Professional Development Opportunities

This page includes other professional development/continuing education opportunities that may be of interest to the museum community.


Connecting to Collections (C2C)

The Connecting to Collections Care Online Community helps smaller cultural institutions to provide well-informed care for valuable collections. Search the website for preservation and conservation information, links to resources, access to recorded webinars and online discussions. All content in this Community, with the exception of special courses, is provided for FREE. This site is managed by the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Artistic and Historic Works with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

November 13, 2018, 2:00 – 3:30 EST

Making a Good End: How to Close a Museum with Janice Klein


November 27, 2018, 2:00 – 3:30 EST

Looking at Plastics: An Introduction to Caring for Plastics with Mary Coughlin


Conferences & Workshops

Virginia Council for the Social Studies State Conference *
November 2-3, 2018
Roanoke, VA

PastForward: A Conference of the National Trust for Historic Preservation
November 13-16, 2018
San Fransisco, CA

Virginia Education Association (VEA) Instruction & Professional Development Conference *
November 16-17, 2018
Richmond, VA

Small Museums Association (SMA) Conference
February 17-19, 2019
College Park, MD

2019 National Council for History Education Conference
March 14-16, 2019
Washington, DC

Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC) Annual Conference
April 11-13, 2019
Morgantown, WVA

American Alliance of Museums (AAM) Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo *
May 19-22, 2019
New Orleans, LA

American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference
June 20-25, 2019
Washington, DC

Association of Academic Museums and Galleries (AAMG) Annual Conference
June 27-30, 2019
University of Minnesota, MN
Conference proposals are now being requested on a variety of topics. Deadline for submitting proposals is December 1, 2018.

Society of American Archivists (SAA) Annual Conference
July 31 - August 6, 2019
Austin, TX
Call for proposals deadline: November 16, 2018

Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums
October 16-18, 2019
West Point, NY

Southeastern Museums Conference (SEMC)
October 21-23, 2019
Charleston, SC

Association of Registrars and Collections Specialists (ARCS) Biennial Conference
November 7-9, 2019
Philadelphia, PA