October Updates + Opportunities
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Museum Leadership Training Opportunity
The Jekyll Island Management Institute (JIMI), presented by the Southeastern Museums Conference (SEMC), seeks to provide affordable leadership and management training to museum professionals. To learn more about the institute, download the JIMI 2019 Brochure. Application process closes at midnight this Sunday, October 21, 2018.
Freedom Isn’t Free
Mitchelville’s significance in American history is profound. It represents the first African American self-governed town in the United States. The courage, perseverance, and resourcefulness of the freedmen on Hilton Head Island, ushered in the dawn of freedom. The 2018 Anniversary Forum seeks to examine the push for freedom in this country and the notion that the struggle continues today. This one-day session will highlight Reconstruction, the American Civil Rights Movement, Voting Rights, Citizenship and more.
IMLS Grant Deadline Approaching
The IMLS Museum Grants for African American History and Culture support activities that build the capacity of African American museums and support the growth and development of museum professionals at African American museums.
Application Deadline: November 1, 2018
Underrepresented Community Grants
The National Parks Service is now accepting applications for projects benefiting underrepresented communities. Types of eligible projects include surveys and inventories of historic properties associated with communities underrepresented in the National Register, as well as the development of nominations to the National Register for specific sites. The application deadline is November 1, 2018 at 11:59 PM (EST). Click here to learn more…
2018 MAC Conference in Bridgetown Barbados
The Museum Association of the Caribbean’s 29th Annual General Meeting & Conference will be hosted by the Barbados Museum & Historical Society in partnership with the EU-LAC-Museums project, and the University of the West Indies (UWI). The conference aims to bring together professionals and students working in or on museums and historic sites from across the globe to address the ways in which museums conceptualize communities and communities engage with museums for the benefit of all. Click here to learn more…
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