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 2018-19 please contact the Museum Services Coordinator.

Workshop: Beyond Diversity: Practicing Equity and Inclusion
Date: August 8, 2018
Time:
8:30 a.m. Registration and continental breakfast
         Workshop 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (lunch provided)
Location: Houston Ballet, 601 Preston, Houston, TX 77002
Presenter: artEquity
Cost: Free but registration is required

What are key literacies and practices for cultural organizations in the changing landscape (a world where demographic shifts and rapidly evolving definitions of identity are unprecedented)? How might the unique positions of art and history practitioners be used as points of leverage for social change, in artistic collaborations, cultural institutions, and in communities large and small?

This session comes at a time when museums and art communities are exploring their relevance and relationships to the communities they serve. This highly interactive session will provide participants with a framework to examine ideologies of difference; explore personal identity and social location; and develop next steps to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion within the Texas arts and culture community.

This workshop is presented by the Texas Historical Commission, the Houston Endowment, and the Texas Association of Museums.

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Webinar: Website Redos
July 25, 2018
10-11 a.m. CST
Free
Register

Is your website outdated? Wondering how to give it a facelift? Texas Historical Commission’s webmaster Jared Porter will share some tips and answer your questions about updating your website.

Protecting Minors in Museums
July 31, 2018
10-11 a.m. CST
Free
Register

Reggie Miller, of the Office of Governance and Risk Manager of the Youth Protection and Compliance program at Baylor University, outlines what museums can do to minimize the threat of child abuse, recognize the signs of child abuse, and to respond promptly and effectively should abuse be observed, suspected, or disclosed.

This webinar is presented by the THC and the Texas Association of Museums.

Webinar: Better Safe than Sorry: Understanding Hazards Found in Collections
August 21, 2018
10-11 a.m. CST
Free
This webinar is full.

Museum collections are filled with ordinary objects that contain health and safety hazards for museum staff and volunteers. During this webinar, we will explore how you can identify these objects and work safely around them.

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

July 18, 2018, 1-2 p.m. CST, webinar Dive Into Social Justice in Museums/Museums in 2040 (free)


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.dp

American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works


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-...

Blackbaud


Connecting to Collections (all webinars are free)


Friends of the Texas Historical Commission

Development Seminars


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)