Museum Association of Arizona





Reimagining the Museum: Conference of the Americas 
Buenos Aires, Argentina

September 2-4, 2015


Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums (ATALM)

Washington, D.C.

September 10-12, 2015


American Association for State and Local History (AASLH)   

Louisville, KY

September 16-20, 2015


Collections Trust Annual Conference

Natural History Museum, London, UK

September 22, 2015


The Costume Society of America, Western Region Symposium

In Royal Style: Fashion and Tradition in Regal Dress

FIDM Museum in Los Angeles.

September 26, 2015


Western Museums Association

San Jose, California   

October 24-27, 2015.


International Foundation for Cultural Property Protection Symposium  
Philbrook Museum of Art  (Tulsa OK) and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (Bentonville AR)
October 27- October 31, 2015


iPRES 2015 (International Conference on Digital Preservation)

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

November 2-6, 2015


Museum Trustee Association/Director Forum

San Francisco CA

November 6, 2015 


National Association for Interpretation

Virginia Beach VA

November 10-14, 2015


Association of Registrars and Collections Specialists (ARCS)

New Orleans LA

November 12-15, 2015 


DAM Los Angeles 2015

Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, Los Angeles CA

November 12–13, 2015


Arizona Library Association

High Country Conference Center, Flagstaff AZ

November 18-20, 2015


American Institute for Conservation Annual Meeting

Montreal, Canada

May 13-17, 2016 


Arizona Historic Preservation Conference


June 8-10, 2016


Western Museum Association


September 25-28, 2016 






FREE Webinar: Protecting Cultural Collections:Disaster  Prevention, Preparedness, Response and Recovery      

September 22, 2015 Northern Arizona University Cline Library Flagstaff, AZ

September 24, 2015, Arizona State University, Hayden Library, Tempe AZ

September 25, 2015, Wheeler Taft Abbott Library, Tucson, AZ

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.  


Association of Art Museum Directors

Nazi-Era Provenance Workshop

November 3, 2015

National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC

This workshop will emphasize some lesser known non-digitized National Archives Record Groups that can provide significant information on European collectors and collections lost during WWII.   The workshop is designed for advanced researchers, with prerequisite experience, with preference given to those who currently have a museum affiliation.


Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation and the Center for Creative Photography

Plastics Associated with Photographic Materials: Workshop and Symposium

Center for Creative Photography, Tucson AZ

March 14–18, 2016 



On-Line Classes and Webinars 


iDigBio Webinar 

The Value of Digitizing Mammal Collections

September 8, 2015, 3-4 p.m. (ET)


iDigBio Webinar 

The Value of Digitizing Fish Collections

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


American Alliance of  Museums Webinar

Exhibition Label Writing and Audience Engagement

September 16, 2015,  2-3:30 p.m. (ET)
Exhibition labels can be an important means to deeper audience engagement. This program will provide you with several approaches for including audience voices and telling intriguing stories that can help audiences make connections as part of their museum experience. Winners 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.


Amigos On-Line Conference

Open Source Software and Tools for the Library and Archive

September 17, 2015


iDigBio Webinar 

The Value of Digitizing Herpetology Collections

September 22, 2015, 3-4 p.m. (ET)


iDigBio Webinar 

The Value of Digitizing Bird Collections

September 29, 2015, 3-4 p.m. (ET)


American Alliance of Museums Webinar 

Digital Copyright and Privacy

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

This tutorial will outline digital copyright and privacy issues in museums and provide guidelines for mitigating legal risk and for being responsible digital citizens. The first part of the program will feature an overview of copyright law and how it affects museums. Topics will include term lengths, fair use, and the public domain. The second part of the program will focus on copyright in the context of digital uses. The final portion of the program outlines issues of privacy in digital uses and provides potential solutions for helping museums clarify when and how permissions may need to be sought to use an individual’s likeness.


EdCom Virtual Book Club via Google+ Hangout

Distance Learning in Museums

September 24, 2015, 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET

Explore distance learning in museums, drawing from the summer 2015 issue of the Journal of Museum Education. Join colleagues for a lively online conversation focusing on these and other questions:


American Alliance of Museums Webinar

Stories of Inclusion: Inclusive Practices at Cultural Institutions

October 7, 14 and 28, 2-3:30 p.m. (ET)
In this three-part webcast series, advocates and experts explore issues of accessibility and inclusion from the perspective of visitors, staff and facility or program users in museums, libraries, archives and other cultural institutions. Against the backdrop of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the principles of Universal Design, presenters and special guests in each webcast highlight case studies and examples of inclusive practice, addressing and responding to the first-hand stories of visitors with disabilities.

NOTE: These webinars will be available for FREE viewing at the Museum at Casa Grande with a discussion period to follow.


American Alliance of Museums

Working with College Students as Museum Volunteers, Docents and Interns

November 4, 2015, 2:00-3:30 p.m. (ET)

This webinar addresses key elements of working with college students, including resources and strategies for training them to succeed in specific roles, insight regarding the unique needs and strengths of these volunteers and tips for creating meaningful experiences that meet both students' academic requirements and your volunteer goals.



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