Upcoming events

    • April 16, 2024
    • 2:00 PM
    • MMA Zoom account
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    MMA Ask An Expert:
    Tribal Perspectives on America 250 Commemoration

    Tuesday, April 16
    2 pm


    As the United States of America prepares for it’s 250th birthday, there is no better time to reflect on what has happened on this continent in the last two and a half centuries. Particularly, for the first people here, the tribal nations. This conversation will ask questions, such as “what does 1776 mean for tribes”, “what are the repercussions of the colonies breaking away from England for tribes” and “what role did Michigan’s Anishnaabek play in this and where were they left out”. This program will be led by Eric Hemenway, Director of the Archives and Records department for the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians. The goal is to think outside the box regarding 1776, which may create more questions than answers. Which is a good thing!

    Location: The MMA Zoom account. You can join via phone or the internet. Instructions for connecting will be sent with your registration confirmation. 

    The session will be facilitated by Lisa Craig Brisson, Executive Director for the Michigan Museums Association.

    • April 23, 2024
    • 1:00 PM
    • MMA Zoom account
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    MMA Ask An Expert:
    Segmenting Donor Communications 

    Thursday, April 23
    1:00 pm

    Sometimes segmenting just doesn’t feel worth all the work – or you’re too pressed for time to make it happen.  Join Laura Kruisenga, President and CEO of Kennari Consulting, to talk through the basics of segmenting and the essential audiences to consider.  If you’re sending the same year end appeal to all your donors, the same email communications to your full list after an event, or blasting the same eNewsletter to everyone, join in this conversation to talk about how simple segments can have a big impact on your fundraising success. 

    Location: The MMA Zoom account. You can join via phone or the internet. Instructions for connecting will be sent with your registration confirmation. 

    The session will be facilitated by Lisa Craig Brisson, Executive Director for the Michigan Museums Association.

    • April 25, 2024
    • 5:00 PM
    • Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm
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    Please join us as we celebrate the Michigan museum community

    April 25, 2024
    Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm
    Rochester Hills
    5:00 - 8:30 pm

    Tickets $75

    Join your colleagues to celebrate the exceptional work of Michigan's museum community during the annual awards presentation on April 25 at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm. 

    The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm is a nationally registered historic site that contains the 1840 Van Hoosen Farmhouse, the 1888 Red House, and the 1927 Dairy Barn that has been converted into a year-round exhibit gallery. Situated in a 16 acre park, the site includes Stoney Creek stream, gardens, agricultural barns, and a nearby pioneer schoolhouse and cemetery. 

    You won't want to miss this night of history, light hors d'oeuvres and drinks, and the opportunity to mingle with your colleagues as we honor this year's award recipients!

    5:00-6:00  Museum Open House

    6:00-7:00 Cocktail hour with light hors d'oeuvres

    7:00-8:00 Awards Program

    Nominate a Colleague for an award here. 

    Tickets are available through April 15


    • May 13, 2024
    • 2:00 PM
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    MMA Colleague Chat: Working with Volunteers

    Monday, May 13

    2 PM


    Volunteers can play a vital role in an institutions success. Retaining, training and managing volunteers is important to a flourishing volunteer program. Volunteers however, aren't incentivized in the same way as paid staff and as a result working with volunteers can be resource heavy. Join MMA members to share and discuss the ways volunteers are managed at Michigan museums.

    Location: The MMA Zoom account. You can join via phone or internet. Instructions for connecting will be sent with registration confirmation. 

    The session will be facilitated by MMA Programs Assistant, Yitzack Balmaceda.

    • May 23, 2024
    • 11:00 AM
    • MMA Zoom account
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    MMA Ask An Expert:

    Michigan Arts and Culture Council Grants 

    Thursday, May 23
    11 am

    The Michigan Arts and Culture Council (MACC) offers grants to support the work of Michigan museums. Join Alex Flannery, MACC Program Officer, to learn about changes to their grant programs for Fiscal Year 2025. 

    Location: The MMA Zoom account. You can join via phone or the internet. Instructions for connecting will be sent with your registration confirmation. 

    The session will be facilitated by Lisa Craig Brisson, Executive Director for the Michigan Museums Association.

The Michigan Museums Association is supported in part by an award from the Michigan Arts and Culture Council

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