In this Issue

1. OMA Conference set for Oct. 11 – 13 in Pendleton

2. Connecting to Collections sets fall webinar calendar

3. OSU offers interpretation course this fall

4. Deadline Dec. 1 for IMLS grant opportunities

5. American Theatre Archive Project set for Portland, Nov. 5

6. Statewide historic theaters survey and needs assessment report available

7. Oregon Nikkei seeks education manager

 

 

OMA CONFERENCE SET FOR OCT. 11 – 13 IN PENDLETON

 

The Oregon Museums Association (OMA) conference will take place Oct. 11 – 13 at the Tamástslikt Cultural Institute, 47106 Wildhorse Blvd., Pendleton. This year’s theme is “Telling the Whole Story: Diversity and Change in Today's Museums”. Workshops and sessions will highlight how museum professionals can broaden and enrich their facilities' cultural offerings as they respond to changing audiences, collections, budgets, and environments. For complete details, visit the Oregon Museums Association website.

 

 

CONNECTING TO COLLECTIONS SETS FALL WEBINAR CALENDAR

 

Connecting to Collections will hold a series of webinars this fall, including sessions on taxidermy care, insurance, labeling practices, deaccessioning and caring for collections during special events. The webinars are free!

 

"Troublesome Trophies and Fragile Feathered Friends: Introduction to the Care of Historic Taxidermy" will take place from 4 – 5:30 p.m., Sept. 24; "Insurance 101: Practical Considerations for Protecting Institutional Collections and Loans" is set for 5 – 6 p.m., Oct. 8; "Marking and Labeling Collections" will run from 5 – 6:30 p.m., Oct. 27; "The Deaccessioning Dilemma: Laws, Ethics, and Actions" will take place from 5 – 6:30 p.m., Nov. 12; and "Seasonal Affective Disorder: Caring for Collections During Seasonal Special Events" is set for 5 – 6 p.m., Dec. 3.

 

For complete details, visit http://www.connectingtocollections.org.

 

 

OSU OFFERS INTERPRETATION COURSE THIS FALL

 

Oregon State University will offer Environmental Interpretation this fall (FES 493/593-Environmental Interpretation), which provides students with skill for crafting messages tailored to engage not only visitors to parks, zoos, museums, and nature centers, but also users of digital media. Through dynamic projects and lessons, students will learn about effective communication in interpretive settings via presentations, guided tours, displays, smartphone apps, and new media platforms. This training is applicable to a range of disciplines, including cultural and historical resource management and digital media design. For registration information, visit http://ecampus.oregonstate.edu.

 

 

DEADLINE DEC. 1 FOR IMLS GRANT OPPORTUNITIES

 

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is accepting museum grant program applications. The application deadline for each of program is Dec. 1. IMLS staff members are available by phone and email to discuss general issues relating to funding programs and a pre-recorded webinar is also available, which provides general information about grant opportunities.

 

Programs include Sparks! Ignition Grants for Museums; Museums for America; National Leadership Grants for Museums; Museum Grants for African American History and Culture; and Native American / Native Hawaiian Museum Services Program.

 

For further information, visit www.imls.gov.

 

 

AMERICAN THEATRE ARCHIVE PROJECT SET FOR PORTLAND, NOV. 5

 

The American Theatre Archive Project (ATAP) will hold a training session from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Nov. 5 at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront hotel, 1401 SW Naito Pkwy.   The ATAP workshop will introduce area archivists, dramaturgs, and scholars to the process through which theatre companies establish an archival program -- the ATAP Initiation Program.  To learn more, and to register for the workshop, visit ATAP online or email communications@americantheatrearchiveproject.org.

 

 

STATEWIDE HISTORIC THEATERS SURVEY AND NEEDS ASSESSMENT REPORT AVAILABLE

 

The University of Oregon's Community Service Center, Travel Oregon, the Oregon Main Street Program, and Pacific Power recently released "Oregon Historic Theaters: Statewide Survey and Needs Assessment," a report containing findings from a year of research on Oregon's 102 historic theaters. A video about Oregon’s Historic Theaters is also available.

 

The report has five main components, including History and importance of theaters in Oregon; the current state of historic theaters in Oregon; the physical and financial needs expressed by historic theaters via the Oregon Historic Theaters Needs Assessment Survey; recommendations for better supporting historic theaters in the future; and inventory and profiles of historic theaters in Oregon. To download and read the complete report, visit https://orhistorictheaters.wordpress.com/final-report. Email Bob Parker with questions or comments.

 

 

Also be sure to check out our short video about Oregon's Historic Theaters: https://orhistorictheaters.wordpress.com/

 

OREGON NIKKEI SEEKS EDUCATION MANAGER

 

Oregon Nikkei Endowment is seeking an education manager to oversee the Center's Education, Family and Public Programs. The education manager will work closely with staff to conceptualize, design and carry out educational programming for all audiences. Required qualifications include a degree in museum education or education, familiarity with the Common Core Standards, knowledge of Portland, the Pacific Northwest and U.S. history. The successful candidate will have experience in the museum education field and a sense of teaching philosophies; managerial, training and fund raising experience; excellent writing skills; the ability to work well with others and experience conducting tours. The application deadline is Sept. 30. For a complete job description, email jobs@oregonnikkei.org. To apply, email an application, resume and letter of interest or submit materials by mail to Oregon Nikkei Endowment, 121 NW 2nd Ave., Portland, OR, 97209, Attn: EDU MGR Position. To learn more about Oregon Nikkei Endowment visit www.oregonnikkei.org.

 

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