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.


Upcoming Online Courses
The American Association for State and Local History

Online Course: Introduction to Financial Management
May 28-June 25
$150 members/$250 nonmembers


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


Free Webinar
Event Sponsors: How to Find Them & Create a Win-Win
May 30, 2019, 12 p.m. (eastern)

Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a workshop focused on maximizing sponsorship revenue at your next fundraising event. The session starts by focusing on identifying potential sponsors and beginning the partnership conversation. It closes with a focus on structuring win-win, long term sponsorship relationships.

Registration Link =


Archives Without Tears
The Pennsylvania State Archives and State Historical Records Advisory Board
June 11-12, Towanda, PA
June 26-27, Hershey, PA

The Pennsylvania State Archives (PSA) and State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB), in partnership with Bradford County Historical Society and the Hershey Community Archives, are pleased to announce the Spring 2019 Archives Without Tears workshop schedule. The workshops will be held  June 11-12 at Bradford County Historical Society, Towanda, PA and June 26-27 at the Hershey Story Museum, Hershey, PA. These are the only sessions planned for 2019. Registration information can be found here.

Archives Without Tears is an affordable workshop open to anyone who works, interns or volunteers for organizations that deal with archival records—whether it’s a museum; private, non-profit, or college archives; the city clerk’s office; the library’s local history room; or a historic site. The workshop provides practical advice, sample forms and policies, and discusses archival best practices, disaster planning and response, and records management principles so that staff can collect, preserve, and assist researchers with the archival records in their care.


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

Please click here for more information. Registration is not yet open.

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

The Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums is currently seeking session proposals.


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

Registration is open. 


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