California Association of Museums conference (in Berkeley!)

The 2012 CAM conference, Museums Making It Happen, will take place February 15-17, 2012 at the Berkeley Doubletree Marina and will feature:
  • Programs led by colleagues from 60 California museums
  • Over 40 educational sessions and workshops focusing on administration, school and public programs, exhibitions, collections, and hot topics
  • Receptions, dinners, and other opportunities to dialogue
  • Maker Stations to tinker, be creative, and experience “making” in action (stations to be announced soon!)

Registration includes: entrance to the general session, concurrent sessions, the Lunchtime Learning Opportunities, and the exhibit hall; two continental breakfasts; the closing reception; and all exhibit hall breaks. All workshops, tours, evening events, and luncheons are additional. See 2012 Schedule for workshop, tour, luncheon, and evening event prices.

The Pre-Registration Deadline is Friday, Janaury 27, 2012.
Highlights (from my point of view) include:
California Indian Basketry Workshop at the Hearst’s Basket & Textile storage facility in Berkeley/Emeryville.

Emerging Professionals Participants will gain an understanding of the kinds of jobs available, trends in the field, and how to land that first paid position.

Play With Your Stuff: Collections and Social Media Join professionals from across the museum spectrum as we brainstorm ideas to promote your collections through social media.

Collections Management Roundtable These informal roundtable discussions will focus on specific topics pertaining to collections management and provide an opportunity to network with (and learn from) colleagues.
The New Magnes: The Vaults Revisited : After nearly a 50 year history as an independent museum, the Judah L. Magnes joined the Bancroft library at the University of California, Berkeley in 2010. In January 2012, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life reopens in a new facility in the Berkeley arts and culture district.

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