Participants at the December
Welcome to the website of the Long Island Museum
Association (LIMA). At LIMA, we offer numerous professional
development roundtable discussions to various-sized museums and
cultural institutions. These programs have been well received
for a number of years, and so we plan to continue with this
format and hold four sessions during the coming year. Watch your
email for roundtable invitations, and don’t forget to renew your
2013 memberships. Also - remember to apply for our travel grant
program for volunteer and paid museum staffers. This program
will help fund attendance to any major museum conference up to
the amount of $1,000. A rarity in the field, we hope many of you
will see fit to apply for this grant. See below for the details
on how to apply.
Our 2013 schedule of roundtables is now online - Take a look by
clicking the "Calendar of Events" at left! Your LIMA board is
always on the lookout for new ideas and discussion topics -
please feel free to call or email me with any suggestions!
Philip Blocklyn, President of LIMA
May 20, 2013
This is the second of four roundtables for this year.
Connecting to New York's Collections
The Greater Hudson Heritage Network, the Institute of Museum and
Library Services, and 20 other heritage organizations and libraries
are project partners in promoting preservation training in
connection with the collection types identified as "at risk" in New
York State: books and paper; photographic collections; digital
materials; and historic objects. For information on upcoming
webinars, web-based "how-to" video tutorials, the circuit rider
mentoring program, and other resources, visit
Click HERE for the PDF
Press Release for this program.
Special Education and Museums Document
If you attended the Roundtable on Special Education and Museums, you
will want to print or save the following document concerning the
issue. It contains a good deal of useful information on the
subject and was prepared by a parent of two special needs children
who works in the museum field.
Our Scholarship program:
LIMA has re-instituted our annual Scholarship program for member organizations. Members may request up to $1,000 in matching funds to attend a professional conference anywhere in the United States. Money may be spent on conference fees, airfare, hotels, and other related activities (LIMA will not fund entertainment/food/beverage). Applicant institutions must match the funds awarded by LIMA. To apply, please send the following to LIMA:
1. Letter which includes the name of your organization; conference you wish to attend; reason for attendance; and total amount requested from LIMA (up to $1,000).
2. If the applicant is not the Director of the organization, a letter of support from your Director should be included. If the applicant is the Director, a letter of support from the organization's Board President should be included.
3. Promotional information on the conference. Please note you must
submit an application no later than 8 weeks prior to the conference.
4. Budget that breaks down the costs of attendance; including what LIMA's funds will be used for and what the applicant institution will fund.
Requests should be sent to LIMA's mailing address at
PO Box 1063
Huntington NY 11743