Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Alberta Museums Association Conference 2010 Call for Proposals

Alberta Museums Association Conference 2010 Call for Proposals
Alberta, Canada
Deadline: 2010-02-26

Place-Making: Museums and Building Community
Alberta Museums Association
Annual Conference

September 23 - 25, 2010
Edmonton, Alberta

Call for Proposals

The Alberta Museums Association (AMA) is seeking session proposals for its Annual Conference. The Conference this year is being held in Edmonton, Alberta and seeks to explore how museums are responsible for developing a sense of place in their communities.

Place-making can be defined as “the art of creating public ‘places of the soul’ that uplift and help us to connect to each other” (Project for Public Spaces, www.pps.org). It is about design of public space, experiences within public space, and empowering those that engage within that space.

Please find the Call for Proposals and Session Proposal Form on our website. Submission deadline is Friday, February 26, 2010. All proposals will be reviewed by a volunteer committee comprised of AMA members. Applicants will be notified of the status of their proposal by March 15, 2010.

Proposals should be emailed, mailed, or faxed to the Alberta Museums Association office. A position paper further exploring the idea of place-making is available online at www.museums.ab.ca or contact the AMA to have a copy sent to you.
Jennifer Forsyth
Learning Manager
Alberta Museums Association
9829.103 Street
Edmonton, AB T5K 0X9
P: 780.424.2626 x. 223
F: 780.425.1679

Email: jforsyth@musems.ab.ca
Visit the website at http://www.museums.ab.ca