2017 EMP Events

We’re planning big things for 2017, EMPs! Before we are able to set any dates, we need to know which weeknight evening works best with busy schedules: Monday, Wednesday, or Thursday? Please leave a comment on our Facebook page, or vote via our Twitter poll.

In addition to new professional development sessions, we will also be planning social gatherings. Be sure to follow us on Facebook to stay up to date with all that 2017 will have to offer.

We look forward to seeing you soon!



May 16: Museum Monday!


Are you aware that May is Disaster Planning Month for museums?

Join fellow EMPs at Marshall’s in Grandview at 6:00p on Monday, May 16 to discuss why a disaster plan is so crucial for a museum or cultural institution.

All are welcome, you don’t have to be presently employed in a museum to join us for our EMP outings. New faces are always a plus!

Marshall’s Grandview: 1105 W. 1st Ave. Grandview OH, 43212



We hope to see you there!

January Museum Monday

January Museum Monday at Marshall’s

We invite you to join us for our next Museum Monday on January 18, 6:00p at Marshall’s in Grandview.  This Museum Monday will be conducted as a sort of “town meeting”.  The Columbus EMP  Board is interested in learning what you would like to gain from being a part of our group of awesome Columbus EMPs.

Is there anything Columbus EMP can improve upon?  Perhaps there’s some training or networking opportunity that you could benefit from?  Maybe you just think that we’re really fun and you’d like to come have dinner and drinks with us…?

We have plenty of ideas for our upcoming 2016 EMP calendar, and look forward to seeing you.  Come help us help you to be more awesome with your museum careers!

Monday 1/18/2016


Marshall’s Grandview: 1105 W. 1st Ave. Grandview, 43212


A Night of ART!

Last night, we were invited to join CMA’s assistant registrar, Chrissy Marquardt-Wilson, for a fabulous “behind the scenes” tour of the new storage space and the added wing of the Columbus Museum of Art.  It was fun to see all of the new spaces and some new (to EMP) faces.  Thanks again to Chrissy, Amy, and Rod for leading us around!

We’re excited for the new year, and hope that you will join us for Museum Monday at Marshall’s in Grandview on January 18 at 6:00p. The Columbus EMP Board is interested in hearing what you would like to gain from being a part of Columbus Emerging Museum Professionals.

We hope to see you at Marshall’s (1105 W. 1st Ave. Grandview) on Monday, 1/18 at 6:00p!

Happy New Year, EMPs!


The Columbus Emerging Museum Professionals wish you a happy and successful 2016!

What are your #museolutions for the new year?  We’d love to hear what your 2016 museum resolutions include!

Save the dates: November edition

Join fellow Columbus EMPs at Marshall’s in Grandview for our next Museum Monday on November 16 at 6:00p! Our theme is “Museum and Thanks”. Why are you thankful for museums? What role do they play in your professional and personal life?
Please bring non-parishable items to be collected and donated to the Mid-Ohio Foodbank.

Tweet your thoughts or questions during the November 19 #OHMuseumChat hosted by the Ohio Museums Association and Lake County Historical Society. This month’s theme is “Visitor Studies” and will feature guest panelists from The Cincinnati Museum, COSI, and The Ohio History Center.

Our annual EMP holiday party will be in December. Once everything is finalized, we will let you know where you can find us!  Here we are at the 2014 party hosted at the Pizzuti Collection:EMP Holiday

We hope to see you soon!

Museum Monday | May 18


Museum Monday is back on May 18 at Marshall’s in Grandview!

Join us from 6-8pm as we recap the Collections Conundrums webinar.  Do you have any scary, great, wonderfully awkward collections stories to share with us?  Or perhaps you’ve started thinking about how to implement what you learned into your own institution?  Whatever it may be, bring it along for discussion, food, drinks, and great company.

Homework: for those who attended the last Museum Monday, bring a friend!