Thursday, July 15, 2010

Professional Development Calendar Update: July

Have you submitted your CFP for the SMA Annual Conference in Ocean City, MD from February 20 – 22, 2011? Find out more on our website at

AAM Museum Essentials Webinar

July 21, 2:00-3:30 (Eastern)

21st Century Museum and School Partnerships: What Museums Need to Know

For additional information on the Museum Essentials Webinar Series, please visit

In an effort to encourage discussion and idea-sharing about healthy and sustainable museum and school partnerships, EdCom is sponsoring viewings of the webinar, as well as discussion and networking sessions in each of the six regions across the country. These sessions are free and open to all museum educators who wish to attend one of these gatherings. Space is limited, so please RSVP to the venue host:

Western Region: Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson AZ , contact Stephanie Coakley at

Mountain-Plains Region: University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, Boulder, CO, contact James Hakala at

Midwest Region: Minnetrista Cultural Center , Muncie , IN , contact George Buss at GBuss@MINNETRISTA.NET

Southeast Region: Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga , TN , contact Hassan Najjar at

Mid-Atlantic Region: Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia , PA , contact

New England Region: Currier Museum of Art, Manchester , NH , contact Leah Fox at

If you would like to host your own convening, EdCom has created a discussion guide and worksheet template to help you craft your own meeting. You can download the discussion guide at Also, we hope you will find us on Facebook and continue the discussion.

AASLH presents Collections Camp: Textiles

Date: July 28-30, 2010
Location: Marjorie Russell Clothing and Textile Research Center, Nevada State Museum, Carson City, NV
Cost: $275 members/$340 nonmembers

$20 discount if registration received by June 28

This focused workshop will concentrate on the care and conservation of textiles in museum collections. Spend time working with expert textile conservators and curators to learn proper stewardship of your textile collection.

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July 28, 2010 – 2:00 - 4:00PM (EST) - NAGPRA for Museums Webinar

Under NAGPRA, museums are defined as any institution or state or local government agency (including any institution of higher learning) that receives Federal funds and has possession of, or control over, Native American cultural items. In this webinar we will review the obligations of museums under NAGPRA, with an emphasis on policies and procedures, consultation, and the NAGPRA notice process. In addition, we will review NAGPRA civil penalties and discuss strategies and best practices for ensuring compliance with NAGPRA. Participants are strongly encouraged to share strategies and tips for success.

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Visitor Studies Association Annual Meeting in Phoenix, AZ from July 28 – 31, 2010

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Association of African American Museums in Pittsburgh, PA from August 4 – 8, 2010

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The Great Library, Inc. would like to inform you of our new 1-day interactive Museum Education workshop that will be released the fall of 2010. Available September 1 – January 1, 2011

"Diversity in a 21st Century Museum" is an innovative and interactive workshop that will contain museum theory, but highlights and focuses on innovative educational programming and the visitor experience. This workshop is for every member of the museum staff, from docents to board members.

The following objectives will be addressed in each workshop;

A. Museum Educational Theory

B. Effective Programming for Museums

C. Research and Evaluation


$250.00 (State of Texas)

$350.00 plus travel (out of state)

For more information:

For Registration information click on the contact us tab and fill out the request form and enter in the comment box "Fall Registration" along with museum contact information name and phone number, we will contact the facility within 24-48 hours with a phone call and all other information.

Applications are being accepted for an EarthScope workshop for interpretive rangers and museum educators in the Yellowstone--Snake River Plain--Teton region. The workshop will be held September 9-12, 2010 at the Teton Science School in Jackson, Wyoming.

For information about EarthScope Interpretive Workshops, please visit:

Details about the Yellowstone--Snake River Plain--Teton Workshop and an online application form are at:

Questions and further information, please contact:

Bob Lillie

EarthScope Education and Outreach Manager Professor of Geology and Certified Interpretive Trainer Department of Geosciences, Oregon State University Corvallis, OR, 97331

Phone: (541)-737-1242; Fax:(541)-737-1200


Mountain Plains Museum Association’s Annual Conference in Rapid City, SD from September 13 – 17, 2010.

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This conference provides the perfect opportunity for museum professionals and folks new to the field to expand their knowledge, network and share experiences with museum people from MPMA's region.

AASLH Annual Conference in Oklahoma City, OK from September 22 – 25, 2010

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Association of Science Technology Centers Annual Conference from October 2 – 5, 2010 in Hawaii

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Association of Midwest Museums Annual Conference from October 6 – 9, 2010 in Cleveland, OH

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SouthEastern Museums Conference from October 12 – 17, 2010 in Baton Rouge, LA

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Space Odyssey: Storage Strategies For Cultural Collections

Presented by the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts in partnership with the Midwest Art Conservation Center and cosponsored by the Minnesota Historical Society in St. Paul, MN

October 12 & 13, 2010

Participants in this two-day conference will hear experts in the field of design, space planning, and environmental control and modification speak about practical methods and applications to improve and maximize storage spaces for cultural collections. Sessions will include case studies that demonstrate how institutions of various sizes have implemented storage initiatives.

For more information and to register online, go to:

The Academy of Certified Archivists will award 10 Accreditation Recertification Credits to eligible Certified Archivists attending this program.

Questions? Call 215-545-0613 or email us at

Wednesday 13 October, 10.00-11.00 (EST); 15.00-16.00 (GMT)

We are delighted to announce that Dr Neil Kotler has agreed to present an International Online Seminar on the theme of Audience Creation in Museums on Wednesday 13 October.

Dr Kotler is world-renowned as a leading thinker and practitioner in the field of museum marketing, with his groundbreaking book, "Museum Marketing and Strategy: Designing Missions, Building Audiences, Generating Revenue and Resources" - now in its second edition and translated into Spanish, Italian, Japanese and Korean - regarded as the key work in the field.

To register, please visit:

Western Museums Association Conference from October 18 – 21, 2010 in Portland, OR

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National Digital Forum 2010 Conference

Linking data, linking people

Monday 18 – Tuesday 19 October 2010

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, New Zealand

Registration for NDF 2010 is now open. Please click here to register!

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us: Paardekooper and Associates, Conference organisers of NDF 2010

P: +64 4 562 8259

F: +64 4 562 8269


Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums Conference from October 24 – 27, 2010 in Philadelphia, PA

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New England Museum Association Conference from November 3 – 5, 2010 in Springfield, MA

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Museumwise and the Museum Association of New York are sending out a call for participation! Our Museums in Conversation Conference will be heading to the Hyatt Regency in Buffalo, New York, April 3-5, 2011 and we’ll be asking participants to tackle the question: How Do We Prove the Value of Museums? Learn more at

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