Despite some “sprinter” weather, Dayton showed off its best cultural attractions during this year’s Ohio Museum Association Conference. Museum professionals from across the state crisscrossed the greater Dayton area to visit Aullwood Audobon Center and Farm, SunWatch Indian Village and Archaeological Park, the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, the Museum of the U.S. Airforce, and Dayton History at Carillon Park, and the Dayton Art Institute.
It was hard to choose between all the great sessions being shared at the conference! We enjoyed learning about evaluation processes from the staff at COSI (which will come in handy for future projects!) along with how museums are using off-the-shelf technology to produce their own digital media from the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library, along with many other topics in engaging communities and new programs. It was great to see our friends from the museum fabrication field, like Museum Acrylics and Exhibit Concepts.
The dynamic board of the OMA, and its fantastic members, made the conference a welcoming place to share experiences, brainstorm new ideas, reconnect with old friends, and make new ones!