Museum Association of Arizona





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


Society of American Archivists

Cleveland OH

August 16-22, 2015 


Reimagining the Museum: Conference of the Americas 
Buenos Aires, Argentina

September 2-4, 2015


Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums (ATALM)

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.


Museum Trustee Association/Director Forum

San Francisco CA

November 6, 2015 


National Association for Interpretation

Virginia Beach VA

November 10-14, 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





American Alliance of Museums

Leading the Future of Museum Education: Challenges and Opportunities

May 27-29, 2015
History Colorado Center, Denver CO

Directors and managers of museum education departments and programs are invited to a convening focused on advancing the future of the profession and addressing the leadership challenges facing museum educators: navigating new learning ecosystems, honoring knowledge and expertise, describing and measuring success, nurturing professional development and working to ensure museums are publicly valued institutions.


American Association for State and Local History

Reinventing the Historic House Museum

June 12, 2015

Margaret Mitchell House, Atlanta, GA

This one-day symposium is designed to offer current thinking, practical information, and solutions to the challenges facing historic sites. The Historic House Museum in America is not dead nor are most of them dying. The field, however, needs to take time to reflect and renew as the world around our historic sites continues to change.


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.  


The George Washington University Museum Studies Program and Smithsonian Institution Affiliations

21st Century Leadership Skills

June 18-19, 2015

Washington DC

A hands-on skill building opportunity particularly for mid-career individuals


American Association for State and Local History

Collections Camp: Paper Workshop
June 22-23, 2015

Indiana Historical Society, Indianapolis, IN

This two-day workshop concentrates on the care and conservation of paper objects in historical collections. Participants will learn the specific needs of paper objects and get hands-on experience in dealing with their care and conservation. This workshop is targeted to experienced staff and volunteers with responsibility for paper based collections.   Topics to be covered include: an introduction to preservation of historical collections, materials, and demonstration/hands-on participation.


American Association for State and Local History

Project Management for History Professionals

July14-15, 2015

Indiana 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. 


AAMG Academic Museum Leadership Seminar

Northwestern University, Evanston IL

June 19 – June 24, 2016

Application Deadline: June 1, 2015


On-Line Classes and Webinars 


American Association for State and Local History

Caring for Museum Collections 
April 20-June 12, 2015

This practical course will cover how collections age and deteriorate, handling collections, storage requirements, environmental considerations, housekeeping, and risk management. This course is a beginning level course designed for professional staff and volunteers of historical organizations and libraries with historical collections who have little to no experience with conservation of collections. 


American Alliance of Museums

Orphan Works Basics and Best Practices

May 27, 2015, 2–3:30 p.m. (ET)
"Orphan works" are works that are protected by copyright but the identity or whereabouts of the rights holder are not known. This program explores this emerging issue which has increased significantly in visibility in recent years.


College Art Association

Fair Use in Museums and Archives

May 29, 2015, 1:00-2:00 PM (EDT)


College Art Association

Fair Use in the Visual Arts: A Review

June 5, 2015, 1:00-2:00 PM (EDT)


American Association for State and Local History

Basics of Archives 
June 22-July 24, 2015

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. Basics of Archives is web-based and takes 15-20 hours to complete. There are no required times to be online. You may finish the course anytime during the four-week course period.



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