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:

Webinar: Creating a Culture of Civility in the Era of #MeToo & Time’s Up
May 3, 2018
2-3:15 p.m. CST
Free
Register

Imagine a work environment where all communications and interactions were conducted in a civil and respectful manner. Co-workers and customers would be treated respectfully on a consistent basis. There would be no place for harassment, discrimination, bullying, workplace violence, unethical actions, or other disrespectful and potentially illegal behaviors. Instead of this idealized picture, studies and polls indicate that workplaces are a reflection of society at-large and that incivility is a serious problem that is getting worse. During this webinar, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Joe Bontke offers a solution to edit and make your own. This webinar is co-sponsored by the Texas Association of Museums (TAM).

Webinar: Making Your Case with Parent Organizations
June 7, 2018
2 p.m.
Free
Register

Many museums and historic sites fall under the governance of county, city or universities. Representatives from organizations governed by these entities present challenges they have faced and the tools they utilized to solve these challenges.

Workshops:

Learn to See Clearly: Removing Blind Spots from Organizational Behaviors
May 23, 2018
Workshop 9:30am – 4:00pm (registration is at 9 a.m. and lunch provided)
Chris Taylor, Chief Inclusion Officer, Minnesota Historical Society
Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, Houston
FREE
Register

Increasing diversity within audience and staff is crucial to the sustainability of all arts and cultural institutions. The decision to be more inclusive often requires fundamental changes in organizational policies and procedures. Examining organizational culture for systemic bias helps remove barriers to creating inclusive workplaces that value diverse perspectives from everyone. This workshop focuses on understanding the relationship between organizational culture and unconscious bias and how this relationship can derail inclusion efforts within institutions. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of organizational culture and how blind spots have become embedded in our behaviors, practices and organizational policies. Participants will have time to examine bias within their own institutions and learn ways to move unconscious bias to conscious bias in an effort to mitigate effects on inclusion efforts. This is a hands-on, participatory learning opportunity. Participants are encouraged, but not required, to bring current organizational policies with them to the workshop to examine during afternoon group discussions.

Two representatives per organization is highly encouraged.

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

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)

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


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)