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Museum Honored at Conference

The Bartow History Museum won the Institution of the Year award.

One local museum was recognized at a statewide conference for museums.

The received the Institution of the Year award at the Georgia Association of Museum and Galleries’ annual meeting. The award was given for the museum’s preservation of the 1869 Courthouse and its redesign of its exhibits to depict the story Bartow County and Northwest Georgia.

“We are very pleased to present this award to a very deserving recipient,” GAMG President Brent Tharp said. “Our members represent a good cross section of the museums and galleries in Georgia’s communities, large and small. We are happy to honor institutions, staff members, volunteers, patrons, exhibits, and special projects that have excelled in providing inspiring programs and leadership.”

More than 120 museum professionals attended the meeting in Baldwin County. The theme of this year’s conference was “Change Happens: How to Survive and Embrace It!” Attendees participated in a variety of sessions and workshops ranging from developing education programs to designing eye-catching exhibits and visiting with vendors whose products and services target the field.

The Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries (GAMG) is a private, non-profit statewide organization dedicated to encouraging growth and improving professional practices of museums and non-profit galleries throughout the state. The annual conference is an opportunity for museum professionals, board members, volunteers and supporters to share information and build relationships among museums and galleries throughout the state. The conference is hosted by a different community each year.

For more information on the Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries, visit www.gamg.org.

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