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North Carolina African American Heritage Commission
Marketing and Digital Engagement 101 for Small Institutions

May 24, 2022, 12:00 p.m. (CT)
Want to learn more about the digital resources available to you and your institutions' marketing plan? Come join us for a presentation from two leading professionals in the best ways to engage digital marketing in cultural spaces.

Association of Registrars and Collections Specialists Meetup
Green from the Roots

May 25, 2022, 8:00 p.m. (ET)
Continue the journey following the success of the 2021 conference session "Green from the Roots: Growing and Maintaining Sustainability Efforts in Everyday Museum Work" that discussed ways to start working on grassroots sustainability efforts in the course of daily work activities. Join the leaders of the session for open discussion and community building.

Lucidia Webinar
5 Museum Digitization Myths to Delete Forever  

May 25, 2022, 11:00 a.m. (AZ)
Rachael Cristine Woody will address a variety of topics, including: Myth #1 You Should Digitize All the Things! Myth #2: It's Easy to Digitize Museum Collections Myth #3: It's Hard to Digitize Museum Collections Myth #4: Digital = Permanent Myth #5: If it's Digital, Toss the Original.

American Association for State and Local History Webinar
Creating an Emergency and Disaster Preparedness Plan

May 26, 2022, 12:00 p.m. (AZ)
This webinar will discuss the importance of having a written Emergency and Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Plan to help assess and manage risk, protect human life, and recover from natural and man-made disasters plan, the basics of creating one, and what to do with it once it is created.

Texas Historical Commission FREE Webinar
Weathering the Storm: 2022 Hurricane Preparations for Cultural Institutions

May 26, 2022, 10:00 a.m. (CT)
As hurricane season begins, it’s time for cultural institutions to review their preparation and response plans. In this free webinar, you'll learn about this year's weather forecast, how to conduct a collections risk assessment, and how the Red Cross manages deployments to disaster areas.

Museum Association of New York Webinar
Museums Support Democracy: "Healing Historical Legacies"

May 27, 2022, 9:00 a.m. (AZ)

Connecting to Collections Care Webinar
Sustainability as Disaster Preparation

May 31, 2022 , 1:00 p.m. (ET)
Speakers from various organizations will share ways that their institutions are developing practices in disaster preparation all based in sustainable practices.  

National Endowment for the Arts
Equity Action Plan Listening Session

June 1, 2022, 2:00 p.m. (ET)
Join Chair Maria Rosario Jackson and NEA partners for an overview of the NEA’s Equity Action Plan, which you can find here: https://www.arts.gov/equity.

Open Copyright Education and Advisory Network Webinar
Negotiating for Permissions for the Use of Images of Object-Based Collections

June 3, 2022, 9:00 a.m. (AZ)
Permissions are part of the process as is fair use. When do you seek a license, and what terms will you seek, when and for what purpose? Do you work with collective societies? When working with publishers, what terms do you seek for your institutions' images? What strategies do you employ when negotiating rights issues? How might open access figure into your permissions ecosystem? 

Texas Historical Commission FREE Webinar
Understanding and Upgrading Your Collection Preservation Environment

June 7, 2022, 10:00 a.m. (CT)
Engineer Jimmy Hensel will present the basics of HVAC systems and environmental controls and describe how engineers identify both problems and solutions.  Project Manager John Stevenson will share tools for staff to advocate for facility upgrades. Grant options and the role that owners’ representatives play in managing mechanical upgrades and renovations will also be discussed
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Indiana Local History Services Webinar
Grave Finds: What To Do

June 8, 2022, 12:00 p.m. (ET)
Historian Jeannie Regan-Dinius from the Indiana Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology will talk about the steps of reporting, rules and ethics surrounding finds of bones, tombstones, or grave goods, and how your organization can help to preserve them.

Ohio Local History Alliance Webinar
Rethinking Your Open Hours

June 15, 2022, 4:00 p.m. (AZ)
No matter how large or small your local history site is, the "struggle is real" when trying to set visitation hours that work for your target audience's busy schedule and (paid and unpaid) staff's availability. Learn some creative solutions that use 21st century technology (from free to paid) to solve this ageless problem.

Indiana Memory Digital Public Library of America Outreach Committee
Difficult History and Digital Collections

June 15, 2022, 1:00 p.m. (ET)  
Learn what “difficult” history is, as well as the barriers and rewards to addressing difficult history in the context of the increased visibility and broader reach of digital collections.  

