Events


Museum professionals gain the most by networking with their colleagues across the state, digging deep in workshops, and celebrating the work of Minnesota's museums. With every event MAM hosts, we work to engage the museum community in all corners of the state and strengthen our institutions. Join us!

We regularly have events so check back often! Have a great idea for an event you would like see or host? Let us know: info@minnesotamuseums.org.


Upcoming events

    • Friday, July 21, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Moorhead, MN (various locations)
    • 27


    MAM is coming to Moorhead!

    Join us as we make our way up to the Red River Valley and explore Moorhead.

    We have an amazing community of museum professionals in Minnesota and this year, MAM has committed to getting on the road and seeing the great work being done across the state. Join us for an afternoon of workshops and networking.

    SCHEDULE
    (Check out more detailed session information here!)

    1:00–2:00pm
    Red River Walk: Interpreting history and the natural world
    Hjemkomst Center

    2:30–3:30pm
    Professional Development Workshop: Creating More Welcoming, Diverse, and Healthier Communities
    Hjemkomst Center

    4:300–5:30pm
    Workshop and Social Mixer: Yard Games & Growlers
    Comstock House

    $10 for members
    $15 for non-members

    Limited space available so register early!

    Live in the Twin Cities and want to join in on the fun? Thanks to our partner, the Minnesota Transportation Museum, we are able to provide limited space on a charter to take us up to Moorhead and back that day for no extra charge! (Just be sure to register for the charter bus option.) Arrive at the Minnesota Transportation Museum at in the morning to park your car and load buses!

    BUS DETAILS
    Bus departure and return times TBD.
    Space limited to 25 people.
    Details to come

    Click for more information about #MAMSpark events and where we will be this year!

    Don't forget to mark your calendars for our 2017 conference in Ely!

    • Wednesday, August 09, 2017
    • 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Duluth, MN (various locations)
    • 30


    MAM is coming to Duluth!

    Join us as we make our way up the North Shore.

    We have an amazing community of museum professionals in Minnesota and this year, MAM has committed to getting on the road and seeing the great work being done across the state. Join us for an afternoon of workshops and networking.

    SCHEDULE
    (Check out more detailed session information here!)

    3:00–4:00pm
    Walking the Sustainability Trail: Place-based education and sustainability operations and Hartley Nature Center
    Hartley Nature Center

    4:30–6:00pm
    Professional Development Workshop: Expanding Audiences, Encouraging Diversity at Tweed Museum of Art
    Tweed Museum of Art

    4:300–5:30pm
    Workshop and Social Mixer: On Dock at Glensheen
    Glensheen Museum

    $10 for members
    $15 for non-members

    Limited space available so register early!

    Live in the Twin Cities and want to join in on the fun? Thanks to our partner, the Minnesota Transportation Museum, we are able to provide limited space on a charter to take us up to Moorhead and back that day for no extra charge! (Just be sure to register for the charter bus option.) Arrive at the Minnesota Transportation Museum at in the morning to park your car and load buses!

    BUS DETAILS

    Bus departs at noon for Duluth and returns to St. Paul at midnight.
    Load / Unload At The Minnesota Transportation Museum (Free Parking)
    119 Granite St E, St Paul, MN 55117
    Bus does not stop for meals — packed lunches encouraged

    Click for more information about #MAMSpark events and where we will be this year!

    Don't forget to mark your calendars for our 2017 conference in Ely!

    • Wednesday, September 27, 2017
    • Friday, September 29, 2017
    • Ely, Minnesota


    2017 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

    The Minnesota Association of Museums is heading north to Ely in September! This year, join with museum professionals from across our state and dig into how your institution, next program or exhibit, or your own position can be a part of creating healthy communities. Explore beautiful Ely as you participate in sessions, workshops, pub crawls, listen to keynote speakers, and explore the museums on the edge of the Boundary Waters!

    SCHEDULE

    Conference: Sept. 27 – Sept. 29

    Optional additional canoe tour: Sept. 30 – Oct. 1 (Information and additional registration to come) 

    PROGRAM

    Pre-conference guide will be available May 1. For the most up-to-date information, visit our conference page.

    REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

    MAM invites you to submit proposals for workshops and presentations at our 2017 conference. Read more on our proposal page.

    SCHOLARSHIPS

    Scholarship requirements and applications for first-time attendees/emerging museum professionals can be found on our website.

    ACCOMODATIONS

    A block of rooms has been reserved at the Grand Ely Lodge Resort. Deadline to book is August 27, 2017. More information available here.

    For more information and most recent updates, visit our conference page

    Not a member? Join today and save on your conference fee!

    (Please note that payment must be paid and recorded prior to obtaining the member rate. Online payments will ensure immediate registration.)


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