Conference workshops are hosted offsite by local museums and organizations, providing an additional opportunity to explore and get inspired.
Pre-registration is highly recommended. Space is limited, and seats may not be available during onsite registration.
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Strategies for Funding Capital Projects
Development & Finance
Is your museum seeking alternatives to capitalize a new facility? We’ll address Historic Tax Credits (HTC), New Market Tax Credits (NMTC), Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing, and the new Opportunity Zone (OZ) financing in a deep “how to” dive that will help you decide what will work and how.
Louise Stevens, ArtsMarket, Inc.
Alexandra Ramsey, Engberg Anderson Architects
Christopher Paulsen, Racine Heritage Museum
Donna Weis, Preserve LLC
Evolve Your Disaster Preparedness: The Deep End of Wet Salvage
This practical workshop will introduce you to salvage protocols for wet collections materials. You will gain experience handling wet artifacts and build confidence preparing for disaster response at your institution. Come prepared to get your hands dirty!
Nicole Grabow, Midwest Art Conservation Center
Universal Design in Museums
Audience & Community Engagement/Exhibits Development
In this energizing workshop, learn how universal design principles can evolve programs, exhibits, and visitor experiences. The Milwaukee Public Museum will share its journey towards universally designed accessibility, and all will walk away with tools to take access to the next level at their institution.
Dawn Koceja, Milwaukee Public Museum
Meghan Schopp, Milwaukee Public Museum
Cheryl Orgas, Audio & Braille Literacy Enhancement, Inc.
Intro to Cultural Competency
Leadership & Management
Success for museums in the 21st century will depend on meaningfully connecting with new and diverse audiences. The Cultural Competence Learning Institute (CCLI) will take you on a deep dive into cultural competency – learning what it is, why it matters, and how it connects to your work. You’ll learn all about the National Landscape Study: DEAI Practices in Museums and how to apply it to your organization by determining where your organization is on the spectrum of inclusion practices, deciding where it should be, and learning how to get there.
Jenni Martin, CCLI Project Director
Ann Hernandez, ASTC Senior Manager of Inclusion Initiatives
Cecilia Garibay, Garibay Group
Location: Elephant Care Center Learning Loft, Milwaukee County Zoo, 10001 W. Bluemound Rd.
Capacity: Minimum 12, Maximum 25
Cost: $115, members; $130 Non-Members