Scholarship Recipients Chosen for 2020 Iowa Museum Association Conference
“The Power of Real” October 19-21
The Iowa Museum Association has announced the recipients of two
scholarships to attend the 2020 Iowa Museum Association Annual Meeting
and Conference, October 19-21.
Applicants for the scholarship must be first-time attendees of an Iowa
Museum Association Annual Meeting and Conference and work as an employee
or volunteer at a non-profit art center, museum, botanical garden,
arboretum, historic site, zoo or science center located within the state
of Iowa. Students enrolled in a degree program involving any of the
above fields of study were also eligible to apply. The scholarship
covers the conference registration fee.
The recipients of the 2020 scholarships are Tara Templeman and Julie Martineau.
Martineau is Museum Coordinator at the Heritage Museum in Burlington,
Iowa. The Heritage Museum has been closed to visitors since mid-March.
While the staff have been able to continue to work, the lack of
admission fees has impacted their budget significantly. Julie hopes to
broaden her view of the museum industry through attendance at the IMA
Templeman is the Curator and Collections Manager at the History Center
in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She has recently moved to Iowa from Colorado,
seeking opportunities to engage with other museum professionals and work
in an environment that prioritizes community service.
The virtual 2020 Iowa Museum Association conference, The Power of Real,
will be held Monday-Wednesday, October 19-21. The conference will
include both live and pre-recorded sessions, social events, student
events, an exhibitor’s hall, and video tours of Iowa museums.
The IMA conference is open to anyone interested in the work of Iowa’s
museums. Staff members, trustees, board members, volunteers, and
interested students are encouraged to attend. Participants need not be
members of the Iowa Museum Association. Conference information is
available at www.iowamuseums.org or by contacting Executive Director
Cynthia Sweet at Director@iowamuseums.org
See you at the conference!