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It has been so busy I haven’t even had the time to think about posting!  It’s definitely NOT because I haven’t learned anything interesting or even because there is nothing going on.  In fact, you can expect an upcoming post about the theoretical exhibition I’m designing for my Exhibitions A to Z class.  It has been an excellent opportunity to take a project from start to finish.  I’ll be sharing some of my exhibition research and a brief outline of the exhibition itself.

What I’m getting really eager for is the Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums’ Conference October 24-27, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
MAAM Annual Meeting Logo from their website.
I was lucky enough to receive a fellowship for the conference, so I will be taking full advantage of all the sessions and activities they have planned.  For those of you unfamiliar with conference fellowships it allows a person, typically new to the organization, to attend the conference free of charge.   If you haven’t registered for the Conference yet, I definitely recommend it.  The session line up looks very interesting and it will be a good opportunity to get out and meet other professionals in your area.

Students, I’m especially talking to you. I know some students may be a little hesitant or nervous about going to a professional conference, but when I attended the Iowa Museum Association Conference last year I had an amazing time.  You learn, you eat, you meet and greet and all together have an enriching experience.  If you are really nervous to attend by yourself don’t hesitate, go ahead and contact me.  We can meet up at the conference!

If you would like to know more about the sessions before you register they have descriptions of each posted online:

There are a couple of sessions I’m particularly looking forward to:
Sustaining Historic Houses – Everybody knows how much I LOVE historic homes!
Free and Engaging Online Exhibitions: The Museum of the Macabre Model

I’ve also been given the opportunity to write for the Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums blog from the conference!  You all know how excited and passionate I get about everything museums; I’ll try to keep the length down.  I am looking forward to this and the possibility that I’ll get to stay on as a writer for the blog after the conference.

I’ve lived this close to NYC for about a month now and haven’t even had the time to make it into the city.  Yesterday I bought a ticket to the King Tut Exhibition at Times Square and can’t wait to go.  A fellow classmate said it was well worth it, so I plan to schedule the larger part of a day to see it.  You can be sure I’ll let you know how it is!

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