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CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS AND CLASSES


CONFERENCES


2020 Southwest Symposium Biennial Archaeological Conference
January 30-Februay 1, 2020
Arizona State University, Tempe AZ  

Arizona Archives Summit
February 2-3, 2020
Pueblo Grande Museum, Phoenix AZ

Small Museum Association 2020 Conference
February 16-18, 2020
The Hotel at the University of Maryland

Humanities Education and Research Association (HERA)
The Humanities: Why They Matter, Why We Should Care 
March 4-7, 2020
Chicago  IL  

Celebrating the Sonoran Desert Symposium
March 9-12, 2020
Ajo AZ

National Council on Public History
March 18-21, 2020
Atlanta GA

Legal Issues in Museum Administration 2020 
March 18-20, 2020
Miami FL

MAA Spring Conference
March 23, 2020
Pueblo Grande Museum, Phoenix AZ

Visual Resources Association (VRA)
March 24-27, 2020
Baltimore MD

Museum Trustee Association
Spring Meeting
April 2-5, 2020
Palm Beach FL

61st Annual Arizona History Convention 
April 16–18, 2020
Casino Del Sol, Tucson AZ

Museum Store Association
April 23-27, 2020
Cleveland OH

Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T) Archiving 2020
May 18-21, 2020
National Archives, Washington, DC 

Digital Data in Biodiversity Research Conference
June 1-3, 2020
Bloomington IN 

2020 Ecsite Conference
June 11-13, 2020
Ljubljana, Slovenia

2020 Arizona Historic Preservation Conference
June 16-18, 2020
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, Tempe AZ

Association of College and University Museums
June 17-21, 2020
Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence KS

Association of Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums
June 21-25, 2020
Boston/Sturbridge, MA

Association of African American Museums (AAAM) Xonference  
August 5-8, 2020
Miami FL

Berlin World Conference on Public History 2020
August 18-22, 2020
Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin, Germany

Biodiversity Summit 2020  
September 20-25, 2020
Alexandria VA

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

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


WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS

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

March 2-April 26, 2020
During the eight weeks of this course, modules addressing governance and administrative structures, nonprofit status and the public trust, mission and vision, the relationship between board and staff, including their roles and responsibilities; strategic planning, human resource development and management, and leadership will be covered.

Association of Registrars and Collections Specialists
Courier Workshop

March 12-13, 2020  
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth , Fort Worth, TX
The workshops are based on the Courier Training Program Framework, developed by the European Registrars Group to promote best practices in the museum and gallery sector. This curriculum - now adapted for a US-focus for these workshops - provides attendees with comprehensive manuals for both courier and trainer including training presentations and real-world scenarios. Sessions will be led by framework creators.

American Association for State and Local History Workshop
Project Management for History Professionals

April 16, 2020
National Museum of Civil War Medicine, Frederick, MD
In this workshop, you will learn how to implement internationally recognized project management principles in a history context. Instruction will cover all of the details in the four steps to successful project management.

SEMC Leadership Institute: Leading for Today's Challenges
April 19-24, 2020
The Duke Mansion, Charlotte, NC

American Association for State and Local History Workshop
Collections Camp: Textiles

April 27, 2020
San Diego History Center, San Diego, CA
This two day workshop will focus on the care and conservation of textiles in museum collections.
 

Digital Initiatives Symposium  
April 27-28, 2020
San Diego CA

ON-LINE CLASSES AND WEBINARS  

American Association for State and Local History
Increasing Accessibility and Inclusion at Community Organizations

January 7, 2020 and January 23, 2020, 3:00 p.m. (ET)
This is a two-part series and will cover neurodiversity, accessibility and inclusion, and autism spectrum disorders, as well as how to increase accessibility at your site. 

FREE Texas Historical Commission Webinar
Neurodiversity in Museums: Crafting Community for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

January 15, 2:00 p.m. (CT)

FREE Connecting to Collections Care Webinar
Tick Tock – Care for Your Clock

January 22, 2020, 2:00 p.m. (ET)
This webinar will provide information for the care of clocks in small museum collections. We will talk about types of clocks and the materials they’re made of. We’ll provide you with information concerning environmental conditions for the care for your clocks. We’ll discuss assessing the general condition of a clock and considerations for deciding whether to run or not to run a clock. We’ll provide information regarding cleaning clocks, winding and setting the time, and safely displaying and moving clocks. At the end, you will know the Do’s and Don’ts of working with clocks and when to call a clock professional.

FREE Texas Historical Commission Webinar
Museum Relevance: Exhibitions for Social Justice

January 23, 10:00 a.m. (CT)

American Association for State and Local History Online Course
Introduction to Financial Management

January 27 - February 23, 2010
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.

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

January 27 - March 1, 2020
The newly revised 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

January 27 - March 22, 2020
Deals with the physical care and preservation of your museum collections and  how collections age and deteriorate, handling collections, storage requirements, environmental considerations, housekeeping, and risk management.

American Association for State and Local History Webinar
History Check-In: African American Women's Suffrage

February 11, 2020, 3:00 (ET)
This webinar asks how we can better incorporate African American women into our histories of women’s suffrage and voting rights.

FREE Texas Historical Commission Webinar
Sealing the Deal: Making a Compelling Case for Funding with Private Foundations

February 11, 2020, 2:00 p.m. (CT)
Learn to discover, locate, and approach potential funders while making a compelling case for funding

American Association for State and Local History Webinar 
Best Practices for Working with a Board of Directors 

February 20, 2020, 1:00 (MT)

FREE Texas Historical Commission Webinar
Bringing Objects & Artifacts to Life

February 27, 2020, 2:00 p.m. CT
Museums Unbound brings their favorite tools to help interpret objects and artifacts. From discovering new aspects of the same old artifact to getting a whole classroom talking about what’s in front of them, these tools are easy to use in galleries, at cultural sites, with artwork, or in the midst of ancient ruins

American Association for State and Local History Online Course
Museum Education and Outreach

March 2 -26, 2020
This course 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.

American Association for State and Local History  Online Course
Financial Structures and Strategy

March 2-29, 2020
Intended for those with little to moderate familiarity with financial concepts, this four-week course helps students better understand institutional finance and accountability. Staff, board members, and volunteers will find this course applicable to their work within nonprofit organizations, agencies, and other structures.

American Association for State and Local History Online Course:
Collections Management

March 2-April 26, 2020
This eight week course will introduce participants to the professional principles and practices in the management of museum collections. Topics will include collections development, registration and record keeping with an emphasis on the development of Collection Policies and Procedures and what it means to be intellectually and physically responsible for museum objects.


Museum Association of Arizona

P.O. Box 63902,
Phoenix, Arizona 85082

azmuseums@gmail.com

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