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Collective Voice: Museum Staff Takes Minneapolis

Last week my colleagues Jenn Landry, Gigi Naglak, Megan MacNeil, and I left Philadelphia to attend the American Association of Museums Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

We spent four days attending sessions addressing topics ranging from international loans and exhibits to emerging media and building communities. This was an amazing opportunity for CHF’s museum staff to meet colleagues from around the county (and in some cases the world) and to discuss what is happening in the museum field.

For those of you who couldn't make it, here are few photos from the trip. And for those who did, I don't think it's too soon for a trip down memory lane. 

Beautiful Minneapolis. (Rosie Cook)

AAM welcomes us when we arrive. (Rosie Cook)

AAM at a glance. There was so much to do in four short days. (Rosie Cook)

We ran into our friends from Night Kitchen Interactive in the Expo Hall. (Rosie Cook)

The Mississippi River as seen from the 9th-floor observation deck of the Mill City Museum, which is built around what was once the world's largest flour mill.The mill was built along the banks of the Mississippi because of the power provided by St. Anthony Falls, the river's only waterfall. (Jennifer Landry)

And finally, no trip to Minneapolis would be complete without a trip to the two-story Mega Target. (Target's headquarters are in Minneapolis.) The Target Corporation donates three million dollars a week to community-based organizations, emphasizing education, culture, design, social services, and—you guessed it—the arts. (Rosie Cook)

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Back... To the Future [Periodic Tabloid]
The Real World: South Carolina [Periodic Tabloid]
The American Association of Museums [AAM]

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