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 Youth and Education Coordinator Lexi Ray.


Webinar 
Planning Successful Exhibitions
BC Museums Association 

February 20
12:00 – 1:00 PM PST
Join us on the third Tuesday of every month for insightful and informative presentations on a variety of topics, delivered by BC museum professionals and special guests. This month: Planning Successful Exhibitions: Learning from failure, planning for success Let’s explore some exhibitions around the world and have fun learning from their failures! Then we’ll look at 10 key principles that provide the foundation for a successful exhibition. The presentation will focus on practical solutions that work for every museum and gallery regardless of mission or size.
Tim Willis is one of Canada’s most experienced museum professionals. He has led the visitor experience departments of two significant Canadian museums and directed the development of more than 100 museum exhibition and gallery projects. In the late 1980s, Tim joined the Royal Alberta Museum as head of Exhibitions and Marketing. Under Tim’s leadership, the Royal Alberta Museum developed one of the most active exhibition programs in Canada. From 2001 to 2006, he led the development of a new visitor experience - part of the Royal Alberta Museum’s renewal project. In 2006, Tim accepted the position of Director of Exhibitions and Visitor Experience at the Royal BC Museum. His work there focused on the creation of a long-term vision for exhibitions and the entire visitor experience.

Webinar 
Found In Collections (FIC): Pathways for Resolving Undocumented Objects in Museum Collections
Wisconsin Historical Society 

Feb 21 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Central
Undocumented or “orphaned” collections are groups of objects with little or no associated records that remain unresolved in museums. Ownership of or title to these collections is often unclear. This webinar will address “Found in Collections,” or FIC items, and provide practical guidance for working through the step-by-step process of reconciling them. A complimentary electronic resource guide that outlines specific criteria and procedures for determining appropriate methods to resolve FIC objects is provided to all participants.

Webinar
Policies and Procedures for Deaccessioning
American Association for State and Local History

February 21
3 – 4:30 pm Eastern
This webinar will examine the necessary components of an effective deaccessioning policy, including options for removal, ethical considerations, broad-level legal concerns (not from a legal professional!), and general best practices. Options for dealing with items such as found-in-collections and abandoned property will also be addressed.

Webinar
Fraud at the Museum: Protecting Your Organization From a Devastating Event 
American Association for State and Local History

February 22nd
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Eastern
Nonprofit organizations are second only to the banking and financial sectors in the occurrence of fraud, according to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Perhaps you have heard or read about a museum or other nonprofit in your area that suffered financial theft by an employee, volunteer or board member. Or perhaps your organization has been the unfortunate victim of fraud like AASLH was in 2011. While fraud has always been around, it has, in recent years, become all too common at history museums and related organizations.

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.

Webinar
Telling Your Story With Story Maps
The National Association for Interpretation 
February 27
1:00-2:00pm Eastern 
Maps have been used to tell stories for thousands of years. Discover how to use modern web mapping technologies to create interactive, sharable experiences with audio, video, narrative, and photographs for communicating your place-based, research, and education stories to a wide variety of people.

Joseph Kerski, Education Manager, Esri, is a geographer who believes that spatial analysis through digital mapping can transform education and society through better decision-making. He has three degrees in Geography and 30 years of experience at NOAA, Census Bureau, USGS, Esri, and the University of Denver. Joseph has authored books such as Interpreting Our World, and 25 chapters, 100 articles, 500 lessons, 750 blog essays, and 4K videos. 

MARCH 2018

Webinar
New Member Orientation
American Association for State and Local History

March 7
3 – 4:15 pm (Eastern)
Are you a new member of AASLH? Interested in AASLH membership? Eager to make the most of your important role in this community? Join AASLH staff for an interactive orientation on the services, programs, events, resources, and networking opportunities available to AASLH members.


Webinar
Cultural Heritage and Climate Change: Science, Threats, and Opportunity
American Association for State and Local History
March 8th
3- 4:30 pm (Eastern)
Sarah Sutton leads a discussion of the field’s most common climate change related challenges, and the tools being used to become resilient in the face of such sweeping change. Two guest presenters will describe how their work has already been seriously impacted by climate change. They discuss their perspectives, experiences, and solutions for managing the intersection between cultural heritage and climate change.

Webinar 
Telling the Whole Story: Strategies for Representation from “#1 in Civil Rights”
American Association for State and Local History
March 13
3– 4:30 pm (Eastern)
Most of us understand that representation is powerfully important in museums and that history organizations have a clear responsibility to build diversity and inclusion in our exhibits and interpretation. Yet our institutions’ past collecting choices may not have been in sync with our current aspirations for inclusion. To bridge this gap and create the acclaimed exhibit #1 in Civil Rights the African American Freedom Struggle in St. Louis, Missouri Historical Society developed practical techniques and strategies for telling the whole story.

Webinar 
Historic House Call: Immersive Education in Historic House Museums
American Association for State and Local History

March 21
3– 4:30 pm (Eastern)
This webinar will look at the unique way the Molly Brown House Museum and Byers-Evans House Museum in Denver, CO have reworked their spaces to bring in more immersive, hands-on sensory learning not only for school children but new groups including young professionals, repeat visitors, and the like. This webinar will inspire attendees to look at their space in a whole new way and not be afraid to look beyond the ropes.


Online Course 
Museum Education and Outreach
American Association for State and Local History
March 25 - May 26
At their heart, regardless of type or size, museums are educational organizations. This course is about how we can facilitate visitors’ meaningful and memorable experiences in the informal environments of museums.


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.


JUNE 2018

Webinar 
Is Your Museum Grant Ready?
American Association for State and Local History
June 4th
3 – 4:30 pm Eastern
Sarah Sutton offers a guide to self-assessing your institution’s grant-readiness and steps for bringing yourselves up to par. This 75-minute workshop reviews the institutional structures, policies, information, and practices that make museums competitive in the grants game. This webinar is adapted from Sarah’s new book of the same title.




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