SEMC Virtual Program Series 

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Check back often as we update the 2022 Virtual Program Schedule! All sessions will be run on the Zoom Platform. Programs are FREE for SEMC members, but you must register to attend.

SEMC is thankful to the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation for generous support of the 2022 Virtual Program Series


2022 Virtual Programs

July 2022


Presenter

Polly BrasherExecutive Director of the River Discovery Center, Paducah, KY.

Description

Tired of mindfulness tips that leave you even more stressed? Join this session to learn how to recharge during and after work. Polly Brasher will give you ideas to include in your day to respond to your own mental needs and reconnect with the love of family and a career that can sometimes become cloudy. Participants will leave with mindfulness tips that can be applied to our varied lives.

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June 2022


Ambitious goals require developing strategic partnerships, expanding audiences, creating new models, and taking advantage of opportunities both planned and unexpected. The Directors of three organizations differing in size, audiences, and age in Albany, Atlanta, and Statesboro discuss institutional and environmental transformation in the process of reaching aspirational objectives.

*The recording for this session is now available under the "SEMC Members-Only Video Access" tab (under Virtual Program Series). You must be logged in (with your SEMC member email) to access the recordings.


May 2022


Calling all creative and innovative museum professionals! Creating a space that is accessible and welcoming to ALL visitors is the ultimate goal right? We are here to help you along on this journey!  Speaker, Meegan Winters with Able Eyes, is a former special educator who specialized in working with students on the Autism Spectrum. Her teaching experience paired with having a best friend that was a wheelchair user has created a passion for improving accessibility for people with both physical and invisible disabilities (Autism, anxiety, PTSD, and more,) in all community locations including museums. This session will cover 20 accessibility resources and ideas to help you take next steps. The resources provided are a combination of free ideas that can be implemented internally as well outside resources. The guide was created with the input from other museums around the US doing amazing things to help visitors have meaningful experiences with their families. Upon completion of the session, all participants will receive the free accessibility guide with 20 ideas to help improve accessibility.

*The recording for this session is now available under the "SEMC Members-Only Video Access" tab (under Virtual Program Series). You must be logged in (with your SEMC member email) to access the recordings.

Access Giving Voice to 20 Ideas Powerpoint

*The recording for this session is now available under the "SEMC Members-Only Video Access" tab (under Virtual Program Series). You must be logged in (with your SEMC member email) to access the recordings.

April 2022

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Join this session for a moderated discussion on how to be prepared and confident for your next interview. You'll hear from emerging museum professionals who have recently landed a job and from seasoned leaders who have filled many positions. Gain valuable knowledge about timely topics including salary discussion, trends in interviewing etiquette, and how to convey your interest in a position with emphasis on the virtual interview process.

Access Landing the Job Panelist Bios 



Thank you to Banks Creative Studio for sponsoring this program!



March 2022

 

Community involvement is essential to producing a relevant, engaging, and accurate exhibition. Reaching the public, however, presents its own set of challenges and questions that need answering: Where and when to begin? How to reach out? Who to speak to? The list goes on.

Join McClendon and Schnadelbach as they discuss the award-winning exhibition, Mississippi Distilled: Prohibition, Piety, and Politics, which was thoughtfully and purposefully designed using a blend of curatorial expertise, community involvement, research, and public outreach and input. The speakers will describe why and how the MDAH included the Mississippi community in the exhibition process, the positive benefits of doing so, the project’s development, and what did and didn’t work as planned. 

*The recording for this session is now available under the "SEMC Members-Only Video Access" tab (under Virtual Program Series). You must be logged in (with your SEMC member email) to access the recordings.

Access Under the Influence Panelist Bios 

Access Under the Influence Program Powerpoint

Access Under the Influence Program Resources


February 2022


Podcasting offers cultural heritage organizations a direct and interesting way to connect institutional initiatives with local and national communities, promote collections and educational interactions, and increase engagement with history and archives through storytelling and conversation. In this talk, we explore the genesis of three podcast series that fall under the Rose Library Presents umbrella, with an emphasis on practical advice for how to start your own podcast series. We will discuss the nuts and bolts of the phases of production, planning a season of episodes, working with guests during a pandemic, and equipment, distribution, and analytics, equipping you with the motivation to start a podcast series at your own institution.

*The recording for this session is now available under the "SEMC Members-Only Video Access" tab (under Virtual Program Series). You must be logged in (with your SEMC member email) to access the recordings.

Access Giving Voice to Your Collections Panelist Bios 

Access Giving Voice to Your Collections Program Powerpoint 

Access Giving Voice to Your Collections Program Resources


January 2022


The conversation around programming has shifted over the past couple of years to reflect the urgency for building a virtual audience. Museums have the opportunity to expand access to their collection through digital learning and programs. As we navigate what's next, community engagement remains a key component to the success of our programs. Join this session to learn from presenters as they share strategies that can be used in museums and archives that can directly impact and reshape how, when, and where K-12 students learn.

*The recording for this session is now available under the "SEMC Members-Only Video Access" tab (under Virtual Program Series). You must be logged in (with your SEMC member email) to access the recordings.

Access Going Virutal Panelist Bios 

Access Going Virtual Program Powerpoint 

Access Going Virtual Program Resources

Thank you to Banks Creative Studio for sponsoring this program!


Recordings of 2021 Virtual Programs

January 2021

 

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February 2021

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Panelist bios

Learn more about the Southeastern Art Museum Directors Consortium.

Thank you to Banks Creative Studio for sponsoring this program!


March 2021


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April 2021


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May 2021 



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Transcript of the recording coming soon. 

Panelist bios 

Thank you to Banks Creative Studio for sponsoring this program!

June 2021 

 

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Access Session Power Point and Resources

Transcript of the recording coming soon.

Linda McNay Bio

Thank you to Our Fundraising Search for sponsoring this program!


July 2021 

      

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Access Session Power Point and Resources

Transcript of the recording coming soon.

Linda McNay Bio

Thank you to Our Fundraising Search for sponsoring this program!

Please provide feedback on the June/July fundraising sessions and let us know what future fundraising topics you would like to see! 

Provide feedback here!

August 2021 


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Panelist bios 

September 2021 


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View a transcript of the presentaton HERE

Access additional resources HERE

Claire Winfield is a Conservation Liaison at Conserv

Thank you to Conserv for sponsoring this program!

All sessions will be recorded. Select sessiosn will be shared publicly on the SEMC You Tube Channel!

ALL 2022 session recordings will be availble to SEMC members via the SEMC website.



By registering for SEMC Virtual Programs you agree to abide by the SEMC Virtual Programs Code of Conduct.

Are you interested in presenting a virtual program for SEMC? Please email semcprograms@semcdirect.net to submit ideas!

THANK YOU TO OUR VIRTUAL PROGRAM SERIES SPONSORS 



Special thanks to Nick Gray, Founder of Museum Hack and How to Host a Party, for supporting the SEMC website.