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Marketing for Museums: REGISTRATION CLOSED!

museum workshop flierWhen: Wednesday, September 2, 2015 from 1:00pm-4:00pm

Where:Chase Home Museum of Utah Folk Arts inside Liberty Park in Salt Lake City

Cost: Free

Level: Beginners, hands-on

This workshop will take a look at some basic marketing principals as they apply to museums and museum professionals can better serve their mission through effective marketing plans. The workshop will cover principals such as audience analysis, potential marketing strategies, and communications plans. Attendees will takeaway a structure for their own marketing plan as it applies to their museum. This is a workshop meant for museums that do not currently have a marketing plan or for those who would like to revisit their preexisting plan. Come prepared with your mission statement and strategic plan, if you have one.

For a detailed agenda, please click here.

Registration is free but limited to the first 15 people who RSVP. RSVP to Jennifer Ortiz at

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Health, Safety, and Accessibility Considerations for the Museum

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UA&M now offers an environmental monitoring kit for rent for a small fee. The kit includes tools to measure your museum’s temperature, humidity, and light allowances. For more information about the kit or to inquire about rental, please contact Jennifer Ortiz at or 801-245-7288. 

Preservation Assessment

We now offer an onsite preservation assessment for museums interested in learning more about how to better preserve their collections. Based off of Heritage Preservation’s Conservation Assessment Program (CAP), Utah Arts and Museum’s Preservation Assessment provides constructive feedback on areas of improvement through a facilitated onsite visit and itemized report. The visit and report are meant to provide feedback that will assist in identifying priority collections care needs and better assist museums interested in applying for museum grants through Utah Arts and Museums.

Please see our Pre-Assessment worksheet for more information and contact Jennifer Ortiz, Museum Specialist at 801-245-7288 to schedule your assessment.

Emergency Planning

Collections Management

Fair Use and Copyright Issues

Museums Newsletter

This e-newsletter contains timely information and articles for Utah museums. If you would like to receive it, please email Jennifer Ortiz at


A list of museum opportunities from local, national and international sources, including funding, exhibitions and professional development. Click HERE for MuseOps.

Resources for Nonprofit Organizations

Looking for help with volunteers, accessibility, strategic planning or starting up a new museum? Check out the toolkit for nonprofit arts organizations and museums. Click HERE for the nonprofit organization toolkit.

Museum Support Organizations