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Auction

Silent and Live Auctions raise critical funds for MPMA's Scholarship Program.

Begins: Tuesday,        October 17          8:00 am

Ends:    Wednesday, October 18          9:00 pm

Bid on the wonderful items donated by MPMA members and sponsors.

Silent Auction

Takes place in the Exhibit Hall

Begins: Tuesday,        October 17        8:00 am
Ends:    Wednesday, October 18        5:00 pm

Live Auction

Wednesday, October 18  during the Banquet 6:45pm to 9:00 pm

What you can donate to our auctions

Bid on the wonderful items donated by MPMA members and sponsors.

Suggested items to donate

  • vendor products and services  
  • museum gift shop items   
  • craft items   
  • jewelry   
  • books  
  • wines
  • baskets of good stuff  
  • vacation homes 
  • registration for next year's MPMA conference
  • travel package to next year's MPMA conference
Auction Items donated by exhibitors can be placed on the auction table or displayed in their booth (with a photo of the item at the auction table). You may bring auction items to the conference and leave them at the auction table near the registration desk.

To donate, please visit the auction donation table near the registration desk.  If you would like to mail an item to MPMA for the auction, please follow instructions on the auction donor form.

Shipping Details

Small items may be shipped ahead to:  Betsy Martinson, Buffalo Bill Museum & Grave, 987 1/2 Lookout Mountain Road, Golden, CO 80401.   Please send Betsy an email at betsy.martinson@denvergov.org to let her know what items you are sending and how many packages are included.  Shipments must arrive by Monday AM, October 16, 2017.  Mark the box this way:  MPMA AUCTION.

The Auction Helps With Scholarships

We are pleased to have a large number of scholarship recipients again this year.  Over the past nine years, MPMA has provided generous financial support to over 140 people to attend the Annual Conference and to receive the professional training MPMA is known for. 

MPMA Conference Attendees have generously donated over the years to make the Scholarship Program a HUGE success.  We thank you!!!

One of the obligations for past MPMA Scholarship Recipients is writing an essay.  This is where we hear things that inspire all of us. 

Nicole Becker, Class of 2009, wrote this about our Late-Nite Session:  I believe that not one person walked away from the room without their individual passions and visions for museums being influenced in a new way.” 

Abigail Jones, Class of 2011, said, “The MPMA scholarships are a vital aspect to the conference.  As an emerging professional, there is not a greater training opportunity than attending and being able to present at an annual conference.” 

It is thrilling to know we are making a difference in people’s lives.  We look forward to hearing what future recipients have to say about this year’s Annual Conference and how it changed them.

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