Announcement of the 2019-2020 Season is Coming Soon!

Wikipedia Workshop
Join us for a special workshop on Monday, September 23, 2019 at Gari Melchers Studio & Home at Belmont in Fredericksburg to learn how to edit and improve Wikipedia articles and engage with museum-focused Wikipedia projects such as GLAM-Wiki, an initiative that helps cultural institutions share their resources with the world through collaborative projects with experienced Wikipedia editors. This is a hands-on workshop that will include training, lunch, and time to work on editing Wikipedia pages.

Workshop Season 2018-2019

At the Crossroads-Collections Care and Sustainability
Thursday, October 18, 2018 
Danville Science Center - Danville, VA
Roleplaying & Storytelling: Interpretive Teaching Techniques
Monday, November 5, 2018
Frontier Culture Museum - Staunton, VA
Care and Identification of Color Photographs 
Monday, December 3, 2018
Library of Virginia - Richmond, VA
Introduction to Collections Care
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts - Richmond, VA
Be Careful What You Wish For: Managing Grant-Funded Projects
May 6, 2019
Lynnhaven House-Virginia Beach History Museums
Introduction to Collections Care
Friday, May 31, 2019
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley - Winchester, VA
Fundamentals of Textile Care & Exhibition
Monday, June 10, 2019
Thomas Jefferson's Monticello - Charlottesville, VA
How to Tell a Complete Story: Using Digital Tools to Start an Oral History Program
Monday, June 24, 2019
Menokin Foundation - Warsaw, VA

Events Calendar

See Past VAM Workshops

Times & Details:

  • Workshops run from 10:00am to 3:00pm with registration check-in starting at 9:30am. *Unless otherwise indicated.

  • Workshops include an hour lunch break. Attendees can bring their own lunch, purchase a box lunch through VAM for $15, or purchase lunch at a nearby restaurant or on-site where available. Details and tickets are listed with each individual workshop.

  • Certificate program participants are required to be a member of VAM.

  • For information or assistance, please call 804.358.3170 or email

Registration Rates:

$80 - Non-members
$55 - VAM members
$30 - Student members

*Unless otherwise indicated.

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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.

Photography Policy

By registering for and attending VAM programs, you grant the Virginia Association of Museums and its authorized representatives permission to film, photograph, or otherwise record your participation in the event. You further agree that such images, photographs, and recordings may be used by VAM without your prior approval and for any lawful purpose including, without limitation, promoting VAM. Such use will not entitle you to any credit or compensation. You release VAM, its officers, and employees from any liability connected with the use of any image, photograph, or recording taken at said programs.

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