2022 Annual Conference (Virginia City)

The 2022 NMA Annual Conference was held in Virginia City, October 11-14, 2022!

The theme this year is “Going Further Together,” recognizing our unique opportunity at this historical moment to create positive change in the museum world through partnership with each other and out communities. The NMA Conference Committee is hard at work planning an informative, inspiring, and fun event.

Find out more about Virginia City.

Call for session proposals

We are requesting proposals for sessions to be presented at the 2022 NMA Conference. The theme this year is “Going Further Together”, and we invite you to consider how the spirit of cooperation and collaboration — between organizations, between museums and the communities they serve, between museum departments, and otherwise — can contribute to the success of museums in Nevada and beyond. To be considered as a presenter, please email your submissions to D’ette Mawson at education@museumelko.org, using the subject line “NMA Session Proposal” by July 1,2022.

Include in your proposal the following information:

  • The session’s title
  • The subject this session will address (exhibits, collections, education, governance, etc.)
  • A brief description of your session (no more than 100 words)
  • The format of your session (panel, workshop, single person presentation, etc.)
  • Any fees to cover cost of materials (this only pertains to workshops)
  • Names and affiliations of all of the presenters involved
  • Reliable email address and phone number

Those selected to present at this year’s conference will be notified on or around August 1. Presenters will receive a $20 discount on conference registration fees.

The Art Wolf Scholarship for Emerging Museum Professionals

To recognize Art Wolf, one of the founders of Nevada Museums Association, we are renaming our annual scholarship for emerging professionals in his honor. Art Wolf, founder of Wolf Consulting, was a life-long supporter of and advocate for museums. Through his firm, Wolf led museums and other cultural associations to define and achieve their missions. During his forty-year career, he served terms on the American Alliance of Museums Board of Directors, Association of Science Museum Directors, and the Board of ICOM-US, the Unites States affiliate of the International Council of Museums. Most
recently, in 2019, he was named a Star Advocate by the American Alliance of Museums. An avid attendee, presenter and supporter of the Nevada Museums Association annual conference, Art Wolf’s legacy will be recognized through renaming this scholarship fund.

Emerging professionals such as students, volunteers, and part-time museum employees are welcome to apply for a scholarship, which includes registration fees, workshop costs, accommodations, and a $100 travel stipend. To apply, please submit the following information by August 1, 2022, to Dustin Wax at

Email address & phone number
Are you a student, volunteer, or part-time employee?
What institution(s) are you affiliated with?
How will you benefit from attending the NMA 2022 annual meeting?
Why should you receive a scholarship?

Scholarship recipients will be notified on or around September 1.

Conference hotels

NMA has arranged room blocks at The Silverland Inn and Suites (100 N E Street) and The Tahoe House Hotel (162 C St). To make your reservations, call either hotel and ask for a room in the Nevada Museums Association room block.

  • Silverland Inn and Suites: (775) 847-4484 
  • Tahoe House Hotel: (775) 847-5264

Keynote speaker

Coming soon

Program of events

Available in August


Opens mid-July