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MPMA's 2009 Conference information: click on the conference button above and go to 2009 Conference

Information for companies is now available

Information for delegates will be available in April

MPMA's 2008 Annual Conference was wonderful because of the following supporters:

We had a great time in KCMO!

Thanks to all who made this conference so wonderful.  And thanks to our delegates for making our discussions lively and memorable.  A BIG thanks to our Donors, our Host Institutions, our Planners and our Exhibitors. 

The names of all these supporters are below.


The Association of Midwest Museums and the Mountain-Plains Museums Association gratefully acknowledge
the following sponsors for their generous support! Please thank them for their support!
Presenting Sponsor
Hallmark Cards, Inc.

Premiere Sponsors
DST Systems
Muriel McBrien Kauffman Foundation

Platinum Sponsors
Francis Family Foundation
Missouri Arts Council
Sosland Foundation
Shirley and Barnett Helzberg Foundation
Gold Sponsors
BNIM Architects
Chicago Scenic Studios
Leo A. Daly
Missouri Humanities Council

Silver Sponsors
Dietl International Service, Inc.
Bronze Sponsor
Ship Art Denver

Participating Sponsors
Arthur H. Wolf
Eisterhold Associates, Inc.

Fentress Architects
John Weck

Museum of Texas Tech University Center for
Advanced Study of Museum Science and Heritage Management
MK Communications
Sarah & Landon Rowland/Ever Glades Farm
State Historical Societies (MPMA Region):
Colorado, Kansas, Montana,
Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma,
South Dakota, Texas & Wyoming

Sponsors of Museum Monster Mash

This event was sponsored by the following MPMA Board Members:
Dee Harris, Laura Douglas, Christina
Bird, Melissa Bechhoefer, Dave
Kennedy, Teresa Kreutzer Hodson,
Kelli Pickard, LJ Richards, Jay Smith,
Mike Smith, Tony Thibodeau,
Delaynna Trim, Holly Turner, Heidi
Vaughn, Rick Young.

The Association of Midwest Museums and the Mountain-Plains Museums Association would like to thank the
following Institutions for hosting events at the AMM/MPMA Joint Annual Conference.
Advertising Icon Museum
American Jazz Museum
Arabia Steamboat Museum
Frontier Army Museum at Ft. Leavenworth
Hallmark Visitors Center
Johnson County Museums
Kansas City Museum
Kansas City Zoo
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
Mahaffie Stagecoach Museum
National World War I Museum
Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art
Starlight Theatre
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Toy and Miniature Museum of Kansas City
Truman Presidential Library and Museum
Union Station

THANK YOU to our Wonderful Planners
Conference Co-Chairmen
Karen Christiansen, Chief Operating Officer, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Dee Harris, Director of Visual Arts & Humanities, Mid-America Arts Alliance
Program Co-Chairmen
Elisa Phelps, Director of Collections/Library Division, Colorado Historical Society
Dawn Taylor, Development Officer, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
Local Arrangements Co-Chairmen
Alexis Radil, Interpretive Specialist, Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm
Denise Rendina, Director of Marketing & Communications, National World War I Museum
Development Co-Chairmen
Barbara Head, Manager of Major Gifts, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Mary Kay Ingenthron, Principal, MK Communications
Program & Planning Committee
Steven Allie, Frontier Army Museum at Fort Leavenworth
Melissa Bechhoefer, Colorado Historical Society
Jamie Berry, Toy and Miniature Museum
Rachael Blackburn Cozad, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
Howard Boasberg, Advertising Icon Museum
Michele Boeckholt, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Nancy Bryk, Ann Arbor Hands On Museum
Greg Carroll, American Jazz Museum
Leah Curry, Kemper Museum of Contemprorary Art
Sofia Galarza Liu, Spencer Museum of Art
Karen Gerety Folk, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art
Emily Fowler, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art
David Hawley, Arabia Steamboat Museum
Joan Israelite, The Arts Council Of Metropolitan Kansas City
Claudia Jacobson, Milwaukee Public Museum
Margaret Keough, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
Christopher Leitch, Kansas City Museum/Union Station
Carolyn Chinn Lewis, Spencer Museum of Art
Mindi Love, Johnson County Museums
Cesario Moreno, National Museum of Mexican Fine Art
Don Motley, Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
Julie Neemeyer, Kansas City Zoo
Eli Paul, National World War I Museum
Rebecca Phipps, Watkins Community Museum of History
Phyllis Rabineau, Chicago History Museum
Mark Ryan, Plains Art Museum
Jill Tilton, Starlight Theatre
Heidi Vaughn, University of Central Oklahoma
Amy Williams, Truman Presidential Library & Museum
Adrienne Wilson, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art
Jenny Yearous, State Historical Society of North Dakota
Mark Zimmerman, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Special thanks to Diane Treff, Assistant to Karen Christiansen, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art; Erin Barrette, Asst. Conference Coordinator, MPMA ; & Summer Little, Membership Services Coordinator, AMM

Thank YOU Exhibitors  

Acuity-vct, Inc.

American Association of Museums

Andoniadis Retail Services

Antenna Audio

Arcadia Publishing

Art2Art Circulating

Artex Fine Art Services

Artists of Note

ARTworks of Kansas City

Benefactor Travel

Blackbaud, Inc.

Blue Rhino

Boston Productions, Inc.

Cameo Multimedia

Chicago Conservation Center

Chicago Scenic Studies

Clarke Design - Varrobook

Creation Station

Creative Company

Creative Matter, LLC.


Donning Publising Company


Elliott & Associates Architects



Exhibit Associates

Exhibit Concepts


Fentress Architects

Gallery Systems

Glausbau Hahn

Green Guestbook

Guide By Cell


Huntington T. Block

Illinois Historical Society

Institute of Museum & Library

International Barging Tours

Leo A Daly

Mad Systems

Manask & Associates

MBA Design & Display

Midwest Arts Conservation Center

Midwest F.A.S.T.

Museum Arts

Museum Works

OU Museum Studies Program

Past Perfect Museum Software

Philadelphia Insurance Cos


Re:discovery Software

Riccio Exhibit Services


Smith Audio Visual

Smith Kramer

Steel Manufacturing Co.

Tall Grass Museums Svs

Taylor Studios

Terry Dowd, Inc.

The 106 Group

The Campbell Center

Triebold Paleontology, Inc.

US Art Company

Viking Metal Cabinet Co.

VIP Transport



Willoughby Associates, Ltd.




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