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American Alliance of Museums FREE Webinar
CARE-apy: Methods and Tools for Collecting Data in the Online Environment

August 12, 2020, 2:00 p.m. (ET)
With the recent pandemic limiting our ability to facilitate learning experiences in person at our sites or in the community, more of us are providing new programming and content for our audiences via online platforms. Join a facilitated discussion with museum evaluators and professionals from the Denver Zoo, Exploratorium, Missouri Historical Society, and Space Center Houston about ways we can collect data about our online programming. We will explore utilizing surveys, observations, and online analytical tools as methods to use to evaluate online programming. We will discuss the benefits, challenges, failures, and lessons learned from experimenting with a variety of ways to measure the outputs, participant experience, and learning outcomes of both live and produced online programming.

American Alliance of Museums Curators Committee FREE Webinar
A Conversation on Museum Careers

August 12, 2020, 3:00 p.m. (ET)
This informal conversation explores careers in museums of all type, scale, and location--from internships to first jobs to senior positions. Hear from three museum professionals about their personal journeys in forging a museum career. Learn about a range of topics including where to find position advertisements, how to present yourself and your accomplishments, and what to expect from a career in museums.

Collections Stewardship Committee of the American Association of Museum FREE Webinar
The Updated General Facility Report

August 13, 2020, 3:00 p.m. (ET)
The updated (2019) General Facility Report provides the opportunity to record the latest information about an institution’s physical specifications and staff practices. The streamlined standard form expedites the exchange of information critical to lenders, insurers, and museum staff for institutions of all sizes. Discover the changes and what it means for your institution.

American Alliance of Museums Webinar
Internal and External Programs, How You Can Support Sustainability at Your Museum

August 13, 2020, 2:00 pm
How do you create lasting change in your museum? Come learn from the Mystic Seaport Museums journey to eliminate single-use plastic and the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Garden’s “Make the Switch at Phipps: Green Power Drive” that helped over 5,000 homes have switched to green power.

American Indian Native Alaska Tourism Association FREE Webinar
The Power of Place: Giving Voice to the Region and Its People

Aug 13, 2020 10:00 a.m.  (Arizona)
The webinar will explore Tribal PlaceMaking alongside the importance of defining place to attract and encourage visitors. Celebrated architect JohnPaul Jones (tribal affiliation), the visionary behind such projects as the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian (Washington D.C.), the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum (Palm Springs, Calif.) and the Institute of American Indian Arts (Santa Fe, N.M.) discusses the importance of Placemaking when visioning new cultural heritage programs and facilities. 

International Foundation for Art Research Online Event
Behind the Scenes of Art Museum Security and Theft

August 18,  2020, 6:00  p.m. (ET)
John Barelli, Former Chief Security Officer, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Author, Stealing the Show: A History of Art and Crime in Six Thefts, will share behind-the-scenes information involved in protecting the precious objects in the Metropolitan Museum; the different types of security lapses – and thieves – he encountered; the changes in security and procedures over his almost 40 years at the museum; and broader issues. The program includes Q&A and discussion.

Indiana Historical Society Local History FREE Webinar
Costume and Textile Preservation 101

August 18, 2020, 2:00 p.m. (ET)
From quilts to wedding dresses to military uniforms, most history organizations are caring for some type of textiles. This webinar will introduce you to the basics of understanding and storing the textiles and costumes in your collection.  

American Association for State and Local History Webinar
250th Anniversary and African American Museums: A Listening Session

August 18, 2020, 3:00 p.m. (ET)
How should the community of African American museums and other history organizations engage with the upcoming commemoration of the United States 250th anniversary? As U.S. history organizations advance plans for “America 250,” this listening session offers an opportunity for participants to learn more about the development of commemoration planning and to share ideas about what role African American history institutions could play. 

