Museum Association of Arizona





Visitor Studies Association Annual Conference

Indianapolis, IN    

July 16-18, 2015


Society of American Archivists

Cleveland OH

August 16-22, 2015 


Reimagining the Museum: Conference of the Americas 
Buenos Aires, Argentina

September 2-4, 2015


Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums (ATALM)

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.


Museum Trustee Association/Director Forum

San Francisco CA

November 6, 2015 


National Association for Interpretation

Virginia Beach VA

November 10-14, 2015


Association of Registrars and Collections Specialists (ARCS)

New Orleans LA

November 12-15, 2015


Arizona Library Association

High Country Conference Center, Flagstaff AZ

November 18-20, 2015


Arizona Historic Preservation Conference


June 8-10, 2016


Western Museum Association


September 25-28, 2016 






American Association for State and Local History

Project Management for History Professionals

July14-15, 2015

Indiana Historical Society, Indianapolis IN

Whether you wear one hat, two hats, five hats or you’ve lost count, sometimes we who work in history and museums need to go outside the field to gain the training needed to make sure our hats fit well. Invest in your institution’s ability to successfully complete projects and serve your community by planning in this fast-paced, two-day course that will teach you the basics of successful project management so you can wear the hat of project manager with confidence and sharpened skills. 


On-Line Classes and Webinars 


American Association for State and Local History

Basics of Archives 
June 22-July 24, 2015

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. Basics of Archives 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.  


National Assessment Governing Board Google Hangout

Why History Matters at the National Assessment Governing Board  

July 7, 2015, 12 noon (ET)

Discuss strategies to improve history education in our schools with people coming at it from different perspectives, including Jim Grossman (American Historical Association); Chasidy White,(Brookwood AL Middle School and National Assessment Governing Board); and Judith Gradwohl  (National Museum of American History). 


Connecting to Collections Care Free Webinar:

Facebook, and Twitter, and Instagram, oh my! Sharing museum collections through social media

July 14, 2015, 2:00 p.m. (EDT)

Social media has infiltrated our lives, and it’s no longer restricted to personal use. Many cultural institutions are using social media outlets very effectively to connect and communicate messages to a wide variety of audiences. There are so many choices and platforms and ways of engaging with the public, which can make even just the term “social media” seem overwhelming or daunting. Whether you’re completely inexperienced or you’re looking to refine or streamline and make the most of your efforts, this webinar will provide an opportunity to learn more about what is out there, how different platforms are being used, and will provide tips for effectively using social media to share your collections, which ultimately assists in furthering access and preservation.


iDigBio Small Collections Network Webinar
Citizen Science: A Symbiotic Future for Research and Education Using Biological Collections

July 23, 2015, 3-4 p.m. (ET)
Museum collections offer a lens into the past and a way to predict the future. Collections also offer a way to learn about the species that live with us in our most immediate environments. Several recent projects leverage small collections from the past and larger, more recent collections built by the public to ask questions in biology while connecting citizens to native biodiversity



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Museum Association of Arizona

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