2017 Annual Conference
Presented this year by our sponsor, the University of Maine Clement and Linda McGillicuddy Humanities Center, this conference offers a mixture of sessions, workshops, networking opportunities, and a dynamic keynote address that will leave you feeling recharged, connected, and inspired with new ideas to assist you in the care and management of your collecting institution.
This year, the focus will be on Maine's upcoming bicentennial in 2020 and how your institution can be prepared for this once-in-a-lifetime celebration.
Keynote speaker, Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr.
The 2017 MAM conference will feature a dynamic keynote address from Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr. Shettleworth has lectured and written extensively on Maine history and architecture. He has served as Maine State Historian since 2004. The longest serving State Historic Preservation Director, he filled this role in Maine from 1976 until 2015. Shettleworth plans to present a lecture of images from Maine's centennial celebration in 1920.
Check back for a conference program to be posted in the fall!
The doors will open for registration at 8:00AM and the last session will end at 4:30PM. Tentative session topics include:
- Assessing collections for possible deaccession
- Crafting good metadata for digital collections
- Forging and maintaining good partnerships with other organizations
- Framing and communicating the story of your institution and your collections
- Coordinating Maine's 2020 bicentennial celebration
- Lots of other great discussion topics and networking opportunities!
Lunch will be held in the dining hall with a multiple options. Please tell us when registering if you have any dietary restrictions so we can make sure you are accommodated.
The annual meeting of MAM's membership also takes place at the conference each year--this is your chance as a MAM member to vote on new officers or changes in policy, or to address issues that affect the organization and its membership.
The conference will be held at Spann Student Commons at Thomas College at 180 West River Road in Waterville.
Directions: From Interstate 95 exit 127 (formerly 33), go east on Kennedy Memorial Drive (Route 137). In approximately 1.5 miles, turn right onto West River Road (Route 104 South). Thomas College is 1.5 miles on the left. Please follow these directions instead of those provided by your GPS for the best route to campus.
Parking: We recommend you park cars behind the Alfond Athletic Center.
Map: See the interactive campus map or the printable campus map.
MAM Members and non-members may register online through November 5. To register after November 5, please bring payment to the conference ($75 members; $100 non-members).
Sponsors and Exhibitors
Thank you to our presenting sponsor!
And to our host sponsors!
At the conference, look for our Gold Sponsor Exhibitors:
And thank you to our Silver Sponsors!
Gnome Landscape, Design, Masonry & Maintenance
Ted Anderson Design & Photography
Sponsoring and exhibiting at the Maine Archives & Museums Annual Conference are great ways to reach museum and archives professionals throughout Maine. See the link below for an outline of opportunities.
2017 Sponsor and Exhibitor Opportunities