[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2012-06-14

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Thu Jun 14 08:29:51 PDT 2012

In this Issue:
1. Heritage Exchange Features Women’s History Project Update
2. CAC Advocacy Webinar Scheduled
3. IMLS Offers Museums MAP Grant Opportunity
4. Heritage Commission Schedules Meeting
Oregon Heritage created the Oregon Women’s History Project to
commemorate a century of women’s right to vote in the state. The project
offers a simple-to-use system that documentsthese important places. Read
about some of the sites added to the Project since May and learn how to
add a site by visiting the Oregon Heritage Exchange at
http://oregonheritage.wordpress.com (
http://oregonheritage.wordpress.com/ ) .
The Cultural Advocacy Coalition (CAC) will hold an interactive webinar
from 10 – 11 a.m., June 15.  To register, visit
https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/835793919 . 
Designed to help organizations connect with elected officials on a
consistent basis, the webinar, titled “Arts and Culture Advocacy”, will
offer tools for effective communication and tips on engaging legislators
and establishing an organization as an invaluable resource for
policymakers. Attendees will learn how to develop a personal or
organizational story that details their impact on the challenges facing
legislators. The webinar will also offer ways to help protect Oregon’s
Cultural Trust and advocate for public support of heritage.
The Museum Assessment Program (MAP) is an IMLS funded opportunity
available to small and mid-sized museums of all types. Since 1981,
thousands of museums have utilized MAP, and the program has been
integral to these institutions achieving their goals. To apply for a MAP
grant visit http://www.aam-us.org/museumresources/map/apply.cfm and
return the application by the July 1 deadline. 
MAP provides services and resources, including a peer review, a MAP
Bookshelf specific to the museum’s assessment type, access to a MAP
online community with resources and discussion topics, and access to
AAM's Information Center Resources. Participants have a role in
selecting your peer reviewer and will choose one of three assessment
types: Organizational, Community Engagement or Collections Stewardship.
During the MAP, participating museums conduct self-study, consult with a
museum professional and gain the tools to become stronger institutions.
Museums participating in the program have used MAP reports and
activities in funding and grant requests. MAP will help prepare for
strategic planning and is an extremely affordable way to get
consultative advice specific to museum needs. MAP can help engage museum
communities and is a great way to improve communication between staff
and board, getting everyone on the same page.
The Oregon Heritage Commission will meet by teleconference at 2 p.m.,
June 20. A public listening room will be available at the Oregon Parks
and Recreation Department offices, 725 Summer St. NE, Salem. Agenda
items include issues related to Oregon heritage sites, organizations and
The Governor appoints nine people to the Heritage Commission who
represent Oregon’s heritage and geographical diversity. There are also
nine advisory representatives from state agencies and statewide
organizations. The mission of the Oregon Heritage Commission is to
secure, sustain, and enhance Oregon's heritage by ensuring coordination
of heritage initiatives by public and private organizations; advocacy on
its behalf; education of the public about its extent and value; and
promotion and celebration of its diversity.
More information about the Heritage Commission is available at
www.oregonheritage.org ( http://www.oregonheritage.org/ ) or by
contacting Commission coordinator Kyle Jansson at 503-986-0673.


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documenting, preserving, interpreting and sharing Oregon's heritage.
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