HAPA: Historical Administration Program Association
Since 1975, over 370 people have graduated from the Historical Administration Program. An active and extensive alumni association, the Historical Administration Program Association supports the HA Program and the current students in numerous ways, including through financial support for the annual study trips, creation of the Historical Administration Program Scholarship, publication of the newsletter HAPpenings, and sponsorship of a yearly symposium.
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2016 Annual Symposium Brochure
Each spring, the alumni association sponsors a symposium on some aspect of current museum theories and practices. The symposium is open to the public, and offers an annual opportunity for alumni, faculty, and current HA students to reconnect.
Recent Symposia include:
- 2016 "Museum Authenticity In the Age of Participation"
2015 "Museum Education in the 21st Century"
2014 "Digital Humanities"
2013 "The Business of Museums: Not for Profit is No Excuse"
2012 "Universal Design in Museums, Archives and Historic Sites."
2011 "Museum Standards: Evolution or Revolution?"
2010 "Bridging the Gap: Cultural Institutions and their Communities in the 21st Century"
2009 "The Ties that Bond: Museums Making Connections"
2008 "Ambassadors of History: A New Voice for Marketing Museums"
2007 "Justify Your Existence: A Question of Relevance"
Keynote speakers have included:
- 2016 Kiersten Latham, Kent State University
2015 Tim Grove, Chief of Museum Learning, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
2014 Doug Reside, Digital Curator for the Performing Arts, New York Public Library
2013 Elaine Webster, Assistant Director for Advancement, National Museum of the American Indian
2011 Cherie Cook, Senior Program Manager, American Association for State and Local History
2010 Bob Beatty, Vice President for Programs, American Association for State and Local History
2009 Mary Alexander, Director Maryland Historical Trust Museum Assistance Program
2008 Ellsworth H. Brown, Director, Wisconsin Historical Society
2007 William Underwood Elland, Director, Georgia Museum of Art