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LAMcon 2018
“Bridge to Empowerment: Museums’ Role in Inclusion”
September 9—11, 2018
Baton Rouge, LA

Registration Information: Early Bird Deadline Extended - Monday, August 27

Registration is open for LAMcon 2018 in Baton Rouge! There are multiple registration levels for you to take advantage of this year. Download the form below.

For any questions regarding registration and membership discounts, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Registration Breakdown

Step 1: Download Form

Step 2: Pay by credit card or check payable to: Louisiana Association of Museums memo: LAMcon2018 registration credit card:

Step 3: Send complete forms by mail or email to:

Louisiana Association of Museums
Post Office Box 4434
Baton Rouge, LA 70821

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Conference Program: Download our conference program here! It contains dates, times, and session titles. Stay tuned for our full program that includes presenters and session descriptions.

Hotel Information:

Hampton Inn and Suites – Downtown Baton Rouge

You must book a room by August 20 to qualify for the block rate of $105 per night. If calling to reserve over the phone, refer to: LA Assn of Museums State Conference 2018 - (225) 382-2100. To reserve a room online, click here

Rate per night – $105 Parking is an additional $10 per day You may also stay at other hotels that are in downtown Baton Rouge.

The majority of the sessions will be held at 100 S River Rd, Baton Rouge at the Louisiana Art and Science Museum. The Hampton Inn will provide golf cart transportation in the mornings and late afternoons from the hotel to the LASM for those who are not able to walk.

Silent Auction Information: Help LAM raise money with our Silent Auction at the U.S.S. Kidd. You can contribute by donating an item or opening your wallet! Funds raised at the event will go towards unique professional development opportunities next year. Download Silent Auction Form here. For questions, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Conference and Annual Meeting
September 9-11, 2018
Baton Rouge, LA
“Bridge to Empowerment: Museums’ Role in Inclusion”

The Louisiana Association of Museums’ annual conference presents the best in museum practices and the newest trends, and brings new vitality to the museum field in our state. LAMcon 2018 seeks to help museums and their professional staff develop the skills and knowledge to lead the way to inclusivity in our communities. Museums have a role to play in helping to empower people from all walks of life. We welcome proposals that focus on successful museum practices in such areas as education, administration, collections, preservation, marketing, fundraising, and membership.

We are now accepting applications for award nominations and program proposals for LAMcon 2018. Applications are due July 9th. You may send completed forms to Lauren Davis by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by mail to 100 North Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70801


The Louisiana Association of Museums is now accepting listings to advertise museum job openings around the state of Louisiana. You can see all of the current job postings by clicking here and you can send job descriptions along with a closing date to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Walk the Decks Where Men and Women Made the History That You and I Can Only Read About

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.

Screen Shot 2014-04-25 at 11.36.16 PMThe 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.

Screen Shot 2014-04-25 at 11.25.26 PMFounded 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.

LA hdrlogoWelcome 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!

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