The North Carolina Museums Council stands with Gaston County Museum of Art & History. President Christian Edwards wrote the accompanying text (link above) in a letter sent to Gaston County Commissioners.
Coincidentally enough, MuseumWeek's theme today is #SexualityMW. Discussions surrounding sexuality are not taboo, dirty, or ugly, it is a part of us all. Our Council stands with the staff of the museum. #LeaveThePhotoUp
Upcoming NCMC Events
NCMC presents A New Membership Level for Academic Departments
Check out this Hollywood quality promo by Jessie Swigger!
Pricing is tiered and ranges from $50 (covering a max of 5 members, including at least 1 advisor and up to 4 students) to $125 (covering a max of 20 students, including at least 1 advisor and up to 19 students). In addition to receiving all of current individual/institutional membership benefits, academic program level members receive the following:
A Day in The Life of a Museum Professional Series
Many students ask, "what is an average workday like for a collections manager, curator, museum director" and the list goes on. To answer those questions, we are launching a new series, in which Student Affairs Chair Jessie Swigger will interview folks from across the field and ask them to describe their work and offer suggestions and ideas for aspiring museum professionals. We hope you enjoy it! Episodes can be found in MuseNews or on our Facebook and YouTube channels.
Episode 3 - Zoe Van Buren (below)
NC Disaster Relief Grant
Working together, the North Carolina Preservation Consortium (NCPC) and the North Carolina Museum Council (NCMC) are accepting grant applications for the Disaster Relief Grant program. These grants support member organizations who are affected by state or federally declared disasters within North Carolina.
Newly listed eligible storms include Tropical Storm Eta and Tropical Storm Fred.
Applicants must be a member of either NCMC or NCPC. Applications must be received between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022.
For complete application information including how to apply, please see the NCPC hosted Disaster Relief Grant website.
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