October 31, 2013

Presenting on collaboration at the 2013 New England Museum Association conference

Updated November 11, 2013: The final presentation is in this post in the Resources section.

Together with Adriene Katz of the Shelburne Museum, Jennifer Brundage of the Smithsonian, and Debbie Douglas of MIT, I'm participating on a panel at the upcoming New England Museum Association (NEMA) conference on collaboration: "Collaborations: Who, What, When, Where, Why--and Why Not."

The session is Thursday, November 14 at 9 a.m.

In order to make the session as helpful as possible, both to those in attendance and those who read the slides afterward, we're interested in your thoughts: 

  • What examples of collaborations have you been involved with or know of?
  • What insights have you gained?
  • If you were to create a checklist to evaluate or plan a collaborative project, either within an institution or between institutions, what would you include?
  • What questions would you like to see addressed?

Please post your thoughts and suggestions below or send them to me.

I hope to meet you at the conference—send me a note if you'd like to arrange a meeting—but we'll also post our slides and a master checklist after our session so that everyone has access to the information.  In fact, we've posted one of them as a case study: Forming a regional group of historical societies to increase awareness and attendance.

As part of the presentation, I'll also mention the informal collaboration around the holiday campaign for history, history organizations, and historic sites: "Make this holiday historic!"

2013 NEMA Conference Program

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