White Gloves Gang, Part II

Written by Zinnia Willits on July 7th 2015.

This is part II of an interview with Zinnia Willits, Director of Collections Administration at the Gibbes Museum and current President of the South Carolina Federation of Museums. Find the original blog here

Where did the idea for the White Gloves Gang originate?
The first SCFM White Gloves G… read more

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The White Gloves Gang, Part 1

Written by Zinnia Willits on July 1st 2015.

How long have you been involved in SCFM? 

Though originally from Chicago, Illinois, I have been part of the South Carolina Museum community since my grad school days in the Public History Program at the University of South Carolina almost 15 years ago! While life’s twists and turns took me out of… read more

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Museums United!

Written by on April 13th 2015.

Big news for museums across the county!

In March, 2014, 46 state museum associations gathered together to define the purpose of state museum associations, as well as identifying barriers preventing them from becoming more successful and sustainable organizations. The gathering was made possible b… read more

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Preserving Your Personal Collection: Daguerreotypes

Written by Zinnia Willits on February 25th 2015.

For this blog entry, we're sharing a recent article from the Smithsonian American Art Museum's blog, Eye Level, on Preserving Your Personal Collection: Daguerreotypes. Maybe you have a family collection at home or know someone who does. Click the link below to read the full post and to find out the … read more

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Participate in Museum Advocacy Day!

Written by on January 21st 2015.

Museum supporters from around the country gather in Washington, DC each year for Museum Advocacy Day, sponsored by the American Alliance of Museums, to bring a unified message to Congress about why museums are essential and how federal policies affect museums. Participants include museum directors, … read more

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NCHE Conference 2015- Reasons to Attend!

Written by on December 9th 2014.

2015 NCHE Conference Encounters in History St. Augustine, Florida

Flagler College March 19-21

Justify Your Attendance at the 2015 NCHE Conference

With budgets tight and resources at a premium in school districts across the country, it can be difficult to get approval for a wide varie… read more

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