Oklahoma Museum Association FREE Webinar
Mindful Leadership: Leading in an Emergency 

June 16, 2022, 10:00 a.m.  (CT)
Strategies & Tactics to Rewire Your Brain  

Texas Historical Commission FREE Webinar
Values Based Fundraising

June 16, 2022, 10:00 a.m. (CT)
In the work of many nonprofits today, it has become very important to find and create alignment between the mission of the organization and the fundraising work that the organization does. Anjali Zutshi will share some real life examples of non-profits facing this kind of dilemma, and will share her thoughts about the dynamics in each of these situations, and specific ethics-based recommendations that may help your non-profit address this kind of a situation if faced with it. 

Texas Historical Commission FREE Webinar
Preserving History Through Podcasting

June 23, 2022, 10:00 a.m. (CT)
Podcasts have become another avenue in which museums can share stories or collections to a wider audience. Pamela Morales de Hendricks will share how the Museum of South Texas History (MOSTHistory) launched “Stories from the Rio Grande” to share stories that are not featured in the museum’s galleries, due to space or limited scholarly research.   

Northeast Document Conservation Center FREE Webinar
Writing Grants For Audio Preservation And Reformatting

June 28, 2022, 12:30 p.m. (ET)
This webinar will introduce participants to a variety of grants that fund audio preservation and reformatting activities and offer guidance on selecting a grant-worthy project for their institution. Director of Audio Preservation Bryce Roe will also walk participants through each major section of a grant with tips and advice for preparing a successful application.


CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS

iDigBio Sixth Annual Digital Data in Biodiversity Research Conference
May 23-25, 2022 (Online)

Small Museum Association
June 3-5, 2022
College Park MD

Association of Academic Museums and Galleries Annual Meeting
June 14-17, 2022
Utah State University, Logan UT

ALHFAM Annual Meeting and Conference
June 23-28, 2022
Fort Nisqually, Tacoma, Washington 

NAGPRA Community of Practice 2022 Summer Training and Retreat
June 24-25, 2022
Brown University, Providence RI

2022 Arizona Historic Preservation Conference
October 19-21, 2022
Yuma AZ

Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums
October 25-27, 2022
Temecula CA

National Trust for Historic Preservation
PastForward National Preservation Conference

November 1-4, 2022 (Online)

National Council for History Education Annual Conference
March 23-25, 2023
Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek, Salt Lake City UT 

 

COURSES   

National Museum of African American History and Culture - Office of Strategic Partnerships  
The Ethical Interpretation Workshop

May 22- June 11, 2022
Provides technical training for museum professionals on interpretive theory and ethical practice.  The workshop is an immersive experience with prerequisite reading assignments, to be completed in advance of the workshop as well as study hours and homework, to be completed in the evening hours.   The workshop is geared towards museum professionals who are engaged in historical and cultural interpretation or a closely related field, and committed to advancing the work and principles of ethical interpretation at their institutions and within the field at large.

West Valley Arts FREE Training Course
Creative Aging Development Program

June 1-3, 2022, 10:00 a.m. (AZ)
For teaching artists and creative educators interested in working with older adult populations. Participants will learn to apply creative tools that will better serve older adults and prepare teaching artists to work with the aging population, fostering lifelong learning in our growing communities.

American Association for State and Local History Online Course
Caring for Museum Collections 
June 13-August 7, 2022

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

June 13-July 17, 2022

American Association for State and Local History Online Course
Developing Exhibitions: Design 

June 13-August 7, 2022

American Association for State and Local History Online Course
Leadership and Administration for History Organizations 

June 13-August 7, 2022

Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) and the Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN) Online Course
Museum Collections Documentation and Data Cleaning

Provides essential museum documentation information for museum staff with all levels of knowledge. It begins with an introductory overview and ends with specific documentation issues. Learners can take the modules in order or choose a module or two that fits their needs.
(On demand)

Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) and the Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN) Online Course
Preservation Housekeeping for Heritage Sites and Small Museums

Covers guidelines, best practices and resources for the regular upkeep of historic interiors and exteriors as well as the contents of historic buildings. This one- to two-hour self-paced course has been designed for those who work or volunteer in small museums or heritage sites and who have little to no training in conservation.
(On demand)



Museum Association of Arizona

P.O. Box 63902,
Phoenix, Arizona 85082

azmuseums@gmail.com

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