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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

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

Biodiversity Summit 2020  
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

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


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

Time Based Media Committee at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art
All Together Now: Time Based Media Art and Collaborative Stewardship

April 25-26, 2020
LA County Museum of Art, Los Angeles CA

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.


Preservation Planning In Practice: Strategically Guiding Collections Care
Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts Webinar

April 9, 2020, 2:00 p.m. (ET)
In this webinar, presenters will begin by discussing the different types of assessments that cultural heritage institutions of all sizes can use to evaluate their collections care needs and jump start their preservation planning process. Presenters will then describe an onsite preservation needs assessment conducted in 2015 by CCAHA at the Brandywine River Museum of Art, and how that assessment was used to inform the Museum’s preservation plan. They will discuss the collaborative process that allowed the Brandywine River Museum of Art to seek funding for projects identified in the assessment as high priority, and will include the role assessments played in drafting strategic and operational planning documents and how to present these initiatives as priorities to internal and external stakeholders.

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.

Community Works Online Conference
Teaching for Community, Without a Classroom—The Virtual Conference

Saturday, April 18, 2020, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (PST)
What happens to Place Based Learning and community building when we are sequestered from each other? How do we share the stories that provide understanding of ourselves and our communities?  During the conference, veteran teachers and other practitioners will share innovative and highly doable ideas that break down physical walls, including using powerful storytelling techniques that cross disciplines.  

Texas Historical Commission Museum Services Webinar
Organizational Practices: A Digital Repository's Perspective

April 22, 2020, 10:00 a.m. (CT)
Examine collection organization and preservation from the perspective of The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository for cultural heritage and historic materials from across the state of Texas. Jake Mangum and Marcia McIntosh will focus on how knowing one’s organizational scope, mission, and collection goals can helps shape their materials management. Attendees will also acquire useful collection organizational techniques as well as methods and resources for digitization and metadata creation.

American Association for State and Local History
Historic House Call: Mission

April 23, 2020, 12:00 p.m. (MST)
House museums are complex organizations but one of the most effective tools for navigating this complexity is the humble mission statement. In this 30-minute webinar, Erin Carlson Mast, president and CEO of President Lincoln's Cottage in Washington, DC, discusses how she's leveraged the values embedded in their mission statement to transform their community programs and daily operations to affect the lives of their visitors.  

Texas Historical Commission Museum Services Webinar
Museums and Millenials: Tips for Successful Engagement

April 29, 2020,  10:00 a.m. (CT)
Is your museum struggling to entice and engage a millennial audience? Uncover why millennials choose to patronize certain museums, what events they like to attend, and how museums can engage this coveted generation long after the events have ended. This discussion will provide practical takeaways and examples of programs that have successfully attracted a millennial audience. Plus, learn about the four areas to focus on when marketing to millennials: affordability, uniqueness, relevance, and accessibility (AURA).

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.  

Connecting to Collections Care Webinar
Fire Protection Strategies for Collections & Museums

May 6, 2020,2:00 (ET)
Managing the fire risk to collections and museums requires a multi-pronged strategy incorporating prevention programs, fire containment measures, as well as detection and suppression systems. When implemented together, the frequency of unintentional fires can be drastically reduced, and the impact of fires successfully managed. A brief review of the Smithsonian’s fire experience, lessons learned, and strategies employed to manage fire risk will be presented.

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, 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.  

Museum Association of Arizona

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