Engage by Cell FREE Webinar
Trying to Go Virtual and Don’t Know How? Our Expert Answers Your Questions

August 19, 2020, 2:00 p.m. (ET)

Minnesota Historical Society
A Conversation About Confederate Monuments and Memory

August 20, 2020, 3:00 p.m. (CT)

Wisconsin Historical Society FREE Webinar
Markers, Monuments, and Meaning - Wisconsin's Built Environment

August 20, 4:00 p.m (CT)
While historical organizations have long grappled with how to interpret difficult or contested histories, recent events have added an increased sense of urgency for communities considering the meaning and message of historical markers, monuments, and statues and the critical issue of representation in our built environment

American Association for State and Local History Conversation
Black Lives Matter and (the American) Revolution

August 21, 2020, 3:00 p.m.
As preparations for marking the 250th anniversary of the American Revolution continue. How will the renewed social justice movement impact the way history organizations commemorate this anniversary? How will it impact the ways in which Americans respond? What are the opportunities for dynamic, transformative engagement with audiences who seem eager to understand the past in more nuanced, inclusive ways? How can traditional history organizations reshape themselves to meet the interests and needs of audiences now, in 2026, and beyond? And what will the legacy of the Semiquincentennial be--a continuation of older, celebratory commemorations of the American Revolution, or the beginning of a long-overdue reckoning with our complex, complicated past?

iDigBio and Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections FREE Webinar
Executing Virtual Events: Lessons learned from Digital Data & SPNHC Conference Planners

August 25, 2020, 2:00 p.m. (ET)
Topics to include: Zoom, Social Media, Audience Engagement/Managing Expectations, Surveys, Day of Roles and Responsibilities, Future Considerations

American Alliance of Museums Zoom Conversation
IMPs Talk: What’s Next?

August 25, 2020, 12:00 p.m. (ET)
Connect with fellow independent museum professionals to discuss questions concerning the changing professional landscape resulting from the current public health crisis. How are you adapting your skills, learning new ones, and growing your business? You’ll have the opportunity to share, learn, and connect with other participants as we break out into smaller groups, which will rotate several times throughout the session. Both experienced and recent IMPs are encouraged to attend. The program will provide opportunities to network with fellow participants, including a 15-minute open chat time at the end. 

Connecting to Collections Care FREE Webinar
Care and Curation of Archaeological Collections for Museums

August 26, 2020, 2:00 p.m. (ET)
Many collections present preventive care and collections management challenges to museums of all sizes and this is no less true of archaeological collections. The burial context, diversity of organic and inorganic materials represented, post-excavation storage environment, and associated documentation and data require specialized knowledge and management. In this webinar, our presenter will provide an overview of the above considerations and present practical solutions aimed toward the small and mid-sized institutions. The presenter will share preventive care, collections management, and storage strategies to help small museums better care for and manage diverse collections.

Indiana Historical Society Local History FREE Webinar
Fundraising Tips and Tricks: Things You Can Do Right Now

August 27, 2020 2 p.m. (ET)
Nonprofits have faced unexpected challenges and rapidly changing situations that have impacted their fundraising. During the discussion, we’ll explore solicitation strategies that your organization can implement right away in 2020. 

LYRASSIS FREE Webinar
The LYRASIS 2020 DEI Survey

August 28, 2020, 2:00 p.m. (ET)
This session will be dedicated to reviewing the methodology and the results of the LYRASIS 2020 DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) Survey, concluded in May 2020. The goal of the survey was to map the landscape of DEI policies and initiatives in GLAM institutions across the United States. The webinar will discuss the three sections of the survey covering three different areas: (1) policy/infrastructure, (2) recruiting, training and retaining a diverse staff, and (3) maintaining/building diverse collections.

Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) Zoom Webinar
Metadata and Management of Cultural Heritage Digital Media: From Fundamentals to Future Trends August 31, September 2, and September. 4, 2020, 3 :00 p.m. (ET)

AASLH Online Course
Introduction to Financial Management

September 14 - October 11 2020
Designed for staff and volunteers of all abilities and organizations of all sizes, this four-week course provides an accessible, clear, and even fun introduction to financial concepts. From understanding expenses and income to how to establish an endowment, this course will equip you with a toolkit to engage with finance on your terms and to your ability.

AASLH Online Course 
Museum Education and Outreach

September 14 - November 8, 2020
At their heart, regardless of type or size, museums are engaging, dynamic places of education. This AASLH online course, Museum Education and Outreach, is about how we can facilitate visitors’ meaningful and memorable experiences in the informal environments of museums. The program looks at the larger umbrella of programming at sites and explores the large concept of who our audiences are, how best to connect with them, and what is needed to develop various methods.

AASLH Online Course 
Developing Exhibitions: Planning

September 14 - November 8, 2020
Developing Exhibitions: Planning is an online course about how to plan exhibitions. This course focuses on developing an understanding of current issues within exhibit development and creation of original planning material for a potential exhibit at participants’ institution (or other selected venue). Drawing upon their professional and educational experiences, course participants will examine their own perspectives on exhibition development and strengthen their role within its practice.

