Museum Association of Arizona





Association of Academic Museums and Galleries

Katzen Arts Center, American University, Washington DC

May 24-25, 2016


American Alliance of Museums

Washington, D.C.

May 26-29, 2015 


Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums Annual Meeting

June 12-16, 2016

Baton Rouge, LA.


Arizona Historic Preservation Conference


June 8-10, 2016


European Registrars Conference
June 8 - 10, 2016

Vienna, Austria


Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections 2016

June 20-25, 2016

Berlin, Germany

“The Exhibit: From Concept to Opening and Beyond” Symposium

July 22-23, 2016

Northwestern University, Chicago IL


Council of State Archivists and the Society of American Archivists

July 31-August 6, 2016

Atlanta GA

Association of African American Museums

August 3 - 6, 2016 

Riverside CA


Western Museum Association Joint Meeting with Museum Association of Arizona

Phoenix AZ

September 25-28, 2016 

Early Bird Registration Opens May 6, 2016


Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums (ATALM)

October 10-12, 2015

Sheraton Wild Horse Pass, Phoenix AZ

Museum Computer Network

November 1-4, 2016

New Orleans LA

Turning Point: The Pivotal Role of Humanities in Healthcare

November 4-5, 2016

Phoenix, Arizona

National Humanities Conference

November 10-13, 2016

Salt Lake City UT 


November 14-15, 2016

New York NY

National Council on Public History Annual Meeting

April 29-22, 2017

Indianapolis IN 



Workshops and Seminars 


American Association for State and Local History

Reinventing the Historic House Museum 

May 20, 2016

Historic New Orleans Collection, New Orleans, Louisiana

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. The symposium will include presentations, discussion, a boxed lunch, historic site visit, and a brainstorming workshop at the historic house museum to try out the new ideas proposed during the symposium.

Arizona Historical Records Advisory Board (AHRAB) 

Archives 101 Workshop

Yuma, Arizona

May 25, 2016, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

This basic workshop is aimed at small cultural institutions including historical societies, museums, archives and libraries.

American Alliance of Museums

Exhibition Label Writing and Audience Engagement Workshop

May 25, 2016

George Washington University Museum/The Textile Museum, Washington D.C.

This program will provide an overview of the label writing process, explore evolving mechanics and best practices for effective label writing, offer guidance on writing labels for audience engagement and create opportunities for participants to learn with and from experts and peers alike. 

Museum Association of Arizona

Board Roles and Responsibilities

June 6, 2016

Location: Phoenix Art Museum

Led by Brian Crockett, this workshop will focus on basic good governance practices, but will move beyond their simple listing to focus expressly on how implementation is best achieved.   

American Association for State and Local History

Collections Management and Practices

June 9, 2016 - June 10, 2016

History Colorado, Denver, CO  

Participants will learn about their institution’s responsibility toward its collection, the necessary policies and procedures, and the best practices of collection management. 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.  


Academic Museums and Galleries Leadership Seminar

June 19-24, 2016

Northwestern University’s Kellogg School Center for Nonprofit Management, Evanston IL


American Association for State and Local History

Collections Camp: Military History

June 22, 2016 - June 24, 2016

North Carolina Museum of History, Raleigh, NC

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 collection

American Association for State and Local History

Project Management for History Professionals  

July 12-13, 2016

Columbus OH

Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts and Denver Public Library

Giving Voice: Interpreting and Preserving Oral Histories

October 5, 2016

Denver CO

Image Permanence Institute

Preservation of Digitally Printed Materials in Libraries, Archives and Museums

Rochester Institute of Technology  (Rochester, NY)

October 25-27, 2016

Application deadline:  March 31, 2016



On-Line Classes and Webinars                           

American Association for State and Local History Online Course 

Basics of Archives 

May 16-June 13, 2016

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.

Connecting to Collections (C2) Webinar

Toeing the Line: Collections Care Practices You CAN (and Should) Do and What is Only for Trained Conservators    

June 22, 2016, 2:00 p.m. (ET)

Connecting to Collections Care (C2C) Webinar

Seeding Engagement and Cultivating Volunteers through Crowdsourcing 

July 7, 2016, 2:00-3:30 EDT

Connecting to Collections Care (C2C) Webinar

All Aboard: Engineering Collections Care Training for Small Museums 

August 24,2016, 2:00-3:30 EDT

Connecting to Collections Care (C2C) and New England Museum Association Webinar

Hibernation – Not Just for Bears: Putting your House Museum “to bed” for the Season  

August 31, 2016, 12-1:00 p.m. (EDT)

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