Museum Association of Arizona

 

CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS AND CLASSES

 

Conferences

Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC)

October 21-24, 2017

San Jose, CA


Arizona Library Association

October 25-27, 2017

Mesa AZ

 

Native American Art Studies Association Conference

October 25-29, 2017

Tulsa OK


CAMOC Annual Conference 2017

Museums of Cities and Contested Urban Histories

October 30-31, 2017

Mexico City, Mexico


Conference of the Americas

Reimagining the Museum

November 1-3, 2017

Medellin, Columbia


ARCS Biennial Conference

November 1-5, 2017

Vancouver BC, Canada


National Humanities Conference

November 2-5, 2017

Boston MA


Museum Trustee Association Fall 2017 Trustee/Director Forum

November 3, 2017

University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia PA


Museum Computer Network

November 7-10, 2017

Pittsburgh PA

PastForward
November 14-17, 2017
Chicago, IL

The Aarhus University Centre for Environmental Humanities
Remaking the Museum: Curation, Conservation, and Care in Times of Ecological Upheaval
December 6-8, 2017
Moesgaard Museum, Aarhus, Denmark

18th Annual Jekyll Island Management Institute (JIMI)
January 16-23, 2018
This annual Institute provides an eight-day, total immersion environment for museum professionals to learn more about general museum administration and operations. JIMI offers opportunities for participants to learn management skills through presentations, small group discussions, projects and participatory exercises. 
Application Deadline: October 15, 2017  

Small Museum Association
February 18-21, 2018
Hyattsville MD

Building Museums

March 9-11, 2018

Philadelphia PA


MAA Spring Conference

March 26, 2018

Pueblo Grande Museum, Phoenix AZ

Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference
March 28-31, 2018
J.W. Marriott, Indianapolis, IN

National Council on Public History
April 18-21, 2018
Las Vegas NV

Museum Trustee Association
April 26-27, 2018
San Diego CA

American Alliance of Museums
May 6-9, 2018
Phoenix AZ

Ecsite Annual Conference 2018
June 5-9, 2018
Geneva SWITZERLAND


Arizona Historic Preservation Conference
June 6-8, 2018
Hotel Valley Ho, Scottsdale AZ


Association of Academic Museums and Galleries

June 21-24, 2017

Lowe Art Museum, Miami FL


Archives*Records 2018

August 12-18, 2018

Washington, D.C.


American Association for State and Local History

September 26-29, 2018

Kansas City MO


Western Museums Association
October 21-24, 2018

Tacoma WA

Museum Trustee Association
October 25-26, 2018
Hartford CT

 

Workshops and Seminars

Arizona Archives Alliance Symposium
October 22, 2017
Arizona Historical Society, Tucson AZ

Chicago Cultural Accessibility Consortium
Web and Technology Access: Top Tips

October 27, 2017
Microsoft Corporation, Chicago IL
This workshop will feature current tools utilized by developers and cultural organizations to help improve access and inclusion for people with disabilities. From website accessibility to the development of innovative apps, the session will feature a range of potential options for cultural administrators and organizations to explore.   We will discuss best practices for online and digital accessibility, highlight innovative apps currently in use, and share top tips for tech accessibility.

Arizona Memory Project Workshop
A Digital Platform for Your Institution’s Collections
October 28, 2017, 1:00–3:00pm 
Henry F. Hauser Museum, Sierra Vista
Contact Nancy.Krieski@SierraVistaAZ.gov
Registration Deadline October 26

Arizona State Historical Records Advisory Board
Archives 101 Workshop

October 31, 2017
Arizona State Library, Phoenix AZ

DataArts
DataArts Analytics Overview (11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon)
Building Blocks for Financial Health (1:00 – 2:30 p.m.)
October 31, 2017
Tucson Planning and Development Office (201 North Stone Avenue, Tucson, AZ)

DataArts
DataArts Analytics Overview (11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon)
Building Blocks for Financial Health (1:00 – 2:30 p.m.)
November 1, 2017
Ballet Arizona (2835 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ)

Arizona State Historical Records Advisory Board
Disaster and Emergency Preparedness Workshop

November 2, 2017
Arizona State Library, Phoenix AZ

WESTPAS
Protecting Cultural Collections: Disaster Prevention, Preparedness, Response and Recovery
November 6, 2017
Smoki Museum, Prescott AZ

Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifact
Behind the Scenes: Exploring Museum Collections Storage
November 8-9, 2017
Philadelphia PA
Participants in this two-day conference will hear experts in design, space planning, environmental control, and conservation speak about methods and applications to improve museum collection storage spaces.  Sessions will include case studies that demonstrate how museums of various sizes have implemented storage initiatives.This conference is intended for staff involved in collections care, planning, and management in museums, including directors and administrators, collections managers, curators, and facilities managers.

ARTabilityAZ Annual Summit Meeting
Autism in the Arts

November 13, 2017, 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Temple of Music & Art, Tucson
Join our discussion on the ways your organization can create accessible arts experiences for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Representatives from ARTabilityAZ and Arizona arts organizations will share information on their Autism initiatives from planning to implementation to evaluation. 

