Conferences and Workshops

PA Museums posts statewide, regional, and national conferences and workshops that may be of interest to our members. Our own conferences and workshops are at Programs and Services.

To submit a listing, please contact us.


Webinars from VolunteerMatch
Various dates

If you work with volunteers, there are many free webinars coming up on various dates. Please click here to see the schedule.


Museum Advocacy Day
The American Alliance of Museums
February 25-26, 2019
Washington, DC


Building Museums Symposium
Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums
February 27-March 1, 2019
New York, NY


Behind the Scenes Tour at the Philadlephia Museum of Art’s Chinese Art Galleries
The Museum Council of Greater Philadelphia
March 6, 2019, 5:30 pm

For more information and registration, please click here.


Mechanics of Paper: Progress and Preservation
The Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts
March 7, 2019
Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Presenter: Anna Yates Krain, Senior Conservation Assistant, CCAHA

The evolution of paper is woven into the history of human development, from its important role in collecting knowledge to advancements in science, mathematics, music, art, poetry, and religion. In this workshop, participants will discover how paper is made and how the technology of paper spread across the globe. In this lecture and demonstration, participants will also learn the terminology that defines paper as well as best practice recommendations for preservation.

For more information and registration, please click here.


Painting a Picture of a More Diverse and Inclusive Arts and Cultural Workforce
The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance
March 7, 2019
The African American Museum in Philadelphia

The future health of arts and cultural organizations and their ability to contribute to the vibrancy of their communities depends, in part, on their being relevant and appealing to the broadest cross-section of the community. Our residents represent a rich tapestry of diversity in the broadest sense of the term. To that end, cultural organizations should continue, and in some cases begin, to translate conversations into creative ideas about staffing that represents the communities they serve.

As part of our ongoing Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Initiative, join the Cultural Alliance, along with local and regional thought leaders as they discuss and share best practices in DEI on Thursday, March 7 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at the African American Museum in Philadelphia . During this rich and robust conversation, plan to hear and learn about ways that your arts and cultural organization can begin or continue to build practices, establish talent pipelines and discuss innovative ways to further diversify your workforce. Additional information may be found here. Tickets for the event will be $25.00, and any questions about the event or registration can be directed to Lauren Gilmore, Manager of Membership and Administration at or 215-399-3530.


Exercising Power: Individuals and Institutions in History
2019 National Council for History Education Conference
March 14-16, 2019
Washington, DC

Early Bird Registration is now open. Rates will increase on November 1st.  To register for the 2019 Conference, go to:

Contact John Csepegi at or (240) 696-6612


PA Museums Annual Statewide Museum Conference
PA Museums
April 7-9, 2019
Chadds Ford, PA

Registration is open. Please click here to see our 2019 Preliminary Program and Registration Form.


7 Years War Symposium
Fort Ligonier
April 13-14, 2019
Ligonier, PA

Registration and information can be found here.


AAM Annual Meeting and MuseumExpo
The American Alliance of Museums
May 19-22, 2019
New Orleans, LA


The Association of Academic Museums and Galleries Annual Conference
The Association of Academic Museums and Galleries
June 27-30, 2019
University of Minnesota

The 2019 Association of Academic Museums & Galleries (AAMG) Annual Conference will take place at the University of Minnesota (June 27-30, 2019). Conference proposals are now being requested on a variety of topics. Deadline for submitting proposals is December 1, 2018.

Information regarding the conference and how to send in your proposal is on their website:


The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) Annual Conference
August 28-31, 2019
Philadelphia, PA


MAAM Annual Meeting 2019
Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums
October 16-18, 2019
West Point, NY


Association of Registrars and Collections Specialists(ARCS) Biennial Conference
November 7-9, 2019
Philadelphia, PA


Annual Statewide Museum Conference and Special Achievement Awards
PA Museums
April 19-21, 2020
The Senator John Heinz History Center
Pittsburgh, PA