AIM Profile: AIM provides a network for Indiana’s 500+ museums, and advocates for their advancement. AIM offers an annual conference; workshops; e-newsletter; biannual Directory of Indiana Museums. Indiana’s museums care for at least 10.5 million collection items, serving over 9.6 million visitors annually.
Audiences: The AIM Conference serves those who work in, with and for Indiana museums, as staff, board, and volunteers. In 2011, AIM extends this invitation to those who work in Ohio museums. Sessions are organized into four focus areas: Administration; Collections Management; Education, and Small Museums (focusing on issues specific to those sites with annual budgets of less than $50,000). Other groups of interest: libraries and interpreters needing continuing ed units; historic preservation groups.
Conference Partner: Wayne County (IN) Cultural Alliance.
Ohio Museums Association: AIM invites OMA members to participate, at AIM's member rate, and will share with OMA proceeds from all Ohio museum registrations. Great networking at a great price!
Sunday, September 18, 2011: Roving workshops/museum tours throughout Wayne County.
oTours will begin at the conference hotel, with busses/vans to take participants on the tour.
oTours will run from 1-4 pm; refreshments and transportation provided.
oCrossroads of History TouroCommunity Partnership Tour oNational Road Tour
Monday, September 19, 2011, at Reid Hospital:
Reid Hospital, Richmond – a tangible example of cultural and community collaboration
Four sessions in each discipline: --Administration, for directors and board members --Education, for those who manage and lead museum programs --Collections, for those in charge of caring for and exhibiting museum objects --NEW IN 2011: Small Museums, focusing on issues specific to museums with annual budgets >$50,000
Conference Hotel: Hampton Inn and Suites, 455 Commerce Road, Richmond. Tel: 1-765-966-5200. Room rates: $99 for 1-2 people per room; $109 for 3-4 people per room; free continental breakfast. The room block is now open and ready to take reservations.
SECOND CONFERENCE HOTEL for additional conference-rate rooms:Fairfield Inn by Marriott, 9797 U.S. Hwy 40 W, New Paris, OH 45347, 937-437-8009. Mention AIM Conference for rate of $89 per night plus tax.