Building Blocks

October 19-20, 2018
Jefferson City, MO

Missouri Association for Museums and Archives Annual Conference

Sponsored by  

Missouri Humanities Council

Call for Proposals

Session proposal submission deadline – July 2nd


This year the theme of our Annual Conference will be Building Blocks.  The conference, held in our state capital Jefferson City, Missouri, will explore the basics and foundations of museums and archives and the ways we reinvent our institutions. 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 Building Blocks.     

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 45 minutes. Students are encouraged to present a poster at the conference poster session; topics are open and can include: history, preservation, archives, exhibits, object work, and more. 

Join us for tours around Jefferson City on Friday, October 19th starting at 10:00 am.  After a morning exploring, sessions begin at 1:00pm in the Lewis and Clark State Office Building. Conference attendees will enjoy a Friday evening reception at Jefferson Landing State Historic Site. Afterwards, explore downtown Jefferson City, but don’t stay out too late!  Sessions resume at 9:00 am at the Page Library at Lincoln University. Lunch will be provided at noon, followed by the Keynote Speaker at 1:00 on Saturday. 

The deadline for submission is Monday, July 2nd, 2018. 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 45 minutes)

Call for Proposals 2018 PDF for Download

Past Events

Annual Conference 2017 [Call for Proposals] [Program]

Annual Conference 2016 [Call for Proposals, PDF] [Program]

Annual Conference 2015 [Program]

Annual Conference 2014 [Call for Proposals] [Program]

Annual Conference 2013 [Program]

Annual Conference 2012 [Program]

Annual Conference 2011 [Program]

Annual Conference 1990 [Program]