Dear Museum Friends and Colleagues:
One thing I’ve really enjoyed about working in museums, is it is a field where we constantly evaluate, adapt, and push for improvement. We look to improve our outreach, programs, exhibits, interpretation, and our visitors' experience. This is true as well with the North Carolina Museums Council as we constantly review our offerings and support for the museum professionals and institutions across the state. Your Council has been busy reexamining how we support you and help apply the best museum practices to your everyday work.
In addition to the new DEAI programs, student outreach, and our upcoming 2022 NCMC Conference in Rocky Mount, we are looking for other ways meet your and your institutions needs. Please take time to fill out our member survey found in this newsletter. It will help guide us in how we can meet your needs.
Also, don’t forget to submit your session proposal for our conference in March 2022. We are looking forward to seeing everyone (in person!) and collectively learning from our individual experiences. The theme for the conference is ‘Reexamining Our Stories’. This will be an opportunity for you to highlight how you and your museum are rising to meet and define our “new normal” in a world dealing with a nation-wide racial reckoning, a global pandemic, and all the numerous other changes our communities and museums have faced. This is an opportunity to not only highlight but allow us all to learn from the work being done in your museum and community.
We look forward to continuing to support you as best we can. If there is ever anything we can do to help, please never hesitate to reach out to any of our Board members. Or, if you are interested in joining our Board, please let us know! We have many opportunities for you to assist Board chairs or serve on committees. Together, we are all building better museums one professional at a time.