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Association of Indiana Museums
PO Box 1883
Indianapolis, IN 46206
Phone: 317-234-5255
Fax: 317-233-0857

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Conference Flyer is available by clicking here.  




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!


Location:  Reid Hospital and Healthcare Services, 1100 Reid Parkway, Richmond, Indiana. Take the virtual art tour.


Libraries: Library CEU's are available for conference sessions.


Conference Schedule -- also see conference flyer

Sunday, September 18, 2011: Roving workshops/museum tours throughout Wayne County.

o   Tours will begin at the conference hotel, with busses/vans to take participants on the tour.

o   Tours will run from 1-4 pm; refreshments and transportation provided.


o   Crossroads of History Tour                     o   Community Partnership Tour                    o   National 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.


Sponsorships: Please review the options here.


Keynote Speaker: Jeremy Efroymson


Registration fees: Ohio Museums Association members will also receive the AIM member rate. AIM will share net proceeds from Ohio registrants with the Ohio Museums Association.


Scholarships: Application for free registration will be available soon.


Graduate Students: Want to earn a free registration? Work 20 hours before and during conference! Email Tiffany Hatfield for more

information and schedule: tiffany@indianamuseums.org.


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