American Association for State and Local History Online Course
Basics of Archives

September 14-October 18, 2020
The Basics of Archives online course is designed to give organizations and individuals who are responsible for the care of historical records an introduction to the core aspects of managing and protecting historical records collections, using appropriate principles and best practices. 

American Association for State and Local History Online Course
Caring for Museum Collections

September 14 - November 8, 2020
This eight week course will deal with the physical care and preservation of your museum collections. This practical course will cover how collections age and deteriorate, handling collections, storage requirements, environmental considerations, housekeeping, and risk management

Northeast Document Conservation Center Webinar
Preservation 101: Preservation Basics for Paper and Media Collections  
 
September 17 to November 19, 2020  
This comprehensive introduction prepares participants to complete a preservation needs assessment and provides structured guidance on developing an institutional disaster plan. Putting theory into practice, participants will develop recommendations for improvement and a long-range preservation plan.  

Indiana Historical Society Local History FREE Webinar
Developing an Online Fundraising Program that Works for You

September 18, 2020, 2 p.m. (ET)
This year, nonprofits have had to transition many of their programs and activities from in person to virtual. Fundraising has been no different. In this webinar, you’ll learn about online giving options and effective ways to raise funds digitally for organizations of any size.  

Arizona Humanities FREE Online Event
Hands-On Humanities: A Virtual Awards Celebration
September 26, 1:00 p.m. (AZ)  
Every year, Arizona Humanities recognizes exemplary Arizonans who advance the humanities through scholarship, leadership, support, and advocacy. Honor this year's recipients including Vail Preservation Society’s JJ Lamb, who will be awarded the Juliana Yoder Friend of the Humanities Award

LYRASSIS Webinar
Using CollectionSpace and Mukurtu to support and share NAGPRA-eligible collections

September 30, 2020, 1:00 p.m. (ET)
This webinar will feature the Ohio History Connection’s work in cataloging and providing tribal access to NAGPRA-eligible collections. In 2018, OHC received a two-year grant to migrate NAGPRA catalog records, previously housed in a homegrown Access database, into CollectionSpace and to provide federally-recognized tribes with access to the records in order to facilitate consultation and repatriation efforts. 

Indiana Historical Society Local History FREE Webinar
Collecting Current History

October 21, 2020, 2:00 p.m. (ET)
Many museums focus on collecting the “past” but find it more difficult to collect the present. Join us as we discuss ways to increase collecting of current topics and speak with other museums who have done so successfully.  .

Indiana Historical Society Local History FREE Webinar
Engaging Your Community with Participatory Exhibits

November 5, 2020, 2 p.m. (ET)
In this overview of participatory exhibits, we’ll talk about the basics of how you can invite your community to participate in the exhibit development process and ways to engage audiences, with tips for planning, co-creation, collaboration and interactive elements.  

Indiana Historical Society Local History FREE Webinar
Interpreting Difficult History

November 11, 2020, 2 p.m. (ET)
One of the most important jobs of heritage organizations is to thoughtfully and intentionally interpret history, even when that history is hard. In this webinar, you’ll learn some of the ways that you can help your staff and volunteers learn to tell difficult stories as well as to understand why visitors may not want to hear them.  

CONFERENCES

Berlin World Conference on Public History 2020
August 18-22, 2020
Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

American Indian Tourism Conference   ONLINE
September 14-17, 2020
We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort/Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, Scottsdale AZ

Biodiversity Summit 2020  CANCELLED
September 20-25, 2020
Alexandria VA

AASLH Annual Meeting - ONLINE
September 24 - September 30, 2020

Western Museums Association Annual Meeting
October 8-11, 2020
Portland OR

International Foundation for Cultural Property Protection
October 9-12, 2020
Museum of the Bible, Washington, D.C.

Oral History Association 
October 21-24, 2020
Baltimore MD

6th Annual Repatriation Conference - ONLINE
October 26-28, 2020 

Preserving Our Heritage and Protecting Our Health  
October 29, 2020 
Washington, D.C.

Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums POSTPONED TO 2021
November 30-December 2, 2020
Washington, D.C.

National Council for Educational History
April 8-10, 2021
Salt Lake City UT

WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS

SEMC Leadership Institute: Leading for Today's Challenges 
November 8-13, 2020
The Duke Mansion, Charlotte, NC

Museum Association of Arizona

P.O. Box 63902,
Phoenix, Arizona 85082

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