Dear RC-AAM Colleagues,
You welcomed the Primer the RC-AAM Officers developed for you for
Houston ~ so we’ve done it again!
Here you will find not only the schedule of RC-AAM endorsed
sessions, those the RC-AAM co-endorsed, but also those collections
related sessions that were endorsed by the full Professional Network
Council (a new endorsement this year). Because it would not be as
easy as prior years to skim your program and find all the collections
sessions under RC-AAM endorsed or co-endorsements, we decided it would
be easier to give you a little help. Some of the RC-AAM endorsed
sessions were endorsed by the full Professional Network and they might
not be easily found if you searched the conventional way.
You’ll find listed our sessions, the RC-AAM Business Meeting Luncheon,
RARIN Open Forum, RC-AAM Roundtable, Marketplace and our Emerging
Museum Collections Professionals Reception. Also included are brief
details about our Wednesday Presentation 101 workshop. The
collections care session portion of the annual meeting is only as good
as the sessions proposed and accepted. Join fellow colleagues who
have been willing to share their knowledge with you, by attending the
workshop and developing skills so that you too can share your
knowledge with others.
In alignment with the topic of our workshop I found so many
professional development opportunities for us all in the annual
meeting on-line program. Following the workshop details in the
attached, you will find a myriad of other collections care related
opportunities (forums, full and mini sessions, On-site Insight) and
professional development offerings I wanted to share with you as there
is just so much happening. I’m sure each of you when you review the
final program yourselves will find more!
For those needing to refresh their resumes there are one on one
reviews, resume writing for mid-career professionals and professional
writing workshops. For those who will be taking our Presenter 101
Workshop, try to also sit in on the great Public Speaking Workshop.
There are mini sessions on thinking about your career path as a
strategic plan and networking tips & strategies. Midwest Art
Conservation Center is offering some valuable programs for a small fee
and bus transportation is provided, details are in the program. If
you are thinking about working up the management ladder- be sure to
check out the mini sessions on reading budgets, understanding
financial reports, and “What’s it Like to be a New Director?”
New to the annual meeting are a “New AAM Member Primer”, “AAM
Navigating the Annual Meeting: Tips for First Timers”, and a
“MuseumExpo Preview Tour”. These are all geared toward first time
annual meeting attendees. The RC-AAM wants to be sure our RC-AAM
colleagues and all collections care colleagues attending AAM for the
first time (or for the first time in a long time) do not feel the
stress of all that is available. So take advantage of these mini
sessions and tours and lessen the stress so you can absorb all the
educational offerings of the sessions, events and workshops!
Be sure to visit the MuseumExpo and seek out vendors you know and
visit those you want to meet. They are there waiting for you to stop
by and visit!!
Please be sure to thank the session presenters who have worked
diligently to present their knowledge. And also please be sure to
thank the sponsors of the various activities and events, for without
their support the RC-AAM could not offer such dynamic experiences
within the annual meeting as we have always done.
Have a successful and enjoyable annual meeting! I look forward to
seeing you in Minneapolis!