Astra Haldeman, Manager of Museum Services, has been getting ready for the new year.
My new year has started with a number of projects, so you
can keep your eyes open for some changes during 2013!
Astra has been taking photos as the exhibits change, so that we can share the process with all our Abbe friends.
We now have a new database system and I have been working
hard to get that up and running.Once it
is ready, we should make all our communications with our members and supporters
– like all of you – more efficient and user friendly.It will also help us move into a greener era
of increased email communications for those who prefer it—but not to worry, if
you still want paper, our new database will also help us make sure that you get
it.So if in the next few months you
find an error of any kind – in your address, your email, the spelling of your
name, or your mailing preferences – please let me know.
Another big project I’ve started work on is updating our
membership program.Last spring we sent
out a survey, and I’m grateful to everyone who took the time to respond.If there is something you want to share about
our membership program, you can always feel free to email me with your
thoughts.Those responses, along with a
good deal of research on memberships that Cinnamon and I have been working on,
will help us as we move forward in 2013 and prepare to launch some
changes.Our goal is to offer you
membership options that allow you to support the Abbe Museum
in ways that add value to your life and our programs, and we welcome your
I also spent some time putting together this issue of Abbe
eNews, so I hope you enjoy!As always,
please let me know if you have any suggestions or comments, or if there are articles
or topics you would like to see us cover in 2013.And don’t forget to check our Facebook page ( www.facebook.com/abbemuseum ) often – in between issues of Abbe eNews, Johannah has been posting news
articles, event updates, and press releases to keep everyone informed about
what is happening at the Abbe