The Natural History Museum team is heading down to Wilmington, Delaware for the weekend to attend the Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums (MAAM) annual conference. The theme this year, Museums Exposed: Real Issues/Real Talk, will provide a rich opportunity to discuss the benefits and challenges facing the evolving museum community of the 21st century as well as learn from fellow museum colleagues and advocates.
As stated in the conference description:
How can museums move out of their comfort zones to explore controversial issues through their exhibits and programming, and also address their community’s changing demography? Find out how museums and allied institutions in the region and beyond have embraced and dealt with issues of inclusion, diversity, and hiring and pay equity practices. Attendees will discover how museums of all types, disciplines, and sizes can become more relevant to their multiple audiences by telling new stories designed to inspire, provoke wonder, nurture dialogue, and foster learning.
MAAM represents current and emerging museum professionals, organizations, institutions and museum service providers via a collective forum in order to enhance and elevate the image of museums and educate individuals on an array of field-specific studies and programs. The MAAM annual meeting is an important gathering of museum stakeholders and provides a dynamic opportunity to share and exchange ideas.