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About Muse.News

North Carolina Museum Folks,

Included: New email address for your NCMC Newsletter contributions

The NCMC Newsletter is published quarterly by and for members of the North Carolina Museums Council. News of general interest to the museum community is actively solicited. We create a full color version of the newsletter that will be posted on our website for continual access. Members and non-members who are on our "news announce" opt-in e-mail list will receive an e-mail notice when each quarterly issue is posted on the website. If you are interested in receiving these announments please join the newannounce e-mail list.

We hope everyone has been enjoying the recent issues of Muse.News, the Council’s newsletter posted & available on the NCMC website.

Muse.News content is primarily directed towards industry professionals, community volunteers, and immediate stakeholders. Along that theme, we want to encourage you to send us announcements, press releases, and articles that focus on personnel, practices, projects, and opportunities, i.e. “News”. (What, Who, & How).

We are tweaking the “Events, Announcements, and Exhibits” section of the Newsletter. If you would like to submit contributions that are “marketing / calendar-in-nature”, please do so only once per quarter. Regular exhibit & activity Press Releases, Calendars of Events, and similar marketing information intended for your organization’s audience should not be forwarded to the Newsletter. A more appropriate place for this type of communication continues to be publicerelations@ncmuseums.org for inclusion in the weekly “NCMC Events From Around the State”.

However, Muse.News really needs your news and input. If you have suggestions for regular features that would both interest and benefit our readers, please let us know. Your relevant contributions (and ideas) will ensure information that is current, instructional, and exciting will reach your peers throughout the state.

The new email address for Muse.News contributions is newseditor@ncmuseums.org. Please change this in your address list as you review your organization’s submissions.

For reference, the Newsletter publication & submission criteria are include below.

Thanks & we look forward to hearing from you –

Tim Osment, Muse.News Editor

Membership, business-related mailings and change-of-address should be directed to the NCMC Membership chair person.

 

 

News and Resources

NCMC Annual Conference Update: Poster Session, Conference Program, Conference Registration, Leadership Forum, Hotel Information.  Early bird registration ends February 26th.

The January 29th deadline for submitting Award Nominations is quickly approaching.   This is your chance to recognize, encourage, and promote excellence and professionalism within the North Carolina museum community. Please consider submitting a nomination or encouraging a colleague or friend to do so.

The American Association for State and Local History bestows annual awards to encourage excellence in the collection, preservation, and interpretation of state and local history. AASLH encourages all size institutions to apply, and to self-nominate. The awards recognize excellence for projects (including civic engagement, exhibits, multimedia, publications, public programming, and special projects) and individual achievement. All accomplishments occurring since October 1, 2014, are eligible. Submission deadline is MARCH 1, 2015.   Visit http://about.aaslh.org/awards/ for more information. Have questions or need help with your nomination? Contact NC state representative RaeLana Poteat at raelana.poteat@ncdcr.gov or 919-807-7960.

New Job Listings: Executive Director, Rowan Museum; Part-time Visitor Services, Historic Korner's Folly;  Executive Director, The Museum & Railroad Historical Center; Guest Relations Assistant Manager - Birthday Parties, NC Museum of Life and Science;

NCMC funds internship opportunity at Asheville Art Museum

Museums in a Minute
With excellent museums and galleries in every region of North Carolina, it’s easy to make a museum stop part of your travel plans. The Museums in a Minute series shares with you a variety of art collections to experience with family and friends. Whether you’re looking for European or American Art, the art of ancient civilizations, contemporary art, folk art, studio craft, works by artists from our state or from around the world, Museums in a Minute shows you where to find it. Let Museums in a Minute be your guide to experiencing rich collections of art that are just a car trip away!

Special Announcement: submitting material to Muse.News announcement

Updated NCMC By-Laws, 2012

Find a Museum by County has been updated thanks to a great NCMC supporter!

Interested in becoming a FOCoS consultant?

Does your institution need help organizing, managing, and preserving the special collections that document North Carolina’s history and culture? The North Carolina State Archives can help through its Traveling Archivist Program (TAP). The application and instructions are available online on the North Carolina State Archives website.

The Triangle Area Cultural Resources Emergency Network (TACREN) announces the launch of a disaster hot line for area cultural organizations to call when a disaster damages their collections. More info at the TACREN site..