2018 TAM Annual
Meeting –
Session Preview


Here’s a sneak peek at some of the sessions we have planned for the 2018 TAM Annual Meeting in Houston, TX!  Please note – the schedule has not been set yet and all content is subject to change


  • Your Best Foot Forward: Skills for Professional Success and HR Management
  • How’s Your Health?
  • Security and Service: Is it Possible to Do Both?
  • Five ways to maximize fundraising and development in a small museum
  • Making the Perfect Pitch: Tackling Grant Proposals Like a Champ
  • What to Consider when Considering Public Art
  • Sparking Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Using Science and Art Collections for Community Education
  • Working Together: Managing Relationships Between Institutions and Artists
  • Weird in Person: The Value of the Cabinet of Curiosities in the iPhone Era
  • Banana Pianos to Interactive Dioramas: Using Makey Makey to Incorporate STEM Into Programming Across the Disciplines
  • A Guide To Guides: Successful Training for Tours and Interpretation
  • Breaking -is it/are you - Bad: a Pecha Kucha
  • Borrowing from private collections
  • Website Facelifts: The Dos and Don’ts
  • Changing neighborhood, changing museum
  • Docent Dilemnas: Stories and Solutions for Corps Changes
  • Evaluating Visitor Engagement
  • Serving Visitors with Sensory Sensitivities
  • Successful Programming for Early Learners
  • Maker Mindsets for All Subjects
  • What's Hiding in Your Data?
  • You Sit on it?!?! Management of Unconventional Collections
  • Art and Historic Object Conservation Roundtable
  • Let the Fur (and Feathers) Fly!: Collections Conundrums with a Natural Science Flair
  • Do Your Collections Just Keep Growing?: Ideas for Maximizing Storage Space
  • Theory to Practice: Ethics and Collections
  • Vigorous Acquisitions - Healthy Collections
  • Museum Archives – The Basics
  • Creating the Temporary: Temporary Spaces and Shows
  • Small Museum Roundtable
  • Executive Directors' Roundtable
  • Finding Alternative Futures - What Does THAT Mean?
  • Replicate Your Success!
  • Healthy Board of Trustees
  • Educator Speed Date Roundtable
  • Affordable and Transportable: Creating and Circulating Traveling Exhibitions
  • TX-CERA Hurricane Recovery



Plus, there will be some great pre-conference workshops and a few late night bar sessions, as well as the Emerging Voices Student Poster Session, special health-related offerings in the exhibit hall, morning exercise sessions, and much more!

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