We support the Motive Space Symposium

Motive Space Symposium We are providing a variety of administrative and support services to the Symposium including support and development of the Symposium's open source solutions based website, a discussion forum, creation of a PayPal system for event registration, conference planning advice, and consultation on Nonprofit start-ups. Shogren Consulting's support of the Symposium represents the first of our new initiatives to build sustainable communities and to implement the principals of LEAD International. The September dialogue will provide a forum for industry related professionals and citizens to gather + contribute toward a community model of Cooperative Development. For the purposes of…

Heritage Planning: Philip Foster Farm, Estacada, Oregon

Philip Foster Farm, Estacada, Oregon Museum Collections Preservation Planning The Phillip Foster Farm and Jacknife-Zion-Horseheaven Historical Society of Eagle Creek, OregonWe began working with the Historical Society in August to help them develop a Long-Range Preservation Plan for their collections and buildings. We will also be offering workshops for staff and volunteers on collections care, housekeeping and implementing an environmental monitoring program for the buildings to develop baseline data for future projects.

Revisioning Museums Paper Presentation

Good Morning - Later today Sam will be presenting a draft of his paper for the Transforming Museums conference in Seattle before the students in the Arts Administration and Museum Studies Programs at the University of Oregon. The paper's draft titled: Museums, Starbucks, and the Third Place Way: the Museums Role in Civil Society proposes a new role for museums in our communities by   proposing that our real role is in fostering civil discourse concerning contemporary   topics and utilizing the museum's collections to bring insights into the public debate. Sam also argues that contemporary models of museum development…

Washington County Cultural Coalition

Our Principal, Sam Shogren, was appointed to Washington County's Arts, Heritage and Humanities Coalition by the Washington County Board of Supervisors in January of 2007. This month Sam assumed a leadership position within the Coalition by volunteering to steer the Coalition's efforts at rewriting the Washington County's Cultural Plan. The Coalition was formed at the County level in response to the formation of the Oregon Cultural Trust by the state legislature in 2001. Today the Coalition re-grants funds given the County by the Oregon Cultural Trust. And in accordance with the initial legislation of the Cultural Trust each county and…