The 2023 Georgia Association of Museums Annual Conference in Cartersville, Georgia is scheduled for January 18–20, 2023. More detailed information will be posted as it becomes available.
Conference sessions and workshops will be held at the:
Early Bird Rate (available until January 4) $200 for GAM members, $235 for non-members
About the Conference Theme
Keynote speaker: W. Richard West, Jr.
W. Richard West, Jr. is Founding Director and Director Emeritus of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian, where he served from 1990 to 2007. He is also President and CEO Emeritus, Ambassador, Native Communities, of the Autry Museum of the American West, which he directed from 2013 to 2021. He is a citizen of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes and a member of the Society of Southern Cheyenne Peace Chiefs.
West has served as Chair of the Board of Directors of the American Alliance of Museums and Vice President of the International Council of Museums. His current board affiliations include: Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums; International Coalition of Sites of Conscience; California Association of Museums; Denver Art Museum; and UCLA Institute of Environment and Sustainability. West previously served on the boards of the Ford Foundation, Stanford University, and the Kaiser Family Foundation.
West, who grew up in Muskogee, Oklahoma, was born in San Bernardino, California, the son of American Indian master artist Walter Richard West Sr., and Maribelle McCrea West. He earned a bachelor’s degree in American history from the University of Redlands, a master’s degree in American history from Harvard University, and a law degree from Stanford University. West is currently consulting on a project for the Etowah Indian Mounds State Historic Site near Cartersville.
THANK YOU TO OUR 2023 GAM CONFERENCE PARTNERS