Museum Association of Arizona





Nevada Museums Association

October 26-28, 2016

Lake Tahoe NV

2016 Museum Trustees Association Forum

October 27-28, 2016

Cincinnati OH

Museum Computer Network

November 1-4, 2016

New Orleans LA

Turning Point: The Pivotal Role of Humanities in Healthcare

November 4-5, 2016

Phoenix, Arizona

National Humanities Conference

November 10-13, 2016

Salt Lake City UT 


November 14-15, 2016

New York NY

National Preservation Conference: PastForward

November 15-18, 2016

Houston TX

Chaos at the Museum

November 17-20, 2016

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Museum Next

February 15-17, 2017

Australian Centre for the Moving Image

Melbourne, Australia

Small Museum Association

February 19-21, 2017

College Park MD 

Building Museums 2017

February 24-26, 2017

Washington, D.C.

Museum Trustee Association Spring 2017 Trustee/Director Forum

March 31, 2017

National World War II Museum, New Orleans LA

National Council on Public History Annual Meeting

April 29-22, 2017

Indianapolis IN 

Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

April 12-15, 2016

San Diego CA

Deadline for Submissions: October 1, 2016

Digital Data in Biodiversity Research Conference

June 5-6,  2017

Ann Arbor  MI 

Arizona Historic Preservation Conference

June 14-16, 2017

Hilton El Conquistador Hotel, Oro Valley AZ

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

ARCS Biennial Conference

November 1-5, 2017

Vancouver BC, Canada

Museum Trustee Association Fall 2017 Trustee/Director Forum

November 3, 2017

University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia PA


Workshops and Seminars

Arizona Non-Profit Academy

Board Boot Camp

October 22, 2016, 7:00 AM to 11:45 AM

Phoenix AZ

Arizona Commission on the Arts

Equity and Access: How Arts Education Impacts School Reform

October 24, 2016, 8:30-9:30 a.m.

Herberger Theater Center, Phoenix AZ

Smithsonian Institution Museum Conservation Institute

The Mechanics of Art Materials and its Future in Heritage Science

October 24-25, 2016

Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.

This program brings experts in mechanics research from across the globe to discuss current and future trends in the study and preservation of cultural heritage. Speakers represent a continuum of this research, from its origins to those professionals currently working to shape their field and train future generations of scholars. This special event is designed to engage and inform a broad audience including conservators, collection managers, curators, scientists, engineers, facility managers, students, and policy makers.

Image Permanence Institute

Preservation of Digitally Printed Materials in Libraries, Archives and Museums

Rochester Institute of Technology  (Rochester, NY)

October 25-27, 2016

American Association for State and Local History Workshop

Reinventing the Historic House Museum

October 27, 2016

Historic Colorado, Denver CO

Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts (CCAHA)

Digital Preservation: Planning and Collaboration for Smaller Institutions

October 28 and December 16, 2016

Philadelphia, PA

On-Line Classes and Webinars                           

Association for State and Local History Online Course 

Project Management for History Professionals

October 17-November 11, 2016

Using real project ideas, participants apply project management principles to complete a project charter and scope diagram they can then use to begin or continue their real-life project in an efficient, orderly and open manner. Course is taught by Steven Hoskins, Ph.D.

American Alliance of Museums Webinar

Reducing Hiring Bias in Museums

October 19, 2016, 2–3:30 p.m. (ET)

Employers, market researchers, and cultural influencers alike have recently revisited the question of “cultural fit” in the workplace in an effort to investigate the strategies that organizations use to maintain homogeneity. This webinar will explore the issues that reduce opportunities for underrepresented groups within the museum field, and will outline tools that organizations, including AAM, are currently using to reduce unintended bias in recruitment and hiring. We will hear from an AAM hiring manager about the process of crafting the job description, interview strategy, and onboarding; and from the new employee about the challenges and opportunities the application process presented. 

Sign up to be a Watch and Talk Event location by October 7

iDigBio Symbiota Working Group

Symbiotia Webinar Series: Creating and using taxonomic keys

October 21, 2016 from 3-4pm ET

Symbiota software includes a fully integrated system for dynamic keying that includes a suite of tools for key character development.  In this SWG webinar, dynamic keying within Symbiota portals will be demonstrated, and an overview of key character creation will be presented. 

Association for State and Local History Online Course 

Basics of Archives

October 24-November 18

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

American Association for State and Local History Webinar

Cultivating Diversity and Inclusion at Museums and Historic Sites

October 25, 2016, 3-4:15 p.m. (ET)

Museums and other history-minded institutions have the ability to connect a number of people–visitors, staff, volunteers, and stakeholders– in a variety of different ways. But how can we make sure that all of the communities we serve, or want to serve, see themselves in both our exhibitions and learning opportunities and as content creators? The webinar will provide strategies for museums professionals to demonstrate cultural competency on multiple levels in order to help create a place for underrepresented communities at the museum table.

Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) Webinar

Caring for Photographic Collections

October 25, 2016, 2-4 p.m. (ET)

American Alliance of Museums Webinar

Museums and Internships

October 26, 2016 2:00-3:30 p.m. (ET)

Recent surveys of training and hiring practices in the cultural sector have pinpointed internship programs as key sites of possibility for developing the future workforce. Internships offer exposure and valuable networking opportunities for people entering the museum field. They also offer a critical point on the hiring pipeline for increasing diversity in museum leadership. This webinar will offer tools for museum professionals to identify different perspectives on internships in the field and will explore the broader implications of internships on the development of equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in our museums. 

Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) Webinar

Digitizing Photographic Collections

October 26, 2016, 12:30-1:30 p.m. (ET)

American Association for State and Local History Webinar

Interpreting Native American History and Culture at Museums and Historic Sites 

November 8, 2016 from 3-4:15pm (ET)

American Alliance of Museums Webinar

Getting Started on Exhibition Development

November 9, 2016, 2-3:30 p.m. (ET)

Designed for museum professionals at all career levels, this webinar presents one approach to developing exhibitions, focusing on the linear and non-linear aspects of creating a three-dimensional learning environment. Whether planning a new exhibition or renovating an old one, this program will help reframe your thinking about exhibition planning.

Sign up to be a Watch and Talk location by October 21.

American Association for State and Local History Webinar

Civil Rights and a Civil Society: Strategies for Community Outreach and Engagement

November 14, 2016, 3-4:15 p.m. (ET)

In the wake of increased media attention on interactions between law enforcement and African-American citizens, the Nashville Public Library partnered with the Metro Nashville Police Department to develop a diversity education curriculum rooted in the Nashville Civil Rights Movement. The program encourages new recruits, seasoned officers, and organization leaders to examine the ways that their city’s past influences the current social climate. By recognizing a significant need, NPL was able to use their position to provide a much needed service to the communities that call Nashville home. In this webinar, Andrea Blackman from the Nashville Public Library will discuss how their Civil Rights and A Civil Society program has been beneficial to public relations in the Nashville community and how others can create outreach opportunities out of what is happening in their backyards and in society broadly.

iDigBio Symbiota Working Group

Symbiotia Webinar Series: The GEOLocate Toolkit

November 18, 2016 from 3-4pm ET

Symbiota software includes a GEOLocate Toolkit that leverages the power of Collaborative Georeferencing and provides realtime updates to coordinate values for selected records.  In this SWG webinar, use of the GEOLocate Toolkit will be demonstrated, and an overview of the requirements for selecting sets of eligible records will be presented.

American Association for State and Local History Webinar

Accessibility and Inclusivity at Museums and Historic Sites 

November 29, 2016, 3-4:15pm (ET)

American Alliance of Museums Webinar

Getting Started on Collections Storage

December 7, 2016, 2:00-3:30 p.m. (ET)

In this webinar, expert practitioners explore the fundamentals to collection storage that are critical for successful stewardship. 

Sign up to be a Watch and Talk location by November 18.

American Alliance of Museums Webinar

Getting Started on Collections Planning

 December 14, 2016, 2:00-3:30 p.m. (ET)

This webinar provides a basic guide to help your museum create a collections plan, the first step to gaining intellectual control over the collections and ensuring that you have the appropriate staff and resources for collections care. Topics covered include building an intellectual framework, writing the plan itself, the planning process, and the challenges of museum politics—gaining institutional buy-in, negotiating collections-related board and donor issues, building public awareness, saying “no” to unwanted donations, and more. Resource list and scenario planning activities are provided.

iDigBio Symbiota Working Group

Symbiotia Webinar Series: Linking Genetic Data to and from Symbiota portals

December 16, 2016 from 3-4pm ET

An overview of how to add genetic data to records in Symbiota portals and how to use the LinkOut feature in GenBank to link back to these records.

American Association for State and Local History Online Course

Leadership and Administration in History Organizations

January 9-March 6, 2017

This course proposes that museum administration and leadership matter, regardless the size or focus of your organization. Topics include governance and administrative structure, nonprofit status, mission and vision, board and staff responsibilities, the relationship between board and staff, strategic planning, human resource management, and leadership.

American Association for State and Local History Webinar

Social Media 101 for Museums and Historic Sites 

January 17, 2017 from 3-4:15pm (ET)

American Association for State and Local History Online Course

Collections Management

March 20-May 15, 2017

This eight-week course will introduce participants to the professional principles and practices in the management of museum collections. Topics will include collections development, registration and record keeping with an emphasis on the development of Collection Policies and Procedures and what it means to be intellectually and physically responsible for museum objects.

American Association for State and Local History Online Course

Caring for Museum Collections 

April 3-May 29, 2017

Northeast Document Conservation Center Webinars:

October 25, 2016, 2 p.m. (ET) Caring for Photographic Collections   

October 26, 2016, 2 p.m. (ET) Digitizing Photographic Collections   

November 16 2016, 2 p.m. (ET) Caring for Rare Books   

December 1 & 15, 2016, 2 p.m. (ET) Writing a Disaster Plan 

December 7, 2016, 2 p.m. (ET) Caring for Framed Collections

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