This year King County’s 4Culture and the WaMA Scholarship Program teamed up to bring emerging museum professionals to the WaMA conference in Bellingham, WA.
My WaMA Reflections
by Grayson Dirk (he/his/him)
This June at the Washington Museum Association conference in Bellingham, I had the awesome opportunity to briefly present my research on taking risks in pursuit of diversity and inclusion. Being just […]
It takes “village people” to make an exceptional conference. On the surface, each Washington Museum Association conference is simply a collective of professionals coming together motivated by their dedication to improving the museum field. We educate, entertain and inspire, exactly what we do back home at our own museums, big or small, all across the state. Our gracious conference hosts open their doors, the presenters prepare their sessions and members, vendors and sponsors arrive. It’s a good start, but not quite enough alone.
What makes a conference truly exceptional are the goofy, unscripted moments and […]
Why I can’t wait for the 2018 Conference in Bellingham…
Otherwise known as “all the food I am going to eat.”
By Stephanie Button, WaMA Board Member
I love Bellingham. I went to college at Western and I loved every minute of it.
While my nostalgic memories of Bellingham are rooted in my college experience, Bellingham is so much more than just a college-town and she earns her nickname, the City of Subdued Excitement. Bellingham is gorgeous! It is nestled between mountains and the sea and on a clear day, you can see Mt. Baker from […]
Northwest native David Jepsen, who teaches Pacific Northwest and U.S. history at Tacoma Community College, will discuss his new book, Contested Boundaries: a New Pacific Northwest History. Attendees will be fascinated by his informative approach to Pacific Northwest history.
“The Pacific Northwest has always been a sub-story within the larger American West story. We think it deserves more. We think it’s unique, first, in its diversity… It’s one of the most diverse regions in the country. ‘Contested Boundaries’ is an attempt to give (the region) a thematic structure,” said Jepsen.
The Spark Museum of Electrical Invention invites you to attend:
Beyond the Classroom Symposium, June 8, 2018
NGSS and Field Trip Foundations
As informal educators, we have the ability to reach students in profound and unique ways. We have the power to transform the way they think, broaden their perspectives, and introduce them to a world of learning outside the classroom. This responsibility can be daunting, and how to align our approach with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) introduces entirely new challenges for all of us.
Spotlight on Disaster Recovery Planning For Cultural Resources
Washington State Historical Society, Heritage Outreach Workshop Presented in Partnership with the Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation and the Washington State Emergency Management Division
Thursday, September 7, 2017, 10 AM to 2 PM.
$15.00. Registration includes Museum Admission
Washington State History Museum, Peter Simpson Board Room
The destruction of cultural resources from a disaster event causes remorse and hardship that impedes the recovery of the community. It is the preservation of these resources that gives each community its unique character plus a sense of place and well-being. We […]
Trump Budget Proposes Billions in Cuts, Including Elimination of IMLS, NEH and NEA
This morning, the Trump Administration formally proposed eliminating the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in its preliminary budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2018. These eliminations are part of a package that the administration projects would cut $54 billion in domestic spending in order to offset an […]