Advocacy for Museums

The Association of Science Museum Directors is a proud supporter of national Museums Advocacy Day, spearheaded by the American Alliance of Museums, in Washington D.C.  ASMD is again serving as a co-convener for the 2023 event, which will be held in person on February 27 with congressional meetings on February 28. In 2023, ASMD Executive … More Advocacy for Museums

2022 ASMD Directors Forum in Seattle

We convened in Seattle for the 2022 ASMD Directors Forum (February 1-4, 2022). The Program Committee chaired by Vice Presidents William Harris (Space Center Houston) and Tracy Calogheros (The Exploration Place + Science Centre), and including other ASMD Board members (President Joe Keiper, Secretary-Treasurer Elizabeth Pierce, and Immediate Past President Todd Boyette), and Host Committee … More 2022 ASMD Directors Forum in Seattle

2021 Virtual Directors Forum

The 2021 ASMD program committee (Vice Presidents Meg Beckel of the Canadian Museum of Nature and William Harris of Space Center Houston) developed an excellent program tailored to the times for ASMD’s first, and hopefully last, virtual Directors Forum.  We offer special thanks to ASTC for hosting us on their zoom platform and providing technical assistance for this event.  Presentations and discussions featured impacts of Covid-19, strategies for dealing with the impacts, and planning for alternative revenue streams. A copy of the Final Program is available here.

Images from our 2019 Directors Forum in Rochester and Ithaca, New York and 2020 Directors Forum in Chapel Hill, North Carolina are provided below.  We hope that they provide you with a sense of the energy at our meetings that was also captured in our 2021 virtual event. We have scheduled our 2022 Directors Forum in Seattle during the first week in February, and plan to return to our in-person format (see Updates for Members Section).
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2020 Directors Forum in Chapel Hill

Todd Boyette, Director of the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center hosted the 2020 ASMD Directors Forum in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The meeting ran from February 17 through noon on February 19. We reserved a block of rooms at the Carolina Inn, an iconic destination hotel in Chapel Hill located on the University of North Carolina campus within a short walking distance from the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center. The program committee, led by Vice Presidents Julie Stein and Joe Keiper, also included Todd Boyette, Elizabeth Pierce, Denise Young, Terri Trotter, and Bonnie Styles. They developed an invigorating program. A copy of the Final Program for the 2020 ASMD Directors Forum is attached here. Please note that registration for the 2020 Forum was limited to ASMD members and assistant directors invited by an ASMD member. If you are not a member, please consider applying for ASMD membership so you will be able to attend a future Forum. … More 2020 Directors Forum in Chapel Hill