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Join us at the Louisiana Association of Museums Annual Conference.
Celebrate with the Louisiana Association of Museums at their Annual Awards Luncheon and Meeting on Monday, September 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. In addition to recognizing the outstanding achievements of fellow museum professionals, foundations and corporate sponsors, the Sazerac House will share plans for their upcoming museum and provide a festive tasting of their renowned products. Cost: $35.00. Register on-line at store.lamuseums.org.
Conference and Annual Meeting
September 11-13, 2016
The Louisiana Association of Museums’ annual conference brings the best in museum practices, communicates breaking developments, and adds new vitality to the museum field. LAMcon 2016 will take place in Lafayette and will explore the rich heritage and culture in Louisiana’s Cajun Country while helping museums and their professional staff develop the skills and knowledge to meet today’s challenges in connecting with the surrounding communities. We welcome proposals that focus on successful museum operations in such areas as education, administration, collections, preservation, marketing, fundraising, and membership.
2016 LAMCon Hotel Information
Due to recent flooding, the conference hotel has changed. If you have made a reservation at the Fairfield Inn, you will need to change your reservations.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Lafayette
1521 West Pinhook Road
Lafayette, LA, 70503
Phone: 1-800-222-8733 or 337-235-6111
Group Code: LAM
All Rooms: $89 + 13% tax When reserving, please make sure to mention your affiliation with the LAM Annual Conference to receive your discounted rate. A valid credit card is required to make your reservation.
Reservations must be made before August 29th to receive the conference rate.
Located in the heart of scenic downtown Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the Fletcher-class destroyer USS KIDD (DD-661) is the centerpiece of a memorial which serves to honor the men and women of our American armed forces. Upon your visit, you will take a step back in time and learn about their sacrifices for the freedoms we enjoy today. We encourage you to come to Baton Rouge and walk the decks of the KIDD in person. See the aircraft that soared through the skies of Southeast Asia during two eras of conflict. Examine the dented helmet of an infantryman who stormed the beaches of Normandy. Touch the names of the fallen Americans whose names are carved into the black granite walls of the Louisiana Memorial Plaza. We promise you: you won't be the same afterward.
Louisiana's Old State Capitol is a museum of political history governed by the Louisiana Secretary of State and accredited by the American Association of Museums.
Since 1994, the former statehouse has served the people of Louisiana as a historical, cultural, civic and educational institution whose primary purpose is to collect, preserve and present, as an educational resource, documents, objects of art and artifacts that reflect the state's politics, history, art and culture.
The LSU Museum of Art, located on the fifth floor of the Shaw Center for the Arts, comprises 13,000 square-feet distributed among fourteen galleries. With ceilings over 15 feet tall, the contemporary space can comfortably accommodate works of art in a wide range of media.
In addition to holding one of the largest university-affiliated art collections in the South – roughly 6,000 works – the Museum presents touring exhibitions of regional, American, and European painting, sculpture, decorative arts, works on paper, and photography.
The Museum’s galleries highlight American and British portraiture and decorative arts, American Arts and Crafts pottery, Chinese jade, and modern and contemporary paintings and sculptures, with a focus on southern artists.
Founded by The West Baton Rouge Historical Association
The West Baton Rouge Museum is a member of the Louisiana Association of Museums, the American Association of Museums, the Southeastern Museums Conference and the American Association for State and Local History
The West Baton Rouge Museum is an educational resource committed to researching, collecting, preserving and presenting artifacts, documents, art objects, and the like that reflect the history and cultural heritage of West Baton Rouge Parish and the surrounding areas for the benefit of the general public and future generations.
Welcome to the Louisiana State Museum!
Founded in 1906 with a mission to collect, preserve, interpret and present the state's rich history and diverse cultures, the Museum's collection now totals more than 450,000 artifacts and works of art. These provide an authentic experience of Louisiana to visitors from around the world while enhancing the quality of life for residents.
Our "collection" includes a complex of seven historic French Quarter buildings that have become icons of New Orleans - especially the Cabildo and Presbytère on Jackson Square - and a statewide system of regional and special focus history museums in Baton Rouge, Thibodaux, Patterson and Natchitoches.
We look forward to your visit. Meanwhile, check here often for the latest on exhibitions, programs and our ever-growing collections of fascinating history!