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Blog Posts

Tell Me About Your Accessibility Practice /// Interview with Kathleen Schlier

Posted by Ivy Young on April 26, 2017 at 11:30am 0 Comments

Kathleen Schlier is a Grant Writer at the Chabot Space & Science Center. She also serves as Visitor Studies Consultant at the…

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Tell Me About Your Accessibility Practice /// Interview with Gregory Wada

Posted by Ivy Young on March 14, 2017 at 5:00pm 0 Comments



Gregory Wada
is a Museum Scientist with the Department of Anthropology at the University of California at Davis. Primarily, Wada works with the museum’s collections and…

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Solidarity in Social Justice: Connecting Stories Across Communities

Posted by Loreinne Helena on August 24, 2016 at 9:00am 0 Comments

The world of museums is changing. Topics that were once deemed difficult conversations are now coming to the forefront. While our communities are becoming more diverse, the words inclusion and intersectionality are becoming more important when…

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Navigating Change & Learning to Listen

Posted by Alexa Kim on August 10, 2016 at 9:00am 0 Comments

As museums and cultural institutions, we serve a wide variety of constituents. Our surrounding cultures, audiences, and environments are constantly in a state of flux. With these changing times and our roles as “schools” of…

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CAM 2016 Conference: "Connecting the Disconnected" Solutions to Reconnecting to Your Community

Posted by Christine Hoffmark on July 27, 2016 at 9:00am 0 Comments

           As museum professionals, we all want people to come to our museums and be inspired and feel a connection to what we are doing. It’s both a rewarding and frustrating process. One of the issues that many museums have noticed in recent…

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Special Needs for Special Needs

Posted by Jorge Mora on July 13, 2016 at 9:00am 1 Comment

Working at the San Bernardino County Museum in the role of Museum Educator I have come across a varied number of students with special needs. When I work with these individuals I begin to wonder what else is being done at other museums to help…

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Just for Fun

Yes, it's true: sometimes members of our community like to socialize with each other or share stories or jokes.

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Best Practices: Collections Care

Have a question about how to care for that artifact? Want help with deaccessioning? Ask our community members for help.

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Best Practices: Education Programs

Developing a fieldtrip program and want to find out what other museums are doing? Do you want to share a success story about that recent public program? Connect with other educators here.

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Best Practices: Administration & Fundraising

Dialogue with other administrators about best business practices, budgeting, human resources, fundraising, and more.

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Best Practices: Exhibitions

From labels and security screws to interactives and visitors... this forum is the place to go to discuss exhibitions.

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Best Practices: Marketing & Social Networking

Need pointers on how to work with the media? Or, want to share a successful Twitter campaign? Join the discussion here.

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Announcements: Museum Exhibitions & Programs

Is your museum celebrating a major milestone? Are you opening a new exhibition soon and want your colleagues to know? Spread the news about your upcoming events or programs here.

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Announcements: Professional Development & Networking

Post information here about workshops, webinars, conferences, listservs, and other professional development or training opportunities for museum professionals.

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Announcements: Volunteer & Job Opportunities

Post job or volunteer opportunities here. We recommend providing a link to a full job description and other information.

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Marketplace

A hub for vendors and consultants to announce new products or services, as well as promote sales or discounts. Or, ask questions about working with service providers. Please post advertisements and promotions here.

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Feedback on this Online Community

Do you have an idea for strengthening this online community? Is something just not working right for you? Post your question, comment, or suggestion here.

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Don't see the right category above? Post your thought or question here.

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Welcome to the CA Museum Community online!

The California Association of Museums created this online community for individuals who work (or volunteer) in museums to share resources, explore trends affecting museums, network, and collaborate. We encourage you to:

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  • Share your museum's successes or milestones by posting a blog or uploading photos or videos to tell your story.

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