Workshop Series


VA Museum Virtual Convening

Tuesday, May 28 

3:00 PM


VAM is honored to facilitate the VA Museum Collaborative to support VA250 efforts throughout the Commonwealth. This advisory body will both provide feedback from the museum community to the VA250 Commission and share news from the Commission with our museums throughout the Commonwealth. Chaired by VAM Past President Scott Stroh of George Mason’s Gunston Hall and current President Karen L Daly of Stratford Hall, the VA Museum Collaborative will convene quarterly, typically virtually, through the 2026 anniversary of the birth of our nation.

Museums and Teaching with Your Primary Sources

Tuesday, June 4, 2024

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM


Museum Collections and Archives contain items that allow students and visitors to understand and find context for first-hand experiences from history. Studying primary sources provides tangible links to the technological, scientific, and social changes of the past. Museums can use their collections to expand the knowledge to all visitors. Learn how staff at the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library make their collections accessible and provide primary source analysis to students, teachers, and general visitors. Gain information on how to support museum education activities while still maintaining your collection.

Guest Speakers:

Emily Kilgore, Director of Education and Engagement at the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library

Danna Bell, Educational Resource Specialist at the Library of Congress and member of the Board of Trustees at the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library

**If you enrolled in Virginia’s Certificate in Museum Management, attending this workshop applies 2 credits towards  Collections or Education/Outreach. Credits will be awarded per certificate track. We 

don’t offer crossovers for credits.** Want to learn more about the program? Visit:

Collection Connections - SOLD OUT
Wednesday, June 12, 2024
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM 
The Mariners' Museum and Park in Newport News, VA
Join a group of museum professionals for a "backstage" tour and discussion about the collection and facility, learning about the unique Mariners' Museum environment and collection.

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Workshop Accessibility Policy

The Virginia Association of Museums is committed to making our meetings and events accessible to all of our attendees. Read our full accessibility policy. If you need special accommodations for any reason, we require 8 weeks-notice prior to any event. Please contact Christina.

Workshop Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received a week prior to the workshop date will be eligible for a credit or refund unless otherwise noted. Cancellations received after the workshop are non-refundable. Participant substitutions are accepted at any time. No-shows will not be refunded. All cancellations must be made in writing.

VAM reserves the right to cancel a program at any time. In the event of such a cancellation, participants will receive a full registration refund or credit, based on preference. VAM is not responsible for any expenses, travel or otherwise, incurred as a result of participation in or cancellation of a program.

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