On-Demand Webinar: Mount-Making for Beginners

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 a variety of object types. This presentation will be geared toward EMPs, students, interns, or any collections and exhibitions staff looking to learn the basics. It may also be good for those in other departments looking for cross-departmental skills and understanding.

Presenters: Ashley Muggli, Collections Assistant, University of Colorado-Boulder Museum of Natural History; Jesse Dutton-Kenny, Museum Preparator, San Francisco International Airport Museum; Dominique Alhambra, Anthropology Collections Manager, Denver Museum of Nature & Science


On-Demand Webinar: Applying Basic Interpretive Principles to Written Communications and Program Development

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 letters, exhibit texts, and so much more.  When these are approached using the principles of interpretation, we see greater engagement with visitors and supporters. Try your hand at an interpretive approach to these common communication forms.

We all want to create museum programs that matter to our communities. The principles of interpretation can help educators from any museum create relevant, mission-based programs. Learn practical tools for using interpretive principles to plan and implement programs.

Wrap up this session with an explanation of the interpretive certification programs through the National Association for Interpretation.  You will find out what the categories are, how to enroll, requirements, and the value of adding the course contents to your toolbox of museum skills.

Presenters: Karin Hostetter, Owner/Trainer/Writer, Interpret This

Katherine Mercier, Certified Interpretive Guide Trainer, Museum Education Coordinator, Town of Windsor Museums

Emily Jacobs, Certification and Training Program Manager, National Association for Interpretation

On-Demand Webinar: Apply Stronger: Resumes and Cover Letters

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, Denver Art Museum

Christina Cain, Anthropology Collections Manager, University of Colorado Museum of Natural History