Museum Association of Arizona



Council for Museum Anthropology
September 19-21, 2019
Santa Fe NM

Southwest Kiln Conference 
October 4–6, 2019
Globe, Arizona 

Western Museums Association   
October 4-7, 2019
Boise ID

The International Foundation for Cultural Property Protection 
20th Annual Conference, Seminar & Exhibits

October 19-25, 2019
Denver and Vail, CO 

Conservation Center for Art and Historical Artifacts
Off The Shelf: Access And Preservation In Libraries And Archives

October 22-23, 2019
Indiana Historical Society, Indianapolis IN

VSA Intersections: Arts and Special Education Conference
October 25-28, 2019
Irvine, CA

Arizona Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference  
Mesa Community College 
October 26, 2019

Preserving Our Heritage and Protecting Our Health
October 30, 2019 
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC.  

Museum Computer Network
November 5-7, 2019
San Diego CA

Association of Registrars and Collections Specialists (ARCS)
November 7-9, 2019
Philadephia PA

2019 National Humanities Conference 
November 7-10, 2019
Honolulu HA

National Association for Interpretation
November 12-16, 2019
Denver CO 

Conference of the Americas
November 20-22, 2019 
Oaxaca, Mexico

Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts 
Striking The Balance: Access Vs/ Preservation In Museums

December 5-6, 2019
Museum of the American Revolution, Philadelphia PA  

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

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

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

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

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

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

Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries and Museums
June 21-25, 2020
Boston/Sturbridge, MA

Workshops and Seminars

American Association for State and Local History Workshop
Focusing on Visitors: Public Programming and Exhibits at History Institutions

September 23-24, 2019
James J. Hill House, St. Paul  MN
This workshop provides a broad overview of public programming and exhibits with a focus on active learning. Themes are based on The Museum Educator’s Manual: Educators Share Successful Techniques, coauthored by one of the workshop instructors.

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

October 17-18, 2019
Nashville, TN

Museum Trustee Association 
Fall Forum for Museum Leadership 

October 17-20, 2019
Cleveland OH

Conservation Center for Art and Historical Artifacts
Off the Shelf: Access and Preservation in Libraries and Archives Conference

October 22 -23, 2019
Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, Indianapolis IN

The Future of Museum Storytelling  

November 7-8, 2019
New York NY

On-Line Classes and Webinars     

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

September 9- November 1, 2019
At their heart, regardless of type or size, museums are engaging, dynamic places of education. This AASLH online course, Museum Education and Outreach, is about how we can facilitate visitors’ meaningful and memorable experiences in the informal environments of museums.

American Association for State and Local History Online Course
Project Management

September 9 - October 6, 2019
Project management provides valuable training that will help you organize, manage, and successfully complete projects. This online course shows you how to implement internationally recognized project management principles in a history/nonprofit context.

American Association for State and Local History Online Course
Collections Management

September 9 - November 1, 2019 
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.

Northeast Document Conservation Center Webinar
Strategies for Oversized Collections

September 17, 2019, 12:30 p.m. (ET)
Learn about good practices for caring for oversized materials in your collections, including those made of paper and textiles.  .

FREE Indiana Historical Society Local History Services Webinar
Great (E)News! How to Create an Outstanding E-Newsletter  

September 19, 2019, 2-3 p.m. (ET)
Thinking about starting an e-newsletter, or wondering how to spice up your content? This webinar is packed with useful tips you can use to get your news out. We’ll cover e-newsletter service providers, content, formats, design tips and analytics. 

American Association for State and Local History Webinar
Introducing the Inclusive Historian’s Handbook

September 19, 2019, 3:00 p.m. (ET)
Participants will be provided with an overview of the Handbook’s contents as well as suggestions for how to incorporate it into their practice. The facilitators will also gather feedback, ideas, and suggestions from participants regarding future additions to the Handbook’s content.

Texas Historical Commission FREE Webinar
Environmental Monitoring for Museums: The Basics 

September 19, 2019, 10:00 a.m. (CT)

Lyrassis Webinar
Community Collections Spotlight: Exploring the Public Art Archive

September 19, 2019, 1:00 p.m. (ET)
This webinar will feature the Public Art Archive CMS, a collections management system built specifically for the public art field, developed in partnership with CollectionSpace and the Public Art Archive (PAA), a project sponsored by the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF) and dedicated to providing technology tools and resources to the public art field. 

