Museum Institute at Great Camp Sagamore


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The Museum Institute at Great Camp SagamoreThe Museum Institute at Great Camp Sagamore is set to return on September 26-28, 2018. The Museum Institute is a place for emerging and established leaders to develop strategies to face new challenges.

This participatory program will helps attendees effect positive change in their organizations, careers, and community. Leaders in the museum field will share their experiences across a variety of disciplines to help create solutions, build audiences, and develop institutional management skills.

Session topics will include: building cultural competence, supporting financial and human resources, enhancing board capacity, and creating professional communities.

Cinnamon Catlin-Leguto, President & CEO of the Abbe Museum in Maine, will share the ways that the Abbe Museum has grown from a small trailside museum in Acadia National Park, to a contemporary art museum in the heart of downtown Bar Harbor. Cinnamon will also discuss the Museum’s close work with the Abenaki Nations to share their stories, history, and culture with a broader audience.

Cinnamon is a passionate advocate for museums and a small museum expert. She has served on the board of the AASLH and was the founding chair of their Small Museums Committee. She is member of the Smithsonian Affiliates Advisory and the American Alliance of Museums boards of directors.

Presenters at The Museum Institute will also include:

Andrew Marietta, Vice President, Regional Development, Central NY Office, New York Council of Nonprofits. Andrew will lead a session about developing institutional resources.

Suzanne LeBlanc, President, Aimee Terzulli, Director of Education and the Visitor Experience, and Tanya Butler Holder, Associate Director of Administration, all of the Long Island Children’s Museum. Suzanne, Aimee, and Tanya will share their experiences as part of the first cohort of The Cultural Competence Learning Institute – a project of the Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose, Association of Science-Technology Centers, Association of Children’s Museums and Garibay Group funded by a National Leadership Grant from the IMLS. They will lead a session about exploring and building diversity, inclusion, and cultural competence.

Registration for The Museum Institute will close September 10, 2018. Registration for the three-day program includes evening events, two nights’ accommodations, and all meals. Space is limited, to register click here.

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