The Kentucky Museum and Heritage Alliance (KMHA)
serves the cultural, artistic, historical, and museum communities of Kentucky through support of collaboration, communication, networking, professional development, and advocacy.
As 2014 is now well underway, my thoughts range from making sure that the HVAC system here at the Kentucky Museum functions properly to how much “windshield frost scraping time” to add to my morning commute. I definitely am suffering from a general feeling that this winter will never end. Remember last summer when it was in the mid-90s, and you wished it were cooler?
If you too have the winter blues or blahs, replace them with thoughts about what is new with KMHA this year – changes to our website and membership process as well as the upcoming 2014 Annual Meeting. If you have suggestions in any of these areas, please let the Board know.
The Board is launching a membership drive to reconnect KMHA with museums and museum professionals across the Commonwealth. Know someone who was a past member of KMHA but has not renewed it lately? What about someone who has worked in the field but has never been belonged to KMHA? Maybe you know a young professional just starting in the field? Has a new museum, historical society, or related group recently organized in your area? Encourage them to learn more about KMHA. Direct them to this web site and provide your regional representative or another member of the KMHA board with their contact information.
Packed with numerous opportunities for networking and information gathering, the annual meeting is the one cannot be missed event of our professional year here in Kentucky. Last year’s conference attracted 100 plus registrants, perhaps KMHA’s largest gathering ever, and the 2014 Annual Meeting scheduled for June 22-24 in Morehead promises to be an even bigger success. Do you have an idea for a session topic or workshop? The deadline for proposals is March 15.
Interested in hosting a future annual meeting at your institution? The Board is accepting bids for 2016. To learn more, download the Request for Proposal.
Have an idea for a workshop or educational activity that might occur outside of the annual meeting? Would you like to serve as a regional rep or officer? Is there something that KMHA can do better? Please contact the Board and/or your regional rep with your suggestions and concerns. See you in Morehead in June!
KMHA 2013 Annual Meeting, Lexington KY
SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY to attend this year's American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) annual meeting in Minneapolis. The scholarship comes from AASLH's Small Museums Committee. Deadline: June 13, 2014