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.

Kentucky History Awards

Nominations are now open for 2017 History Awards. Deadline: June 2, 2017, 4:30 p.m. EDT. The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) sponsors the Kentucky History Awards to recognize outstanding achievements by historians, public history professionals, volunteers, business and civic leaders, communities and historical organizations throughout the commonwealth. More information.

2017 Professional Development & Networking Conference

Join your colleagues in Frankfort on June 11-13 for the 2017 annual conference.
More information.

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.

Regional Heritage Stewardship Program Workshops

Serving Appalachian regions of Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia
These workshops will take place in two locations in the Appalachian region: Athens, Ohio, and Hazard, Kentucky.

  • Preservation Best Practices and Conducting a Preservation Needs Assessment
  • Speaker: Dyani Feige, Director of Preservation Services, Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts
  • June 27, 2017, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Hazard Community & Technical College
  • Fee: $30 per day, or $50 for both workshops
  • Registration deadline: two weeks before program date

  • Fundraising for Collections Care and Artifact Handling and Housing
  • Speaker: Dyani Feige, Director of Preservation Services, Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts
  • June 28, 2017, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Hazard Community & Technical College
  • Fee: $30 per day, or $50 for both workshops.
  • Registration deadline: two weeks before program date

More information

Connecting to Collections Care Webinars

    Who is Taking Care of Grandma's Grave? The Basics of Cemetery Care
    June 7, 2017, 2:00-3:30 EDT

    Does your institution, or your community, have charge of a cemetery, graveyard, or even a single grave? This webinar will cover the basic steps of caring for historic cemeteries. Topics covered will include an introduction to documentation surveys and forms, an overview of general definitions required for documentation, photography tips, and an introduction to cemetery preservation planning and prioritization. There will also be basic tips for how to clean stone monuments. More information.
    So You Want to Run a Kickstarter Campaign? Lessons/tips for crowdfunding your project
    June 16, 2017, 2:00-3:30 EDT

    Crowdfunding, once a novel approach to financing a project, has now become mainstream with multiple hosting platforms to choose from. In this webinar, conservator J. Claire Dean will draw on her extensive experience of running campaigns (as well as backing hundreds over recent years) to highlight the challenges and rewards of using this approach to funding projects. The most popular platforms will be discussed, as will the key factors to organizing, promoting and completing a campaign. The content of the webinar will be aimed at people looking to raise less than $30,000, although the challenges of larger campaigns will be touched on. 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.
Learn More

Save the Date

  • American Alliance of Museums Annual Meeting & Museum Expo, St. Louis, Missouri, May 7-10, 2017
  • Kentucky Museum & Heritage Alliance Professional Development & Networking Conference, Frankfort, Kentucky, June11-13, 2017
  • American Association for State & Local History, Austin, Texas, September 6-9, 2017
  • Southeast Museums Conference Annual Meeting, Orleans, Louisiana, September 11-13, 2017

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