Museum Association of Arizona


2014 MAA Annual Conference 

Flagstaff, AZ   May 1-2, 2014

 Mutual Engagement:  Museums and Communities




Unless otherwise indicated all activities will be held at the duBois Center on the South Campus of Northern Arizona University.

Parking for the conference will be available in the NAU campus remote lot.   There are free campus shuttle buses, with stops at the parking lot and duBois Center, which run every three to five minutes between 7:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.    Parking permits may be purchased in advance for $4/day (see Registration Form)


Wednesday, April 30, 2014

5:00 to 7:00 p.m.                 President’s Reception  (Riordan Mansion State Park)

Meet up with your old friends and make new ones at the Riordan Mansion State Park.  The West House, with exhibits about the Riordan family, will be open for the evening.   The reception is free to all conference registrants.  



Thursday, May 1, 2014

8:00 a.m.                     Registration opens (1st Floor Reception)

8:30 a.m.                     Silent Auction opens (Ballroom)

8:30 – 9:45 a.m.         Section A Sessions

A1 Creating Museum Communities (Roundtable) (Meadows)

A2 Introduction to Interpretation and How to Give a Great Guided Tours (Agassiz)

A3 Having Your Cake and Eating It Too: Sustainability Features as Visitor Amenity (Fremont)

9:45 – 10:15 a.m.       Coffee Break (Ballroom)

10:15 – 11:45 a.m.     Welcome and Keynote Address (Ballroom)

Dr. Candace Matelic will provide us with a thoughtful discussion of how museums, historic sites and other cultural organizationscan engage their communities as partners, and use those relationships to fundamentally transform their vision, assumptions and organizational culture.  The Keynote Address is included as part of the Full Conference and Thursday Single Day Registrations. 

The Keynote Address is underwritten by a generous donation from the Musical Instrument Museum. 


11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Networking Lunch 

Buy your lunch at the Düb, an on-site cafeteria that includes seven different dining options from soup and salad to pasta, burgers, and made-to-order Mexican favorites. Then join your colleagues in the Second Floor Ballroom to share your ideas on key topics "crowd-sourced" by attendees in advance.


1:00 – 2:15 p.m.        Section B Sessions

B1 Creating a Community Relevant Museum through Leadership, Development, and Education (Agassiz)

B2 Artist in Residence Programs (Fremont)

B3 Archival Repositories in Small Museums: Challenges and Solutions (Roundtable) (Meadows)

B4 Creating Collaborations: Museums Working with Educational Institutions (Southwest)


3:00 - 5:00 p.m.          Field Trips 

Chose from one of our four field trips led by members of the Flagstaff museum community.  These trips are included as part of the Full Conference and Thursday Single Day Registrations. 


6:00 – 9:00 p.m.        Dinner and Live Auction  (Museum of Northern Arizona)

A buffet dinner and cash bar at MNA's Branigar Chase Discovery Center will set the stage for our annual live auction, with the proceeds going to MAA's educational programs, as well as the Ken Evans Scholarship Fund.   The Dinner is included as part of the Full Conference and Thursday Single Day Registrations.   You may purchase additional dinner tickets -- in advance only (see Registration Form). 


Friday, May 2, 2014

8:00 a.m.                    Registration Opens (1st Floor Reception)

8:30 – 9:45 a.m.         Section C Sessions

C1Tools for Engaging Communities: Part I (Agassiz)

C2 On The Road: Sharing Collections Via Outgoing Loans (Fremont)

C3 Visitors, Surveys, Volunteers (Southwest)

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.      Poster Sessions  CANCELLED

9:45 – 10:15 a.m.      Coffee Break (Ballroom)

10:15 – 11:30 a.m.    Section D Sessions 

D1 Tools for Engaging Communities: Part II (Agassiz)

D2 Putting Collections Online (Fremont)

D3 Building A Cultural Advocacy Community (Southwest)

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Business and Awards Luncheon (Ballroom)

Join your colleagues for the results of our Board elections and celebrate our annual awards for individual and institutional achievements.    The luncheon is included as part of the Full Conference and Friday Single Day registrations.  You may purchase additional luncheon tickets -- in advance only (see Registration Form). 


1:00 – 2:15 p.m.     Section E Sessions

E1 Collaborative Partnerships Between Museums and Communities (Agassiz)

E2 Care and Curation of Basketry (Fremont)

E3 Using Oral Histories in Museums (Southwest)

2:15 – 2:45 p.m.      Coffee Break (Ballroom)

2:30 p.m.                 Silent Auction closes (Ballroom)

2:45 – 4:00 p.m.      Section F Sessions

F1 Exhibit Fast Pitch (Agassiz)

F2 Care of Paintings (to 5:00 p.m.) (Fremont)

F3 Fundraising from the Other 80% (Southwest)


6:00 – 9:00 p.m.      Reception and Flagstaff First Friday ArtWalk

The First Friday ArtWalk is one of Northern Arizona's premier arts events. We will begin our exploration of the special art exhibitions, performances and live music hosted by art galleries and businesses in historic Downtown Flagstaff with a Reception at Hidden Light Gallery.  This event is not included in the Conference Fee Individual tickets may be purchased in advance or at the Conference for $10 (see Registration Form).


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