"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!"

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

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


At the Crossroads-Collections Care and Sustainability
*In partnership with Preservation Virginia
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 
*In partnership with Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference
Monday, December 3, 2018

Library of Virginia - Richmond, VA

Coming in 2019!

  • Archives on the Move: Developing an Education Outreach Initiative Utilizing Your Archives
    *In partnership with Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference
  • How to Tell a Story: Using Digital Tools to Start an Oral History Program
  • Fundamentals of Textile Care and Exhibition
  • Introduction to Collections Care
    *In partnership with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

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.

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