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ON-LINE CLASSES AND WEBINARS
   

New York Law School FREE Webinar
Museum Deaccession in the United States and Europe

January 26, 2021, 12:00 p.m. (ET)

Arizona Heritage Alliance Virtual Brown Lunch Briefing  
Arizona State Parks Heritage Fund

January 26, 2021, 12:00 p.m.
Join Alliance Board member Bill Mundell and Executive Director, Lani Lott on Tuesday, January 26 at Noon to learn more about the Arizona State Parks Heritage Fund, the need for funding, and what you can do in the 2021 Legislature
.  

Southeast Museums Conference (SEMC) Webinar
Museums Cannot Be Silent - Whitney Plantation
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anuary 26, 2021, 3:30 p.m. (ET)
Whitney Plantation in Edgard, Louisiana, opened to the public as a museum on December 7, 2014. The plantation’s restoration was funded by the museum’s founder, John Cummings, who restored the plantation over a period of 15 years before opening it to the public with a goal to “flip the script” of traditional plantation tours that typically focus on historic owners and their wealth and possessions. Today, Whitney Plantation educates the public about the history of slavery and its legacies.

American Alliance of Museums Committee on Audience Research and Evaluation (CARE) Webinar
CARE-apy: The Role of Evaluators in Reopening Museums

January 26, 2021, 2:00 p.m. (ET)
Three evaluators will discuss the role of evaluation in preparing to reopen their sites and how evaluation has continued to support their sites, the state of their institutions at the beginning of 2021, and their thoughts on the continued role of evaluation as we continue to move forward in this uncertain time.

George Washington University Museum/Textile Museum/AAMG Webinar
The Civic Mission of Museums

January 27, 2021, 6:00 p.m. (ET)
In 2017, the United States was demoted to a "flawed democracy" by the Economist Intelligence Unit. Today, the U.S. is more strained than it has been in more than a century—thanks to a global pandemic, increasingly toxic politics, a national reckoning with racial injustice, and loss of faith in American institutions. Museums, one of the few remaining trusted institutions, have a critical role to play in rebuilding our country. How can museums help build civic knowledge, mindsets and skillsets that help our audiences become engaged and informed citizens? How can we support them in taking meaningful civic action?  This talk will explore examples of museum work focused on citizen-building. Participants will leave with a toolkit that they can use to "produce a public benefit" in their own communities.

Indiana Arts Commission and Indiana Humanities Webinar
Revisioning Relevance to Become OF/BY/FOR ALL

January 27, 2021, 8:00 a.m. (AZ)
Nina Simon will share concrete strategies to help your team re-vision your organization and your relationship with the communities that matter most to your future. 

FREE Webinar
The Resilience Playbook: An Introductory Overview

January 27, 2021, 1:00 p.m. (ET)   
This webinar introduces The Resilience Playbook, a new tool to assist organizations in reframing, realigning, and reinventing their work to meet the challenges of evolving community needs and disruptions.  Playbook authors Anne W. Ackerson, Gail Anderson, and Dina A. Bailey will provide an overview to The Playbook's five goals and related twenty plays.

Nonprofit Learning Lab
Social Media for All of Us: Creating Digital Content That's Inclusive and Accessible

January 27, 2021, 10:00 a.m. (AZ)
As web accessibility and creating inclusive communities becomes more prevalent, it’s vital to evaluate social media and digital content to ensure everyone can participate. People often do not know where to start in making posts accessible or how to access content using specific devices. In this session, we’ll give you the tools you need to take the first step. This will include demonstrations of some of the assistive technology including built-in voiceover, built-in magnification and JAWS so you can learn how to access online content.  

Lyrassis Webinar
Community Collections Spotlight: Public Art Archive Implementation

January 28, 2021, 1:00 p.m. (ET)
This webinar will offer an exploration into the world of public art collections management with Emily Wilkinson, the Director for Public Art at Texas Tech University (TTU), and Lori Goldstein, the Manager of WESTAF’s Public Art Archive (PAA). Since the program’s inception in 1998, TTU has installed over one hundred works of art across campuses throughout Texas. Wilkinson will discuss how her PAA Collections Management System, built specifically for the public art field through a partnership between CollectionSpace and the Public Art Archive, has helped to guide her daily and long term workflows and support the dynamic processes that encompass the practice of public art.

