Museums Association of Montana

MAM strives to strengthen all of Montana's Museums

56th MAM Annual Conference


THEME

Join us as we come together from across Montana to meet literally in the middle of the state. This year’s theme highlights the vital roles museums play in breaking down barriers and prejudices in our communities. We’ll explore practical solutions that strike a perfect balance between small nonprofits and major museum operations. It’s all about getting back to basics, centering ourselves, and embracing the essence of what museums are truly about. See you there!

LODGING

Yogo Inn
211 E Main Street
Lewistown, MT 59457

Reservations: (406) 535-8721

A limited number of rooms are blocked for March 20-22. Tell them you are with the Museums Association of Montana to receive the negotiated rate of $115 (+ taxes) per night.

Must book by February 20th to receive special rate.

AWARDS

Do you know a person or exhibit deserving of one of our annual awards? Nominations are open for activities that took place in 2023, with awards to be presented at the 2024 conference in Lewistown.

Nominations close Thursday, February 29th.


Peter Yegen Jr. Award

For excellence and distinction in fostering the collection, preservation, and interpretation of our heritage and culture, and for outstanding contributions toward the advancement of Montana’s museums. The Peter Yegen Jr. Award was first conferred in 1987 to Peter and Zellah Yegen for their years of service to the museum system of Yellowstone County, their interest in heritage and history, and their contributions to the Museums Association of Montana as founding and long-term members.

Nominees will show exceptional dedication, commitment, leadership, and/or service within the museum community of Montana. This might include work in funding, publications, establishment of professional standards, working with volunteers, preservation of sites or objects, service on committees, advocacy, or many other areas.

SUBMIT NOMINATION FOR PETER YEGEN JR. AWARD HERE


Jack Lepley Museum Person of the Year

This award recognizes the contributions of a board member, staff member, or volunteer whose efforts have elevated the stature of their institution to high levels of excellence.

Achievements in museum promotion, development, exhibit and interpretation design, community relations, or general service may be emphasized.

SUBMIT NOMINATION FOR JACK LEPLEY MUSEUM PERSON OF THE YEAR HERE


Best New Exhibit

This award recognizes outstanding new exhibits by MAM member institutions that debuted in 2023. Multiple prizes may be awarded regionally.

Achievements in visual presentation, innovative use of artifacts and art, interpretation methods, or other features may be highlighted. This award is open to both physical and virtual exhibits.

SUBMIT NOMINATION FOR BEST NEW EXHIBIT HERE

Thank you to our generous sponsors:


         

BECOME A SPONSOR

Copper

$500

Sponsor a break or speaker

1 complimentary registration
Free tote bag inserts

Silver

$1000

Sponsor a workshop or tour

2 complimentary registrations
Free tote bag inserts

Gold

$1500

Sponsor a meal or reception

3 complimentary registrations
Free tote bag inserts

For more details, please click the link below.

Conference Sponsorship Opportunities 2024.pdf

ADVERTISE

Tote Bag Insert

$50

Promote your organization, product, or service. Simply provide 100 pieces of literature, stickers, or small items prior to the start of the conference, and we'll insert it in every attendee's bag.

March 1: Reservation deadline

March 15: Arrival deadline


For more information, please contact us at museumsofmt@gmail.com.

museumsofmt@gmail.com

P.O. Box 1451, Helena, MT 59624

Museums Association of Montana is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization

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