Special Announcements

2019 Annual Conference Request for Proposals

Interested in hosting an annual conference? The KMHA Board is seeking applications for a site for 2019. Please download the RFP, review it, and send your proposal by August 1st to Tressa Brown, the Kentucky Heritage Council, 410 High Street, Frankfort, KY 40601.

The John Toncray Professional Development Scholarship Opportunity

The Kentucky Museum & Heritage Alliance is offering a full scholarship (registration & lodging) for the 2017 KMHA Annual Meeting in Frankfort, Kentucky. To qualify, the applicant must meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • A student or new professional (working 3 years or less)
  • Affiliated with an institution that is not a current member of KMHA; or
  • Affiliated with an institution that has not had funds to send a staff member in the last five years

All applicants must be members of KMHA but may join at the time of application.

Application deadline is May 27, 2017, and up to two scholarships will be awarded. Scholarship recipients will be notified by June 1.

Download application and email to Scholarship Chair, Brian Hackett.
The 2017 Toncray Scholarship is underwritten by the Cave City Convention Center.

Connecting to Collections Care Webinars

    Care of Books and Scrapbooks
    July 28, 2017, 2:00 – 3:30 EDT

    How many smaller institutions have scrapbooks and old books that have been entrusted to their care and that are just shoved in the back of a dark closet because they are problem objects? Books and scrapbooks are similar objects in many ways, but each requires different types of care. In this webinar we will explore these differences and techniques to extend the lives of these deceptively simple objects. We will look at the types of albums and books, handling these objects, housings, shelving, and more. Armed with a sound foundation, you will be able to create a preservation plan for two very common categories of materials. More information.

KMHA Now Offers a Professional Development Certificate

The KMHA Professional Development Certificate unites basic skills and practical learning required of professionals and volunteers from the cultural, artistic, historical and museum communities of Kentucky. It encourages participants to broaden their scope of experience through conferences, workshops and volunteerism.
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Save the Date

  • American Association for State & Local History, Austin, Texas, September 6-9, 2017
  • Southeast Museums Conference Annual Meeting, Orleans, Louisiana, September 11-13, 2017
  • American Alliance of Museums Annual Meeting & Museum Expo, Phoenix, Arizona, May 6-9, 2018
  • Kentucky Museum & Heritage Alliance Professional Development & Networking Conference, Louisville, Kentucky, June 10-12, 2018

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