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Connecting to Collections Care Webinar
The Poison Book Project

September 20, 2023, 10:00 a.m. (AZ)
This webinar will share practical advice on how to identify these potentially toxic books, as well as health and safety recommendations institutions large and small can use when they have identified poison books in their collections.

Texas Historical Commission Webinar
Translation in Museums: Tips and Tricks to Get it Right!

Thursday, September 21, 8:00 a.m. (AZ)
This webinar, led by a professional translator, will show the translation process works, the different services offered by translation providers, and the most common timing and pricing for translation projects. She will also provide you with tips and tricks on how to find good translators and talk about the benefits/downsides of working with individuals vs. translation agencies. 

Chronicle of Philanthropy Webinar ($69)
Top Ways to Thank Donors and Inspire Loyalty

September 28, 2023. 11:00 a.m. (AZ)
Learn the latest research in philanthropic psychology and how it can be easily applied  to thank-you letters and campaigns to increase donor retention. We’ll share real-world examples and proven tips that work, no matter the size of your budget.

Association of Registrars and Collections Specialists
Emergency Initial Response

September 19, 2023, 11:00 a.m. (AZ)  
Re-Entry and Safety (Stacy Bowe) and Utilizing Damage Assessments (Stacy Bowe)

Western Region Registrars Committee Webinar
WAIT, You Collect What?!? In Plane Site: Art in a Very Public Space

September 28, 2023, 10:00 a.m. (AZ)
Alisa Tsuji, Jamie O’Keefe, and Claire Tsai will discuss the unique environment of the SFO Museum that has 30+ exhibition sites throughout the airport, with 30 new exhibits each year on diverse themes across art, history, science, and cultural topics.

Southeast Museums Conference Webinar ($10)
How to Give an Inclusive Program

September 28, 2023, 8:30 a.m. (AZ)
Join Felicia Ingram, Manager of Interpretation, Accessibility, and Diversity at the North Carolina Museum of Art to learn about better practices for delivering an in-person (or virtual) presentation. This program will focus on audio descriptions, intentional pauses, and slide designs.  

Association of Registrars and Collections Specialists
Emergency Technical Response

October 3, 2023, 11:00 a.m. (AZ)  
Evacuation and Working with Responders (Trish Smith) and Emergency Documentation (Cailin Meyer)

Blue Avocado FREE Webinar
Cyber Incident Response Plans for Nonprofits

October 5, 2023, 11:00 a.m. (AZ)  
This webinar is meant to educate and inform your nonprofit about: What a cyber incident response plan is; Why your nonprofit should have one; What should be included

Museums Alaska Webinar 
Your Collections are Trying to Kill You: Chemical Safety with AKOSH 

October 11, 2023, 12:00 p.m. (AZ)
Gina Agron, a museum consultant from Alaska Occupational Safety and Health (AKOSH) will offer essential insights into the chemical hygiene plans that  museums should be implementing and discover how AKOSH can assist in chemical testing for collections.

Association of Registrars and Collections Specialists
Emergency Recovery & Resilience

October 17, 2023, 11:00 a.m. (AZ)  
Establishing Training Methods (Kasey Lee, Conservator, BC HERN) and Institutional Buy-in for Emergency Preparedness (Anisha Gupta, University of Delaware).

George Washington University Museum Webinar
Museums Today: This is America: Re-Viewing the Art of the United States

October 18, 2023, 3:00 p.m. (AZ)  
This Is America: Re-Viewing the Art of the United States authors Keidra Daniels Navaroli and Keri Watson will  discuss the development of the project and share tips for engaging with its culturally relevant themes.

Texas Commission on the Arts
(Re)Building Audiences with Your Community

October 25, 2023, 12:00 p.m. (AZ)
Discover how engaging with your community can drive deeper, long-term involvement with your organization.  Speakers will discuss their specific strategies for acting in partnership with their communities and its impact on their organizations’ audiences and overall mission. 

Museums Alaska Webinar 
NAGPRA Updates with Melanie O’Brien 

November 15, 2023, 12:00 p.m. (AZ)
Melanie O'Brien, the Program Manager of the National Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) at the National Park Service will provide  an opportunity to stay informed and educated on the latest updates to the NAGPRA law in 2023.

George Washington University Museum Webinar
Museums Today: Storytelling in Museums

November 29, 2023, 4:00 p.m. (AZ)
Editor Adina Langer will discuss the book Storytelling in Museums. With chapters written by a diverse set of practitioners from across the museum field and around the world, the book explores the efficacy and ethics of storytelling in museums.


ARTability AZ Access 101
September 18, 2023
Tempe AZ, Salt River Project (1500 North Mill Avenue)

Preservation Matters: The Annual Preventive Conservation Conference
September 21-23, 2023
Washington DC

MuseumNext Digital Collections Summit
September 25-26, 2023

National Conference on Cultural Property Protection: Focusing on Fundamentals: A Culture of Service
September 27-29, 2023
Washington, D.C. 

