Museum Association of Arizona

 

CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS AND CLASSES

 

Conferences      

Arizona State Parks Archaeology Expo

March 7, 2015

Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park, Yuma

 

Visual Resources Association  

March 11-14, 2015

Denver CO

 

Building Museums

March 22-24, 2015

Boston MA

 

Legal Issues in Museum Administration

March 25-27, 2015

Washington, D.C.

 

National Conference on Cultural Property Protection

March 26-27, 2015

Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

 

Cultural Property: Current Problems Meet Established Law

March 27, 2015

Philadelphia PA

 

2015 National Council on Public History Annual Meeting

Nashville, Tennessee

April 15-18, 2015

  

MuseumNext   

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

 

Arizona Library Association

High Country Conference Center, Flagstaff AZ

November 18-20, 2015

Session proposal deadline: February 20, 2015 

 

 

Workshops

   

American Association for State and Local History

Project Management for History Professionals

March 10-11, 2015

National Civil Rights Museum, Memphis TN

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.

 

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

 

iDigBio 

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, AK

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.  

 

American Association for State and Local History

Project Management for History Professionals

July14-15, 2015

Indianapolis 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

Leadership and Administration in History Organizations

January 26-March 20, 2015

Topics include governance and administrative structure, nonprofit status, mission and vision, board and staff responsibilities, the relationship between board and staff, strategic planning, human resource management, and leadership. In addition to weekly reading and assignments, participants will have the opportunity to create a Board Member Orientation Packet/Handbook for board member training at your organization or prepare a written reflection on what constitutes effective museum leadership.

 

American Alliance of Museums

Open Licensing: What It Is, Why Do It

March 5, 2015,  2-3 p.m. (ET)

The conversation will also introduce attendees to open licensing models and will articulate the potential benefits and challenges for implementing open licensing at institutions of all sizes.

 

Balboa Art Conservation Center (BACC)

An Introduction To Emergency Preparedness And Risk Management For Disaster Planning

March 10, 2015, 11 am (PST) – Part One: Introduction to Emergency Preparedness

March 11, 2015, 11am (PST) – Part Two: Introduction to Risk Management for Disaster Planning

 

American Alliance of Museums 

Road to Results: Nine Steps for Identifying, Researching and Building Audiences
March 11, 18 and 25 , 2–3:30 p.m. (ET)

In this three-part webcast series, representatives of the organizations featured in The Road to Results will detail key takeaways on audience research, program and organizational planning, evaluation, successes, challenges, impact and lessons learned. Sponsored by the Wallace Foundation

 

 

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.

 

American Association for State and Local History

Project Management for History Professionals

April 6- May 8, 2015

Project management is valuable training for staff at all levels and an investment in your institution’s ability to successfully complete projects and serve your community. The course includes nine self-paced modules accompanied by three live chats with instructor Steven Hoskins.

 

 

 

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