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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 –
Membership, business-related mailings and change-of-address should be directed to the NCMC Membership chair person.
News and Resources
Job Listings: Port o' Plymouth Museum Director, Washington County Historical Society, Seasonal Arts Program Assistant, Page-Walker Arts & History Center; Teen Programs Intern, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
Thanks for attending the 2015 Annual Conference in Durham! NCMC would like to thank all of the vendors that supported the conference this year. We also have the Award winners, and the student scolarship winners. NCMC will be in Winston Salem for the 2016 Annual Conference!
The Museum Trustee Association's spring Trustee-Director Forum is being held on Friday, May 1, 2015 in Raleigh, NC. Registration is now open. This is another important opportunity for museum directors, staff and board members to strengthen their boards and have important dialogue on museum leadership. This group holds meetings at major museums around the country and it has been about 25 years since a Museum Trustee Forum was held in North Carolina. Representatives from several art museums in Greensboro, Winston-Salem and the Triad are participating although it is not exclusively for art museum trustees and professionals.
The Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, an academic organization, will be holding its annual meeting in Raleigh on July 16-19 at the Sheraton Downtown. Attendees are among the biggest names in the study of the United States between 1776 and 1861. You can discover more about the organization at http://www.shear.org/
2014 NCMC Special Announcement: NCMC's Advocacy for State Historical Sites
The Religion in North Carolina Digital Collection Mini-Grants for Research in 2014–2015 The Duke Divinity School Library is pleased to announce a special funding opportunity for researchers. A limited number of mini-grants ($500–$1000 each) will be awarded on a competitive basis to support original projects utilizing The Religion in North Carolina Digital Collection. Flyer(PDF) Application(PDF)
Do you need help preparing to seek grants or outside funding? Plan now to attend a "Getting Ready to Go" (GR2G) workshop, designed to help cultural institutions demystify the grant writing process. GR2G will present the basics of grant writing. More Information
Museums in a Minute
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!
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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..