American Association for State and Local History Virtual Workshop
Interpreting Slavery with Children and Teens

September 28-29, 2023
Based on the book Interpreting Slavery with Children and Teens at Museums and Historic Sites, this virtual workshop (two half-days) will cover pedagogically-sound and emotionally-aware techniques for developing school programs on the subject of enslavement and strategies for training and caring for the staff implementing the programs.  

Museum Trustee Association Fall Forum
September 28-October 1, 2023
Chicago IL

AAMG Virtual Convening: Creative Collaborations
October 2, 2023   

Western Museum Association Annual Meeting  
October 5-8, 2023
Pasadena CA

National Preservation Law Conference
October 10, 2023
Washington, D.C 

International Committee for the Collections and Activities of Museums Of Cities
Changing Cities, Changing Museums  

October 16-19, 2023
New York NY 

2023 National Humanities Conference
October 18-19, 2023 (Virtual)
October 25-29, 2023
Indianapolis IN

Visitor Experience Conference
October 22-25, 2023
Wilmington, DE 

Museum Next
Museums, Games & Play Summit

October 23-24, 2023

2023 STEM & Innovation Summit
October 24, 2023 
Arizona Science Center, Phoenix AZ

2023 International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums
October 24-26, 2023
Omni Oklahoma City Hotel, Oklahoma City, OK

Arizona Historic Preservation Conference
October 25-28, 2023
Tucson AZ

American Industrial Hygiene Association Professional Development Seminar
Control of Health and Safety Hazards in Museums, Historic Sites, Conservation Treatment and Collection Care
October 27, 2023
Washington, D.C., Smithsonian American Art Museum and Virtual

American Alliance of Museums
Future of Museums Virtual Summit
November 1-2, 2023

Association of Registrars and Collections Specialists 2023 Conference
November 7-10, 2023
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

National Trust for Historic Preservation PastForward Conference
Preserving Place, Empowering Community
November 8-10, 2023
Washington, D.C.

Foundation for Advancement in Conservation (FAIC) and the Association of Registrars and Collections Specialists (ARCS) Online Workshop ($89)
Alternative Courier Practices  

November 14 and 16, 2023, 10:00 a.m.  (AZ)
Led by both registrars and conservators, this workshop is intended for any collections care professional whose work involves organizing loans and exhibitions, or acting as a courier. The two sessions will explore the logistics and methods implemented by professionals in the field, discuss considerations taken into account in choosing appropriate options, and share tips and tricks for successful couriering projects.

Small Museum Association Annual Conference
February 19-21, 2024
Richmond VA

Southeast Museums Conference Leadership Institute
April 7-12, 2024
The Galt House Hotel, Louisville KY
Deadline: November 3, 2023



American Association for State and Local History Online Courses
August 28 - September 24:  Introduction to Museum Endowments 
August 28 - October 1: Basics of Archives 
August 28 - October 22: Museum Education and Outreach 
August 28 - October 22: Project Management for History Professionals
August 28 - October 22: Collections Management 101: Collections Development
August 28-September 24: Introduction to Museum Endowments
August 28-October 8: Best Practices for Inclusive Workspaces 

American Association for State and Local History
Arcus Leadership Program Courses
Specifically designed for emerging and mid-level professionals and volunteers, these self-paced courses help participants understand the most critical topics in the history field and incorporate that understanding into their work. Start these courses any time.
Accessibility for Historical Organizations 
Creating Engaging Social Media Content for Historical Organizations  
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for History Organizations 
Foundational Principles of LGBTQ+ Inclusion  
Introduction to Fundraising   
Introduction to Indigenous History

Finding New Sources of Funding in Challenging Times
This 45 minute on-demand course will help you think beyond traditional sources of financial support to fund cultural resource projects. Learn how to evaluate a cultural resource project for its value in serving broader community needs. Review traditional funding types versus alternative sources that can be redirected to meet project goals. 

Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) and the Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN) Online Course
Museum Collections Documentation and Data Cleaning

Provides essential museum documentation information for museum staff with all levels of knowledge. It begins with an introductory overview and ends with specific documentation issues. Learners can take the modules in order or choose a module or two that fits their needs.
(On demand)

Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) and the Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN) Online Course
Preservation Housekeeping for Heritage Sites and Small Museums

Covers guidelines, best practices and resources for the regular upkeep of historic interiors and exteriors as well as the contents of historic buildings. This one- to two-hour self-paced course has been designed for those who work or volunteer in small museums or heritage sites and who have little to no training in conservation.
(On demand)

Museum Association of Arizona

P.O. Box 63902,
Phoenix, Arizona 85082

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