Museum Association of Arizona





Americans for the Arts Annual Convention
June 14-17, 2018
Denver CO

Association of Academic Museums and Galleries

June 21-24, 2017

Lowe Art Museum, Miami FL

Visitor Studies Association
July 19 – 21, 2018
Chicago IL

Archives*Records 2018

August 12-18, 2018

Washington, D.C.

Presidential Sites and Libraries Conference
August 27-30, 2018
Washington, D.C.

International Committee for Architecture and Museum Techniques (ICAMT)
September 6-8 2018

Espoo, Finland 

American Association for State and Local History

September 26-29, 2018

Kansas City MO

CIDOC (ICOM Committee for Documentation)

September 29-October 4, 2018

Heraklion CRETE

Australian Registrars Committee Conference: Duration and Dimension

Oct. 3 - 5, 2018 

Melbourne, Australia

2018 Visitor Experience Conference 
October 7-9, 2018
San Antonio, TX

Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries and Museums (ATALM)
October 8-11, 2018
Mystic Lake Casino and Hotel, Prior Lake MN

Digital Preservation 2018

October 15-18. 2018

Henderson NV

Western Museums Association
October 21-24, 2018

Tacoma WA

Museum Trustee Association
October 25-26, 2018
Hartford CT

National Humanities Conference
November 8-11, 2018
New Orleans LA

Museum Computer Network
November 13-16, 2018
Denver CO

Ecsite Directors Forum
November 14-15, 2018
Barcelona, Spain

Association of Art Museum Curators
May 4-7, 2019
New York NY

American Alliance of Museums Annual Meeting
May 19-22, 2019
New Orleans LA


Workshops and Seminars

American Association for State and Local History Workshop
Historic House Museum Issues and Operations
June 11, 2018 - June 12, 2018
The Workman and Temple Family Homestead Museum, City of Industry CA  
Why are historic houses necessary to their communities? How are historic house museums unique? This workshop focuses on the unique needs, management, and interpretation of historic houses. With a focus on historic house museums, topics covered include collections care, types of research appropriate for historic house museums, exhibition development, interpretive tours, volunteers, and building and landscape maintenance.  

Are You Ready? Testing Your Disaster Plan (FREE)

June 19, 2018
Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix AZ

American Association for State and Local History Workshop
Collections Camp: Military Collections

June 20, 2018 - June 22, 2018
U.S. Army Transportation Museum, Newport News VA  
Do you have military artifacts in your museum collection? This two-and-a-half-day workshop will focus on the care, conservation, and exhibition of military artifacts in museum collections. Spend time working with conservators and curators to learn how to be better stewards of your military history.

Arizona Informal Educator Network Meeting
August 23, 2018, 3-5 p.m.
Children’s Museum of Phoenix, Phoenix AZ

Arizona Informal Educator Network Meeting 
November 7, 2018, 3-5 p.m.  
TGen, Phoenix AZ

Joint Arts Education Conference
November 13, 2018  
Tucson AZ
Open to  arts educators, teaching artists, and arts administrators for a full day of professional development to explore key areas and trends in education and the significant role arts educators play in the academic, social, and personal success of students.

On-Line Classes and Webinars   

American Association for State and Local History Online Course
Basics of Archives

June 4 - July 9, 2018
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.

American Association for State and Local History Webinar
Speaking Truth to Power: Why Transparency and Accountability Matter
June 12, 2018, 3-4:30 p.m. (ET)
Many museums embrace the ideals of openness, communication, and trustworthiness in their work. In fact, the words transparency and accountability and others like them, can be found in vision, mission, and values statements of museums large and small. Too frequently, however, transparency and accountability get sidelined by good intentions. What do they really mean in day-to-day practice? How do they become part of an institution’s DNA so that, even in difficult times, they aren’t ignored?

Northeast Document Conservation Center Webinar
Salvaging Damaged Book, Paper and AV Collections 

June 12, 2018, 2:00 p.m. (ET)
Disasters in or around our institutions can lead to loss in cultural heritage collections. While preventing and planning for disasters are important pieces of an overall preservation strategy, there may come a time when you need to recover your collections following an incident. This webinar covers strategies for prioritizing and triaging your collections for recovery, as well as provides hands-on techniques for salvaging books, works on paper, and audiovisual materials.

Connecting to Collections FREE Webinar
Live and Learn: Collections Emergency Lessons and Training 
June 13, 2018, 2:00-3:30 EDT 
Have you had an emergency that involved your collection? Were your colleagues trained and ready to respond? After it was over, did you look at your response? If so, how did you record what you learned? What changes did you make to improve your emergency response in the future? This webinar will help you to make sure your Emergency Plan is a living document by focusing on learning opportunities both before and after emergencies: training and after-action reviews. We will provide ideas for training all staff who work with heritage collections and we’ll discuss how to debrief after actual emergencies to learn from them in the most effective way. Staying in “learning mode” most of the time enables your emergency team to respond competently and creatively when an emergency occurs.

American Association for State and Local History Webinar
Uncovering Hidden History: How Small Museums Benefit From Having An Archive
June 20, 2018, 3-4 p.m. (ET)
Documents, letters, diaries, photographs and other archival collections held by small museums and local organizations contain rich history that often goes unexplored because staff and volunteers don’t have time to fully process the materials.   Join us for this webinar as we look at how your organization can begin to take steps to implement archival methods of organizing paper collections differently than how you process artifact donations.

American Association for State and Local History On-Line Course 
Collections Management
July 9 – September 3, 2018
This eight week online class is about managing cultural collections and will cover collections policies, how to know what you have, what you need to know about your collections, how to know where everything in your collection is located, and making sure that someone gets some good out of your collection. Collections management is all of the activities related to the administration of collections including planning, development, care, conservation, documentation, and making those collections available to the public. You’ll learn why museums have so many pieces of paper for each object and what all those numbers on the paper and objects are about. You will figure out what to keep and possibly what to let go of and last but not least, who should do what with all those things.

American Association for State and Local History On-Line Course 
Caring for Museum Collections
July 16 – September 10, 2018
This eight week course will deal with the physical care and preservation of your museum collections. This practical course will cover how collections age and deteriorate, handling collections, storage requirements, environmental considerations, housekeeping, and risk management.

Texas Historical Commission Museum Services FREE Webinar
Website Redos
July 25, 2018, 10-11 a.m. CST
Is your website outdated? Wondering how to give it a facelift? Texas Historical Commission’s webmaster Jared Porter will share some tips and answer your questions about updating your website.

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