NCPH News and conference updates April 25, 2013 – Conference recap
25 April 2013 – editors
- What the Public Thinks About Museums. A recent survey by the Museums Association in Great Britain. “What the public sees as essential purposes – care, preservation and display of heritage; entertaining education for all children; and trustworthy information for all adults – explain why museums are held in such high regard.”
- Strengthening NPS. The National Park System Advisory Board released its report this month, “Engaging Independent Perspectives for a 21st-Century National Park System.”
- Tough Times to Be Lobbying for History on Capitol Hill. HNN reports on the presentation by National Coalition for History executive director Lee White at the OAH in San Francisco.
NCPH CONFERENCE RECAP
- Beginning to make a DIF. Digital media reverberated throughout the NCPH meeting in Ottawa and will play a bigger role next year. We announced a Digital Integration Fund (DIF) during the conference and are asking for your support. Help us make a DIF! The fund will support the creation of a lively central gathering-place for practitioners, scholars, and their many publics and expand the possibilities for peer review. http://bit.ly/Y4dBID
- Refreshed. Reinvigorated. Connected. Challenged. These are some of the buzz words we are hearing from participants in the 2013 NCPH conference in Ottawa, “Knowing Your Public(s).” Thank you to every one of the 537 colleagues who attended the event and for cultivating a conference focused on meaningful conversations, interactivity, and collaboration.
- Tweets and More from Ottawa. For a recap of the conference excitement, check out @mlundrig’s Storify archive of #NCPH2013 tweets.
- Check out the NCPH Flickr page for photos from the meeting. Check back as we’ll continue to add more. We encourage you to share your own images from the conference on the NCPH Facebook page or by tweeting using the #NCPH2013 hashtag.
- For conference coverage by Joel Ralph of Canada’s History click here.
- Most Importantly… We also want to thank all the members of the Host and Program Committees, the speakers, and the many volunteers who made this conference possible. For more information, see http://ncph.org/cms/conferences/2013-annual-meeting/.
- Fired Up about the Annual Meeting or the Field? Suggest good people for next year’s NCPH election slate.