Tourism office want to be able to tell the story of destinations like museums and historical organizations through your eyes as the subject matter experts in your category.

If you would like to submit content, please contact us, and we will email you a template with the criteria that the DCED is looking for. The deadline to submit content is September 13 th. Once the website launch is complete, there will be opportunities to add content, and we will pass that information along as it becomes available.
CALL FOR SESSION PROPOSALS

PA Museums is seeking session proposals for our 2020 Annual Statewide Museum Conference, The Strategic Museum: Mission in Community, in Pittsburgh, April 19-21, 2020.

CALL FOR AWARD NOMINATIONS

Each year, PA Museums recognizes the special achievements of museums and historical organizations in Pennsylvania. This is your invitation to submit a nomination for a project, process, or individual that you know is exemplary.
 
INFORMATION FOR CONFERENCE SPONSORS, EXHIBITORS, AND ADVERTISERS


PA Museums is looking for sponsors, exhibitors, and advertisers for The Strategic Museum: Mission in Community, our 2020 annual statewide museum conference, April 19-21 in Pittsburgh. Get in on it early for the most benefits for your participation.


CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS

Save the date for the Pennsylvania Archives' 2019 Archives and Records Management Seminar, October 23, 2019. This will be an in-person seminar in Harrisburg as well as an online program.

The Association of Registrars and Collections Specialists (ARCS) is bring their biennial conference to Philadelphia, November 7-9, 2019. Please click here for more information.

Check out other upcoming professional development opportunities at our website.
MEMBERSHIP

If you have questions about your renewal date or questions regarding your membership, please contact us . PA Museums is grateful for the support of our membership, and your participation is critical to our growth. If you are not currently a member of PA Museums, we certainly hope that you join us .


JOB POSTINGS

PA Museums updated our jobs page this week with 5 new opportunities to work in Pennsylvania's museums. If your institution has a vacancy, please see our job posting guidelines at the bottom of  our jobs page or  pass our contact information along to your hiring manager.


NEWSLETTER ADVERTISING

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PA MUSEUMS IN THE NEWS

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) has introduced an aid to visually impaired visitors to sites like the Erie Maritime Museum.

The Pittsburgh City Paper interviewed the Carnegie Museum of Art's Manager of Social Engagement.

GOErie shared what the Erie County Historical Society and other organizations in Erie are doing to kick off a year of celebrating the passage of the 19th Amendment.

CBS Philadelphia teased Bugfest at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.

The Post-Gazette featured a convoy of historic vehicles retracing a journey a hundred years ago over the Lincoln Highway.

The Citizens Voice published a story about Aimee Newell, Executive Director of the Luzerne County Historical Society who recently joined the PA Museums Board of Directors.

The Inquirer reported on the Philadelphia Museum of Art's fundraising.

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's Redevelopment Assistance Capital Projects (RACP) grants were announced. Here's a summary of funded projects in the Pittsburgh area.
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