Conference Presentations & Handouts

The Virginia Department of Education does not have a session at the conference this year, but did create a virtual presentation with updates on their programming for our members.  Watch that here.


1:30PM - 3:00PM Sessions

Partnering with Local Schools in Project-Based Learning: The Exhibit Design Institute

Division & Reunification: Re-Imagining Arlington House

Essential Exhibit Practices for Paper-Based and Photographic Collections & NEDCC Exhibit Resources

Creating an Equitable Visitor Experience: How Museums Foster and Respond to Change

The Challenges & Essentials of Living History at Virginia Museums in 2020 and Beyond

New Discoveries in the Museum Field: Student Scholarship Research Session

3:30PM – 5:00PM Sessions

Connecting the Dots in Jewish History: An Unlikely Partnership

Creating a Sensory Friendly Program

Maximizing Your Mission: How to Help Your Organization Reach its Potential Through Resourceful Fundraising Methods

Reforming Visitor Services for the 21st Century

In It For the Long Run? How to Stay Enthusiastic About Working in Museums Throughout Your Career and Beyond


11:00AM – 12:30PM Sessions

Interpreting Women at Historic House Museums

Native American Artifacts in Virginia's Museums 

Into the Classroom! Making Museum Education Essential in Public School Curriculum

Museums & Millennials: Debunking Myths and Creating Strategies for Successful Engagement

More Than a Souvenir: Museum Stores as Part of the Mission

Museums as Community - Community as Museum

3:00PM - 4:30PM Sessions

Confronting a Legacy

Contemporary Art in the History Museum

What Do You Want to Say? Focusing Your Interpretive Message

Northern Virginia Civil War Graffit Trail: Using a Common Theme for Collaboration

Strategic Thinking About Strategic Planning

SOLs & Storytelling: The Role of Museums in Project-Based Learning


11:00AM – 12:30PM Sessions

Elevating Your "Essentialness" by Eradicating Embarrassing Experiences

Preservation in the Public Eye

Unique Ways to Make Your Museum Stand Out

The Legal Pitfalls of Social Media

Facing Change: Advancing Board Diversity and Inclusion with the American Alliance of Museums

The Role of Museums in Inclusion and Combating the Idea of "Us" vs "Them