A Word From Our President
Dear colleagues and friends,
What a fantastic spring it has been across North Carolina! Beautiful warm days with just enough cool snaps that make you wonder if you took the heavy quilt off your bed just a bit too early. Maybe it is that I somehow missed last spring while my life shifted from one of scheduled chaos to the uncertainty we were all thrust into, but this spring seems more vibrant, more refreshing, and more hopeful.
Much like spring's budding life after the gray dormant winter, museums are buzzing with the excitement after our dormant year of few visitors and small social bubbles. As we continue to open further and welcome more visitors to our museums and sites, the anticipation is undeniable. The many programs and activities thought out over the past year are being implemented. Exhibit schedules are getting back on track. Museums are opening and you and your museum colleagues are there to engage, educate, and inspire visitors eager to connect.
As you rise to meet this new time in your professional life, know that North Carolina Museums Council is here to help. Make sure to take advantage of the NCMC forum in our members-only section on our website to share ideas, ask questions, and brainstorm ideas with colleagues. Help get the word out about your new programs or tours throughout our various social media platforms. Keep an eye out for announcements of continued virtual networking and training opportunities that we will continue to host this year. NCMC is excited to keep supporting our museum community and I’m excited to be working with such a dedicated and enthusiastic group of professionals who are committed to ‘creating better museums one professional at a time’ through their work with the NCMC Board. Thank you for all you do and, please, never hesitate to reach out and to any of us.