Previous VAM Workshops

2017-2018 Workshop Series

ARCHAEOLOGY FRONT AND CENTER

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
James Monroe's Highland, Charlottesville, VA
Speakers: Sara Bon-Harper, Executive Director, James Monroe's Highland; Jack Gary, Director of Archaeology and Landscapes, Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest; Nancy Stetz, Education Programs Manager, James Monroe's Highland
Certificate in Museum Management credit: External Relations

CREATIVE EXHIBIT DEVELOPMENT

Monday, December 4, 2017
Center for the Arts at The Candy Factory, Manassas, VA
Speakers: Mary Helen Dellinger, Curator, Manssas Museum System; Sara Poore, Executive Director, Fredericksburg Area Museum
Certificate in Museum Management credit: Exhibitions

Reap the Whirlwind: A Holistic Approach to Museum Internships

Monday, April 9, 2018
Nauticus; Norfolk, VA
Certificate in Museum Management credit: Internal Affairs or Education and Outreach

Navigating Murky Waters: Copyright Law Basics & New Developments

Monday, April 23, 2018
Hampton History Museum; Hampton, VA
Certificate in Museum Management credit: Internal Affairs or Collections Management

Managing People and Projects in the Museum Field

Monday, May 14, 2018<
Virginia Museum of History and Culture; Richmond, VA
Certificate in Museum Management credit: Internal Affairs

Fundamentals of Textile Care, Preservation and Exhibition

Monday, June 11, 2018
Fredericksburg Area Museum & James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library; Fredericksburg, VA
Certificate in Museum Management credit: Collections Management


2016-2017 Workshop Series

CREATING A PROTECTIVE ENVIRONMENT FOR TODAY'S MUSEUMS

Monday, December 5, 2016
Robert Russa Moton Museum; Farmville, VA
Speakers: Timothy Hensley, Curator, Virginia Holocaust Museum, Troy, Director of Security, Virginia Holocaust Museum: Charles Coulomb, Interim Director, Virginia Holocaust Museum
VAM Certificate in Museum Management: Internal Affairs

CAPITALIZING ON YOUR STRENGTHS TO EXPAND AUDIENCES & MEET SOLs

Monday, April 3, 2017
Museum of Contemporary Art; Virginia Beach, Virginia
Speakers:  Laura Baghetti, Education Curator, U.S. Quartermaster Museum; Lea Bennett, Outreach & Family Programs Coordinator, Museum of Contemporary Art; Tracy Bradford, Education Director, U.S. Army Women's Museum; Cydnee Gentry, Education Consultant & Board of Directors, U.S. Army Women's Museum; Amanda Vtilpson, Education Curator, U.S. Army Women's Museum
VAM Certificate in Museum Management: Education and Outreach  

MUSEUM PHOTOGRAPHY & DIGITIZATION PRACTICES FOR CULTURAL HERITAGE

Friday, May 12, 2017
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia
Speakers: Travis Fullerton, Chief Photographer and Manager of Imaging Resources; David Stover, Assistant Photographer; Jaclyn Brown, Digitization Technician
VAM Certificate in Museum Management: Collections Management or Exhibitions

FURNISHINGS PLANS FOR HISTORIC SITES

Monday, May 22, 2017
Gunston Hall; Mason Neck, Virginia
Speakers: Meg Kennedy, Decorative and Fine Arts Program Manager at the University of Virginia; Ellen Donald, consultant, history and material culture projects; Catherine Rogers Arthur, Senior Curator & Director, Commission on Artistic Property; Samantha Dorsey, Curator, Gunston Hall; Teresa Martinez, Manager, Octagon Museum; Kimberly Robinson, Curator, Arlington House.
VAM Certificate in Museum Management: Exhibitions

CUSTOMER SERVICE THAT SHINES

Monday, June 5, 2017
St. John's Church; Richmond, VA
Speakers: John Houser, Park Manager, Occoquan Regional Park, NOVA Parks; Joyce Lapsley, Client Solutions Manager, Corporate Training and Consulting, Community College Workforce Alliance; Brigette Thomas, Visitor Services Manager, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
VAM Certificate in Museum Management credit: External Relations or Education and Outreach  


2015-2016 Workshop Series

ARCHAEOLOGY IN ACTION 

Monday, November 9, 2015
Historic Jamestowne, Williamsburg, Virginia
Speakers: Bill Warder, National Park Ranger, National Park Service; Mark Summers, Manager of Public and Educational Programs, Jamestown Rediscovery; Danny Schmidt, Senior Staff Archaeologist, Jamestown Rediscovery; Jamie May, Senior Staff Archaeologist, Jamestown Rediscovery; Michael Lavin, Senior Conservator, Jamestown Rediscovery; Jeff Aronowitz, Assistant Manager of Public and Educational Programs, Jamestown Rediscovery; Dr. Bernard Means, Director of Virtual Curation Laboratory, Virginia Commonwealth University
Lisa Fischer, Director of Digital Initiatives, Jamestown Rediscovery 
VAM Certificate in Museum Management Credit: Exhibitions OR Education and Outreach

