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Previous VAM Workshops

2019-2020 Workshop Series

SERVING THE DIFFERENTLY-ABLED: NEURODIVERSITY IN MUSEUMS

Friday, November 15, 2019
Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA
Speakers: Leslie Clements, Special Projects Coordinator, Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center; 
Cody Long, Museum Educator for Curriculum and School Programs, Chrysler Museum of Art; Nicole Miller, Resource Coordinator, Tidewater Autism Society; Jackie Spainhour, Autism Parent and Museum Director, Hunter House Victorian Museum
Certificate in Museum Management Credit: Education & Outreach

DIY EXHIBIT PLANNING: DESIGN, MATERIALS, AND INSTALLATION

Monday, December 16, 2019
National Sporting Library & Mueum, Middleburg, VA
Speakers: Claudia Pfeiffer, Curator, National Sporting Library and Museum
Certificate in Museum Management Credit: Exhibitions

UNDERSTANDING UNCONSCIOUS BIAS: FOSTERING DIVERSITY & INCLUSION AT YOUR MUSEUM

Monday, February 10, 2020
Virginia Museum of History and Culture, Richmond, VA
Speakers: Charm Bullard, Director of Programs, Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities; Jacquie Johnson, Professional Development Coordinator; Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities 

Planned but cancelled due to the pandemic:

Prepare for the Unexpected & Keep Operating During a DIsaster: Emergency Preparedness Practices for Museums
Monday, April 6, 2020 
Jamestown Settlement, Williamsburg, VA

Connect to Conserevation Collections Care 
Friday, May 1, 2020
Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, VA

Connect to Conservation Collections Care
Monday, June 8, 2020
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA



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 & 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

ART 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