The Gender Equity in Museums Movement launches a platform for individuals and representatives from the museum field to be progressive agents of change by pledging to take an active role to end sexual harassment in the museum workplace. The pledge is available now on Change.org, and on the GEMM website.
The pledge includes a commitment to practice zero tolerance for discrimination, harassment, and sexual violence, refrain from sexist and disrespectful language, act as an educational ambassador on issues surrounding sexism and consent in the museum field. The pledge is a resource for the museum world to identify individuals committed to ending sexual harassment in the workplace.
GEMM states that it is important to sign the pledge because “We believe everyone on the gender spectrum is a strong and valuable resource for museums and heritage institutions; we all need to play our role in making society a better place, to no longer play the quiet bystander.”
To read and sign the pledge to end sexual harassment in the museum workplace, visit www.genderequitymuseums.com.
The Gender Equity in Museums Movement (GEMM) is a coalition of individuals and organizations committed to raising awareness, affecting change, and championing transparency about gender equity in the museum workplace. To learn more about GEMM please visit www.genderequitymuseums.com; Join our Facebook Group!
As AAM affiliates, we encourage you to submit and host events at our Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo.
This year’s meeting will be held in San Francisco on May 17-20. The affiliate event submission process for the 2020 Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo is now open. You can find this year’s guidelines, and the submission link on our website, through the link below.
We are looking forward to San Francisco, and hope you will join us!
Please let us know if you have any questions.
Meeting and Events Manager
T: 202-218-7708 | F: 202-289-6578
American Alliance of Museums
2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 1005
Arlington, VA 22202
The Seaport Museum in New York is looking for 2/3 collection management and/or archives interns for the upcoming Winter/Spring semester, mid-January to mid-May 2020.
The internship is unpaid, and it’s primary for college credits.
The Seaport Museum is dedicated to document the history of New York City’s port, from its earliest days in the 17th century, until today. The Museum houses exhibition galleries, two working nineteenth century print shops, a large collections of works of art and artifacts, archives, and a maritime reference library, and a fleet of historic ships docked on Pier 16.
The Collections Department is currently in the middle of the first wall-to-wall inventory in over two decades of its 28,000+ collections including paintings; drawings, prints and photographs; ship models; and historic artifacts; and a 65,000+ archival collections, including business and ship documents, manuscripts and ephemera. The intern will be able to have hands-on collections care, cataloging, research and digitization experiences, as well as have the possibility to meet with other department heads, participate in meetings, assist in general Museum events, and attend professional development outings in other museums, archives and libraries.
Please forward the posting attached to any current or past students and interns of yours, that might be interested.
More information could be also found here: https://southstreetseaportmuseum.org/jobs-internships/
Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail in Warrenton, VA currently has in its collection a Rogers anchor. The museum would like to transfer this artifact to a more fitting museum. Please feel free to reach the museum through any of the methods below.
Erin Clark, Executive Director
The USS Constitution Museum is now accepting nominations for its 2020 Don Turner Award. Established in 1991, this award is named in honor of Don Turner, a former head of USS Constitution Maintenance and Repair Facility. It recognizes his singular contribution toward the preservation of “Old Ironsides” and the skills that built her, as well as his knowledge of and dedication to the ancient art of shipbuilding.
Mr. Turner was the first recipient of this award named in his honor. Since then, the Museum has honored others who are similarly dedicated to maritime preservation and advances in ship construction and design. Some recent recipients of the Don Turner Award include Elizabeth E. Meyer (2011), Peter M. Stanford (2012), Harold Burnham (2013), Ralph W. Stanley (2013), Nathaniel S. Wilson (2014), the Charles W. Morgan Restoration team (2014), Maine Windjammer Fleet (2015), Meghan E. Wren (2016), Naval History & Heritage Command Detachment Boston (2017), the PT-305 Restoration team from the National WWII Museum (2018), and the Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Association (2019).
The USS Constitution Museum presents this award to a person or team of people (professional or amateur) who have contributed significantly to efforts to preserve important vessels or who have made significant contributions to our knowledge and understanding of ship design and construction.
If you would like to submit a nomination for this award, please send an email to the Museum’s Awards Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the name of your nominee and a short paragraph (100-250 words) explaining how the nominee has made significant contributions to efforts to preserve important vessels or to our knowledge and understanding of ship design and construction. Nominations are due by 4:00 pm on Tuesday, November 5, 2019.
If you have any questions, please contact the Awards Committee at email@example.com or call (617) 426-1812 ext. 125.
The Curator Branch of the Naval History and Heritage Command seeks a Museum Specialist to work with the headquarters artifact collection at the Collection Management Facility in Richmond, VA. Please visit https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/548620200 to view the announcement, which closes Tuesday, October 22nd.