Keynote Speaker & Business Lunch (10am – 1pm) at the Millennium Hotel
Gary Steuer joined the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation as President and CEO in 2013. Since that time he has focused on leveraging the voice and legacy of the Foundation to sustain and strengthen the arts and nonprofit leadership in our community. He is empowering the signature programs and initiatives of the Foundation to ensure they are advancing innovation, excellence, community and quality of life.
Prior to joining BSF, Gary served as the Chief Cultural Officer and Director of the Office of Arts, Culture & the Creative Economy for the City of Philadelphia. He also served as Vice President of Private-Sector Affairs and Executive Director, Arts & Business Council for Americans for the Arts in New York. Gary also spent 12 years as President and CEO and Director of New York Programs for Arts and Business Council Inc. in New York, prior to its merger with Americans for the Arts.
Before his stint at the Arts and Business Council, Gary spent significant time in the theatre and cultural industry holding Director positions at the National Actors Theatre, New York State Council on the Arts and Vineyard Theatre. He holds a Bachelors of Arts from New York University, where he also completed studies for a Masters of Arts in Performing Arts Management, as well as studying at the Stern School of Business.
Gary has been a regular writer and speaker on topics such as cultural policy, philanthropy, creative economy and arts management. He has served on many boards and is a current director for Clyfford Still Museum and Grantmakers in the Arts.
Thought café (1pm – 2pm) at the Millenium Hotel
Utilizing IPM: Examples for Applying Pest Management Data
Most museums have integrated pest management procedures. However, even though museums lay out pest traps, the data that can be gathered from those monitors may not be recorded or analyzed. Tracking and utilizing the information gathered from pest traps can be done without expensive subscriptions or software, and yield useful information to collections professionals. This poster will give examples of how simple analysis of the IPM information museums already collect can be used to inform decisions about rehousing and other collections projects, strengthen grant applications and justification, and help make other collections decisions.
Learn about History Colorado’s Grant Program and the Newly Enhanced State Archaeology/Paleontology Collection Initiative
Colorado is fortunate to have a grant program that assists public entities and non-profit organizations. Visit with staff to find out how this grant program can fund your preservation project. History Colorado also oversees the care of archaeological artifacts and paleontological specimens removed from public lands. Under a new initiative, History Colorado is adopting new state rules to enhance opportunities for approved museums holding these collections. Please come learn about these programs and how they can benefit you and your community.
CWAM & Greenwood Fund Grants: Everything you need to know
Do you have a great idea for a small grant? Come talk to us about possibilities for CWAM and Greenwood Fund grants. Get feedback on a project, explore ideas for a possible grant idea, and hear about past successful projects. The CWAM Grant funds projects up to $500; the Greenwood Fund Grant funds projects up to $1,500. A little bit of money can go a long way!
Implementing Efficient Processing for Large Photo Collections without Losing your Mind
Archival practices like the “More Product, Less Process” model provide curators and archivists with a framework for processing large collections with limited time and resources. But how do such standards hold up against preservation concerns, mis-attribution issues, missing documentation, and public scrutiny inherent to large, multi-format collections by well-known photographers? This poster will address practical processing tips and strategies, as well as lessons learned from History Colorado’s NHPRC grant-funded 20th Century Photography Collections Project.
You’re hired! Resume Writing and Interview Tips
You’re hired! Getting a job, let alone an interview, is an age-old challenge, faced by individuals entering the museum field all the way to seasoned professionals. Learn practical tips to polish your resume and cover letter to get a seat at the interview table. Then, learn important life skills for when you do hit that interview table. Bring a resume and cover letter to the conference if you would like some personalized feedback.
Talk to your CWAM Board!
Learn more about what your CWAM board has been up to in 2016 and what is coming up in 2017.
Field Trips (2pm – 4pm)
Campus Collections Tour
Learn more about the collections departments of CU Art Museum and CU Museum of Natural History with behind the scenes tours given by staff!
Public Art Walking Tour
Art and nature lovers are invited for a fun-filled afternoon of exploring Boulder, Colorado’s public artworks. Walking tour participants will experience stunning architecture, murals, street art, the Haertling Sculpture Park, the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, and various other artworks featured on campus at the University of Colorado and in downtown Boulder. The tour will begin and end at the CU Art Museum and will require approximately three miles of walking. Bottles of water will be provided. The tour will be led by Jeremy Blair, Public Engagement Curator, CU Art Museum.
Museum of Boulder
Learn more about the new Museum of Boulder, formerly Boulder History Museum, and their move into a new building and rebranding! The staff will lead you through the old and new museums to compare the previous iteration of the museum to the plan for the new facility.
Join a tour of the Louisville Historical Museum, which includes 3 buildings focusing on the history of Louisville, then we will be taking a walking tour of Historic Downtown Louisville, which many of its original buildings still stand,
Art in Public Places introductory walk with Lauren Greenfield, AIPP coordinator
Choice of two options:
• Lowriders: Cars and Culture exhibit with Curator of Exhibits Jared Thompson, Front Range Rising exhibit with Curator of History Erik Mason and Curator of Education Ann Macca, & Archives and Textile Storage with Registrar Heather Thorwald
• Extended Art in Public Places walk along Lefthand Creek (weather permitting)
Total Eclipse 2017 at Fiske Planatarium
On Aug. 21, 2017 the best Total Eclipse of the Sun in 40 years will cross the U.S.
Colorado will see roughly 95% of the sun covered by the moon, and lucky people in
Wyoming will see an amazing TOTAL eclipse: fiery pink prominences at the sun’s
edge, silver streamers of the corona crossing the sky, animals and people
doing strange things! This talk will explain the tremendous excitement of eclipses, and the HUGE difference between 95% and total eclipse.
Silent Auction and Banquet at Hotel Boulderado: 6:00 pm, followed by optional CWAM trivia