WMA 1999 Annual Conference & Membership Meeting

Preserving our Collections and our Selves

North Central Washington Museum, Wenatchee (map)

June 16-18, 1999

Wednesday, June 16, 1999


10am – 3pm  Bozarth Rm
Copyright Law for Museums:  Pre-conference workshop that focuses on wide range of copyright and intellectual property issues for museums. Click here for workshop details.
Noon – 1:00pm  Quadrium
3:30 – 5:00pm
Board of Trustees Meeting:  All members welcome.
5:00 – 6:30pm
Opening Reception:  Light refreshments and wine bar. Hosted by the NWC Museum and Washington State Historical Society.
Thursday, June 17, 1999

8:00 – 5:00pm
Registration & Check-in for Silent Auction Items:  Please bring your contribution for this important WMA fundraiser. Bring an item from your gift shop or representing your community to share. Forms will be provided.
8:30 – 9:30am Quadrium
Opening Remarks & Welcome:

Jim Barmore, President, WMA

Keith Williams, Director, NCW Museum

Keynote Speaker:  Walt Crowley, Exec Director & Editor of History Link (www.historylink.org)

9:30 – 9:45am  Main Lobby
General Session:

Principles of Project Management  Steve Giesen, Professional Development Center, Seattle Pacific University

This special day-long series of 3 sessions will include practical methods for better managing your valuable and limited time, including:

  • setting realistic project schedules
  • creating project plans with attainable milestones
  • identifying problems early in the process
  • transforming ambiguous projects into focused efforts with tangible results

You will leave with not only better methods to organizing a project and your time, but also clearer communications skills to help your fellow employees, volunteers and board.

9:45am – noon  Quadrium
General Session:

Session I: Principles of Project Management  Steve Giesen

Introduction & Terms

Project Definition

Noon – 1:00pm  various locations
Silent Auction Begins

Conversations at Lunch:  Choose a topic of your choice and join in the conversation.

MAP Program Steve Anderson, facilitator, Main Street
Y2K and Your Museum David Lynx, facilitator, Bozarth
Legal Issues Bob Gruhn, facilitator, Gallery
Web Sites Walt Crowley, facilitator, Bozarth
Marketing Basil Hedrick, facilitator, Main Street
Historic Preservation Kris Young, facilitator, Swing
Board Development George Thomas, facilitator, Gallery
Rants and Raves John Baule, facilitator, Apple Industry
School Programs Bev Schrengohst, facilitator, Gallery
Fund Raising Jim Barmore, facilitator, Swing
1:00 – 1:15pm  Main lobby
1:15 – 3:00pm  Quadrium
General Session:

Session II: Principles of Project Management  Steve Giesen

Planning, including benefits, task identification, and communication

3:00 – 1:15pm  Main lobby
3:15 – 5:00pm  Quadrium
General Session:

Session III: Principles of Project Management  Steve Giesen

Planning continued, including sequencing, estimating and scheduling

6:00 – 8:00pm  Double Tree Hotel
Annual Awards Banquet

No host bar. Musical entertainment by Mariachi Huenachi, courtesy of the North Central Museum and Rosalie Whyel Museum of Doll Art. Join us to learn the recipients of this year’s awards of excellence in the museum field in our state.

Friday, June 18, 1999

7:00 – 8:00am  Double Tree Hotel
Morning Yoga

Facilitated by Derek Valley

Taking Care of You: You care about your museums! This session will give you time to care about yourself. Beginner – Intermediate

7:00 – 8:00am  Smitty’s Restaurant
Registrar’s Breakfast

Facilitated by Mark Behler

7:00 – 8:00am  Double Tree Hotel
Educator’s Breakfast

Facilitated by Michelle Loudon

8:00 – 5:00pm
9:00 – 10:15am
Concurrent Sessions I:

Preserving Your Archival Collection  Apple Theatre


Toni Nagel, Whatcom Museum

Elizabeth Joffrion, Archivist, Center for Pacific Northwest Studies, Western Washington University, BellinghamEmergency Preparedness  Bozarth Room


Deirdre Schleigh, Assistant Registrar, Seattle Art Museum

Lynette Miller, Curator, Washington State Historical Society

Stan Smoke, Fire Marshall, City of Wenatchee Fire Dept.

Preserving Your Physical Plant: Capital Funding Projects  Swing Room


Michael Warner, Director, HRC

John Larson, Director, Polson Museum, Hoquiam

Pamela Buckingham, Administrator, Kitsap County Historical Museum, Bremerton

Chris Erlich, Director, Gig Harbor Peninsula Historical Society & Museum

10:15 – 10:30am  Main lobby
10:30 – 11:45am
Concurrent Sessions II:

Oral History to Preserve Your Heritage  Swing Room


Majorie Rogers, Jefferson County Museum

Troy Luginbill, Lynden Museum, Whatcom Memories ProjectWeighing the Odds for Collections and Registration  Bozarth Room

Discuss cataloging and registration processes ranging from manual files to computerized databases.


Deirdre Schleigh, Assistant Registrar, Seattle Art Museum


Lisa Hill-Festa, Curator, Nordic Heritage Museum

Bruce Weilepp, Director, Pacific County Historical Society Museum

Ann Troianello, Curator of Collections, Yakima Valley Museum

Caring for Our Docents  Apple Theatre


Mary Jo Maute, Assistant Educator, Whatcom Museum

11:45 – noon  Main lobby
Noon – 1:30pm  Quadrium

Annual Membership Meeting

1:30 – 2:00pm  Quadrium

Close of Bidding on Silent Auction

2:00 – 3:15pm
Concurrent Sessions III:

Principles of Textile Management  Quadrium


Ann Jespersen, Collection Manager, Frye Art MuseumExhibit Recycling: How to Conserve Your Exhibit Resources  Swing Room


Dyana Curreri-Ermatinger, Director, WSU Museum of Art

Eric Taylor, Director, Snohomish County Museum

Andy Granitto, Curator of Exhibits & Programs, Yakima Valley Museum

Maintaining and Growing Your Financial Resources  Bozarth Room


John Baule, Director, Yakima Valley Museum

Patricia Warren, Director of Operations, Coupeville Arts Center

3:15 – 5:00pm
Visit North Central Washington Museum and other local museums on your own.
5:00 – 7:00pm
Dinner in the Park

Enjoy Wenatchee’s Native American A Gathering of the Tribes Festival with arts & crafts, performances, educational booths and traditional foods. Enjoy a buffet salmon and chicken dinner.