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  • 01/06/2014 7:52 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    The Tennessee Association of Museums is seeking items for the silent and live auctions that will take place at the annual conference.  All proceeds benefit TAM and their members.

    The silent auction opens on Wednesday, March 19th, at noon EST and closes Thursday March 20th at 4:15p.m. EST.  The live auction will take place Thursday night. 

    As always, we are looking for items that will intrigue “bidders”. Books, tickets to events, clothing, works of art, prints, pottery, and bottles of wine from one of our Tennessee wineries always bring in the votes.  Weekend “getaways” including tickets to cultural attractions, hotel stays, and dinner at local restaurants are also quite appealing.

    Please print and complete an auction registration form for each item and bring them to the conference with your auction items.  An auction registration table will be near the conference registration at the hotel.  



  • 01/06/2014 10:53 AM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    TAM Scholarships

    Deadline: Friday, January 31, 2013

    The Tennessee Association of Museums awards three Scholarships to the annual meeting. Each scholarship will go to a qualified recipient from each Grand division of the state. The scholarship recipient receives full conference registration fee waivers, accommodations for two nights at the Conference hotel and a transportation allowance of up to $50.

    TAM established this scholarship program to encourage students to enter the museum field, to promote museum studies in Tennessee's higher education institutions, and to encourage networking opportunities among new museum professionals.

    ELIGIBILITY:
    Undergraduate students, graduate students, museum interns, and first-year museum professionals may apply for a TAM scholarship. They must be residents of Tennessee, be employed in Tennessee, or attend a school in Tennessee.


    APPLICATION GUIDELINES:
    Applicants should email a letter of application to tnmuseums@gmail.com. The letter should be no more than one page in length and should include the applicant's mailing address, daytime phone, reasons for wanting to attend the Conference and a brief description of interest and experience in museums.

    In addition, applicants should include a resume and the name and phone number of at least one reference who can attest to the applicant's interest in the museum field.

    Scholarship winners will be asked to submit an essay or blog about their experiences at the TAM conference. This can be used by the Tennessee Association of Museums in print or on their website.

    All questions can be addressed to Debbie Shaw at tnmuseums@gmail.com or 615-495-3354.


    Humanities Tennessee Scholarships

    Deadline: February 14th, 2014

    Humanities Tennessee and the Tennessee Association of Museums (TAM) are pleased to announce our joint scholarship program for the 2014 TAM conference, to be held March 19-21 in Greeneville, TN. This initiative stems from our organizations' commitment to provide opportunities for professional and organizational development of Tennessee's museums and humanities community. Past conference sessions covered relevant topics such as collections care, exhibit design, and fundraising. The complete program will soon be available at www.tnmuseums.org.

    Each scholarship provides two nights lodging at the General Morgan Inn, all meals provided by the conference, and conference registration fees. Scholarship recipients will be responsible only for their mileage and an institutional TAM membership.

    The scholarships are available to volunteers without museum related backgrounds who work with a nonprofit museum or organization that is starting a museum. Organizations with paid, professionally trained staff are not eligible, nor are previous scholarship recipients. Preference will be given to applicants whose organizations are new to TAM.

    Interested organizations must submit a simple application form in order to receive a scholarship. Scholarships are available for two people from each organization.

    For questions about scholarships or to receive an application form, please contact Melissa Davis at Humanities Tennessee by phone, 615-770-0006 x16, or by email melissa@humanitiestennessee.org.

    For questions about the conference, please contact TAM directly by phone, 1-615-495-3354, or email at tnmuseums@gmail.com.
  • 11/17/2013 5:06 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)
    "Finely Tailored: Creating Community Partnerships"
    March 19 - 21, 2014, Greeneville, Tennessee

    Submit a Session proposal here
    Deadline for proposal submission: Saturday, November 30, 2013.


    The Tennessee Association of Museums (TAM) will be held in historic downtown Greeneville, Tennessee! Join us at the General Morgan Inn, as we explore how our state museums are, and can, collaborate with other institutions to create successful and sustainable communities.


    Greeneville museums, historic sites, and others have come together to develop strategies for a successful and marketable community that attracts thousands of tourist each year. Partnerships between national, state, and local organizations are essential in sustaining success during economic uncertainty but it also encourages long-term, viable strength for the future.

    Who has your organization collaborated with over the years? What projects have been successful? From which experience have you learned valuable lessons? The 2014 Annual Conference aims to explore and share the collaborative experiences that our organizations engage in to ensure their survival, success, and permanence. Please share your ideas for this year's conference by submitting your form here.

    Deadline for session proposals is, November 30, 2013.

    Please contact Theresa Hammons, Vice President of TAM at HAMMONSTE@mail.etsu.edu or Debbie Shaw, State Coordinator of TAM at 615-495-3354 or tnmuseums@gmail.com with any questions.
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