Professional Development Opportunities

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

Conferences & Workshops

Virginia Commission for the Arts 2019 Art Works for Virginia Conference

January 30, 2019
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

VAM's 2019 Annual Conference
March 23-26, 2019
Lynchburg, VA

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

Preservation Management & Collections Care - Two Day Workshop
Northeast Document Conservation Center
May 13-14, 2019
Elkins, 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

American Association of State and Local History (AASLH) Annual Conference
August 28-31, 2019
Philadelphia, PA
Conference proposals are now being accepted through December 7.

Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums Annual Conference
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

*Virginia Association of Museums will be participating at these meetings


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.

Packing & Crating Basics
December 12, 2018 2:00pm-3:30pm EST

Whether you are packing your objects for storage or for transit, a knowledge of basic methods and materials can help your solution provide the best environment for your objects.

Preservation Studies

Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Summer Season of the San Gemini Preservation Studies Program.