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Are you at a small museum and wonder what a conference by a national association offers you? Will it be worth the cost of registration? The 2021 AASLH/AMA Annual Meeting offers networking, inspiration, and several sessions that address the specific needs of small museums. Here are sessions that may appeal to you: 

  • Building a Better Board  
  • Deaccessioning . . . The Quest 
  • Doing the Work: A Lightning Session of Award-Winning Ideas 
  • Echoes of War: The Power of Community Voice in Shaping Exhibit Design  
  • FSA TIPs Session: Accessibility and Small Museums 
  • Interpreting Rural History 
  • Making History at 250: Small Museums Town Hall 
  • Managing Volunteers Post-COVID
  • Mr. Clean at the Museum or Amy Takes on the Silver Service 
  • Museums, Historic Sites, and Tourism: Building a Sense of Place with a Cultural Heritage Tourism Initiative 
  • Reinventing the Past: New Narratives in Military History 
  • Reinterpreting Reinterpretation: Challenging Traditional Reinterpretation Processes While Rewriting an Inclusive Narrative 

You can also get to know the AASLH Small Museums Affinity Committee at their happy hour meet-up at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, by sitting at their reserved tables during the keynote meals, or participating in their committee meeting on Friday, September 24 from 2:30-3:30 pm. All concurrent sessions and keynote meals are included in your registration. 

Registration remains open and we have extended the Early Bird rates through August 27. We look forward to seeing you in Little Rock!

Learn more about the AASLH Small Museums Affinity Community here.