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The West Virginia Association of Museums annual meeting and conference will be held April 7-9, 2022 in Point Pleasant, West Virginia.


The theme of WVAM’s 2022 conference is “Building Bridges: Facilitating Conversations in our Communities.” Those who attend the conference will learn how institutional reflection and open dialog can create better engagement with diverse audiences and demonstrate a commitment to the communities they serve.


The conference will provide resources and tools for fostering environments in which more community members see themselves represented in museum collections and exhibits and feel comfortable interacting with a museum’s content and its interpretive framework. As a post COVID-19 world becomes more of a reality, it is important to ensure that visitors feel welcome at our institutions more than ever before.


WVAM is now accepting conference proposals for papers, presentations, workshops, and poster sessions addressing the theme of “Building Bridges: Facilitating Conversations in our Communities," as well as proposals for sessions that focus on interpretation, communication, diversity and inclusion, marketing/PR, fundraising, educational resources, and constructing exhibits.

Submit your proposal HERE.

If you have questions, please email us at or call WVAM President Crystal Wimer at 304.813.8569.


The deadline for submission of proposals is January 31, 2022.