Professional Development Opportunities

This page includes professional development/continuing education opportunities that may be of interest to the museum, library and archive communities

Online Training

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.

Northeast Document Conservation Center offers ongoing online and in-person training on collections care topics. Visit their website for information. 


In-Person Training

VAM's 2020 Annual Conference
March 7-10, 2020
Fairfax, Virginia

Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC) Spring Conference
April 16-18, 2020
Harrisonburg, VA

American Alliance of Museums (AAM) Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo 
May 17-20, 2020
San Francisco, CA

History Leadership Institute, American Association of State and Local History
June 2020
Indiana Historical Society, Indianapolis, Indiana

June 21 - July 17, 2020 (The 2020 Institute will focus on the Chesapeake Bay region)
Deadline February 15, 2020

September 23-26, 2020
Las Vegas, NV

October 19-21, 2020
Louisville, KY 

Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC) Fall Conference
October 22-24, 2020
Long Branch, NJ

Virginia Library Association (VLA) Annual Conference 
October 28-30, 2020
Hot Springs, VA