Museum Association of Arizona





Arizona Library Association

High Country Conference Center, Flagstaff AZ

November 18-20, 2015 


Conservation and Exhibition Planning: Material Testing for Design, Display, and Packing

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC

November 19-20, 2015


Small Museum Association

Ocean City, MD

February 14-16, 2016 


American Institute for Conservation Annual Meeting

Montreal, Canada

May 13-17, 2016 


Association of Academic Museums and Galleries

May 24-25, 2016

Katzen Arts Center, American University, Washington DC


American Alliance of Museums

Washington, D.C.

May 26-29, 2015 


Arizona Historic Preservation Conference


June 8-10, 2016


Council of State Archivists and the Society of American Archivists

July 31-August 6, 2016

Atlanta GA


Western Museum Association


September 25-28, 2016 


Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums (ATALM)

October 10-12, 2015

Sheraton Wild Horse Pass, Phoenix AZ

Session proposal deadline: February 1, 2016


National Humanities Conference

November 10-13, 2016

Salt Lake City UT

Session proposal deadline: January 25, 2016



Workshops and Seminars 


Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts
Where Artifact Meets Exhibition: Preservation & Exhibit Design
December 9-10, 2015
Philadelphia, PA


Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation and the Center for Creative Photography

Plastics Associated with Photographic Materials: Workshop and Symposium

Center for Creative Photography, Tucson AZ

March 14–18, 2016 


Academic Museums and Galleries Leadership Seminar

June 19-24, 2016

Northwestern University’s Kellogg School Center for Nonprofit Management, Evanston IL

Scholarship application deadline: January 15, 2016



On-Line Classes and Webinars   



FREE Connecting to Collections Care Webinar

The Deaccessioning Dilemma: Laws, Ethics, and Actions

November 19, 2015, 2:00 - 3:30 EST 


American Institute for Conservation Webinar

Cost Effective and Sustainable Packing, Moving, and Storage

December 1, 2015,  2:00pm (EST)

How have museums and libraries worked to reduce waste during packing for exhibitions or a move? How have institutions developed green housing and storage solutions for their collections? What systems for organizing materials have they found useful? This workshop will approach these questions both from a planning perspective as well as offering practical hands-on practices.


American Association for State and Local History

Historic House Call: Being Historic and Green

December 2, 2015, 3:00-4:00 p.m. (ET)

Historic houses are part of the common good. We have a responsibility to our collections, our supporters, and our communities to make a positive impact. How does that translate to the environment and going green — and in a reasonable way?  Sarah Sutton and moderator Ken Turino.

Connecting to Collections Care Webinar

Seasonal Affective Disorder: Caring for Collections During Seasonal Special Events

December 3, 2015, 2:00 - 3:00 EST (60 minutes)

American Institute for Conservation Webinar

Examining the Environmental Impact of Exhibitions and Loans using the Life Cycle Assessment Tool

December 8, 2015,  2:00pm EST 

The session will introduce the concept of a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and suggest ways that collecting institutions can evaluate exhibition and loan energy use and materials from cradle to grave.  From these evaluations, sustainable aspects of exhibitions and loans will be identified and discussed. Providing life cycle assessments for loans, exhibitions, and lighting can improve the long term preservation of cultural heritage collections in an environmentally sustainable way.


American Alliance of Museums

Tackling Collections Backlogs for Small Museums

December 9, 2015, 2:00-3:30 p.m. (Eastern)

Join colleagues with a range of experience working in and with small museums in a practical, focused discussion on issues related to tackling collections backlogs. We'll talk about ways to approach a collections backlog, prioritize tasks and implement practical solutions. Presenters will offer suggestions for immediate, intermediate and longer-range solutions and action steps and will discuss how tackling a collections backlog fits within an overall collections management strategy. Additional resources will be provided. 

This webinar will be available for FREE at the Museum of Casa Grande as part of a Watch and Talk Event, starting at 11:30 a.m. (Arizona time).



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