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.


A Conversation on Inclusion: Removing Bias in the Museum Workplace
A Carnegie Museums Diversity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Initiative
Wednesday, August 29, 6–8 p.m.
Carnegie Library Lecture Hall, Pittsburgh, PA

Join Carnegie Museums for a thoughtful and engaging platform for dialogue, reflection, and collegiality led by some of the most salient voices in museology on the subject of inclusion.

Specifically, panelists will share ideas and best practices around implicit bias, hiring for diversity, and maintaining an inclusive workspace and museum culture.

Please click here to register.


Identification and Preservation of Architectural Drawings
The Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts
The Atheneaum of Philadelphia
Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Architectural records are vital documentation of our built environment and provide insight into social and economic trends throughout history. The tasks of collecting, managing, preserving and providing access to these records can be a challenge to those charged with their care. Participants in this workshop will learn about the array of materials and methods used to create architectural renderings on paper, access and handling recommendations, preventive preservation measures, as well as have opportunities to engage in discussions with fellow participants who are managing similar collections.

Please click here for registration information.



Emergency Protection of Culture and History
Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management
September 11, 2018
Philadelphia, PA

The Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management is hosting a conference on emergency preparedness for museums and cultural/historically significant sites. This conference is open to staff at Philadelphia museums, historic sites, archives and conservation and preservation groups and is limited to 120 attendees. It will be held at the Museum of the American Revolution, on September 11, 2018.

Topics include:

  • Evacuation Planning & Active Shooter Scenarios
  • Vetting vendors for emergency restoration work
  • City emergency response for disasters at specific sites
  • How to prioritize your collection
  • Public assistance grants post disaster
  • Case Studies of active shooter drills and fire recovery by the Museum of the American Revolution in Old City this winter

The keynote speaker will be Eric Gentry, Associate Emergency Manager of the Smithsonian Institution. He will describe the plans put in place to protect Smithsonian sites and artifacts worldwide.

The conference runs from 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM and lunch will be provided. Attendance is free and participants can sign up online.



Annual Meeting
September 26-29, 2018
Kansas City, MO


Annual Meeting
The Assocation of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC)
September 29 – October 2, 2018
Hartford, CT

Registration is open.



City, County, Commonwealth, and Country: Local and Regional History as America’s History
The Pennsylvania Historical Association
Annual Meeting
October 11-13, 2018
Lancaster, PA

The Pennsylvania Historical Association’s 2018 annual meeting will be held in Lancaster from October 11-13 and hosted by  The conference theme will be “City, County, Commonwealth, and Country: Local and Regional History as America’s History.”

Registration and local information for the conference will be available by August 1. Please visit this page for updates.

Questions should be directed to program chair Michael Birkner ( or local arrangements chair Tom Ryan (


Investigating Mid-Atlantic Plantations: Slavery, Economies, and Space
A conference presented by Stenton Museum, the McNeil Center for Early American Studies, the Program in Early
American Economy and Society at the Library Company of Philadelphia, Cliveden of the National Trust, and the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation at the University of Pennsylvania
October 17-19, 2018
Philadelphia, PA
Call for Papers


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


2018 Archives and Records Management Seminar
Pennsylvania State Archives
October 23, 2018
Harrisburg, PA, online, and special viewing at the Senator John  Heinz History Center, Pittsburgh, PA


Agents of Change: Leadership in Small Museums
Small Museums Association Conference
February 17-19, 2019
College Park, MD
Call for proposals, deadline September 10, 2018


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


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:

Submit a Session Proposal

Have you developed a unique strategy for teaching history that you would like to share with other educators?

Did you perform research that provides new insights into a historical topic?

Have you participated in a history institute and would like to share your knowledge with others?

Then submit a proposal for a session at the 2019 NCHE Conference in Washington, DC.

The 2019 Call for Proposals is available at:

Submission deadline is September 24th

Contact John Csepegi at or (240) 696-6612


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


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


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