Museum Association of Arizona





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 Association for Interpretation Regions 7 & 8 Spring 2018 Conference: "Bringing Voices Together" 
April 5-8, 2018
Arizona Center for Nature Conservation, Phoenix Zoo, Phoenix AZ

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

Museums and the Web
April 18-21, 2018
Vancouver BC Canada

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

Museum Store Association Annual Meeting
April 26-30, 2018
Washington, DC

Association of Art Museum Curators
May 5-8, 2018
Montreal, Canada

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

Nonprofit Learning Lab
May 9, 2018
Phoenix AZ 

Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums (ALHFAM)
June 1-5, 2018
Tahlequah, OK

Digital Data in Biodiversity Research
June 4-6, 2018
Berkeley CA

Ecsite Annual Conference 2018
June 5-9, 2018

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

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

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

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

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


Workshops and Seminars

American Alliance of Museums Working Meeting
Leading Forward: Shaping the Future of Your Historic Site

March 23-24, 2018
George Washington's Mount Vernon, Mt Vernon VA
In an effort to connect leaders of historic sites with relevant and accessible topics that drive everyday decision-making at  their museums, AAM's Historic House and Sites Professional Network will convene thought leaders, experts in the field, and you to discuss the challenges you face in your everyday practice. 

State Archives of Arizona   
Archives 101

April 4, 2018
The 390th Memorial Museum, Tucson

State Archives of Arizona
Emergency and Disaster Preparedness  

April 5, 2018
The 390th Memorial Museum, Tucson 

American Association for State and Local History Workshop
Collections Management and Practices  

April 9, 2018 - April 10, 2018
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Santa Fe NM  
Learn about your institution’s responsibility toward its collection, necessary policies and procedures, and the best practices of collection management.

Arizona Informal Educator Network Meeting
April 18, 2018, 3-5 p.m.
Liberty Wildlife, Phoenix AZ

American Association for State and Local History Workshop
Connecting Your Collections to Teachers and Students

April 23, 2018 - April 24, 201
New Hampshire Historical Society, Concord NH  
Through a combination of presentations, discussion, hands-on activities, and take-home materials, this workshop addresses the elements of museum educational and programming  needed to create engaging, educational, and successful collections-based programming.  

National Digital Stewardship Residency for Art Information 

May 11, 2018
Yale Center for British Art, New Haven CT

American Association for State and Local History Symposium
Reinventing the Historic House Museum
June 8, 2018
Hawks Inn and Delafield History Center, Delafield WI
Reinventing the Historic House Museum is a 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 is it dying. The field, however, needs to take time to reflect and renew as the world around our historic homes continues to change. The symposium will include presentations by historic house game-changers and local historic site administrators

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.  

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

On-Line Classes and Webinars   

Texas Historical Commission Webinar (FREE)
Bringing History to the Classroom: Outreach for Museums

March 20, 2018, 2-3 p.m. (CT)

American Association for State and Local History Webinar
Historic House Call: Immersive Education in Historic House Museums
March 21, 2018, 3 pm ET

Association for State and Local History Online Course
Museum Education & Outreach
March 26 – May 25, 2018

American Association for State and Local History Webinar
Implementing NAGPRA: Native American Graves and Repatriation Act
April 4, 2018, 3:00 p.m. (ET)
In this webinar, guest speakers Anne Amati, NAGPRA Coordinator and Registrar at the University of Denver Museum of Anthropology, and Angela Neller, Curator for the Wanapum Heritage Center in Washington State, will discuss the basics of NAGPRA and explore how NAGPRA implementation can benefit you and your museum. Through several case studies, Anne and Angela will demonstrate how museums have implemented NAGPRA. They will also discuss available resources including online databases, grants, and training opportunities.

Historical Society of Wisconsin Webinar
Object Numbering
April 11, 2018, 8:30 a.m. (AZ)
One of the most essential, and yet invasive, procedures performed on a museum object is applying a label. Numbering systems link an object to its record using a unique identifier, most often called a catalogue number, making those numbers fundamental for effective collections management. This session will introduce participants to the proper supplies and methods for marking a range of materials commonly found in museum collections. Participants will learn to identify safe and effective marking materials and techniques. They will also receive handouts for future reference, including a list of recommended supplies.

American Association for State and Local History Online Course
Caring for Museum Collections

April 16, 2018 - June 15, 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.

American Association for State and Local History Webinar
History Check-In: The Lost Cause: The Confederacy's Most Enduring Myth
April 17, 2018, 3:00 p.m. (ET)
This webinar will explore the origins and effects of the Lost Cause. The term “Lost Cause” has received a great deal of media attention lately in discussions of removing Confederate monuments. But what does it mean? Who promoted it? Why? How and why does it still capture the American imagination? In a survey of the period between 1865 and the present, this webinar will examine the ways in which this “best case scenario” of the Confederacy was crafted and imparted as well as the ways in which it still resonates today.

Historical Society of Wisconsin Webinar
Exhibiting Historical Clothing & Textiles
April 25, 2018, 8:30 a.m. (AZ)
This session will introduce safe and economical ways to exhibit historical clothing and textiles in small museums with limited staff and resources. Participants will receive a general introduction to textile fiber properties, fabric identification, and common causes of damage in museum display environments. Participants will also learn to identify appropriate (and affordable) mounting materials and methods for the display of a wide range of flat and 3-D textile objects—from slant boards and Velcro mounts for historical flags and quilts, to creating or modifying mannequins for historical garments.

Texas Historical Commission Webinar (FREE)
Social Media as Your Ally 
April 25, 2018, 2-3 p.m. (CT)

American Association for State and Local History Webinar
Is Your Museum Grant Ready?
June 4, 2018, 3:00 p.m. (ET)
This 75-minute workshop reviews the institutional structures, policies, information, and practices that make museums competitive in the grants game. 

Texas Historical Commission Webinar  (FREE)
Creating a Culture of Civility in the Era of #MeToo & Time’s Up
May 3, 2018, 2-3:15 p.m. (CT)

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