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Firespring Webinar
Social Media 101 for Nonprofits

October 3, 2023, 12:00 p.m. (AZ)
This session includes practical tips and tools for extending your cause and mission via social media. We cover the basics of using social media for your nonprofit organization and give you handy tips for the “big 3:” Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. 

Association of Registrars and Collections Specialists
Emergency Technical Response

October 3, 2023, 11:00 a.m. (AZ)  
Evacuation and Working with Responders (Trish Smith) and Emergency Documentation (Cailin Meyer)

Blue Avocado FREE Webinar
Cyber Incident Response Plans for Nonprofits

October 5, 2023, 11:00 a.m. (AZ)  
This webinar is meant to educate and inform your nonprofit about: What a cyber incident response plan is; Why your nonprofit should have one; What should be included.

PA Museums Webinar ($10)
Padding, boxes, and trays, oh my!

October 5, 2023, 10:00 a.m. (AZ)
Introduction to common archival materials and best practices to create museum specimen housing for small museums.

Connecting to Collections Care Webinar
Fire Suppression for Museums

October 10, 2023, 10:00 a.m. (AZ)
This presentation will provide an overview of the various types of fire suppression systems appropriate for cultural properties, including wet, dry and pre-action sprinkler systems, as well as water mist, total flooding clean agent, and hypoxic air systems.  We will look at their benefits and drawbacks, as well as the practical application for small and mid-sized institutions of these systems in the museum environment.

Museums Alaska Webinar 
Your Collections are Trying to Kill You: Chemical Safety with AKOSH 

October 11, 2023, 12:00 p.m. (AZ)
Gina Agron, a museum consultant from Alaska Occupational Safety and Health (AKOSH) will offer essential insights into the chemical hygiene plans that  museums should be implementing and discover how AKOSH can assist in chemical testing for collections.

Association of Registrars and Collections Specialists Virtual Meet-Up
Talking About Textiles

October 11, 2023, 4:30 p.m. (AZ)
Anne Murray Chilton, owner and Senior Textile Conservator of Murray Conservation Services and Museum Administrator of the Oklahoma Railway Museum in Oklahoma City, will present about common conservation issues for textiles and how to mitigate them.

Chronicle of Philanthropy Webinar ($89)
Smart Ways to Attract Online Donors

October 12, 2023, 11:00 a.m. (AZ)  
Learn which online tactics are getting the best results from a vice president of online communications and a veteran fundraiser who oversees alumni engagement as they explain how to run successful online advertising campaigns, strategically time emails to maximize donor engagement, and work with social-media influencers to amplify your message, among other smart strategies. 

Museum Hue Webinar ($10)
Application, Resume and Cover Letter Best Practices

October 12, 2023, 2:30 p.m. (AZ)
This workshop will cover an overview of best practices for writing resumes, a cover letter tailored to your intended role in the arts, and best practices during the job application process. This session will also review sample resumes and have time for a Q&A.

Association of Registrars and Collections Specialists
Emergency Recovery & Resilience

October 17, 2023, 11:00 a.m. (AZ)  
Establishing Training Methods (Kasey Lee, Conservator, BC HERN) and Institutional Buy-in for Emergency Preparedness (Anisha Gupta, University of Delaware).

George Washington University Museum Webinar
Museums Today: This is America: Re-Viewing the Art of the United States

October 18, 2023, 3:00 p.m. (AZ)  
This Is America: Re-Viewing the Art of the United States authors Keidra Daniels Navaroli and Keri Watson will  discuss the development of the project and share tips for engaging with its culturally relevant themes.

International Sites of Conscience Webinar
Interpreting the Unknown: Being Adaptive as a Place of Memory

October 19, 2023, 7:00 a.m. (AZ)  
At historical sites, the available historical evidence rarely tells the whole story. Longstanding systems of inequality and injustice have dismissed the experiences of racial and ethnic minorities, women and other marginalized groups to such an extent that often little evidence of their past lives exists today. How do we tell stories about the spaces and lives that have no verifiable, historical record connected to them?  

Texas Commission on the Arts
(Re)Building Audiences with Your Community

October 25, 2023, 12:00 p.m. (AZ)
Discover how engaging with your community can drive deeper, long-term involvement with your organization.  Speakers will discuss their specific strategies for acting in partnership with their communities and its impact on their organizations’ audiences and overall mission. 

Museums Alaska Webinar 
NAGPRA Updates with Melanie O’Brien 

November 15, 2023, 12:00 p.m. (AZ)
Melanie O'Brien, the Program Manager of the National Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) at the National Park Service will provide  an opportunity to stay informed and educated on the latest updates to the NAGPRA law in 2023.

