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Digital Empowerment Project FREE Webinars
Module 6: Podcasts.

For museum professionals working to connect their institutions with new and existing audiences, it can be hard to know where to focus limited time and resources. Podcasting, which requires very little outlay and can be launched from a small budget, has become an increasingly popular tool for museums to tell diverse stories and meaningfully engage audiences. This module will review podcast planning and implementation strategies and how museums can share what makes them unique through this engaging technology.
September 9, 2021, 2:00 p.m. (ET)    Intro Session: Get Inspired
September 16, 2021, 2:00 p.m. (ET)   Technical Workshop 1: Introduction to Podcasting for Museums  
September 23, 2021, 2:00 p.m. (ET)   Technical Workshop 2: Episode Planning: Writing and Recording Your Podcast
September 30, 2021, 2:00 p.m. (ET)  Tech Workshop 3: Podcast Editing and Collaborative Production Models  

Association of Registrars and Collections Specialists Webinar Series
Collection Emergencies

Collection Emergencies are a common occurrence at cultural institutions ranging in type, scope, and severity. Emergencies will continue to increase as climate changes, aging buildings, and reduced funds put a strain on our institutions. During this five-part workshop series, Registrars, Collection Specialists, and other Museum Professionals will be presented with in-depth training on collections emergency preparedness and response. :
September 7, 2021 2:00 p.m. (ET): Mitigation and Preparedness
September 21, 2021 2:00 p.m. (ET): Initial Response
October 5, 2021 2:00 p.m. (ET): Technical Response
October 19, 2021 2:00 p.m. (ET):  Salvage Q&A
November 2, 2:00 p.m. (ET): Recovery & Resilience

Southeast Museums Conference (SEMC) Workshop
Getting Started with Environmental Monitoring in your Collection
September 21, 2021, 11:00 a.m. (ET)
This webinar will walk attendees through the importance and how-tos of getting started with environmental monitoring, using her experience creating a cumulative light monitoring program at the Saint Louis Art Museum as a case study.

Collections Care & Conservation Alliance Workshop
Know It All: Inventorying 101

September 21, 2021, 2:00 p.m.  
A discussion of different frameworks for approaching an inventory project, including the Active Collections approach and the archival approach; what goes into planning for an inventory project; and different strategies for getting the inventory started – and finished.

Museum Hue
Critical Race Theory in Museums   

September 21, 2021, 1:00 p.m. (ET)
Dr. Kelli Morgan will examine the need for Critical Race Theory in museums today

American Alliance of Museums Environment and Climate Network (EC) and Parque Explora Webinar
Looking Ahead: Embracing Sustainability and Resiliency for a Better Tomorrow

September 22, 2021, 11:30 a.m. (ET)
Museum directors from different continents will engage in a dialogue addressing their response to operational sustainability while preserving cultural heritage and inspiring, protecting and respecting their communities.

George Washington University Museums Today Webinar
Why Monetizing University Museum Collections Is A Bad Idea

September 22, 2021, 6:00 p.m. (ET)
This presentation seeks to re-center the purpose of academic museum collections, asserting their value to the academy and clarifying ethical collection management practices, including the use of proceeds from deaccessioning, to reinforce academic museums’ primary responsibilities to care, research, interpret and exhibit collections held in the public trust.

Lyrasis FREE Class
Copyright 101

September 22, 2021, 1:00 p.m. (ET)
This introductory course will provide an overview of the origin and purpose of U.S. copyright law and how it promotes creativity, teaching, learning, and research in ways that have become an integral part of everyday life. It will introduce copyright concepts most relevant to those working in libraries, archives, museums, and community cultural heritage organizations.

REALM Project Webinar
International Pandemic Perspectives: Problem-Solving in Times of Crisis
September 28, 2021, 12:00 p.m. (ET)
The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged many cultural institutions to reimagine their practices. Partnerships, programming, and services have all shifted to meet the public's new and changing needs. Some of these changes have been temporary, and others are here to stay. Join us as international library, archive, and museum colleagues discuss the operational changes they will be continuing, regardless of pandemic conditions.

Northeast Document Conservation Center Webinar
Digital Preservation Storage 101

September 28, 2021, 12:30 p.m. (ET)
Learn about requirements for storage environments as well as affordable and scalable options for small and mid-size organizations.

Dumbarton House FREE Online Lecture Series
Preservation in Practice

Topics for conversation will include how to increase training in the trades, the business of historic preservation, the social responsibility of preservation, and how we can plan for preservation in new builds. Introductions and conversation will be followed by audience Q&A.
September 29, 2021, 3:00 p.m. (ET) Introductory Session

Texas Historical Commission
Preparation is Key: Getting Started with Media Relations and Crisis Management

September 29, 2021, 12:00 p.m. (AZ)
Learn about building a basic media plan, preparing for unexpected events, and tips for on-camera interviews 

Lucidea Webinar
Choosing the Right Tools for Museum Digital Projects

September 29, 2021, 2:00 p.m. (ET)
The webinar will cover the following points: Item types, Digitization tools , Digitization standards, Identifying desired end results, How to choose the right digitization tool, When to consider a digitization vendor or contractor. 

