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

June 1 - July 5, 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
Leadership and Administration for History Organizations

June 1 - July 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. 

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

June 1 - July 26, 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
Coping With Pests And Mold  

June 2, 2020, 2:00 p.m. (ET)
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.

Volunteer Match FREE Webinar
Where Do I Go from Here? Engage Volunteers in New Ways

June 2, 2020, 2:00 p.m. (ET)
How long do volunteers usually stay with your program? Do you struggle with keeping them interested, involved and engaged? This webinar will help you think about new strategies and help you evolve your program to include new roles and responsibilities for volunteers, pathways for more involvement and leadership positions in your program, how recognition plays a role in retention, and the importance of including continuing education and professional development to keep your volunteers engaged. Tools to help you evaluate your program implement new ideas will be provided.

Cuseum FREE Webinar
Reopening Plans in Action

June 5, 2020, 10:30 a.m. (ET)
Museums across the United States, UK and Europe are on the brink of reopening or have already taken the plunge. Join us as we check in with leaders from museums at home and across the pond, who are already in their earliest stages of return to work and reopening to the public. We’ll find out what their process was, how they prepared their staff, and what they’ve observed about visitor behavior since opening their doors to the public.

Texas Historical Commission FREE Webinar
Heritage Tourism and Museums: Collaborating for Success

June 9, 10:00 a.m. (CT)
What is heritage tourism? Who are heritage tourists and how can your museum reach them? This discussion will focus on these questions, why they should be central to your museum’s mission and outreach efforts, and why they are more important than ever in the wake of COVID-19.  This webinar will explore ways to collaborate locally and regionally to improve the visitor experience at your museum and in your community as a whole, and will also discuss the importance of interpretation and how to make your museum stand out as a heritage tourism destination.

Northeast Document Conservation Center Webinar
Surface Cleaning Techniques for Paper-Based Materials
June 9, 2020, 12:30 (ET)
In this “hands on” webinar, learn about surface cleaning methods. You’ll receive a supply kit by mail. 

Connecting to Collections Care FREE Webinar
Advocating for Collections During Challenging Times 

June 10, 2020, 2:00 p.m. (ET)
In this webinar, co-sponsored by the Association of Registrars and Collections Specialists (ARCS), our presenter will discuss how to utilize advocacy strategies to secure resources and funding for collections stewardship, preservation initiatives, and conservation treatment. She will focus on practical tips, relevant to collecting institutions of every size and budget, for approaching internal advocacy to ensure that preservation is incorporated into all levels and considerations of institutional operation. 

Texas Historical Commission FREE Webinar
Ready for Anything: Moving from Programs to Programming

June 18, 2020, 2:00 p.m. CT
Learn to shift from "programs" to all-encompassing "programming" that can serve your audience better whether there is a crisis or not, be more effective under tighter budgets, and keep the interpretation alive even when access to an interpreter is limited.

American Alliance of Museums Webinar
Looking Ahead: Sustainability Adding Value to Reopening  

June 24, 2020, 12:00 p.m. (ET)
As the world faces the unprecedented in climate crisis and pandemics, museums are more important than ever for facilitating essential human connection.  Museums have a role to play in helping people imagine and contemplate that future through art and community engagement. The buildings housing these exhibits, interactive display, and collection are also major opportunities to address climate action in positive and tangible ways.

Texas Historical Commission FREE Webinar
Making the Most of Math Connections at Museums and Historic Sites

June 25, 2020, 10:00 a.m. CT
How to connect mathematics to museum exhibits and historic settings, particularly focusing on how they relate to Texas history. Authentic math connections can be made throughout a museum’s permanent collection, including trains, jails, cannons, almanacs, maps, speeches, survey tools, pioneer life, historic buildings, lighthouses, ships, quilts, nature trails, and wildlife exhibits.

Northeast Document Conservation Center Webinar
Thinking Outside The Box When Boxing  
August 11, 2020
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.  


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

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

Association of Academic Museums and Galleries
June 15-26, 2020

2020 Arizona Historic Preservation Conference    
June 16-18, 2020

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

Visitor Studies Association  CANCELLED
July 15-18, 2020
Omaha NB

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

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

American Indian Tourism Conference
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

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

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

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


American Association for State and Local History Workshop  CANCELLED
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  CANCELLED
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.

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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