2010 Conference Workshops and Tours

Thursday, May 13, 2010
Pre-Conference Workshops
20:20 | Networking Free 
20:20 is a fast-paced presentation format whereby presenters are allotted 20 slide show images, which are shown for 20 seconds each. The total presentation time is therefore only 6 minutes and 40 seconds per person. This workshop will explore the ideas behind 20:20 and how it can be applied to your community. There will also be a participatory segment where actual 20:20 presentations will be given by attendees to both demonstrate the program and provide a chance for museum representatives to discuss their ideas and accomplishments.

Connection to Collections in Difficult Times: A Helping Hands Workshop Free
The Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Connecting to Collections initiative has funded grants to both Colorado and Wyoming. Based on Colorado’s C2C survey results concerning the most urgent needs of cultural heritage institutions, there will be a FREE day long pre-conference workshop that will cover: curatorial decision-making; Collection policy development; the ethics of de-accessioning; working with your local communities; and, low-cost/no-cost climate control improvements. The last part of the workshop will include a walk through assessment of the museum with opportunities for hands on exercises using examples from the collections at the Nici Self.


Sunday, May 16, 2010
Post-Conference Tour (You must pre-register)
8:15 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Participants will meet at the Wyoming Children’s Museum for breakfast pastries and a tour. After some engaging conversation, you’ll head to the recently re-opened UW Geology Museum for a behind-the-scenes tour. At 10:40, you’ll walk over to the brand new UW Anthropology Museum for an in-depth look at the new exhibits with the director.

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