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------------------------------------------------------------- CALL FOR PROPOSALS The Next Generation Museum Association of New York Upstate History Alliance New York Folklore Society Annual Conference April 24-26, 2005 Rochester, NY The world did not come to an end at the new millennium, but did the 20th century museum? There have been many changes in the world over the last few years, and many organizations are struggling to find a new path in it. Is attendance still the best measure of success? How do museums find their place in busy school and family schedules? What role does tradition place in changing museums and communities? How will new technologies change our exhibitions and programs? How do we encourage diversity in museum staff, volunteers and visitors? As the world changes at an even faster pace, so will museums. At this year's conference we will be examining how museums are keeping pace with changes in society, and what the future may hold for museums and the communities they serve. About the Conference The MANY/UHA conference is the largest gathering of museum professionals and volunteers in the state. Each year it brings together a diverse array of individuals from all types and sizes of museums, historical societies and other cultural institutions. We are pleased to be holding this year's conference in Rochester, home to a large number of exciting museums, including our main host, the Rochester Museum and Science Center. This year, we're also joined by a new partner, the New York Folklore Society, and the new perspectives its constituency will bring. Submitting a Proposal The deadline for session proposals is November 1, 2004. A session proposal form can be found on the UHA website, www.upstatehistory.org. We prefer to receive proposals electronically at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also mail your proposal, postmarked by November 1, to UHA, 11 Ford Avenue, Oneonta, NY 13820. Proposals will be reviewed by the program committee and program decisions will be completed by January, 2005. Questions or Assistance If you have any questions or are looking for assistance in developing a proposal or finding speakers for a proposed session, contact Linda Norris or Jenny Rosenzweig at the Upstate History Alliance (800-895-1648, email@example.com), Anne Ackerson at the Museum Association of New York (518-273-3400, firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ellen McHale at the New York Folklore Society (518-346-7008, email@example.com). Jenny Rosenzweig Program Coordinator Upstate History Alliance 11 Ford Avenue Oneonta NY 13820 800/895-1648 firstname.lastname@example.org --- H-MUSEUM H-Net Network for Museums and Museum Studies E -Mail: email@example.com WWW: http://www.h-museum.net