People Who Preserve History: The Great People Who Work in Museums!
In addition to going to the Chancellor’s Sheep and Wool Showcase last weekend, I also got to attend a conference with our educator, Ashley. The conference was called “Museums in Conversation,” and had all kinds of people who work or volunteer in museums from all over New York State. I got to meet directors, educators, curators, volunteers, docents, and conservators— lots of people who help preserve history and share it with us. They are all working on great projects at their museums— I wish I could visit every single one! Sadly, there were no other museum mascots or blogging groundhogs at the conference…
The conference was put on by two organizations that help museums: Museumwise and the Museum Association of New York (MANY for short). In addition to putting together the conference and other workshops where museum staff can meet and learn new skills, they also provide grants (a gift of money that allows a museum to complete a project) and other resources to help museums out.
I got my photo taken at the registration desk with Stephanie Rowe, the Program Coordinator for Museumwise, who did a lot of the planning and preparation for the conference. I forgot to register ahead of time, so she didn’t have a name tag for me, but I borrowed Ashley’s!