Annual Meeting

The 2017 Annual Meeting is October 27-28, 2017 in Kirksville, MO.  A Pre-Conference Workshop sponsored by the Missouri Humanities Council and run by Museum Hack, is October 26, 2017.

Making a Difference
October 27-28, 2017
Kirksville, MO

Conference of the Missouri Association for Museums and Archives and sponsored by the Missouri Humanities Council


Call for Proposals

Session proposal submission deadline – June 30th

This year the theme of our Annual Conference will be Making a Difference.  This conference, held in Kirksville, Missouri, “Where People Make a Difference” will explore the ways Missouri’s museums and archives are serving their communities.  We would like to hear from you!

Individuals from the museum/archives and related supporting communities who would like to present at this dynamic and friendly conference are invited to submit proposals.  Each session proposal should in some way touch on the theme of making a difference through museum and archival work.   

We encourage you to seek out people from other institutions to collaborate on a panel. Possible session topics include, but are not limited to: community and partnership building, conservation / preservation, educational programs, excellence in exhibit design, and evaluation.  Sessions may be 30 or 60 minutes. 

Best known for its Universities and fresh country environment, Kirksville offers a unique blend of culture and relaxation.  Begin experiencing Kirksville on Thursday evening by dining at the Take Root Café (with a locally-sourced, organic menu).  On Friday, join board member Sara Wilson for an early morning yoga session or take the opportunity to hike/walk on paved or natural trails at Thousand Hills State Park. Later in the morning, guided tours of the Petroglyph site at the park will allow attendees to witness first-hand the early history of the region.  Join us on Friday evening for heavy hors d’oeuvres at the Truman State University Art Gallery, which will be followed by a planetarium showing at the Del and Norma Robison Planetarium. 

The keynote address will be by Doran Cart, World War I Museum and Memorial, on this, 2017, the 100th anniversary of the United States entering the Great War.

The deadline for submission is Wednesday, June 30th, 2017.  We invite individuals to submit proposals electronically to Sara Wilson at:  (Proposals may also be sent by mail to MAMA, P.O. Box 996, Columbia, MO 65205.)

Proposals should include:

  • Name, Institution/Organization/Company, Address, Phone, Email
  • Title of Proposed Session
  • Presenter’s Names / Affiliations
  • Description of Session:
  • How long do you see your presentation needing? (30 or 60 minutes?)