Each spring, the National Air and Space Museum co-hosts an annual conference called Mutual Concerns. Mutual Concerns is a unique, international meeting specifically focused on the needs of the air and space museum community. The conference features three days of panel discussions and concurrent sessions. Serving both large and small museums, the conference usually features several plenary sessions on a particular theme, along with other sessions on museum-related topics like risk management, digitization programs, fundraising and generative boards, hanging artifacts, and collection management basics.
The meeting is designed to give participants ample learning opportunities as well as meaningful and educational experiences at a different museum each year. The conference is also an opportunity to network with colleagues from around the world.
The meeting hosts a small Marketplace with exhibitors who offer special services or experience to air and space museums. The Marketplace venue and set-up allows participants to have ample time to get to know Marketplace exhibitors and their services.
2014 Mutual Concerns Conference in Crystal City, Virginia.
2014 Mutual Concerns conference.
Second Workshop on Mars Valley Networks in Moab, Utah.
2008 Mars Valley Network workshop.