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ON-LINE CLASSES AND WEBINARS

iDigBio Webinar
Virtual Project Management, Tips and Tools

Adapting to COVID-19: Resources for Natural History Collections in a New Virtual World.
October 27, 2020, 2:00 p.m.
Webinar will focus on the basics of project management followed by lessons learned from the iDigBio community through managing multi-institution digitization projects (e.g. ADBC Thematic Collections Networks).  Topics to include: organization,  project tracking, communication strategies, and compiling and preparing reports. There will also be time for Q&A at the end of the webinar.

STEM Education Network National Informal STEM Education Network Online Workshop
Moon Adventure Game - An introduction to a new challenge-based game for science and children's museums

October 27, 2020, 2:00 p.m. (ET)
Game players will work together to solve a series of challenges grounded in real science about living and doing research on the Moon. Members of the team that developed the game will introduce the game's learning objectives, provide an overview of the materials and professional development resources, and prototype testers will share their experiences including adaptations for early childhood visitors.

AAM Museum Studies Network FREE Webinar
Making the Future Museum We Want: Museum Studies in Conversation with Museums

October 28, 2020, 2:00 pm (ET)
At a moment when museums face challenges from all sides, what are the major obstacles to systemic change in museums today, and how can they be navigated and overcome? How can museum studies programs help students build skills for resiliency during periods of institutional instability and transformation? This event focuses on two timely issues facing museums: questions of censorship and self-censorship, and current calls and open letters for museum accountability. Through breakout sessions, attendees will discuss how the museum studies curriculum can prepare students to critically manage, assess, and prevail over institutional hurdles and build a more collaborative and transparent environment for all.

Chicago Cultural Accessiblity Consortium Zoom Webinar
Engaging Individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities in Virtual Programs

October 29, 2020 2:00 p.m. (CT)
As we settle into our new socially distanced reality, online platforms have become the main format for cultural institutions to connect with our audiences. Learn how to integrate best practices for effectively engaging individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities through virtual programming.  

Indiana Historical Society Local History FREE Webinar
Engaging Your Community with Participatory Exhibits

November 5, 2020, 2 p.m. (ET)
In this overview of participatory exhibits, we’ll talk about the basics of how you can invite your community to participate in the exhibit development process and ways to engage audiences, with tips for planning, co-creation, collaboration and interactive elements.  

Collections Stewardship-AAM Webinar
FUNdamentals of Museum Integrated Pest Management

November 5, 2020 3:00 p.m. (ET)
This webinar will focus on starting or enhancing an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program. Often, we can be overwhelmed when encountering pests. Our speaker, Christa Deacy-Quinn, authored a book FUNdamentals of Museum IPM to help you take on IPM. Christa will walk you through her book and be available to answer your questions about IPM. FUNdamentals of Museum IPM is available for free download - go to https://forms.illinois.edu/sec/6828287

Small Museum Association FREE Webinar
Time to Think Big: Inspire! Grants for Small Museums

November 6, 2020, 1:00 (ET)  
Have you heard the big news for small museums? Get inspired during this session from IMLS as senior program officer, Reagan Moore, shares information about a funding opportunity for small museums, Inspire! Grants for Small Museums, which is designed to encourage small museums to apply for and implement projects that address priorities identified in their strategic plans. Project activities can include planning, professional development, collections care and digitization, exhibition design and fabrication, community programming and much more. Though there will be an emphasis on Inspire!, Ms. Moore will also share details about other IMLS funding opportunities and initiatives.

Arizona Downtown Alliance FREE Webinar
Pivoting for the Holidays

November 10, 2020, 1:00 p.m. (AZ)  
Communities across the state have spent much of their pandemic downtime reimagining their events and most currently planning for the upcoming holiday events.  Four Arizona rural communities will share how they have pivoted over the last few months in response to the pandemic, talk about their efforts and programs they have implemented to support their local businesses during these challenging times and highlight some of the events and promotions they have planned for the upcoming holidays and maybe even for 2021. 