ARCS Virtual #Meetup
A public meet-up for those in Private collections

January 28, 2021,  7:00 p.m. (ET)
Calling all those involved in private, foundation, or corporate Collections for an hour of problem solving and networking. Shippers, insurers, conservators or other colleagues that have advice to offer those managing these Collections welcome.

American Association for State and Local History Conversations Webinar
Stepping into the Profession: Enhancing Internships and Independent Study through Best-Practices Training for Historical Administration

January 29, 2021, 1:00 p.m. (ET)
In this webinar, you will learn how three Public History program directors are incorporating the STEPS, the self-study assessment tool, into their coursework and internships to provide students broader perspectives as well as hands-on projects working with local history organizations. The webinar will specifically help in planning summer internships.

REopening Archives, Libraries and Museums FREE Webinar
Project Update and Community Reflections

January 29, 3:00 p.m. (ET)
Updates about REALM project activities and research findings

The Small Museum Association
Social Justice Coffee Hour

January 30, 2021, 12:00 p.m. (ET)

American Alliance of Museums/Raffa Webinar  
Museums and Cultural Institutions: Framing the Impact of COVID-19 Relief

February 2, 2021, 2:00 p .m. (ET)
Organizations are eager to better understand and navigate the impact of evolving Federal and state guidelines on operations, including the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021.  This session will outline actions that museums and cultural institutions can take to continue serving the community, preserving value, and protecting their workers.

Vastari FREE Webinar
Solving Museum Problems with a Digital Partner

February 2, 2021, 12:00 p.m. (ET)
Behind the scenes, while museum doors were closed in 2020, many problems were being solved. How can the exhibition content be accessible to audiences? How do we reopen safely? What stories are our visitors most interested to hear? How can we best sell our museums’ merchandise online? We will be interviewing Anna Lowe from Smartify about how they helped answer those questions as a digital partner to museums, and what new developments the Smartify team is most excited about in 2021.

American Association for State and Local History Webinar
Is Your Organization Ready for Self-Assessment?

Februrary 3, 2021, 1:00 p.m. (ET)
Join us for this free, one-hour webinar to hear how STEPS can help your organization create a road map for meaningful change.

Northeast Document Conservation Center
Starting a Conservation Project: How to Get the Most Out of Your Money

February 9, 2021, 12:30 p.m. (ET)
Learn the key considerations of planning and implementing a conservation project to make your funds go as far possible.  

National Assembly of State Arts Agencies  FREE Webinar
Federal Resources for Creative Community Development

February 9, 2021, 4:00 p.m. (ET)
How to access federal funds including  a curated list of federal grant programs relevant to equitable community development and the arts, along with application tips and dialogue with placemaking practitioners who have successfully tapped into public funds.  

American Alliance of Museums Webinar
Digital Readiness and Pandemic Adaptations

February 10, 2021, 3:00 p.m. (ET)
How can digital practices bolster museum strategies for navigating the COVID-19 pandemic? What barriers may impede taking full advantage of digital opportunities? This webinar will explore the results of Digital Readiness and Innovation in Museums: A Baseline National Survey published by the Knight Foundation in 2020 that measured museums’ digital readiness just prior to the pandemic, and identifies the most common barriers to optimizing digital success.

Southeastern Art Museum Directors FREE Webinar 
Deaccessioning: Myths, Misconceptions, and Missed Opportunities 

February 16, 2021, 10:00 a.m. (CT)
Join members of the Southeastern Art Museum Directors (SEAMD) consortium for a frank discussion on current deaccession practices. Speakers will address uses of deaccession proceeds, and the consequences of deaccessioning to the institutions and the broader communities they serve. The session will leave time for Q and A with attendees.
 

