2017 Annual Conference


NMA Annual Conference
Stockmen's Hotel and Casino, Elko
October 4-6, 2017

Our mission is at the heart of everything we do at our museum. It is what makes us unique, what drives our exhibits, program, and strategic planning. Join fellow museum professionals from around the state for networking, inspiration, and rejuvenation in Elko, Nevada at our annual conference. This is a perfect opportunity to examine our mission statements and pour energy into refocusing on our responsibilities to the public and our collections.


Registration is open through September 20, 2017. 
NMA Members - $115
Non-Members - $130

Visit https://nma37.wildapricot.org to register. Contact membership@nevadamuseums.org for registration questions, or call Samantha at (775) 785-5961, Tuesday-Friday during business hours.


NMA will award two need-based scholarships to the 2017 conference. These scholarships will cover the registration fee of $115. The scholarships are need-based and only available to students, volunteers, and part-time museum professionals. Deadline to apply is August 1, 2017. To apply, please email the following to gbarmore@unr.edu:

1. Name?
2. Are you a student, volunteer, or part-time employee?
3. What institution(s) are you affiliated with?
4. How will you benefit from attending the 2017 annual conference?
5. Why should you receive a scholarship?


Conference hotel is the Ramada Elko Hotel at Stockmen's Casino (340 Commercial Street, Elko). Call (775) 738-5141 to reserve a room. Tell the operator that you are registering for the Nevada Museums Association Conference to recieve the $50/night conference rate.



Jacquelyn Boregeson Zimmer is the curator of the Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum in Chanute, Kansas. Hired in 1995 after completing her masters degree in museum studies, Jacquelyn develops curriculum, conservation programs, and coordinates the annual Safari Film Festival. She also curated Married to Adventure, a national touring exhibition based on the lives of explorers and filmmakers Martin and Osa Johnson. Jacquelyn is the liaison between the Safari Museum and its three sister museums in Burkina Faso, West Africa, and Sabah, Malaysia. She has presented at museums around the world. 

We are honored to have Jacquelyn as the keynote speaker at the 2017 NMA Conference. She will share with us the unqiue (and comical) challenges she faces staying true to mission at a safari-themed museum in rural Kansas.   


Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to bring bundles of swag to the conference for the annual raffle. Agents from 2016’s mission secured funds for two scholarships for part-time, student, and volunteer attendees. This year’s mission possible is to fund four scholarships! Contact Mary Beth Timm for additional missives at mbtimm@nevadaculture.org