VCAM News Spring 2017

VCAM News Spring 2017The Spring 2017 VCAM Newsletter is now available. Please enjoy our latest VCAM Newsletter by visiting VCAM News.

Here is a sample of what’s inside VCAM News Spring 2017:

  • Letter from the VCAM President,
    Peter Milne

    The Detroit Institute of Arts Volunteer Council is looking forward to the opportunity of hosting VCAM’s 2018 Conference September 24-27.

    This conference will focus on volunteers and staff and will offer the opportunity for you to make new friends, to keep learning and to stay engaged, which will further enable you to continue your support of your museum…

  • 2016 Volunteer Award
    Last December I traveled to one of my favorite places – the Art Gallery of Windsor. The reason for the sojourn was to attend a volunteer luncheon in honor of Molly (Mignon) Briggs, who was celebrating 50 Years of Service and her recent Volunteer of the Year award from the 2016 annual awards of the Ontario Association of Art Galleries (OAAG)…

  • Asian Art

    By Dorit Paul

    The Indianapolis Museum of Art has a large and internationally renowned collection of Asian Art. The nucleus of the collection’s Chinese Art consists of gifts by Eli Lilly, but there have been many
    subsequent donations. Like all works on paper and other fragile surfaces…

  • WAG Associates
    Reverse Trend in Membership

    By Esme Scarlett and Estelle Sures

    A team approach has reversed a trend in declining membership in the Associates of the Winnipeg Art gallery. The result has seen a significant increase in new members this past year who now represent over 20% of paid members!

  • THE CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART Celebrates its 100th Year
    By Linda McGinty

    June 7, 2016 marked the Centennial for CMA, but the celebration began on New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2015, with a lively party in the Ames Family Atrium. The museum hosted a year-long series of exhibitions, programs, and celebrations to honor its past and to look ahead to its future.

  • Lumin: A worldwide FIRST for the Detroit Institute of Arts
    By Linda Knight

    January, 2017 marked the premiere of Lumin, a mobile tour that teamed Google’s Tango technology with the expertise of mobile developer GuidiGo to provide visitors with new, in-depth ways to engage with the renowned collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts. In fact, the DIA is the first art museum in the world to…

  • VCAM Detroit
    September 24-27, 2018

    By Annette Januszczak, Co-Chair

    Our theme, “The role that arts organizations play in the makeup of a city and its community is changing”, will explore how museum staff and volunteers contribute to the emergence of the culturally, socially, and digitally networked arts institutions.

    The 2018 Conference Planning Team would like to hear from you!

  • Seattle Art Museum
    By Ken Patterson, Seattle Art Museum volunteer

    Volunteers play an important role in the Seattle Art Museum’s (SAM) three libraries: (1) the Dorothy Stimson Bullitt Library; (2) the McCaw Foundation Library for Asian Art Library and (3) the Ann P. Wyckoff Teacher Resource Center. These are the only museum libraries in Western Washington that have permanent library staff and are open to the public. Volunteers work at all three libraries…

  • How do we make sense of the changing or disappearing volunteer roles in our cultural communities?
    By Shelagh Barrington

    Historically speaking, most cultural organizations were instigated by volunteers. The then Art Museum of Toronto was founded by volunteers in 1900…

  • Membership Invoice Volunteer Committees of Art Museums

    AT THE GENERAL MEETING in Richmond the Bylaws revisions were approved. Now Conferences will be bi-annual starting with 2018. Meaning that the Docent Symposium and VCAM Conference will now not be held in the same calendar year…

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