Indiana Historical Society Local History FREE Webinar
Interpreting Difficult History

November 11, 2020, 2 p.m. (ET)
One of the most important jobs of heritage organizations is to thoughtfully and intentionally interpret history, even when that history is hard. In this webinar, you’ll learn some of the ways that you can help your staff and volunteers learn to tell difficult stories as well as to understand why visitors may not want to hear them.  

Association of Registrars and Collections Specialists Webinar
Database Blues: An Action Plan for Selection and Implementation of a New CMS

November 11, 2020, 1:00 p.m. (ET)
Does the mere thought of opening your current database program give you chills? Are you tired of creating your own hacks to make your system “work” the way you need it to? Have you longed for a new and upgraded CMS, but worry your management will balk at the mere mention of a change? Please join us for a webinar focused exclusively on selecting and implementing a new database for museum collections. 

Chronicle of Philanthropy Webinar
How They Did It: Virtual Events Donors Love

November 19, 2020, 2:00 p.m.
Get advice and proven tactics from nonprofits that are running successful online gatherings, including how — and why —small digital gatherings can strengthen bonds with supporters and bring them closer to your mission, as well as tips on how to boost giving and create an engaging online program without spending too much. 

AASLH Online Course
Introduction to Financial Management  

January 25 - February 22, 2021
Designed for staff and volunteers of all abilities and organizations of all sizes, this four-week course provides an accessible, clear, and even fun introduction to financial concepts. From understanding expenses and income to how to establish an endowment, this course will equip you with a toolkit to engage with finance on your terms and to your ability.

AASLH Online Course 
Museum Education and Outreach

January 25 - March 21, 2021 
At their heart, regardless of type or size, museums are engaging, dynamic places of education. This AASLH online course, Museum Education and Outreach, is about how we can facilitate visitors’ meaningful and memorable experiences in the informal environments of museums. The program looks at the larger umbrella of programming at sites and explores the large concept of who our audiences are, how best to connect with them, and what is needed to develop various methods.

AASLH Online Course 
Developing Exhibitions: Design

January 25 - March 21, 2021
Developing Exhibitions: Planning is an online course about how to plan exhibitions. This course focuses on developing an understanding of current issues within exhibit development and creation of original planning material for a potential exhibit at participants’ institution (or other selected venue). Drawing upon their professional and educational experiences, course participants will examine their own perspectives on exhibition development and strengthen their role within its practice.

American Association for State and Local History Online Course
Basics of Archives

January 25 - February 28, 2021
The 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. 

American Association for State and Local History Online Course
Collections Management

January 25 - March 21, 2021
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.


CONFERENCES

Museum Association of Arizona ONLINE
October 19, 20, 28 and 29

6th Annual Repatriation Conference - ONLINE
October 26-28, 2020 

National Trust for Historic Preservation Conference - ONLINE
October 27-30, 2020

Lodestar 28th Annual Nonprofit Conference on Sustainability Strategies
October 28, 2020

Preserving Our Heritage and Protecting Our Health  
October 29, 2020 
Washington, D.C.

National Humanities Conference - ONLINE
November 6, 10, 12 and 13, 2020

Museum Computer Network - ONLINE
November 10-12, and 17-19

Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums POSTPONED TO 2021
November 30-December 2, 2020
Washington, D.C.

Amigos Conference ONLINE
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Libraries: Progress and Promise
December 2, 2020

National Council for Educational History
April 8-10, 2021
Salt Lake City UT

Arizona History Convention
Advocating for Change, Navigating Crises
April 20‒24, 2021

Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
June 2 - June 5, 2021
Boston, MA


WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS

2020 Safety and Cultural Heritage Summit - ONLINE 
Preserving Our Heritage and Protecting Our Health

October 29-30, 2020
Participants will hear collaborative presentations by OEHS and Collection Care professionals, with the theme of Control of Health and Safety Hazards in Museums, Libraries, Historic Sites, and Conservation Treatment.

Museum Trustee Association Fall Forum
November 5 and  November 12, 2020

Coalition of Master’s Scholars on Material Culture - ONLINE
Fall Symposium: History Should Make You Uncomfortable

November 21, 2020


Museum Association of Arizona

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