Connecting to Collections Care Webinar
Labeling Lightning Round 

February 16 , 2021, 1:00 p.m. (ET)  
Have you ever had a question about how to label an object in your collection? Well now is your chance to not only watch short instructional videos on how to label objects but also take part in a live Q&A with the panelists who created the videos! The labeling lightning round will demonstrate five different methods of labeling collection material.

American Association of Museums Professional Environment & Climate Network Webinar
Endowments: Considering Environment, Sustainability and Governance (ESG) Factors

February 17, 2021 12:00 p.m. (ET)  
Museums are no longer limited to achieving missions through programming alone. Increasingly, investment committees look to their sizable endowments to affect social change by investing in companies that align with their values. The public and donors are also demanding more transparency from organizations they support. This webinar will address what goes into constructing a portfolio considering environment, social, and governance (ESG) factors and provide you with the background, perspective, and knowledge to begin this conversation in your museum.
 

Lyrasis Webinar
Collections Care during Covid-19: Managing the environment while working off-site

February 18, 2021, 2:00 p.m. (ET)
While management of collections environments for offsite- and infrequently accessed storage facilities has long been a challenge for preservation and facilities staff, the onset of COVID-19 and the subsequent ongoing occupancy and staffing challenges have introduced similar management issues for normally monitored and accessed collections spaces. This webinar will discuss options for distance monitoring and environmental management while key staff are offsite.

Lyrasis FREE Webinar
Copyright 101

February 24, 2021, 1:00 p.m. (ET)
This webinar 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. This session will introduce copyright concepts most relevant to those working in libraries, archives, museums, and community cultural heritage organizations.

The Museum Association of New York FREE Webinar
Documenting the COVID-19 Pandemic

February 25, 2021, 3:00 p.m. (ET)
From immediate efforts to long-term projects New York’s collecting institutions have responded in varying ways to meet the challenges associated with documenting the impact of a global pandemic on New Yorkers. We look forward to a roundtable discussion with representatives from a broad spectrum of organizations that have undertaken this work.

Lyrassis Webinar
Community Collections Spotlight: Data Migrations
 
March 4, 2021, 1:00 p.m. (ET)
Data migrations can be intimidating for everyone, but there are ways to think about and organize them that can make them more likely to succeed. This discussion session will feature two panelists: Jeremy Katz from the Breman Museum, who recently completed a collections management system migration, and Kristina Spurgin, data migration specialist at LYRASIS.  

CONFERENCES

Arizona Archives Summit ONLINE
February 4, 11, 18, and 25, 2021, 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Session Descriptions

DAM and Museums - ONLINE
February 10, 2021.
Connect and network with members of the museums, cultural heritage and DAM community. Learn how today's infrastructure and technology supports art and culture, and how a Digital Asset Management system is becoming the creative link between technology and art. 

MuseumNext Digital Summit  ONLINE
February 22-26, 2021

Building Museums Symposium ONLINE
March 1-4, 2021 

National Council for Educational History
April 8-10, 2021
Salt Lake City UT

Arizona History Convention
Advocating for Change, Navigating Crises
April 20‒24, 2021

2021 American Institute for Conservation and Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections ONLINE
Joint Virtual Annual Meeting
May 10 - June 24, 2021

Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
June 2 - June 5, 2021
Boston, MA

Association of Academic Museums & Galleries - ONLINE
June 7-11, 2021 

Digital Data in Biodiversity Research  ONLINE
June 7-9, 2021

Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums Annual Meeting
June 11-14, 2021
Archbold, OH

Visitor Studies Association Conference   ONLINE
July 13-15, 2021

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

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

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


WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS

Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums
Ready, Aim, Build Workshop 
  
February 22 2021

American Association for State and Local History
History Leadership Institute Seminar

June 1–26, 2021
Two weeks of online learning, followed by an intensive 2-week residential experience at Indiana Historical Society in Indianapolis, Indiana. During that time, a cohort of about twenty professionals dives deep into a broad range of current and future issues facing the history and museum field, including equity and access, measuring impact, community engagement, strategic planning, and facilitating change.   Applications are due December 31.


Museum Association of Arizona

P.O. Box 63902,
Phoenix, Arizona 85082

azmuseums@gmail.com

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