Regional Heritage Stewardship Program Webinar
Introduction to Emergency Preparedness and Risk Assessments

September 25, 2019, 2:00 p.m. (ET)

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

September 30-October 25, 2019
The recently 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
Introduction to Financial Management 

September 30-October 27, 2019
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.

Texas Historical Commission FREE Webinar
Se Habla Español: Strategy and Implementation for Bilingual Resources at Museums
October 2, 2019, 2:00 p.m. (CT)
This webinar will discuss how to evaluate your organization’s needs regarding bilingual (English-Spanish) resources and options for implementation. Museum consultant María del Carmen Barrios-Giordano will discuss Latin American, Latino, and Hispanic communities in the United States, attitudes towards Spanish language use, and what constitutes good translated text.

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

October 9, 2019, 3:00 p.m. (ET)
Hear how StEPs can help your organization create a road map for meaningful change.

American Association for State and Local History Webinar
History Check-In: Civil Rights and Place

October 10, 2019, 3:00 p.m.

Connecting to Collections Care Online Course
Cleaning the Museum Without Damage

October 10-31, 2019

FREE Indiana Historical Society Local History Services Webinar
Annual Fund: Building a Program that Fits Your Organization

October 10, 2019, 2-3 p.m. (ET)
A strong annual fund program provides vital support to an organization, but the first steps can feel daunting. This webinar will discuss ways to create an efficient and effective annual program that goes beyond the year-end letter.

British Columbia Museums Association Webinar
Deaccessioning and Disposition of Collections: Ethical and Legal Issues 

October 15, 2019, 12:00-1:00 p.m. (PT)
The deaccessioning of museum collections has become a vital topic in recent years as collecting institutions face increasingly restricted storage space and resources. As museums refine their collections to ensure relevance to mandates and communities, there is a need for increased attention to practices in deaccessioning and disposition to ensure the overall sustainability and health of both the museum collections and the public trust. A consortium of museums and related entities across Alberta initiated this research earlier this year and many B.C. museums contributed knowledge and experience to the process.

Texas Historical Commission FREE Webinar
Collections Management Policies 101

October 16, 2019, 10:00 a.m. (CT)

Lyrassis Webinar
Community Collections Spotlight: Exploring CollectionSpace on Campus at the University of California, Berkeley

October 16, 2019, 1:00 p.m. (ET)

Lyrasis Trending Topics Series Webinar
Walking on the Wild Side: Innovation through a Museum Venture Fund

October 31, 2019, 2:00 p.m. (ET)
After twenty-five years of stasis, the San Diego Natural History Museum needed revitalization and a little shaking up. An Evolutionary Venture Fund created an atmosphere of risk tolerance and experimentation. It spurred creative thinking and enthusiasm across the organization, revealing that even the smallest idea could help achieve goals. Learn from the museum’s successes and failures, and apply pieces of the process to your own organization.

Lyrassis Webinar 
Community Collections Spotlight: Exploring the Public Art Archive

November 7, 2019, 1:00 p.m. (ET)
This presentation will highlight how system users are able to publish objects in their databases to the publicly searchable Public Art Archive, an online and mobile database of public art.  

 FREE Indiana Historical Society Local History Services Webinar
Building a Strong Board

November 14, 2019, 2-3 p.m. (ET)
Good board training is the foundation for a strong board. In this webinar, you’ll learn some of the basics of board service. Whether you’re a current board member or are responsible for board training, this webinar will provide you with valuable insight and information. 

British Columbia Museums Association Webinar
Climate Change – Implications for your museum practice

November 19, 2019, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.  (PT)
Join BCMA and the Coalition of Museums for Climate Justice as we share examples of how fellow museum workers from BC museums are addressing climate change in their museums. Peter Ord (Coalition of Museums for Climate Justice member) will moderate the discussion. Learn about how museums large and small are helping to build public awareness, mitigation and resilience in the face of climate change, and the challenges and successes they have experienced. Come away from the webinar inspired with practical ideas for addressing this critical issue in your institution.

Lyrassis Webinar
Community Collections Spotlight: Exploring CollectionSpace Collaborations – Material Order Consortium

December 4, 2019, 1:00 p.m. (ET)
This webinar will feature speakers from the Material Order Consortium  and its engagement with CollectionSpace.  

FREE Indiana Historical Society Local History Services Webinar
The Ethics of Deaccessioning

December 5, 2019, 2-3 p.m. (ET)
There are so many ethical issues to consider when embarking on a deaccessioning endeavor at your organization. This webinar will help you understand the different issues involved in deaccessioning so you can take on the task with confidence. 

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