MUSEUMS AT THE NEXUS OF CRISIS: THE CONFEDERATE EMBLEM AS CASE STUDY

Monday, November 16, 2015
The American Civil War Museum, Appomattox, Virginia
Speakers: Staff of the American Civil War Museum, including: Christy Coleman, Co-CEO; Waite Rawls, Co-CEO
Patrick Saylor, Director, Marketing Communications; John Coski, Historian; Bob Sayre, Interim Retail and Visitor Services Director
VAM Certificate in Museum Management Credit: Internal Affairs OR External Affairs

BUILDING THE FRONT LINE TEAM YOU WANT

Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library, Staunton, Virginia
Speakers: Linnea Grim, Director of Education & Visitor Programs, Thomas Jefferson Foundation; Lauren Patton, Docent Coordinator, The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia; Emily Tenhundfeld, Volunteer and Intern Coordinator, Thomas Jefferson Foundation; Jillian Tucker, Office Coordinator, Thomas Jefferson Foundation
VAM Certificate in Museum Management Credit: Internal Affairs OR Education/Outreach 

PHILANTHROPY FORUM: DONOR RETENTION & CROWDFUNDING

Monday, May 9, 2016
Virginia Museum of Transportation, Roanoke, Virginia
Speakers:Allan Burrows, President, Capital Development; Jeff Liverman, Executive Director, Jacksonville Center for the Arts; Dr. Jessica Turner, Museum Director, Birthplace of Country Music
VAM Certificate in Museum Management Credit: External Affairs

BOTH A BORROWER & LENDER BE

Friday, May 20, 2016
Science Museum of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia
Speakers:  Barbara Batson, Exhibitions Coordinator, Library of Virginia; Mary Helen Dellinger, Curator, Manassas Museum; Rebecca Rose, Registrar, Virginia Historical Society   
VAM Certificate in Museum Management Credit: Collections OR Exhibitions

SEEING THE FOREST FOR THE TREES: UNTANGLING YOUR COLLECTIONS MESS

Monday, June 6, 2016
Hermitage Museum & Gardens, Norfolk, Virginia
Speakers: Beth Austin, Hampton History Museum; Colin Brady, Hermitage Museum and Gardens; Diane Cripps, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum; Harold Jacobson, Petersburg Museums
VAM Certificate in Museum Management Credit: Collections


2014-2015 Workshop Series

DOING MORE WITH LESS, WITH VOLUNTEERS
Friday, November 14, 2014
Virginia Holocaust Museum; Richmond, VA 
Speakers: Jenny Callear, Program Director, VCU AmeriCorps; Charles Coulomb, Deputy Director and Matt Simpson, Director of Guest Services, Virginia Holocaust Museum; Susan Loden,  Army Volunteer Corp Coordinator, Fort Lee
THE REAL IMPACT OF SPECIAL EVENTS
Friday, December 5, 2014
Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont; Fredericksburg, VA
Speakers: Jaime Fawcett, Executive Director, Edgar Allan Poe Museum; Betsy Labar, Special Events Manager, Gari Melchers Home and Studio; Barbara Ziman Historian/Events & Marketing Coordinator, Sully Historic Site
COLLECTIONS HANDLING ESSENTIALS FOR YOU AND THE PUBLIC
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Muscarelle Museum of Art at College of William and Mary; Williamsburg, VA
Speakers: Dana Puga, Prints & Photograph Collections Specialist, Library of Virginia; Colleen Callahan, The Costume and Textile Specialists; Sarah Stango Speaker Gold Leaf Studios; Melissa Parris, Curator, Muscarelle Museum of Art
THE COLLECTIONS CONUNDRUM OF DEACCESSIONING
Friday, April 10, 2015
The Lyceum: Alexandria’s History Museum; Alexandria, VA
Speakers: Jeanne Niccolls, Circuit Riders consultant; Catherine Dean, former conservator at Virginia Department of Historic Resources; Meghan Townes, Visual Studies Collections Registrar, Library of Virginia
ARE YOU AGE WAVE READY? MOVING FORWARD WITH THE BOOMERS
Monday, March 23, 2015
Monticello; Charlottesville, VA
Speakers: Celeste Fetta, Chief Educator, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts; Sara Link, Director of the Greater Richmond Age Wave Readiness Coalition, Agewell Virginia; James Brooks, Associate State Director, AARP
TECHNOLOGY TRENDS
Friday, June 5, 2015
Virginia Historical Society; Richmond, VA
Speakers: Matthew Gibson and Peter Hedlund, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities; Evan Liddiard, Virginia Historical Society; Tracy Bradford and Amanda Vtipilson, U.S. Army Women's Museum
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