Museum Association of Arizona





Visitor Studies Association 
July 10-13, 2019
Detroit MI

2019 Arizona Governor’s Conference On Tourism
July 22-24, 2019

Society of American Archivists 
July 31-August 6, 2019
Austin TX

Intellectual Property Scholars Conference 
August 8-9, 2019
DePaul University College of Law, Chicago IL

American Association for State and Local History
August 28-31, 2019
Philadelphia PA

Collections Trust 2019
September 12, 2019
New Walk Museum, Leicester UK

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

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 

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

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
2019 Conference of the Americas

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

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

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

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

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

Workshops and Seminars

Northeast Document Conservation Center Workshop
Audiovisual Preservation for Smaller Institutions

July 15, 2019
Louisville KY 
Gives participants the foundation needed to be effective collections stewards for audiovisual materials. 

Northeast Document Conservation Center Workshop
Digital Preservation for Smaller Institutions

July 16 , 2019 
Louisville KY 
Practical tips and activities for small organizations that have fewer than $500 per year to devote to digital preservation efforts. 

Northeast Document Conservation Center Workshop 
Digital Directions: Fundamentals of Creating and Managing Digital Collections

Aug. 19-20, 2019
Overland Park KS

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.

On-Line Classes and Webinars     

American Association for State and Local History Online Course 
Leadership and Administration for History Organizations  

July 1- August 23, 2019

Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts Webinar
Fine Art Insurance 101: Updated And Simplified

July 22, 2019, 2 p.m. (ET)
This webinar is designed for the beginner but is appropriate for the expert who needs a refresher, as there have been some major changes over the last few years. We will begin with an introduction and review of fine art insurance basics and how this policy fits in with your overall risk management strategy. Participants will learn how to use sound business practices to stay at the forefront of risk management while staying within budget. Other topics will include basic loss prevention, use of insurance industry loss control to help get the projects you want completed taken seriously, and how insurance is just one part of risk management. Most importantly, we will finish up with examples of recent claims--there have been some really big ones--that will help provide an overview of the claims process and what one can expect when the unthinkable happens. 

Connecting to Collections Care Webinars
Making the Most of Your Assessment  

July 10, 17, 24 and August 7, 2019, 2:00 – 3:30 (ET) 
Preservation and Conservation Assessments, Surveys, and Evaluations can be incredibly helpful collections care tools – if you know how to use them! Too often cultural heritage organizations receive these useful documents only to let them sit on a shelf and gather dust. This course will help you to understand the different types of assessments you may have done on your collections, and, most importantly, how to implement the recommendations made and move these documents from a binder on the shelf into real life applications. In this four part series, presenters will discuss what is included in a general preservation assessment, other types of useful collections care related assessments, using an assessment for grant writing and fundraising, and creating an implementable preservation plan. 

Association for Art Museum Curators Webinar
Emergency and Disaster Response

July 17, 2019, 2 p.m. (ET)

FREE American Alliance of Museums Webinar 
Summer Advocacy Session: #InviteCongress, National Voter Registration Day and Legislative Update

July 18, 2019, 2:00 p.m. (ET)
Learn how you and your museum can participate in Invite Congress to Visit Your Museum Week 2019 (Aug. 12 through 16) and how your museum can take part in voter engagement activities.

British Columbia Museums Association Webinar
RE-ORG: Creating order out of chaos in your collection storage area

July 23, 2019,12:00 – 1:00 p.m (PT)
Is your collections storage space cluttered and disorganized? Are you looking for tips and advice on how best to re-organize your artifacts and free up more storage space? Join Netanja Waddell and Lorraine Bell (Qualicum Beach Museum) as they walk you through the steps they took to “RE-ORG” their collections storage space. They will share with you the tips, tools and strategies that are offered by the Canadian Conservation Institute online RE-ORG tools.

Introduction to Emergency Collecting

July 24, 2019, 2:00 – 4:00 PM ET
This class will help your institution prepare to respond to an unexpected event in your community and quickly collect and provide access to digital materials including photos, videos, and social media. The session will cover preparing for emergency collecting, including establishing a team and creating policies

FREE Image Permanence Institute Webinar
Environmental Management  

July 25, 2019, 2:00 p.m. (ET)
Webinar will provide an overview on preventive conservation, including how to identify and protect the most vulnerable of objects from different sources of deterioration, and then focus on the role of the environment. 

FREE IMLS/Association of Children’s Museums Webinar
Museums for All

July 25, 2019, 1 p.m. (ET)
This informational webinar will provide an introduction to Museums for All, an initiative dedicated to expanding community access. Staff from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Association of Children’s Museums will explain how and why 400 museums participate in the program.

American Association for State and Local History Webinar
Choosing a Collections Management System  

July 30, 2019

Texas Historical Commission FREE Webinar
Incorporating AR/VR Technology Within Your Museum: A Behind the Scenes Look 

July 30, 2019, 11:00 a.m. CT
As institutions that serve the public, museums and heritage sites should consider the evolving trends of how society utilizes technology to interact with the world around them. Incorporating augmented, virtual, and mixed reality into the museum setting may seem intimidating and costly, but it doesn't have to be. In this webinar, Dani Marshall will share how the Museum of Texas Tech University assessed and adapted available technological resources to develop an interactive element for their exhibits.

American Association for State and Local History Online Course
Caring for Museum Collections

August 5-September 29, 2019
This eight week course will deal with the physical care and preservation of your museum collections. This practical course will cover how collections age and deteriorate, handling collections, storage requirements, environmental considerations, housekeeping, and risk management.

FREE Image Permanence Institute Webinar
Environmental Management  

August 15, 2019, 2:00 p.m. (ET)
Webinar will cover understanding how the environment is created, what options may be possible for control, and where potential issues may exist.  

FREE Indiana Historical Society Local History Services Webinar
Understanding Audiences and Visitors

August 15, 2019, 2-3 p.m. (ET)
Explore how to use visitor information and demographic research to make your organization more relevant.

Texas Historical Commission FREE Webinar
Insurance Basics for Historical Collections

August 22, 2019, 10:00 a.m. CT
When operating within a modest budget, it is crucial to understand what types of insurance are the most beneficial and necessary to your organization. In this webinar, Joy Simpson will describe the various coverages available to you and how they function when there is a claim. Joy will also discuss current trends in insurance and some best practices in avoiding claims by implementing risk management.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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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