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.


AASLH Webinars

Webinar: Cultural Heritage and Climate Change: Science, Threats, and Opportunity
March 8
Cost: $40 AASLH Members/$65 Nonmembers

Webinar: Telling the Whole Story: Strategies for Representation from “#1 in Civil Rights”
March 13
Cost: $40 AASLH Members/$65 Nonmembers


The Building Museums Symposium with the Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums
March 9-11, 2018
Philadelphia, PA

Join museum colleagues, architects, other design and construction professionals, and project funders in lively conversation about what is involved in a museum building project.

Attend a day-long workshop on all the elements you need to know to plan, design, and build a successful and sustainable new museum or addition to an existing museum. Learn about planning and building best practices, and how to identify project “red flags.”

Visit new and refurbished museums by attending behind-the-scenes tours. Meet the 2018 winners of the prestigious Buildy Award given to honor exemplary museum building projects. Network with conferees at special receptions and informal “birds of a feather” gatherings.

Registration is open.


Civil War Medicine: New Perspectives
Seminary Ridge Museum, Gettysburg
March 17, 2018

The Civil War has long thought to be fought during the “Medical Middle Ages”; however, recent scholarship has highlighted advancements in medical care that emerged during the conflict. This year’s Symposium will explore the world of Civil War Medicine as we welcome some of the preeminent scholars working in the field to offer their thoughts and findings on the topic.

Please click here for registration information.


Find Your Centre: Cultivating Community Connections
PA Museums Annual Statewide Museum Conference
Centre County, PA
April 15-17, 2018

Please visit our Programs and Services to see our preliminary program and to register!

We are actively seeking sponsors, exhibitors, and advertisers for our conference.



Annual Meeting and Museum Expo
The American Alliance of Museums
May 6-9, 2018
Phoenix, AZ

Registration is open.

Annual Meeting
The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH)
September 26-29, 2018
Kansas City, MO

Annual Meeting
Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums
October 17-19, 2018
Baltimore, MD