The Public History Collective
"It's Not What You Think: Challenging Assumptions Through Public History"
November 17, 2017  
City University of New York Graduate Center, New York NY

ARTabilityAZ Annual Summit Meeting
Autism in the Arts

November 20, 2017, 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Scottsdale Arts, Scottsdale
Join our discussion on the ways your organization can create accessible arts experiences for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Representatives from ARTabilityAZ and Arizona arts organizations will share information on their Autism initiatives from planning to implementation to evaluation. 


On-Line Classes and Webinars  

American Association for State and Local History Online Course
Project Management for History Professionals
October 16 - November 10, 2017 

Do you often juggle several projects, trying to keep each one focused and on track? Project management provides valuable training that will help you organize, manage, and successfully complete projects. This online course shows you how to implement internationally recognized project management principles in a history context.

American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works Webinar
Is the Collections Assessment for Preservation Program a Good Fit for My Institution?

October 24, 2017, 11 a.m. (MST)
Join CAP program staff Tiffani Emig and Elizabeth Handwerk Kurt to hear more about the CAP program and how it might help your institution. Additional information about the program can be found at www.conservation-us.org/cap.

American Association for State and Local History Webinar
Best Practices for Developing History Internships
October 24, 2017, 3:00 p.m.
This webinar will give you tips and strategies for creating an internship program that both you and your interns will get something out of We’ll cover the ethics of internships, best practices for managing interns, and a look at some common challenges and possible solutions. You’ll leave with ideas you can use at every organization, no matter its size.

American Association for State and Local History Webinar
Bringing the Past to the Present: Contemporary Issues at Historic Sites and Museums
October 25, 2017, 3 pm ET
This interactive webinar will explore how historic sites and museums can bring contemporary issues to light at their sites. Using Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site as a case study, speakers Lauren Zalut and Annie Anderson will discuss their work linking the past and the present through the stories of incarceration.  The presenters will discuss their site’s progression from solely interpreting the past to interpreting both historic and current events. They will also provide participants with a toolkit of actionable steps and resources that can be scaled up or down, depending on the size of each participant’s site.

Association for State and Local History Webinar
Historic House Call: Interpreting Historic Landscapes

November 2, 2017, 3:00 p.m. (ET)
This webinar will examine the variety of ways in which sites across the country are approaching the interpretation of diverse historic landscapes, from large estates to small urban sites, in order to expand a site’s significance and stimulate engagement for contemporary audiences.

Association for State and Local History Webinar
Active Collections: How to Create a Leaner Collection for Greater Impact

November 7, 2017, 3:00 p.m. (ET)
Topics will include new approaches to collections development, cataloging, policy, deaccessioning. Participants will gain practical strategies and tools to shape your collection for greater impact.

Image Permanence Institute Webinar
Photographic Process Identification: 21st Century Materials and Technologies
November 8, 2017, 2:00-3:00pm EST
This webinar will provide an overview of 21st century digital printing processes. It will include a description of the three most common printing technologies as well as the range of materials available.

Connecting to Collections Care Webinar
Imaging in Context: Introduction to Still Image Digitization for Smaller Institutions
November 9, 2017, 2:00-3:30 p.m. (ET)

American Association for State and Local History Webinar
Policies and Procedures for Deaccessioning
November 14, 2017, 3:00 p.m. (ET)
This webinar will examine the necessary components of an effective deaccessioning policy, including options for removal, ethical considerations, broad-level legal concerns (not from a legal professional!), and general best practices.  Options for dealing with items such as found-in-collections and abandoned property will also be addressed.

American Association for State and Local History Online Course
Basics of Archives
November 15 - December 15, 2017
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 Care Webinar
NAGPRA for the Local Museum: An Introduction to the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act
November 16, 2017, 2:00-3:30 p.m. (ET)

American Association for State and Local History
Caring for Photograph Collections
December 5, 2017, 3:00 p.m. (ET)
Photographic media are sensitive materials that require special housing to ensure their longevity. This webinar will examine suitable housing supplies, including paper, plastics, interleaving papers, boxes, and more. Environmental parameters for storage, proper labeling techniques, and safe handling of photographs will also be discussed. 

American Alliance of Museums Webinar
Environmental Sustainability: Best Practices from the Field

December 6, 2017, 2:00 p.m. (ET)
This webinar will benefit museum designers, program coordinators, managers, and anyone wishing to promote the benefits of environmental sustainably within their institution’s facilities, exhibits, and programs.

American Association for State and Local History Webinar
Caring for Paper Collections
December 12, 2017, 3 p.m. (ET)
This webinar will give an introduction to best practices in caring for any paper-based collection. Topics covered will include: handling guidelines, assessing storage materials and special needs items, prioritizing for treatment, and understanding preservation and conservation terminology. This program is appropriate for those looking to develop new skills, as well as for individuals wanting to increase their knowledge about best practices in the care of paper-based collections.  

American Alliance of Museums Webinar
Designing for Outrage: Inviting Disruption into Exhibitions

December 14, 2017, 3:00 p.m. (ET)
An exploration of four sites that are innovating to startle, puzzle, enrage, delight, surprise, and evoke outrage will offer critical examples and challenges for creating exhibits that invite marginal, subversive, or fragmented narratives and that give visitors an opportunity to explore a full range of issues and emotions

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