• 04 Aug 2018 11:16 AM | Maggie Speck-Kern (Administrator)

    AMA is happy to announce that our 2019 Annual Meeting will be held in Pine Bluff, AR, March 26th-28th. Our hosts include Arts & Science Center, Arkansas Railroad Museum, Jefferson County Historical Museum, and the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff Hathaway Fine Arts Building. The local arrangements committee is hard at work making plans for meeting including off-site field trip opportunities to the Jefferson County Historical Museum, Delta Rivers Nature Center, and UAPB University Museum and Community Center.

    Please, check back for information regarding session proposals, award nominations, scholarship opportunities, and more as plans are developed.

    We hope to see you at AMA 2019 in Pine Bluff!!

  • 26 Jun 2018 1:13 PM | Maggie Speck-Kern (Administrator)

    The location for the 2019 AMA Conference will be held in Pine Bluff, Arkansas! Our host museum will be the Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas and other institutions in the area will be providing space for related events. Conference planning has begun! 

    If you would like to serve on the Local Arrangements Committee, contact arkansasmuseums@gmail.org. 

  • 28 Feb 2018 10:54 PM | Maggie Speck-Kern (Administrator)

    Small Museum Grant Information

    The Department of Arkansas Heritage would like to welcome small museums to participate in the Small Museum Grant Workshop and Panel Discussion. Applications for the Small Museum Grants have changed this year and the workshop will help applicants easily understand how to apply for this useful grant!

    Information for the Small Museum Grant may be found here

    Applications for the Small Museum Grant are due April 18

    Contact Debra Fithen, DAH Grants Manager, at 

    Debra.Fithen@arkansas.gov for more information.

    Small Museum Grant Workshop and Panel Discussion

    Friday March 9, 2018

    Department of Arkansas Heritage

    Diamond Room

    1100 North Street

    Little Rock, Arkansas 72201

    Attend in Person or by Conference Call

    Register by March 7th at:


    Schedule of Events

    1:30 p.m.  Registration Opens            

    2:00 p.m.  Welcome

    Department of Arkansas Heritage Director, Stacy Hurst

    2:00-3:00 p.m.     Small Museums Panel Discussion

    Department of Arkansas Heritage (DAH) division directors will share their experience and expertise regarding a variety of museum management issues and resources.

    Panelists include: 

    Christina Shutt Mosaic Templars Cultural Center

    Swannee Bennett Historic Arkansas Museum

    Bill Gatewood Old Statehouse Museum

    Kyle Miller  Delta Cultural Center

    Scott Kaufman Arkansas Historic Preservation Program

    3:00-4:00 p.m.        Small Museum Grant Application Workshop

    DAH Grants Manager, Debra Fithen, will review grant application guidelines, how to apply online, and best practices.

    To download the flyer, click below:

     3.9.18 Workshop Flyer- DAH Small Museum Grant

  • 20 Sep 2017 4:11 PM | Jama Best

    AMA Awards – Call for Nominations!

    Arkansas Museums Association Annual Conference 2018

    Calico Rock, Arkansas

    March 27 - 29, 2018

    Each year the Arkansas Museums Association presents awards to celebrate and encourage excellence within Arkansas museums.  Please consider nominating an individual(s), an exhibit, a conservation project, or one of the other categories available.  Successful award recipients will be honored at the upcoming Arkansas Museums Association Conference 2018 in Calico Rock and Mountain View, Arkansas during the awards banquet.

    Please find the link below for AMA Award Guidelines and Instructions 2018.  Within the link you will find the online nomination form and guidelines.  We are excited and hope you will consider submitting nominations for one or more categories.  All nominations must be submitted on or before 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 31, 2017.


    Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or need assistance.  All nominations will be reviewed by the AMA Awards Committee. We look forward to hearing from you!

    Thanks so much!


    AMA Awards Chair




  • 12 Jul 2017 4:35 PM | Kimberly Kaczenski

    The Arkansas Museums Association (AMA) has selected the conference site for the 2018 annual conference. Hosted by the Calico Rock Museum & Visitor Center and the Ozark Folk Center in Arkansas’s beautiful Ozark Mountain range, sessions and events will take place from March 27 to 29, 2018. 

Arkansas Museums Association
P. O. Box 3292
Little Rock, Arkansas 72203



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