Training Opportunities

Museum Services Program staff conducts and works in partnership with other groups to provide training workshops on a variety of museum topics throughout the state. The list is updated monthly.  

Collections Care WorkshopExhibit Workshop

For more information on workshops or if your institution is interested in sponsoring and hosting a workshop in 2018 please contact the Museum Services Coordinator.

Webinars:

Big Marketing for Small Museums
February 20, 2018
10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Register
Free

Everyone wants to get the word out about their great museum but some can’t afford a dedicated marketing department. So what can you do to market your site on a small budget?  Mary Jane Connor, Director of Marketing at the Wisconsin Historical Society, shares some of her top tips for small museums with big marketing needs.

Bringing History to the Classroom: Outreach for Museums
March 20, 2018
2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Register
Free

Preferably, all the schools in your area would be able to visit your museum, but how do you serve those who cannot? How about creating a traveling trunk? Roseann Bacha-Garza, of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s CHAPS Program, will discuss her own department’s experience in creating a traveling trunk including how they integrated TEKS into the project. Maybe you will come away inspired to create one for your museum!

Workshops:

Town Hall: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace
March 6, 2018
9 a.m. Continental breakfast and attendee check-in
9:30 a.m. to noon Program
Houston Children's Museum
Registration
Free

Led by: Allan G. King, Co-Chair, Class Action Practice Group, Littler Law Firm
Panelists: Dr. Roland B. Smith Jr, Ed.D, MPA, Associate Provost Diversity and Inclusion, Rice University
Michelle Barnes, Co-founder and Executive Director, The Community Artists' Collective
Mark Folkes, Managing Director, Stages Repertory Theatre

Most arts and cultural organizations embrace the notion of diversity, but how can we also address equity and inclusion in the workplace? What are some tactical strategies arts and cultural organizations can do to make progress in this work? What are barriers to implementing new strategies? Join us as we launch the second year of our four-part series, aimed at answering these questions and facilitating change in our community.

In this first session, a panel of local Houston practitioners will discuss and answer questions about how their organization addresses the topic of equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace and barriers they have encountered through their work.

This program is a collaboration between TAM (Texas Association of Museums), THC (Texas Historical Commission) and the Houston Endowment.

Keep checking this webpage for more 2018 webinars and workshops, or e-mail tricia.blakistone@thc.texas.gov and asked to be added to Museum Services e-mail list. (This list is not sold or distributed to third-parties.)
 


American Alliance of Museums (AAM)

Recorded Webinars
With over 70 programs to choose from, our recorded webinars cover a range of topics, and offer an affordable, accessible and convenient online learning opportunity for you, your staff and your colleagues. Purchase of each recorded webinar includes access to the archived recording and presentation materials. Programs originally produced after 2009 feature closed-captioning.

  • Free: Staff of Alliance Tier 3 Museum Members
  • $25: Staff of Alliance Tier 2 Museum Members, Ally Members, Industry Partner members and Individual members
  • $50: Staff of Alliance Tier 1 Museum members and Non-members

American Association for State and Local History (AASLH)

Online Course: Basics of Archives

May 16 @ 8:00 am - June 13 @ 5:00 pm

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. The course consists of five lessons: Archives and Archivists Acquiring Your Collections Processing Collections Housing Your Collections Access and Outreach Learn more

- See more at: http://learn.aaslh.org/calendar/#sthash.udeDrD8t.dpuf

Online Course: Basics of Archives

May 16 @ 8:00 am - June 13 @ 5:00 pm

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. The course consists of five lessons: Archives and Archivists Acquiring Your Collections Processing Collections Housing Your Collections Access and Outreach Learn more

- See more at: http://learn.aaslh.org/calendar/#sthash.udeDrD8t.dpuf
Designed for both emerging and seasoned museum practitioners, Writing for Historical Publications will inspire and equip participants to write for professional publications, organization blogs, and book manuscripts. - See more at: http://learn.aaslh.org/event/writing-for-historical-publications-webinar...
Webinar: Risk Assessment in Historic Houses
Interpreting LGBT History at Museums and Historic Sites - See more at: http://learn.aaslh.org/calendar/#sthash.aKeWrecl.dpuf

Austin Community College Center for Non-Profit Studies

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. - See more at: http://resource.aaslh.org/view/online-course-collections-management/#sth...
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. - See more at: http://resource.aaslh.org/view/online-course-collections-management/#sth...
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. - See more at: http://resource.aaslh.org/view/online-course-collections-management/#sth...

Webinar: Historic House Call: Religion and Historic House Interpretation - See more at: http://learn.aaslh.org/event/historic-house-call-religion-and-historic-h...

Museums hold collections in trust for the public. With that trust comes the duty of care. But with the duty of care comes the requirement that we not endanger collection items through improper care or treatment. Where, however, is the line between what we can and can’t do?

In this webinar, we will address specific preventive conservation practices you can perform and those you should leave for a conservator. Here’s your chance to ask those nagging questions you have regarding good collections stewardship and preventive conservation practices.

- See more at: http://learn.aaslh.org/event/toeing-the-line-collections-care-practices-...

Museums hold collections in trust for the public. With that trust comes the duty of care. But with the duty of care comes the requirement that we not endanger collection items through improper care or treatment. Where, however, is the line between what we can and can’t do?

In this webinar, we will address specific preventive conservation practices you can perform and those you should leave for a conservator. Here’s your chance to ask those nagging questions you have regarding good collections stewardship and preventive conservation practices.

- See more at: http://learn.aaslh.org/event/toeing-the-line-collections-care-practices-...

Connecting to Collections (all webinars are free)


GrantStation.com


Idealware Online Training


Image Permanance Institute (all webinars are free)


Indiana Historical Society


JVA Heritage Interpretation International - Training Division

e-LIVE interpretive training:

  • "Introduction to Heritage Interpretation" ($150)
  • "Advanced Interpretive Services for US Army Corps of Engineers Managers, Supervisors & Team Leaders" ($500)
  • "Advanced Interpretive Services for Chiefs of Interpretation, Interpretive Services Managers, Regional Interpretive Specialists, Park and Heritage Site Managers, and other professional interpretive specialists." ($500)
  • "An introduction to planning and presenting live interpretive programs and tours for Museum/Heritage Site Docents and Volunteers." ($50)
  • "Developing Marketing Plans for Heritage Interpretation & Tourism Sites and Attractions." ($300)
  • "Planning/Designing Interpretive Panels e-LIVE Course" ($125)
  • "Planning Interpretive Trails" ($200)
  • "Interpretive Writing" ($200)
  • "Training for Interpretive Trainers" ($200)
  • "The Interpretive Exhibit Planners Tool" ($200)
  • "Interpretive Master Planning" ($275)

Lyrasis


National Association for Interpretation Webinars 


Museum Study Online Professional Development

All classes are online and $400.


National Association for Interpretation (NAI)


National Center for Preservation Technology and Training


National Preservation Institute


Network for Good


Nonprofit Tech for Good (free)


Northern States Conservation Center

All classes are $499


Northeast Document Conservation Center


PastPerfect Free On-Demand Webinars (free)


Texas Association of Museums


Texas State Historical Association


Wisonsin Historical Society (all webinars are free)