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CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS AND CLASSES


CONFERENCES


Council of American Jewish Museums Annual Conference
February 22-25, 2020
Dallas, TX

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

Association of Art Museum Curators
May 2 - 6, 2020
Seattle, WA

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

Science Events Summit
May 31 - June 2, 2020
Atlanta GA

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

Visitor Studies Association
July 15-18, 2020
Omaha NB

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

Oral History Association
October 21-24, 2020
Baltimore MD

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.

Visual Resources Association Foundation 
Can We Do That? Intellectual Property Rights and Visual Media

March 13, 2020
Occidental College, Los Angeles CA 

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

April 16-17, 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

Museum Association of Arizona
Collections Management Workshop

April 27, 2020
Pueblo Grande Museum, Phoenix AZ

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

American Association for State and Local History Workshop  
Focusing on Visitors

June 11-12, 2020
The Sixth Floor Museum, Dallas, TX
Keeping visitors at the forefront of our thinking, participants will explore a wide range of topics including audience types, program development and planning, developing/updating exhibits, marketing, evaluation, volunteer management and training, and collaboration. Case studies and interactive activities provide fun opportunities to engage with fellow participants and our host site.

American Association for State and Local History Workshop
Creating Programs for Teachers and Students

June 11-12, 2020
Oregon Historical Society, Portland, OR
Through a combination of presentations, discussion, hands-on activities, and take-home materials, this workshop addresses the elements of museum education and programming needed to create engaging, educational, and successful educational programming for students and teachers.


ON-LINE CLASSES AND WEBINARS  

Museums Alaska Webinar
Inventories and Checklists  

February 21, 2020, 10:30 a.m. (PT)
Getting started with inventorying your collection, and some basic checklists that can help set you up for success in the long term.

Connecting to Collections Community FREE Webinar on
Identifying and Preserving Motion Picture Film: What is it and How can I Save it

February 22, 2020, 2 p.m. (EST)
Need a little help figuring out what kind of film you have in your collection and what kind of shape it’s in? This webinar will help! Our speaker will go over some of the more common types of film elements and types of deterioration that may affect film holdings. After we discuss how to triage your collection she will provide you with guidelines for digitization, choosing file formats, an outline for what to ask from potential vendors, and what types of digital storage may be appropriate.
 

NISE Network FREE Webinar
Sustainability and Museum Operations: Practices, Partnerships, and Resources to Help Your Organization Become More Sustainable  

February 25, 2020,  2:00 p.m. (ET)
Learn how museums around the world are engaging their staff, visitors, and communities in creating a sustainable future. Presenters will provide an overview of sustainability, explain its relevance to museums, and highlight examples of sustainability in different museums. 

British Columbia Museums Webinar
Grow with Google

February 26, 2020, 12:00 p.m. (PT)
Learn about the resources available through Google that can help your organization thrive.  The Grow with Google program is intended to help small businesses grow and succeed online by providing training, and support materials for Google My Business. This webinar content will be delivered in a one-hour session that will include time to get answers to your questions.

Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts  FREE Webinar
Housekeeping Basics for Collecting Institutions
February 26, 2020, 2:00 p.m.
 

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.

NISE Network FREE Webinar
Sustainability and Museum Visitors: Exhibits, Programs, and Other Ways to Engage the Public

March 3, 2020, 2:00 p.m. (ET)
Learn how museums around the world are engaging their staff, visitors, and communities in creating a sustainable future. Presenters will provide an overview of sustainability, explain its relevance to museums, and highlight examples of sustainability in different museums.

Texas Historical Commission FREE Webinar
Appraising & Insuring Historical Treasures

March 3, 2020 2:00 p.m. (CT)
Speakers will address the benefits of documenting and insuring historic treasures, including the importance of selecting the right appraiser, appraisal reports and associated expenses, approaches to valuation, and how collectors can follow market trends, as well as how appraisals relate to your insurance coverage and best practices in communicating with your insurance agent.

