On October 24th at Boscobel House and Gardens in Garrison, NY, Greater Hudson Heritage Network will hold their annual one-day conference. This year’s theme is “Taking Care” and exploring what well-being for museum workers means.
Staff and volunteers at museums are often are responsible for the care-taking of objects in collections and providing for the external needs of our particular communities. But what happens when they turn that care-taking focus inward as a field?
Annual conference speakers are planning to address mindfulness and self-care while working with both traumatic collections and the hard truth of history; ways to create a connected staff community; the importance of financial well-being in the museum sector; and much more.
You can see the 2023 conference program here.
The Annual Conference will once again feature the extremely popular “Follow the Speaker” format – blocks of 10 minute TEDx-style presentations followed by opportunities to speak with presenters further to help attendees engage at a more direct and informal level. During the day, there will also be devoted blocks of time for attendees to participate in well-being activity stations.
The conference will be a full day of learning, conversation, activities, networking, office hour opportunities with grant funding organizations, as well as a lite breakfast, luncheon, full-day exhibit hall, the Awards for Excellence ceremony and poster session, and more.
You can register for the conference here.