George Washington University Museum Webinar
Museums Today: Storytelling in Museums

November 29, 2023, 4:00 p.m. (AZ)
Editor Adina Langer will discuss the book Storytelling in Museums. With chapters written by a diverse set of practitioners from across the museum field and around the world, the book explores the efficacy and ethics of storytelling in museums.


Western Museum Association Annual Meeting  
October 5-8, 2023
Pasadena CA

National Preservation Law Conference
October 10, 2023
Washington, D.C 

International Committee for the Collections and Activities of Museums Of Cities
Changing Cities, Changing Museums  

October 16-19, 2023
New York NY 

2023 National Humanities Conference
October 18-19, 2023 (Virtual)
October 25-29, 2023
Indianapolis IN

Visitor Experience Conference
October 22-25, 2023
Wilmington, DE 

Museum Next
Museums, Games & Play Summit

October 23-24, 2023

2023 STEM & Innovation Summit
October 24, 2023 
Arizona Science Center, Phoenix AZ

2023 International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums
October 24-26, 2023
Omni Oklahoma City Hotel, Oklahoma City, OK

Arizona Historic Preservation Conference
October 25-28, 2023
Tucson AZ

American Industrial Hygiene Association Professional Development Seminar
Control of Health and Safety Hazards in Museums, Historic Sites, Conservation Treatment and Collection Care
October 27, 2023
Washington, D.C., Smithsonian American Art Museum and Virtual

American Alliance of Museums
Future of Museums Virtual Summit
November 1-2, 2023

Association of Registrars and Collections Specialists 2023 Conference
November 7-10, 2023
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Museum Computer Network 2023 Conference
November 8-10, 2023
Penn Museum, Philadelphia PA

National Trust for Historic Preservation PastForward Conference
Preserving Place, Empowering Community
November 8-10, 2023
Washington, D.C.

Foundation for Advancement in Conservation (FAIC) and the Association of Registrars and Collections Specialists (ARCS) Online Workshop ($89)
Alternative Courier Practices  

November 14 and 16, 2023, 10:00 a.m.  (AZ)
Led by both registrars and conservators, this workshop is intended for any collections care professional whose work involves organizing loans and exhibitions, or acting as a courier. The two sessions will explore the logistics and methods implemented by professionals in the field, discuss considerations taken into account in choosing appropriate options, and share tips and tricks for successful couriering projects.

Small Museum Association Annual Conference
February 19-21, 2024
Richmond VA

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

February 29-March 1, 2024
Johnson County Museum Arts & Heritage Center, Kansas City KS
Provides valuable instruction in planning, managing and successfully completing projects of all types. 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.

Southeast Museums Conference Leadership Institute
April 7-12, 2024
The Galt House Hotel, Louisville KY
Deadline: November 3, 2023



American Association for State and Local History Online Courses
January 8 - February 9, 2024: Introduction to Financial Management 
January 8 - February 12, 2024: Best Practices for Inclusive Workspaces 
January 8 - March 8, 2024: Museum Education and Outreach 
January 8 - March 8, 2024: Collections Management 200: Stewardship and Public Access   
January 8 - March 8, 2024: Developing Exhibitions

American Association for State and Local History
Arcus Leadership Program Courses
Specifically designed for emerging and mid-level professionals and volunteers, these self-paced courses help participants understand the most critical topics in the history field and incorporate that understanding into their work. Start these courses any time.
Accessibility for Historical Organizations 
Creating Engaging Social Media Content for Historical Organizations  
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for History Organizations 
Foundational Principles of LGBTQ+ Inclusion  
Introduction to Fundraising   
Introduction to Indigenous History 
Program Planning for Nonprofits 

Finding New Sources of Funding in Challenging Times
This 45 minute on-demand course will help you think beyond traditional sources of financial support to fund cultural resource projects. Learn how to evaluate a cultural resource project for its value in serving broader community needs. Review traditional funding types versus alternative sources that can be redirected to meet project goals. 

Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) and the Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN) Online Course
Museum Collections Documentation and Data Cleaning

Provides essential museum documentation information for museum staff with all levels of knowledge. It begins with an introductory overview and ends with specific documentation issues. Learners can take the modules in order or choose a module or two that fits their needs.
(On demand)

Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) and the Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN) Online Course
Preservation Housekeeping for Heritage Sites and Small Museums

Covers guidelines, best practices and resources for the regular upkeep of historic interiors and exteriors as well as the contents of historic buildings. This one- to two-hour self-paced course has been designed for those who work or volunteer in small museums or heritage sites and who have little to no training in conservation.
(On demand)

Museum Association of Arizona

P.O. Box 63902,
Phoenix, Arizona 85082

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