Museum Association of Arizona





Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections

June 18-24, 2017

Denver CO

Association of Academic Museums and Galleries Annual Conference

June 22-26, 2017

Eugene OR

Institute for Cultural Entrepreneurship Conference

July 9-13, 2017 

Kansas City, MO


Visitor Studies Association

July 18-22, 2017

Columbus, OH

Society of American Archivists

July 23-29, 2017

Portland OR

Association of African American Museums 

July 31-August 4, 2017  

Washington, D.C.

VSA Intersections: Arts and Special Education Conference 
August 6-7, 2017
Austin, TX

Digitial Directions

August 21-23, 2017

Seattle WA

University Museums and Collections (UMAC)

September 5-8, 2017

Helsinki and in Jyväskylä, Finland

American Association for State and Local History

September 6-9, 2017

Austin TX

Cultural Property Protection

September 16-20, 2017

Yale University, New Haven CT

Western Museum Association

September 20-23, 2017

Edmonton, Alberta CANADA

Oral History Association (OHA) 

October 4-7, 2017

Minneapolis, MN

Congreso ARCS
October 9-10, 2017  
Mexico City, Mexico

Association of Tribal Libraries, Archives and Museums

October 9-12, 2017

Santa Ana Pueblo NM

International ICOM Committee for Architecture and Museum Techniques

October 14-18, 2017

Cincinnati. Ohio. U.S.A.

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

Building Museums

March 9-11, 2018

Philadelphia PA

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

American Alliance of Museums

May 6-9, 2018

Phoenix AZ


Workshops and Seminars

American Association for State and Local History

Connecting Your Collections to Teachers and Students 

June 22-23, 2017

George Mason's Gunston Hall, Mason Neck VA

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.

American Association for State and Local History

Exhibit Makeovers

June 29-30, 2017

Idaho History Center, Boise ID

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.

FREE Western States & Territories Preservation Assistance Service (WESTPAS)
Protecting Cultural Collections: Disaster Prevention, Preparedness, Response and Recovery

July 7, 2017
Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix AZ
Two archived webinars plus one in-person workshop will allow attendees to complete a disaster response & collection salvage plan; learn how to train staff to implement your plan effectively; set pre- and post-disaster action priorities for your collections; understand practical decision-making skills needed during an emergency; experience salvage procedures for books, documents, photos & objects.

Cooperstown Graduate Program of the State University of New York

Institute for Cultural Entrepreneurship

July 9-13, 2017

Kauffman Foundation Conference Center, Kansas City, MO.

This program is an opportunity for mid-career arts and culture professionals to learn and develop skills in cultural entrepreneurship, with practical workshops on a variety of topics including creative problem solving, managing institutional change and developing an entrepreneurial mindset to help face changing organizational challenges in creative and sustainable ways.

American Association for State and Local History
Reinventing the Historic House Museum

October 5, 2017 
Alexander Majors House & Barn, Kansas City MO
One-day symposium 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, discussion, a boxed lunch, historic site visit, and a brainstorming workshop at a historic house museum to try out the new ideas proposed during the symposium.  This course is led by Kenneth Turino of Historic New England and Max van Baloogy of Engaging Places, LLC.

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.

On-Line Classes and Webinars                            

Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) Online Course

Preservation 101 

June 1 - August 24, 2017  (10 Sessions)

This comprehensive introduction prepares participants to complete a preservation needs assessment and provides structured guidance on developing an institutional disaster plan. Revised and updated, the course uses the free online version of Preservation 101 as its textbook, adding expanded resources and assignments, interactive discussions, and new content covering audiovisual and digital formats and digital preservation.   Preservation 101 is a hybrid course. A series of ten live webinars builds on self-paced study through assigned readings. Feedback will be provided by the instructor. The webinars are interactive, and are supported by NEDCC’s Preservation 101 Education Classroom. Participants will have access to webinar recordings, readings, and additional resources, and can communicate with the instructor and fellow participants.  

Class Dates: June 1, 2017, June 8, 2017, June 15, 2017, June 29, 2017, July 6, 2017, July 13, 2017, July 20, 2017, August 3, 2017, August 10, 2017, August 24, 2017.   Meeting times are 2pm-4pm ET

American Association for State and Local History Online Course

Museum Education & Outreach 

June 5-July 31, 2017

At their heart, regardless of type or size, museums are educational organizations. This course is about how we can facilitate visitors’ meaningful and memorable experiences in the informal environments of museums.

Texas Historical Commission Webinar
Selecting Strong Visuals for Exhibits
June 22, 2017, 11:30 a.m. (MT)
Choosing the right look for your exhibit can make the difference between leaving a lasting impression on your audience and missing the mark entirely. In this webinar, we'll review how to select the best types of visuals for your exhibit, what makes a compelling photograph, which fonts to use (and which to avoid), and other principles for putting together visually appealing exhibits.

American Association for State and Local History Webinar
Twitter for Museums & Historic Sites 

July 11, 2017, 3 p.m. (ET)
Topics covered will include: Creating an appealing Twitter profile for your organization; Growing your Twitter audience; Best practices for posting and ideas for finding your organization’s Twitter voice; Storytelling on Twitter; Utilizing hashtags and participating in planned and impromptu hashtag conversations; and Real examples of museums and historic sites that are using Twitter well.

Texas Historical Commission Webinar
Caring for Books and Paper
July 12, 2017, 8:00 a.m. (MT)
Books and paper are some of the most common artifacts found in museums. Join us to discuss mechanisms of deterioration for paper objects and how to house and handle them safely.

American Association for State and Local History Webinar
Instagram for Museums & Historic Sites 

July 25, 2017, 3 p.m. (ET)
Instagram is a growing image-sharing platform where younger audiences (and older ones too) share everything from casual snapshots to professional photography and art. Increasingly, Instagram connects artists, photographers, and influences around shared locations, interests, and hobbies. Museums and historic sites are well-positioned to use Instagram to increase awareness of their institution, further their mission, engage their audience online, and inspire new and existing audiences to visit. In this webinar, AASLH’s Hannah Hethmon will give an in-depth lesson on Instagramming for your institution.  

Image Permanence Institute Webinar
Photographic Process Identification: 19th Century Materials and Technologies

September 13, 2017, 2:00-3:00pm EST
This webinar will discuss the diverse range of photographic materials and technologies used during the 19th century. It will begin with a brief introduction to basic photographic technologies including the camera and printing methods. An overview of photographic printing processes and materials based on the light sensitivity of silver, iron, and chromium will be given.

Image Permanence Institute Webinar
Photographic Process Identification: 20th Century Materials and Technologies

October 11, 2017, 2:00-3:00pm EST
This webinar will begin with an overview of 20th century materials and technologies. It will focus on the diversity of silver gelatin developed out prints. It will also include a discussion of color photographic processes and technologies.

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.

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