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Register for the Annual Meeting
The Annual Meeting is NEXT MONTH. Do not miss the opportunity to attend
this timely conversation about Making Museums Matter.

To register for the Annual Meeting and all additional activities, please

*Conference Hotel:* Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel (107 6th Street, Pittsburgh
The room rate is $159.00 and the cut off for reservations is September 22nd.
Reservations can be made online by clicking here
by calling the hotel and referencing the MAAM Annual Meeting at 412.562.1200
Download the Preliminary Program

*Opening Reception at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens Thursday,
October 19 from 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m*

Join friends and colleagues at MAAM’s opening reception in the spectacular
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens on Thursday, October 19 from
6:00–8:00 p.m.  Enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres in the Tropical Forest and
access to the entire conservatory throughout the evening, including the
special exhibit, SUPER. NATURAL. Glass Art by Jason Gamrath.

FREE with your Annual Meeting registration; guests are $30 each.

*Off-Site Tours Thursday, October 19 from 1:00 - 4:30 pm (Times vary for

To experience all that Pittsburgh museums and historic sites have to offer,
arrive early to participate in a wonderful selection of pre-conference
tours, which have been arranged through the generosity of the following
four institutions: *The Frick Pittsburgh, Rivers of Steel National Heritage
Area, The Andy Warhol Museum, and the Mattress Factory*. Two of the venues
are within a short walk or an even shorter car ride from the conference
hotel, and shuttle accommodations will make the pairing of the other two an
easy visit! All locations represent the diverse, exciting museum
environment in Pittsburgh, and we also encourage you to visit these amazing
sites and others on your own following the conference.
More information on Off-Site Tours

CornerstoneTM  Workshop: Creating a Truly Inclusive Museum *Thursday,
October 19 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm at the Renaissance Hotel*
Additional fee $15 for MAAM Members, $20 for Non-Members

More and more funders are asking museums to serve diverse audiences and to
be responsive to the community, but what does that mean? Join Gretchen
Sullivan Sorin for this hands-on workshop that will provide you with useful
resources for offering more inclusive programming. The workshop will
provide a broad overview on what inclusion really means, offer successful
examples of how other museums are working to serve broader audiences, and
provide some exercises to help you to feel more comfortable talking about
difficult and controversial issues.
*White Gloves Gang:*

*White Gloves Gang Pre-Event Dinner*
*Wednesday, October 18 6:00 - 8:00 pm, Location TBD*
Join the Registrar’s Committee of MAAM for a pre-event dinner. Learn about
the various volunteer projects and host museums that we’ll be working on
Thursday, October 19th and network other collections care professionals.
FREE however, registration required for this event when registering for the

*White Gloves Gang Day of Service Thursday, October 19 9:00 - 4:00, Various
Locations in Pittsburgh*
Join the Registrar’s Committee of MAAM for the 20th Annual White Gloves
Gang day of service. Collections care professionals (and museum studies
students who aspire to become registrars, collections managers, archivists,
conservators, art handlers, or preparators) will help a smaller museum in
the Pittsburgh region complete a collections project. Projects typically
include collections inventory, rehousing collections, rolling textiles,
scanning photographs, and numbering objects. FREE, however registration
required for this event when registering for the conference.
We look forward to seeing you in Pittsburgh!
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