VAM Staff will be working remotely until further notice. We will check our mail regularly & you can always reach us via email. Staff list is on the Leadership page.

Workshop Series

Sponsored by our 2020 Strategic Partner, The DLR Group

Workshop Season 2019-2020

Serving the Differently-Abled: Neurodiversity in Museums

Friday, November 15, 2019

Chrysler Museum of Art; Norfolk, VA

Certificate in Museum Management Credit: Education & Outreach

DIY Exhibit Planning: Design, Materials and Installation

Monday, December 16, 2019

National Sporting Library & Museum; Middleburg, VA

Certificate in Museum Management Credit: Exhibitions

Understanding Unconscious Bias: Fostering Diversity and Inclusion at Your Museum

Monday, February 10, 2020

Virginia Museum of History and Culture; Richmond, VA

Certificate in Museum Management: Career Development OR Internal Affairs

Prepare for the Unexpected & Keep Operating During a Disaster: Emergency Preparedness Practices for Museums

Monday, April 6, 2020 *This program has been postponed until further notice.

Jamestown Settlement; Williamsburg, VA

Certificate in Museum Management: Internal Affairs OR Collections Care

Presented in partnership with Peninsula Museums Forum

Connect to Conservation Collections Care

Friday, May 1, 2020

Taubman Museum of Art; Roanoke, VA

Certificate in Museum Management: Collections Care

Presented in partnership with Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Connect to Conservation Collections Care

Monday, June 8, 2020

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts; Richmond, VA

Certificate in Museum Management: Collections Care

Presented in partnership with Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

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


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

*If you completed the Member Survey and did not receive the promo code, please contact us at cnewton@vamuseums.or or 804.358.3170 to get the code. This special offer gives you $10 off a future workshop. The discount cannot be applied to registrations that have already been paid or to past workshops. 

*Send More, Save More!

Get $5 off per workshop attendee when your institution sends two or more representatives to a VAM workshop!
Call 804.358.3170 or email to register and take advantage of this discount.


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.

"I thought it was very informational and that the format worked well with a lecture and then getting to see the spaces and the equipment that was talked about and see some demonstrations. Getting to see the behind the scenes spaces was my favorite part of the workshop!" - workshop attendee

96% of last season's attendees would recommend a VAM workshop

94% said that attending a VAM workshop helps them with their career