Museum Association of Arizona

 

CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS AND CLASSES

 

Conferences     

Arizona Archives Summit

January 22-23, 2014

Tempe AZ

 

Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association

February 11-14, 2015

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center , Albuquerque, NM

 

Small Museum Association

February 15-17, 2015

Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel, Ocean City, MD

 

Arizona State Parks Archaeology Expo

March 7, 2015

Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park, Yuma

 

Visual Resources Association  

March 11-14, 2015

Denver CO

 

Building Museums

March 22-24, 2015

Boston MA

 

Legal Issues in Museum Administration

March 25-27, 2015

Washington, D.C.

 

National Conference on Cultural Property Protection

March 26-27, 2015

Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

 

Cultural Property: Current Problems Meet Established Law

March 27, 2015

Philadelphia PA

 

2015 National Council on Public History Annual Meeting

Nashville, Tennessee

April 15-18, 2015

  

MuseumNext   

Geneva, Switzerland

April 19 – 21, 2015 

 

Arizona History Convention

Tucson AZ

April 23-26, 2015 

 

Association of Academic Museums and Galleries

Atlanta GA

April 24-26, 2015

 

American Alliance of Museums

Atlanta GA

April 26–29, 2015

 

Museum Trustee Association Director Forum

North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh NC

May 1, 2015

  

Arizona Preservation Conference

Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff AZ

May 13-15, 2015  

 

Museum Association of Arizona Annual Conference

San Marcos Hotel, Chandler AZ

May 14-15, 2015

 

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

 

Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums

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.

  

Association of Registrars and Collections Specialists (ARCS)

New Orleans LA

November 12-15, 2015

 

 

Workshops

   

Southeastern Museums Conference

Jekyll Island Management Institute

January 20 - 27, 2015

Jekyll Island GA

 

Society of American Archivists

Copyright Issues for Digitial Archives

January 22, 2015 

Tucson AZ

 

American Association for State and Local History

Developing a Membership Marketing Plan

February 10, 2015

Traveller's Rest Plantation, Nashville TN

Basics of membership marketing and how to create a strategic, comprehensive marketing plan for your membership program.

 

American Association for State and Local History

Historic House Museum Issues and Operations

February 26, 2015 - February 27, 2015

Historic Charleston Foundation

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.

 

American Association for State and Local History

Project Management for History Professionals

March 10-11, 2015

National Civil Rights Museum, Memphis TN

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.

 

American Association for State and Local History

Exhibit Makeovers

March 12, 2015 - March 13, 2015

Museum of History and Industry, Seattle, WA  

In this workshop, you’ll learn the basics of exhibit planning, organization, text writing, and design. Drawing on resources of the host institution, working hands-on in small groups, you’ll experiment with ways to make exhibit content meaningful and memorable for visitors

 

American Association for State and Local History

Focusing on Visitors: Public Programming and Exhibits at History Institutions

April 1, 2015 - April 2, 2015

Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, MO

Through interactive activities and case studies, participants will learn about audience types, volunteer management and training, tour techniques, active learning with people of all ages, developing exhibits with visitors in mind, technology, evaluations, planning, and working with others to build programs

 

iDigBio 

Vertebrate Digitization Workshop

Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY

May 3-7, 2015

 

American Association for State and Local History

Collections Management and Practices

May 14, 2015 - May 15, 2015

Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center, Haines, AK

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

 

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.  

 

American Association for State and Local History

Project Management for History Professionals

July14-15, 2015

Indianapolis 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.

 

 

On-Line Classes and Webinars 

 

American Association for State and Local History On-line Course

The Basics of Archives  

January 12 - February 13, 2015.

Proceed at your own pace through this online workshop covering the basics of archive management and practices. The course 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. 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 archival materials   
 

 

iDigBio

Increasing Capacity for Small Natural History Collections:  Developing Protocol for Volunteer-Based Inventorying Programs

January 15, 2015, 3-4 p.m. (ET)

 

NAEA Museum Education Division

Peer 2 Peer Hangout : Training Staff and Volunteers to Lead Inquiry-Based Gallery Experiences

January 14, 2015, 1 p.m.  (ET)  

Discover fresh ideas for articles and books that can support the training of volunteers and new staff to lead inquiry-based experiences in art museums, share benefits and challenges of integrating readings into training calendars, and hear from a diverse range of museum education.

 

American Association for State and Local History Webinar

Developing a Membership Marketing Plan

January 15, 2015, 2-3:15 p.m. (ET)
Does your organization’s membership program need a jumpstart? Are you wanting to grow new members? Join us for a lively discussion about how to develop a membership marketing plan for your organization and increase revenue. Everything has changed when it comes to membership and engagement. Learn about the Membership Life Cycle and how to engage your audience to turn them into members, and keep them. 

