Museum Association of Arizona





Arizona Archives Summit

January 22-23, 2014

Tempe AZ


Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association

February 11-14, 2015

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center , Albuquerque, NM


Arizona State Parks Archaeology Expo

Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park, Yuma

March 7, 2015


Visual Resources Association  

March 11-14, 2015

Denver CO


Building Museums

Boston MA

March 22-24, 2015


National Conference on Cultural Property Protection

Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

March 26-27, 2015 


2015 National Council on Public History Annual Meeting

Nashville, Tennessee

April 15-18, 2015



Geneva, Switzerland

April 19 – 21, 2015 


Arizona History Convention

Tucson AZ

April 23-26, 2015 


Association of Academic Museums and Galleries

Atlanta GA

April 24-26, 2015


American Alliance of Museums

Atlanta GA

April 26–29, 2015


Museum Trustee Association Director Forum

North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh NC

May 1, 2015



Arizona Preservation Conference

Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff AZ

May 13-15, 2015  


Museum Association of Arizona Annual Conference

San Marcos Hotel, Chandler AZ

May 14-15, 2015


Society of Southwest Archivists

Arlington, Texas

May 20-23, 2015


Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums Annual Meeting  
Williamsburg, Virginia 

June 19-23, 2015


Visitor Studies Association Annual Conference

Indianapolis, IN    

July 16-18, 2015


Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums

Washington, D.C.

September 10-12, 2015


American Association for State and Local History (AASLH)   

Louisville, KY

September 16-20, 2015


Western Museums Association

San Jose, California   

October 24-27, 2015.


Association of Registrars and Collections Specialists (ARCS)

New Orleans LA

November 12-15, 2015





Interpretative Design and the Dance of Experience

Workshop with Steve Van Matre

January 12 and 13, 2015

Tohono Chul, Tucson AZ

For more information contact Jo Falls at or call 520-742-6455 x 228. 


Southeastern Museums Conference

Jekyll Island Management Institute

January 20 - 27, 2015

Jekyll Island GA


Society of American Archivists

Copyright Issues for Digitial Archives

January 22, 2015 

Tucson AZ


American Association for State and Local History

Historic House Museum Issues and Operations

February 26, 2015 - February 27, 2015

Historic Charleston Foundation

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.


American Association for State and Local History

Exhibit Makeovers

March 12, 2015 - March 13, 2015

Museum of History and Industry, Seattle, WA  

In this workshop, you’ll learn the basics of exhibit planning, organization, text writing, and design. Drawing on resources of the host institution, working hands-on in small groups, you’ll experiment with ways to make exhibit content meaningful and memorable for visitors


American Association for State and Local History

Focusing on Visitors: Public Programming and Exhibits at History Institutions

April 1, 2015 - April 2, 2015

Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, MO

Through interactive activities and case studies, participants will learn about audience types, volunteer management and training, tour techniques, active learning with people of all ages, developing exhibits with visitors in mind, technology, evaluations, planning, and working with others to build programs



Vertebrate Digitization Workshop

Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY

May 3-7, 2015


American Association for State and Local History

Collections Management and Practices

May 14, 2015 - May 15, 2015

Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center, Haines, AR

During lively group discussions and hands-on activities, participants will become familiar with current issues and trends to better understand how collections fit within the context of history organizations


American Association for State and Local History

Connecting Your Collections to Teachers and Students

June 17, 2015 - June 18, 2015

Chicago History Museum, Chicago, IL

Topics include learning styles, presentation strategies, audience types, planning strategies and program assessment, using research, training staff, and crafting programming that is meaningful to the education community.  


On-Line Classes and Webinars 


American Association for State and Local History On-line Course

The Basics of Archives  

January 12 - February 13, 2015.

Proceed at your own pace through this online workshop covering the basics of archive management and practices. The course is web-based and takes 15-20 hours to complete. There are no required times to be online. You may finish the course anytime during the four-week course period. This course is a beginning level course designed for professional staff and volunteers of historical organizations and libraries with historical collections who have little to no experience with archival materials


American Association for State and Local History Webinar

What are the AASLH Leadership in History Awards and Why Should I Apply?

January 13, 2015, 3-4 p.m. (ET)

Have you always wondered what the AASLH awards program is? Do you feel that your organization is too small to win a national award? AASLH knows that organizations across the country do amazing work in the field of state and local history and want to recognize your efforts. Join this free informational webinar to learn about the program and why you should apply, no matter what your budget size. Also get tips for how to put together an award-winning nomination.  



Increasing Capacity for Small Natural History Collections:  Developing Protocol for Volunteer-Based Inventorying Programs

January 15, 2015, 3-4 p.m. (ET)


American Association for State and Local History Webinar

Developing a Membership Marketing Plan

January 15, 2015, 2-3:15 p.m. (ET)
Does your organization’s membership program need a jumpstart? Are you wanting to grow new members? Join us for a lively discussion about how to develop a membership marketing plan for your organization and increase revenue. Everything has changed when it comes to membership and engagement. Learn about the Membership Life Cycle and how to engage your audience to turn them into members, and keep them. 


American Alliance of Museums (AAM) Webinar

Takin’ it to the Streets: Successful Models for Museum Outreach

January 21, 2015, 2–3:30 p.m. (ET)

This webinar will explore compelling examples of programs and initiatives taking place beyond the walls of the museum.


American Alliance of Museums

Training Museum Volunteers

January 28, 2015, 2-3:30 p.m. ET

This webinar addresses key elements of training volunteers, from resources and strategies for training volunteers to succeed in specific roles; to other types of training that museums struggle with including customer services, emergency procedures and working with children with disabilities


American Association for State and Local History Webinar

Getting Ready for Grants

February 4, 2015, 3-4:15 p.m. (ET)

In this fast-paced, fun, slightly off-the-wall session we will discuss the characteristics of a grant-ready institution and a grant-ready project, and then review the important components of the proposal-writing team and a successful proposal.


American Association for State and Local History Webinar

Writing the Grant -- What's the Process Like?

February 11, 2015 3-4:15 p.m. (ET)

We’ll look at where to look for good information to make your case; what to do and what not to do when choosing words and examples; how to help yourself over writing-blocks; and how to help get the application in on time!



Saving Orphaned Collections

February 19, 2015, 3-4 p.m. (ET)


American Association for State and Local History

Are You Ready for Volunteers?

March 17, 2015, 3- 4:15 p.m. (ET)

This webinar will address how to plan for a volunteer program at your history organization or how to improve the program that you currently have.


American Association for State and Local History

Developing a Successful Volunteer Recruitment Program

March 26, 2015, 3-4:15 p.m. (ET)

Recruiting volunteers is a process that enables the selection of the right people for the right task.


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