The annual Small Museum Association (SMA) conference attracts more than 250 museum professionals, board members, and volunteers from a wide variety of small museums. They attend sessions on topics ranging from collections and education to staffing and board issues. We offer a large Museum Resource Hall and plenty of informal networking opportunities for you to talk with (and get ideas from!) other small museum professionals and volunteers.
This year, the conference theme Museums and More will encourage speakers and attendees to explore the ways in which museums are pushing themselves beyond their traditional roles to reach out to and serve their communities. The conference will take place in Ocean City, Maryland on February 14th – Feb 16th 2016.
SMA offers scholarships each year through the generosity of past conference organizers and attendees as well as several partner organizations. All scholarships cover the cost of conference registration as well as hotel stay and most meals. Anyone affiliated with a museum, library, historical society, or related graduate study program (e.g. Museum Studies, Public History, Library and Information Studies, Historic Preservation) is eligible for the SMA Scholarships. This includes full-time or part-time employees, board members, students, interns, and volunteers.
Applications may be submitted by e-mail or mail by November 27, 2015.
For more information go to: http://www.smallmuseum.org/Awards