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 2017 please contact the Museum Services Coordinator.

THC Museum Services

Upcoming Workshops

Becoming a Champion for Museums
Dates: October 3, Silent Wings Museum, Lubbock, and October 5, El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso
Time: Registration 8:30 a.m., Workshop 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Instructor:  Bob Beatty, The Lyndhurst Group, Inc.
Cost: $35 (includes lunch)
Registration

Ultimately, an organization's true value is measured in its importance to its community. Stakeholders often learn of our impact (and engage in our work) through efforts in sharing messages about our role and importance to community life. This is part of our job description as museum professionals and is a year-round activity that extends beyond policymakers and includes your stakeholders throughout the community including friends, neighbors, donors, and members. In this workshop, learn how to effectively make your case, from the basics of the process, to creating a plan to articulate message, and to engaging  stakeholders in the cause.

Making Sense of Cultural Equity
Date: Tuesday, October 17
Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (breakfast and lunch provided)
Location: Sammons Center for the Arts
              3630 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX 75219
Presenters: Ian David Moss (Knowledge Empower, Createquity) & Justin Laing (Hillombo LLC, Managing Partner)
Cost: free
Registration (Note: Registration is limited to up to two (2) representatives from your organization.)

Racial and cultural equity are increasingly a focus of arts and cultural organizations' work. But not everyone agrees on what cultural equity looks like in practice. Competing definitions and goals can be a source of confusion, especially when they are not brought out into the open.

After a morning full of learning and discussion, the afternoon session will be devoted to considering the question "What are the cultural equity outcomes that are both desirable and realistic for my organization to achieve over the next year?" in a small-group context with other organizations. The day will be capped off by a synthesis of what participants have heard throughout the workshop, and suggestions for how the community might move forward from there.

FREE Webinars

Responding to Hurricane Harvey
Date: October 5
Time: 10-11 a.m. (CST)

Presenter: Rebecca Elder, Rebecca Elder Cultural Heritage Preservation and Lori Foley, Heritage Emergency National Task Force
Cost: free
Registration

Since the first "Responding to Hurricane Harvey" webinar filled so quickly, another webinar is being offered on the same topic. Was your institution affected by Hurricane Harvey? Are you curious about resources available to the museum community after a major disaster? Join Rebecca Elder of the National Heritage Responders and Lori Foley of the Heritage Emergency National Task Force for a discussion of emergency response. We’ll allow plenty of time to discuss your questions on emergency response, salvage, and recovery, so come prepared!

Advocacy In Action
Date: October 10
Time: 10-11 a.m. (CST)
Presenters: Bob Beatty, The Lyndhurst Group, Inc., Melissa Prycer of Dallas Historical Village, Carolyn Brackett of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and Kent Whitworth of the Kentucky Historical Society
Cost: free
Registration

In this webinar, hear from museum colleagues who have effectively employed advocacy in their work and thus were successful on two fronts: solving an issue that needed solving, and increasing the museum’s visibility as a community entity. 

How Do We Pay For It?: Grants and Grant Writing for Collections
October 18
Time: 10-11 a.m.
Presenter: Rebecca Elder, Rebecca Elder Cultural Heritage Preservation
Registration

By now, you probably have a long list of collections care projects you would like to accomplish, but you probably don’t have the resources you need to make them happen. Let’s talk about potential funding sources and the grant writing process so that you can make your collections care dreams come true.

Click here to access recordings of past webinars.


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.

Online Professional Development Center
This course catalog covers everything from budgeting and PCI compliance to crisis communications to managing employees and volunteers.

September 14, 2017, 1 p.m. (CST) Webinar: Getting Started With Employee Onboarding
September 27, 2017 1 p.m. (CST) Webinar: Getting Started with Working across Generations
October 4, 2017, 1 p.m. 1 p.m. (CST) Webinar: Getting Started on Photographic Documenation of Collections


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

September 26, 2017, 2 p.m (CST) Webinar: Interpreting Agriculture at Museums and Historic Sites

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

GrantStation.com


Idealware Online Training


Image Permanance Institute

This webinar series, funded by The National Endowment for the Humanities, is free and open for all to attend. The first three webinars will discuss the various materials and technologies of photographic prints. The next two will teach a methodology and controlled vocabulary for process identification, as well as a demo of how to use Graphics Atlas. The last one will include an overview of collections care for prints and photographs including proper storage, handling and display methods, and guidelines for the storage environment. Watching the webinars as a series is encouraged but not required. Recordings of the webinars will be made available.


JVA Heritage Interpretation International - Training Division


Lyrasis


National Association for Interpretation Webinars 


Northeast Document Conservation Center


Northern State Conservation Center


Museum Study Online Professional Development


National Center for Preservation Technology and Training


National Preservation Institute


Network for Good


Nonprofit Tech for Good


PastPerfect Free On-Demand Webinars


Texas Association of Museums


Texas State Historical Association