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Midwest Museum Sustainable Lighting Symposium

September 12th, 2014 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
You are invited to attend a free, comprehensive and interactive symposium on Friday, September 12, 2014, at The Field Museum in Chicago, to explore the questions and possibilities opened by rapidly developing LED technologies and their transformative impact on the museum lighting industry.

Chicago Museum Exhibitors Group

September 16th, 2014 5:15 PM - 8:00 PM
Speakers from Motorola, Rotary International, and Luci Creative will talk about the process and strategies for nontraditional groups (corporate, foundation, and service organizations) who create exhibits to tell their own stories that will appeal to both internal and public audiences. Enjoy this rare chance to see exhibits at Motorola that are not often open to the public. (RSVP by September 12) to Sue Topp sue.topp@motorolasolutions.com 847-596-0450)

American Association of State and Local History Annual Conference

September 17th, 2014 All Day - September 20th, 2014
St. Paul. MN

AASLH online conference options

September 18th, 2014 All Day - September 19th, 2014
Registration opens early August! Held every year in conjunction with the Annual Meeting, the AASLH Online Conference provides an opportunity for you, your colleagues, and volunteers to attend the annual meeting virtually.

Conference on Illinois History

September 25th, 2014 All Day - September 26th, 2014
Springfield, IL Sponsored by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency

Interpreting the Victorian House

September 27th, 2014 All Day
Glessner House Museum will host a symposium entitled "Interpreting the Victorian House" on Saturday September 27th from 9:00am to 4:00pm. The event will bring together seven museum professionals and scholars from across the U.S. and Canada who will talk about various aspects of the "Victorian house," its interpretation at historic house museums, and its relevance in the 21st century. The event is co-sponsored by The Victorian Society in America.

That Belongs in a Museum!

October 1st, 2014 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Gallery Cabaret 2020 N. Oakley, Chicago No object is too odd or mundane to appear on stage at this show-and-tell, storytelling event. Hear everyday people from around Chicago share stories about their prized JFK charm bracelet, bedazzled denim jacket, orItokawa asteroid. Presenters are chosen at random at this karaoke style event. Even if you come to just listen you may want to bring something interesting in your back pocket, just in case. http://thatbelongsinamuseum.org

Chicago Cultural Accessibility Consortium

October 9th, 2014 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Studio C, Ryan Center for Education, Art Institute of Chicago Cultural spaces may find providing programs and services for children and adults with various developmental and learning disabilities to be daunting. We will start with the basics: introducing you to this diverse audience that ranges from people on the autism spectrum, to adults with dementia, to visitors with Down syndrome. Exploring small- and large-scale stretegies that other organizations have used to engage and connect with thes

Illinois Association of Museums Annual Conference

October 22nd, 2014 All Day - October 24th, 2014
Rockford, IL