Join Us for the First of a Series of IMLS Funded Workshops in Maryland!

posted Dec 8, 2011, 10:18 AM by Maryland Museums Association   [ updated Dec 8, 2011, 10:31 AM ]

You are invited to participate in this exciting museum workshop, 


Incorporating Visitors into Museum Interpretation


Friday, January 13, 2012


The first workshop in a brand-new series:

“Creating the Visitor-Centered Museum”


This workshop series is one of only 10 museum programs in the nation supported by the

Institute of Museum and Library Services' 21st Century Museum Professionals Grant program.


Registration form and additional information should be attached to this email.

If it is not, please follow the following link to this workshop series' website to download and form and to learn more about this project:

Creating the Visitor-Centered Museum website


The day’s sessions will cover:

What is Interpretation?

Customer Service and Interpretation

Being a Presence and Keeping the Visitors’ Attention

Recent Research on Visitor-Directed Interpretation


This interactive, engaging workshop will be hosted at

Historic London Town and Gardens.

 839 Londontown Road; Edgewater, MD 21037


$10 for students

$25 general registration fee

$15 for staff and volunteers of supporting organizations

Lunch included in price. 



For more information, or if you want to register by phone with a credit card,

please contact Rod Cofield at

410-222-1919 x206 or



This workshop and the workshop series are a jointly-sponsored project of:

Historic London Town and Gardens

Maryland Association of History Museums

Maryland Historical Trust


     Thanks to a 21st Century Museums Professionals grant from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), Historic London Town and Gardens, in partnership with the Maryland Historical Trust and Maryland Association of History Museums, will be offering a series of twelve workshops during the next three years for museum staff and volunteers.  This workshop series, “Creating a Visitor-Centered Museum,” will help area museums explore how their museums can become more engaging, educating, and fascinating places to visit.


This workshop series is also supported by:

Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town & South County

Historic Annapolis Foundation


Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area

Sotterley Plantation

The project is made possible through a 21st-Century Museum Professionals grant awarded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services.

For more information about this particular grant award and the grant program in general, follow this link.