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.


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.


Berks History Conference
Berks History Center
April 13, 2019
Reading, PA

The Berks History Center invites attendees for its 4th Annual Berks History Conference. This year’s conference will focus on the Civil War and will cover topics that explore Berks County’s involvement in the conflict.

Tickets are $25 for students, $50 for members, $60 for non-members and can be purchased by calling 610-375-4375. Berks History Center is also offering a special new member fee for $95 that includes admission to the conference and a discounted membership to the Berks History Center. Lunch is included for all participants.

To register call 610-375-4375. For more information and a program brochure visit:


A Conversation with Randi Korn about Intentional Practice for Museums
The Mid Atlantic Association of Museums
April 17, 2019
Drexel University

Randi Korn will discuss her bookIntentional Practice for Museums: A Guide for Maximizing Impact, with Danielle Rice, Professor of Arts Administration and Museum Leadership at Drexel University. In her book Korn describes a way of thinking and working that places a museum’s reason for being—achieving impact—at the center of its work. It is sure to be a fascinating conversation that will deepen the knowledge of museum professionals considering or already pursuing intentional practice. This event, sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums, is free and open to all. Please RSVP as seating is limited.


Online Digitization Forum
The Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts
April 18, 2019, 2 p.m.

Join Maggie Downing, Digital Imaging Coordinator for a free Online Forum on digitization. Maggie will answer all of your questions and address concerns such as:

  • What types and size of files should we create when digitizing a collection?
  • What are some equipment recommendations for digitizing a particular collection?
  • What are some tips on prioritizing materials for digitization?

Please click here to register.


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