Texas Historical Commission FREE Webinar
Beyond the Dinosaur Hall: Welcoming Young Children and Their Grown-Ups into Your Museum
October 7, 2021 2:00 p.m. (CT)
The webinar will focus on basic, cost-conscious, ways to make your mission, collection, space, and programs accessible to families and young children, even if your museum has not historically been considered "child friendly," and the benefits for everyone involved.

Connecting to Collections Care FREE Webinar
Care of Painted Surfaces

October 13, 2021, 1:30 p.m. (ET)
Across time and culture, paint has been applied to the surface of many materials. Paint can be found on fabrics, wood, metal, and glass, just to name a few. Caring for painted surfaces can be challenging as the paint and substrate frequently respond differently to fluctuations in the environment. This webinar will provide an overview of common condition issues and best practices for storage and display.

American Association for State and Local History Book Talk
Interpreting Slavery with Children and Teens

October 19, 2021, 12:00 p.m. (ET)

Connecting to Collections Care Webinar
Long Term Storage for Large Functional Objects: Vehicles

November 16, 2021, 1:00 p.m. (ET)
This webinar will introduce several examples of wheeled functional vehicles and work through the decision-making process of practical solutions for long-term storage, also called “mothballing”. At the end of the webinar, attendees should feel informed and confident in planning a vehicle long-term storage project. Attendees are invited to share examples of specific vehicle long-term storage challenges they face and to share their approach to this problem.


Friends of the Texas Historical Commission 
Virtual Workshop Series: Development How-To

September 20, 21, and 22, 2021, 2:00 p.m. (CT)
Learn skills to support and grow your development program, whether your organization is a fledgling nonprofit or one with an established fundraising program. The online workshop series will cover:
Day 1: How to build realistic budgets around your existing prospect list
Day 2: How to determine and make an appropriate ask
Day 3: How to steward strong relationships with donors over time

iDigBio, National Museum of Natural History, and GBIF Virtual Event
Biodiversity Digitization: Celebrating a decade of progress

September 22-23, 2021
This full two-day virtual event will highlight the collective successes of mobilization and digitization efforts in the US and abroad. 

American Association for State and Local Annual Meeting
September 22-25, 2021
Little Rock, AR   

Arizona STEM Summit
September 29, 2021
Arizona Science Center, Phoenix AZ
The event will have in person and hybrid options for participants to engage in workshops, panels, presentations and networking sessions.

Museum Association of Arizona Online Conference: Looking Forward/Looking Back
October 4, 5 and 7, 2021

Western Museum Association Road Show
October 6, 2021
Arizona Heritage Center at Papago Park, Phoenix AZ

American Association for State and Local History
Online Conference
October 12-15, 2021

International Foundation For Cultural Property Protection Annual Conference (Virtual)
October 13-15 & 18-19, 2021  

American Indian Tourism Conference
October 25-28, 2021
We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort, Fort McDowell (Scottsdale) AZ

2021 Arizona Preservation Conference
October 27-29, 2021
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Tempe AZ 

Association on American Indian Affairs
Repatriation Conference

November 3, 10 and 17, 2021

National Digital Stewardship Alliance
Digital Preservation 2021: Embracing Digitality

November 4, 2021 

Association of Registrars and Collections Specialists Virtual Conference
November 8 - 19, 2021

Association of Registrars and Collections Specialists
2021 Biennial Conference
November 10-12, 2021
Montreal CANADA

National Humanities Conference
November 11-14, 2021
Detroit MI

Amigos Conference
Facing the Future of Resource Sharing

December 8, 2021


Foundation for Advancement in Conservation Online Course
Emergency Planning

September 14 - November 16, 2021
This course allows and encourages professionals from collecting institutions to not only update their emergency plans, but to ensure that staff is trained to implement the plans in the case of an event. Participants will work to develop sustainable internal training modules and build response teams within their institution. 

Connecting2Collections Care Course
Building Collaborations Between Museums and Indigenous Communities

September 30 - October 28, 2021
Using the Guidelines for Collaboration as the main reference, this course will walk participants through the process of building positive foundations of mutual respect and trust, essential to collaborative work. Topics will be co-presented by a diverse group of museum professionals and artists experienced in collaborative museum work. Further, course participants will learn how to adapt the Guidelines to their own work.

Gawain Weaver Art Conservation Online Course 
Care and Identification of Photographs (from daguerreotypes to digital) 

October 4 - November 21, 2021


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