 

American Alliance of Museums (AAM) Webinar

Takin’ it to the Streets: Successful Models for Museum Outreach

January 21, 2015, 2–3:30 p.m. (ET)

This webinar will explore compelling examples of programs and initiatives taking place beyond the walls of the museum.

 

Balboa Art Conservation Center

An Introduction To Handling And Housekeeping For Museum Collections

January 27, 2015, 11 am (Part One: Handling of Museum Collections)

January 28, 2015, 11am (Part Two: Housekeeping  for Museum Collections)

American Association for State and Local History

Leadership and Administration in History Organizations

January 26-March 20, 2015

Topics include governance and administrative structure, nonprofit status, mission and vision, board and staff responsibilities, the relationship between board and staff, strategic planning, human resource management, and leadership. In addition to weekly reading and assignments, participants will have the opportunity to create a Board Member Orientation Packet/Handbook for board member training at your organization or prepare a written reflection on what constitutes effective museum leadership.

 

American Alliance of Museums

Training Museum Volunteers

January 28, 2015, 2-3:30 p.m. ET

This webinar addresses key elements of training volunteers, from resources and strategies for training volunteers to succeed in specific roles; to other types of training that museums struggle with including customer services, emergency procedures and working with children with disabilities

 

American Association for State and Local History Webinar

Getting Ready for Grants

February 4, 2015, 3-4:15 p.m. (ET)

In this fast-paced, fun, slightly off-the-wall session we will discuss the characteristics of a grant-ready institution and a grant-ready project, and then review the important components of the proposal-writing team and a successful proposal.

 

American Association for State and Local History 

StEPs Lab 2 – Money Talks: How to Discuss Financial Information with Your Board

February 5, 2015, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm  

In this StEPs Lab, we will discuss how to use transparent budgets (based on real information) and effective financial reports to focus the board in the right place to protect and grow your organization

 

American Association for State and Local History Webinar

Writing the Grant -- What's the Process Like?

February 11, 2015 3-4:15 p.m. (ET)

We’ll look at where to look for good information to make your case; what to do and what not to do when choosing words and examples; how to help yourself over writing-blocks; and how to help get the application in on time!

 

American Alliance of Museums Webinar

Interpretative Planning for Small Museums 

February 18, 2015, 2-3:30 p.m. (ET)

Join colleagues with a range of experience working with small museums in a practical, focused discussion about interpretive planning. Learn about the basic elements of an interpretive plan, why interpretive planning is an important part of a strategic plan and how to develop an interpretive plan

 

University of British Columbia

Intangible Cultural Heritage On-Line Workshop

February 11, 18 and 25, 2015, 3-5 p.m. (PT)

This online workshop focuses on these questions and issues, combining theoretical discussion with practical examples. Participants will identify issues and critique intangible cultural heritage practices from around the world that may be applicable to other heritage management systems. A core question is how tangible and intangible heritage can be held together given the separation of these aspects of heritage in many jurisdictions.

Deadline for Registration: January 28, 2015

  

iDigBio 

Saving Orphaned Collections

February 19, 2015, 3-4 p.m. (ET)

 

American Alliance of Museums Webinar

Exhibition Label Writing at Its Best

February 25, 2015, 2-3:30 p.m. (ET)

Judges from past AAM Excellence in Exhibition Label Writing competitions will share their insights about the variety of label writing styles that help people to connect with ideas.   

 

American Alliance of Museums 

Road to Results: Nine Steps for Identifying, Researching and Building Audiences
 March 11, 18 and 25 , 2–3:30 p.m. (ET)

In this three-part webcast series, representatives of the organizations featured in The Road to Results will detail key takeaways on audience research, program and organizational planning, evaluation, successes, challenges, impact and lessons learned. Sponsored by the Wallace Foundation

 

 

American Association for State and Local History

Are You Ready for Volunteers?

March 17, 2015, 3- 4:15 p.m. (ET)

This webinar will address how to plan for a volunteer program at your history organization or how to improve the program that you currently have.

 

American Association for State and Local History

Developing a Successful Volunteer Recruitment Program

March 26, 2015, 3-4:15 p.m. (ET)

Recruiting volunteers is a process that enables the selection of the right people for the right task.

 

American Association for State and Local History

Project Management for History Professionals

April 6- May 8, 2015

Project management is valuable training for staff at all levels and an investment in your institution’s ability to successfully complete projects and serve your community. The course includes nine self-paced modules accompanied by three live chats with instructor Steven Hoskins.

 

 

 

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