The following list includes conferences and workshops discussing a variety of topics that could benefit our partners! Get an Overview of the Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area Professional Development Program. If you find a workshop or conference that you would like to attend under this program, apply for funding with our Professional Development Scholarship Application. Know of any opportunities that are not listed but should be? Let us know! Contact Youth and Education Coordinator Lexi Ray.



SEPTEMBER 2018

Workshop 
Collection Management Policies—Preparation, Implementation, Evaluation
International Preservation Studies Center 

September 19-21, 2018
Freeport, IL 



Workshop 
Gels for Paper Conservation
American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works 
September 19 - 21, 2018
Philadelphia, PA

Conference 
AASLH Annual Meeting 

Kansas City, MO 
September 26-29


OCTOBER 2018


Workshop
Traditional Gilding 
International Preservation Studies Center 
October 1-5, 2018



Workshop 
Analysis of Weave Structures in Museum Textiles: Textile Basics and Non-Woven Structure
American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works 
October 8 - 10, 2018
Washington, DC

Workshop
Gilding Conservation 
International Preservation Studies Center
October 8-11, 2018
Freeport, IL

Workshop
Reinventing the Historic House Museum
American Association for State and Local History 
October 12
Glessner House Museum, 1800 South Prairie Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60616

Reinventing the Historic House Museum goes beyond basic questions about Historic Houses to delve deeper into core issues regarding relevance, funding, and preparing for the future.

Workshop 
Grant Writing for Museum Professionals
International Preservation Studies Center 
October 15-16, 2018
Freeport, IL 


Workshop
Constructing Affordable Storage Mounts and Supports
International Preservation Studies Center

October 16-19, 2018
Freeport, IL

Workshop 
Museum Leadership Strategies
International Preservation Studies Center 

October 17-19, 2018
Freeport, IL 

Conference
Slave Dwelling Project Conference
Center for Historic Preservation, Middle Tennessee State University
October 24-27
The conference theme is "Slavery, Resistance, and Community," and a broad range of topics will be discussed.
The conference will feature an excellent program, including keynote speaker Colson Whitehead, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Underground Railroad (2016). Other highlights will include musical performances, artistic displays, an overnight stay at the historic Bradley Academy Museum and Cultural Center in Murfreesboro, and a field trip to Nashville historic sites. Please join us!
“Now that I have the attention of the public by sleeping in extant slave dwellings, it is time to wake up and deliver the message that the people who lived in these structures were not a footnote in American history.”--Joseph McGill, founder of the Slave Dwelling Project, Civil War re-enactor, and descendant of the enslaved

Workshop
Developing History Leaders @SHA (Seminar for Historical Administration): Class of 2018
American Association for State and Local History

October 27-November 16
Indiana Historical Society, Indianapolis, IN

NOVEMBER 2018

Conference 
Discover Hidden Treasures: Making the Most of Community- KMA Annual Conference
Kansas Museums Association 
N
ovember 7-9
Independence, KS 

 DECEMBER 2018


Workshop 
Design and Construction of Mounts for Exhibits - Session III
International Preservation Studies Center 
December 17-20, 2018
Freeport, IL 

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