Museum Council

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Gretchen Worden Memorial Award

 

The Museum Council of Greater Philadelphia in partnership with the Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia is pleased to announce a request for applications to the Gretchen Worden Memorial Award. This year, thanks to the generosity of the Mütter Museum, a $1,000 grant will be awarded to a cultural professional to attend a national or regional conference. The award is named in honor of Gretchen Worden, who spent her career at the Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia and was an avid supporter of local, national, and international professional organizations.

Requirements:

  • Applicant must be a current Museum Council member. If you are not a current member, visit philadelphiamuseumcouncil.com to join.

  • Awardee must complete a brief report on their experience within 30 days of completion of the conference, and provide information for use in Museum Council’s marketing and promotional materials.

  • Conference must take place between January 1 and December 31 of the upcoming year.

  • Funds may be used for travel, lodging, or registration costs.

Application Process:

  • We are not currently accepting applications. Please check back Fall 2019 for updates and deadlines

  • Applications will be reviewed by the Museum Council board and the awardee will be notified late December or early January.

  • Awardee will be recognized at the Annual Meeting in June.

Questions? Contact admin@philadelphiamuseumcouncil.org.

2019 Awardee

The Museum Council of Greater Philadelphia in partnership with the Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia is pleased to announce Laurie Rothenberg,

Manager of Member Engagement at the Philadelphia Museum of Art as the 2019 recipient of the Gretchen Worden Memorial Award. Laurie will be returning the the American Museum Membership Conference held in Pittsburgh. The award will allow her to attend the conference for a second consecutive year and build upon the relationships and networks she started last year. It will also allow her to contribute to the conference and share her expertise as well. She’s submitted a presentation with the proposed title “Creating Loyalty: Rethinking Engagement and Retention.” She believes that “presenting at the conference at this stage in my career would build valuable confidence in my work and provide experience for future professional development opportunities.” Congratulations. Laurie Rothenberg!