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.

FREE Webinars

All collections webinars are lead by Rebecca Elder of Rebecca Elder Cultural Heritage Preservation and are free.

April 19: Webinar: Hurricanes, Tornadoes and Earthquakes, Oh My: Creating Your Emergency Plan

May 17: Webinar: Don’t Panic: Responding to Your Emergency

June 14: Webinar: Critters and Slime: Dealing with Biological Agents of Deterioration

July 12: Webinar: Caring for Books and Paper. Registration coming soon!

August 9: Webinar: Caring for Photographs. Registration coming soon!

September 13: Textile Conservation. Registration coming soon!

October 18: How Do We Pay For It?: Grants and Grant Writing. Registration coming soon!

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.

An EdComVersation Online Discussion Developing a Strategy for Inclusion and Diversity
April 20, 2017
1-2 p.m. (CT)

Join colleagues from the EdCom Steering Committee in this online conversation highlighting efforts by colleagues from the Minnesota Historical Society and National Center for Civil and Human Rights to create and implement strategies for inclusion, including those for increasing intercultural competence of staff, effective relationship building through community engagement, and efforts to diversify staff. 


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


March 28: Webinar: History Crash Course: The American Experience in World War I FREE

April 3-May 31: Online Course: Caring for Museum Collections

Apr 4: Are You Ready for Volunteers (Volunteer Management Series)

Apr 5: Steps to Environmental Sustainability at Museums & Historic Sites

Apr 11: Developing a Successful Volunteer Recruitment Program (Volunteer Management Series)

Apr 13: New Member Orientation (Free to All)

Apr 26: Training Volunteers (Volunteer Management Series

May 5: Interpreting LGBT History at Museums & Historic Sites

May 15- July 7: Online Course: Developing Expeditions

May 16: Creating 21st Century Digital Collections

May 22 - June 23: Online Course: Basics of Archives

May 23: Planning for Marketing at Museums & Historic Sites (Marketing Series)

June 5 - July 31: Online Course: Museum and Outreach

Jun 13: Facebook for Museums & Historic Sites (Marketing Series)

Jul 11: Twitter for Museums & Historic Sites (Marketing Series)

Jul 25: Instagram for Museums & Historic Sites (Marketing Series)

August 8: Interpreting Anniversaries and Milestones at 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

The Connecting to Collections Care Online Community helps smaller cultural institutions to provide well-informed care for valuable collections through free webinars. Registration is required.


GrantStation.com


Idealware Online Training


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 State Historical Association