This virtual webinar will provide an introductory overview of the process of mount-making for both collections and exhibitions. We will cover the purpose of mount-making, materials, best practices, real world examples, plus lots of tips and tricks for beginners. Participants will gain the knowledge to begin working with archival supplies and start making mounts for […]
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This has been an unprecedented year, and as many of you know in the interest of health and safety, the CWAM Board voted to cancel our 2020 Annual Meeting in Alamosa, CO. As a result, we were unable to hold board elections in person this year. Board elections are held during the Annual Meeting so […]
Organizing, renaming, and cleaning up image files can be an excellent way to take advantage of the remote work that many of us will be doing (at least part-time) for the future. This presentation will share insights from an ongoing document digitization project regarding file renaming, file organization, and image post-processing. Examples from the project […]
Museums continually face many new challenges. How can we design museum programs and messages for today’s world? In this session, we will brush up on the basic principles of interpretation and examine how to apply them to create mission-based programs and museum communications. Written communication occurs daily from museums – Facebook posts, Website information, donor […]
Landing a new job is an age-old challenge, faced by individuals entering the museum field as well as seasoned professionals. Come learn concrete and practical tips to polish your resume and cover letter so you can get a seat at the interview table in this competitive museum job environment. Presenters: Caitlin Rumery, Assistant Registrar/Traveling Exhibitions, […]
Having an online portfolio is becoming increasingly common in the museum field, but is it right for you? In this presentation, we will discuss how a portfolio can be a great asset for your career. We will explore ways to gather content and start building your own portfolio. We’ll also look at examples of different […]
The application for 2020 CWAM grants is now open. Four grants up to $500 each are available for CWAM institutional members. The deadline to apply is May 15th. Ideas include collections rehousing, education trunks, website enhancement, staff training and more! Questions? Contact us. DOWNLOAD: 2020 CWAM grant guidelines 2020 CWAM grants application
Online Portfolios for Museum Professionals May 6, 2:00-3:00pm (Mountain Time) Having an online portfolio is becoming increasingly common in the museum field, but is it right for you? In this presentation, we will discuss how a portfolio can be a great asset for your career. We will explore ways to gather content and start building […]
The Colorado Historical Records Advisory Board (CHRAB), in partnership with the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), is once again offering a FREE, 2-day, Archives and Digital Collections 101 Workshop. This time the workshop will be held in Durango on September 10 and 11. Learn more about the event and find the link to […]
In late 2018 the CWAM board convened a sub-committee to foster critically-needed dialog on labor issues. Our intent was to gather data on how paid, under-paid, and unpaid labor vary between our states. The sub-committee committed to: an online survey, follow-up interviews with those who expressed willingness to answer more detailed and nuanced questions, and […]