The following list includes webinars and online courses discussing a variety of topics that could benefit our partners! Know of any opportunities that are not listed but should be? Let us know! Contact Special Projects Coordinator Liz Hobson.



DECEMBER 2017


Webinar 
Caring for Paper Collections 
American Association for State and Local History

December 12, 3 p.m. Eastern Time
This webinar will give an introduction to best practices in caring for any paper-based collection. Topics covered will include: handling guidelines, assessing storage materials and special needs items, prioritizing for treatment, and understanding preservation and conservation terminology. This program is appropriate for those looking to develop new skills, as well as for individuals wanting to increase their knowledge about best practices in the care of paper-based collections.

Webinar 
Designing for Outrage: Inviting Disruption into Exhibitions
American Alliance of Museums

December 14, 2-3:30 p.m. Eastern Time 
Violent murders, rampant xenophobia, homophobia, racism, and gender and economic injustices vibrate around us. Is there a way that exhibitions can create spaces that authentically address these issues in all of their moral messiness without rushing to feel-good emotions, harmony or even empathy? Can there be space for outrage? An exploration of four sites that are innovating to startle, puzzle, enrage, delight, surprise, and evoke outrage will offer critical examples and challenges for creating exhibits that invite marginal, subversive, or fragmented narratives and that give visitors an opportunity to explore a full range of issues and emotions. Find out how you can design for outrage in your institution.


JANUARY 2018

Online Course 
Leadership and Administration in History Organizations
American Association for State and Local History

January 22- March 23
Administration and leadership matter, regardless the size or focus of your organization. This online course covers 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.

 

 

Online Course 
Developing Exhibitions (Two Part Course) 
American Association for State and Local History

January 22- March 23
This two-part class is about how to put together an exhibition, from deciding what it will be about and why, gathering, creating and arranging all the elements for visitors. You’ll learn a lot from your classmates – from their own experiences and from the resources that they share with all of us. And you’ll learn the best way: by doing – you will develop an actual exhibit over the course of the class. Both parts of this course must be taken in order to receive a certificate of completion and fulfill the requirements of the Small Museum Pro! series. Part 2: July 23-September 21, 2018. 

Online Course
Collections Management

American Association for State and Local History
January 29 - March 30
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.
 
FEBRUARY 2018

Online Course
Basics of Archives

American Association for State and Local History
February 26 - March 30
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.


APRIL 2018

Online Course
Caring for Museum Collections

American Association for State and Local History
April 16- June 15
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.

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