Indiana Historical Society FREE Webinar
Planning and Implementing Successful Building Projects

March 5, 2020, 12:00 p.m. (MT)
Is a building project in your future? Do you want to learn more about best practices and working with contractors? Join us for an informative and interesting webinar focused on the basics of planning and implementing successful building projects.

British Columbia Museums Webinar
Measuring what matters:  Tracking data and measuring impact at your cultural heritage institution

March 18, 2020, 12:00noon – 1:00pm PST
Learn about best practices for collecting “industry characteristics” data, such as number of visits, volunteer hours, employees, research requests, etc. Webinar participants will come away with ideas on how to streamline data collection processes at their institution as well as how to use this data to make a case to your local government about your impact.

Indiana Historical Society FREE Webinar
Long-Range Planning for Heritage Organizations

March 19, 2020, 11:00 a.m. (MT)
A long-range plan is one of the best ways you can show stakeholders and potential funders that your organization is working towards sustainability. This webinar outlines the steps and provides a road map for the planning process. 

American Association for State and Local History Webinar
How to Spot Opportunity When it is Disguised as Chaos

March 25, 2020, 12:00 p.m. (MT)
This webinar will welcome active participation as we all share how we have leveraged the unexpected. Participants will hear examples and ideas of how Tuckerton Seaport has turned chaos into opportunity by taking part in an interactive developed by Brooke called Cards of Chaos. Those attending the webinar will find inspiration in how to create their own opportunities out of unforeseen events all while working on limited budgets and with few staff.   

Northeast Document Conservation Center Webinar
Writing Your Disaster Plan Course

April 14 and 23, 2020  
Participants will finish this 2-part series with a method for risk assessment and a disaster plan template, having all the knowledge necessary to move forward with the disaster planning process.  

Northeast Document Conservation Center Webinar
Exhibiting Collections  

May 5, 2020  
This webinar will help you understand the risks of exhibition so that you can develop policies and guidelines to mitigate those risks. Selection for exhibition will be covered, along with space considerations, safe handling, and display methods.  

Northeast Document Conservation Center Webinar
Fundamentals Of Audiovisual Preservation  
  
May 7 to June 18, 2020  
The instructor-led course gives participants the foundation needed to be effective collections stewards for audiovisual materials. Topics include risks to AV materials, care and handling, inventory and assessment, managing digital AV collections, and disaster preparedness and response.  

American Association for State and Local History Webinar
Is Your Organization Ready for StEPs?

May 14, 2020, 12 p.m. (MST)

American Association for State and Local History Webinar
How to Build Your Own Successful Traveling Trunk Program

May 19, 2020, 12 p.m. (MST)
In this webinar, we will discuss step by step with you how you can create a traveling trunk program from the ground up. How to develop lesson plans. How to choose topics. Show the difference between a trunk lesson and a web-based lesson. Offer ideas about shipping. Discuss what happens when things come back broken or missing. And even, what happens when the trunk doesn’t come back at all!  

British Columbia Museums Webinar
Power Tools: Creating a blueprint for recruiting, revitalizing and recognizing volunteers

May 20, 2020, 12:00noon – 1:00pm PST
The Royal BC Museum and BC Archives recently made significant changes to the structure of their volunteer services, working closely with volunteers to transform the program from the ground up.  No matter the size of your organization, this blueprint will help you find creative ways to work collaboratively with your volunteers.

Northeast Document Conservation Center Webinar
Coping With Pests And Mold  

June 2, 2020  
This webinar covers strategies for preventing and mitigating mold issues in library, archives, museum, and personal collections, as well as institutional policies and procedures that can be implemented to reduce the risk of infestation.  
 
Northeast Document Conservation Center Webinar
Thinking Outside The Box When Boxing  

August 11, 202  
This webinar discusses how to navigate archival supply catalogs to find the necessary tools and supplies to create customized enclosures on-site, and gives examples of some innovative boxing solutions. 

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.  


Museum Association of Arizona

P.O. Box 63902,
Phoenix, Arizona 85082

azmuseums@gmail.com

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