Museum Association of Arizona





Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums (ALHFAM)
June 1-5, 2018
Tahlequah, OK 

Digital Data in Biodiversity Research
June 4-6, 2018
Berkeley CA

Ecsite Annual Conference 2018
June 5-9, 2018

Arizona Historic Preservation Conference
June 6-8, 2018
Hotel Valley Ho, Scottsdale AZ

Americans for the Arts Annual Convention
June 14-17, 2018
Denver CO

Association of Academic Museums and Galleries

June 21-24, 2017

Lowe Art Museum, Miami FL

Visitor Studies Association
July 19 – 21, 2018
Chicago IL

Archives*Records 2018

August 12-18, 2018

Washington, D.C.

Presidential Sites and Libraries Conference
August 27-30, 2018
Washington, D.C.

International Committee for Architecture and Museum Techniques (ICAMT)
September 6-8 2018

Espoo, Finland 

American Association for State and Local History

September 26-29, 2018

Kansas City MO

CIDOC (ICOM Committee for Documentation)

September 29-October 4, 2018

Heraklion CRETE

2018 Visitor Experience Conference 
October 7-9, 2018
San Antonio, TX

Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries and Museums (ATALM)
October 8-11, 2018
Mystic Lake Casino and Hotel, Prior Lake MN

Digital Preservation 2018

October 15-18. 2018

Henderson NV

Western Museums Association
October 21-24, 2018

Tacoma WA

Museum Trustee Association
October 25-26, 2018
Hartford CT

National Humanities Conference
November 8-11, 2018
New Orleans LA

Museum Computer Network
November 13-16, 2018
Denver CO

Ecsite Directors Forum
November 14-15, 2018
Barcelona, Spain

American Alliance of Museums Annual Meeting
May 19-22, 2019
New Orleans LA


Workshops and Seminars

Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records
Archives 101 (FREE)

June 5, 2018
Cochise County Library, Sierra Vista AZ

American Association for State and Local History Symposium
Reinventing the Historic House Museum
June 8, 2018
Hawks Inn and Delafield History Center, Delafield WI
Reinventing the Historic House Museum is a one-day symposium is designed to offer current thinking, practical information, and solutions to the challenges facing historic sites. The Historic House Museum in America is not dead nor is it dying. The field, however, needs to take time to reflect and renew as the world around our historic homes continues to change. The symposium will include presentations by historic house game-changers and local historic site administrators

American Association for State and Local History Workshop
Historic House Museum Issues and Operations

June 11, 2018 - June 12, 2018
The Workman and Temple Family Homestead Museum, City of Industry CA  
Why are historic houses necessary to their communities? How are historic house museums unique? This workshop focuses on the unique needs, management, and interpretation of historic houses. With a focus on historic house museums, topics covered include collections care, types of research appropriate for historic house museums, exhibition development, interpretive tours, volunteers, and building and landscape maintenance.  

Are You Ready? Testing Your Disaster Plan (FREE)

June 19, 2018
Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix AZ

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

June 20, 2018 - June 22, 2018
U.S. Army Transportation Museum, Newport News VA  
Do you have military artifacts in your museum collection? This two-and-a-half-day workshop will focus on the care, conservation, and exhibition of military artifacts in museum collections. Spend time working with conservators and curators to learn how to be better stewards of your military history.

Arizona Informal Educator Network Meeting
August 23, 2018, 3-5 p.m.
Children’s Museum of Phoenix, Phoenix AZ

Arizona Informal Educator Network Meeting 
November 7, 2018, 3-5 p.m.  
TGen, Phoenix AZ

On-Line Classes and Webinars   

American Association for State and Local History Webinar
Is Your Museum Grant Ready?
June 4, 2018, 3:00 p.m. (ET)
This 75-minute workshop reviews the institutional structures, policies, information, and practices that make museums competitive in the grants game. 

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

June 4 - July 9, 2018
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 Webinar Beyond the Mansion: Creating Bottom-Up Interpretation from Top-Down Narratives
June 6, 20183:00 pm (EST) 
In this webinar, Dr. Ashley Bouknight will share her experience of modifying her site’s mansion tour to create a specialized walking tour focused on the enslaved community. The session will focus on how to gain buy-in for new programs from your institution. Participants will learn about the challenges and triumphs involved in creating bottom-up interpretation from top-down narratives, which they can scale to their own efforts.

Texas Historical Commission Museum Services FREE Webinar
Making Your Case with Parent Organizations
June 7, 2018, 2-3 p.m. CST
Many museums and historic sites fall under the governance of county, city or universities. Representatives from organizations governed by these entities present challenges they have faced and the tools they utilized to solve these challenges.

American Association for State and Local History Webinar
Speaking Truth to Power: Why Transparency and Accountability Matter
June 12, 2018, 3-4:30 p.m. (ET)
Many museums embrace the ideals of openness, communication, and trustworthiness in their work. In fact, the words transparency and accountability and others like them, can be found in vision, mission, and values statements of museums large and small. Too frequently, however, transparency and accountability get sidelined by good intentions. What do they really mean in day-to-day practice? How do they become part of an institution’s DNA so that, even in difficult times, they aren’t ignored?

Northeast Document Conservation Center Webinar
Salvaging Damaged Book, Paper and AV Collections 

June 12, 2018, 2:00 p.m. (ET)
Disasters in or around our institutions can lead to loss in cultural heritage collections. While preventing and planning for disasters are important pieces of an overall preservation strategy, there may come a time when you need to recover your collections following an incident. This webinar covers strategies for prioritizing and triaging your collections for recovery, as well as provides hands-on techniques for salvaging books, works on paper, and audiovisual materials.

Texas Historical Commission Museum Services FREE Webinar
Website Redos
July 25, 2018, 10-11 a.m. CST
Is your website outdated? Wondering how to give it a facelift? Texas Historical Commission’s webmaster Jared Porter will share some tips and answer your questions about updating your website.

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