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MAMA Annual Conference 2020 -- Museums and Archives: Navigating Past, Present, and Future

  • 21 Oct 2020
  • 10:00 AM
  • 24 Oct 2020
  • 12:00 PM
  • ZOOM online platform
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We have a great line-up for this year’s virtual event, to be held October 21-24, including a happy hour, brown-bag lunch conversation, three tours, and a combination of live and pre-recorded sessions.

(Full session descriptions are available on our website.)

Schedule of Events:

Pre‐Recorded Sessions

“Missouri Women: Suffrage to Statecraft”: A Collaborative Exhibition Bridging Past, Present, and Future
  • Dr. Jean Parsons and Ms. Nicole Johnston, Missouri Historic Costume and Textile Collection, University of Missouri & Dr. Joan Stack, State Historical Society of Missouri
Digitizing Missouri’s German Heritage
  • Caitlin Yager, Missouri Humanities Council
Preserving and Digitizing Photo Albums and Scrapbooks     
  • Sara Holmes and Noah Durham, National Archives and Records Administration, Preservation Programs at St. Louis

Wednesday, October 21

10:00 AM: Virtual Tour of Staab Studios

  • Gary Staab, Owner, Staab Studios

    2:00 PM: Keynote

    • Rediscovering Missouri's Pioneer Mothers, Dr. Cynthia Prescott

    3:30 PM: Membership Meeting

    7:00 PM: Happy Hour

    Thursday, October 22

    10:00 AM: Representations, Appropriations, and Justice: The Role of the Museum
    • Dr. Amber Clifford‐Napoleone, University of Central Missouri  w/ Panelists: Valyssa Caballero (UCM), Christina Foster (UCM), Levi Cullifer (Truman State University), Dr. Carmalette Williams (Black Archives of Mid America)
    11:00 AM: Expanding Our Toolbox – Ways Educators and Non‐educators can Engage their Students, Communities, and Visitors   
    • Ryan Leimkueler, Morse Department of Special Collections, Kansas State University
    12:00 PM: Brown Bag Lunch and Collection Show & Tell

    3:30 PM: Virtual Tour of St. Louis Aquarium with PGAV
    • Tom Owen, VP, Senior Planner and Designer, PGAV

    Friday, October 23

    10:00 AM: Virtual Tour of VRC Companies
    • Charity Cash, Area Vice President for VRC Companies, LLC
    2:00 PM: Live Q&A for Pre‐Recorded Sessions

    2:45 PM: The Modern‐Day Speakeasy: Reigniting Student Interest

    • Shelby Catalano, Denise Chappell, Ellen Thieme, Society of American Archivists at University of Missouri, Student Chapter
     3:30 PM: An Ordinary Man, An Extraordinary Journey: President Harry Truman
    • Mark Adams, Truman Library    

    Saturday, October 24

    9:00 AM: Economic Impact of Museums and Greenspaces on Community and COVID‐19’s Impact on Them Now and in the Future
    • Eric Moraczewski and Dion Brown, NMBL Strategies
    10:00 AM: Vocal Historians, Activated Museums: Navigating the Politicized Dynamic of the Past in the Present
    • Dr. Laura Burnham, Missouri Historical Society
    10:45AM: The Missouri: Heart of the Nation Art Collection as Artifact, Archive, and Living Laboratory
    • Kristin Schwain, School of Visual Studies, University of Missouri



    (Zoom links for each individual session/event will be sent to registrants on Oct. 19.)

    Missouri Association for Museums and Archives
    P. O. Box 179387, St Louis, Missouri  63117

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