TAM Conference Scholarships Available for Museum Volunteers

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Humanities Tennessee (HT) and the Tennessee Association of Museums (TAM) are pleased to announce our joint scholarship program for the 2024 TAM conference, “If Not Us, Who,” held March 19-21, in Murfreesboro, TN.

This initiative stems from our organizations’ commitment to provide opportunities for professional and organizational development of Tennessee’s museums and humanities community.

Past conference sessions covered relevant topics such as collections care, exhibit design, and fundraising. The complete program—and information on NEW pre/post-conference events—will soon be available at the TAM website.

Each HT scholarship provides:

  • up to three nights (3/18-20) lodging at the Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro,
  • all meals provided by the conference,
  • and conference registration fees.

Scholarship recipients will be responsible only for their mileage to/from the conference, and incidentals related to pre/post-conference events, if applicable.

The scholarships are available to volunteers without museum related backgrounds who work with a nonprofit museum or organization that is starting a museum. Organizations with paid, professionally trained staff are not eligible, nor are previous scholarship recipients. Preference will be given to applicants whose organizations are new to TAM.

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Interested organizations must submit a simple, online application form to receive a scholarship. The deadline for submitting the online application is February 1, 2024.  Scholarships are available for two people from each organization.

For questions about HT scholarships or to receive a link to the application form, please contact Melissa Davis at Humanities Tennessee: melissa@humtn.org.

For questions about the conference, pre/post-conference events, and the TAM Young Professional scholarship, please contact Debbie Shaw at TAM directly: tnmuseums@gmail.com.

We’ll see you in Murfreesboro this March!