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 Programs
The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH)

Webinar: Best Practices for Working with a Board of Directors
Date: February 20
Time: 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm EST
Cost: $40 AASLH Members / $65 Nonmembers

Webinar: History Check-In: African American Women’s Suffrage
February 11

Online Course: Museum Education and Outreach
March 2

Online Course: Financial Structures and Strategy
March 2

Online Course: Leadership and Administration for History Organizations
March 2

Online Course: Collections Management
March 2

Webinar: How to Spot Opportunity When it is Disguised as Chaos
March 25


Webinar: Caring For Our Historic Heritage: Developing A Housekeeping Plan For Historic Contents And Interiors
The Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts
Thursday, February 20
2:00 PM (ET)
Presenter: Emma Ziraldo, NEH Preventive Conservation Fellow, CCAHA

Click here to learn more and register.

Why is cleaning collection material and storage areas a key aspect of preservation? What is the difference between housekeeping and collection maintenance? How can monitoring dust be a way to track effectiveness of a comprehensive housekeeping program? Emma Ziraldo will address the need for collections to be kept dust-free and give an overview of developing a housekeeping plan for historic interiors and their contents, as well as discuss housekeeping supplies, cleaning methods, and staff training.


Webinar: Housekeeping Basics for Collecting Institutions
The Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts
Wednesday, February 26
2:00 PM (ET)
Presenter: Dyani Feige, Director of Preservation Services, CCAHA

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Having a regular housekeeping program is essential to the preservation of collections. Clean conditions are important for long-term collections care and for good emergency preparedness. This webinar will address how to develop and maintain a housekeeping program for small- and medium-sized institutions, including policies, schedules, and recommended cleaning products.


Building Museums Symposium
The Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums
March 4 – 6, 2020
Chicago, IL

For more information and registration, please click here.


3rd Annual Seven Years’ War Symposium
Fort Ligonier
March 28-29, 2020

The theme, “The Global Art of War,” will include speakers from Germany, Poland, Kansas, New York, Virginia, and West Virginia. A fascinating array of topics, from archaeology and immigration to military material culture and the Brish Navy, will be presented int eh fort’s spacious Center for History Education. Registration opens in January on Fort Ligonier’s website.


Owning (up to) the Past
The Penn Cultural Heritage Center
April 4, 2020

The Penn Cultural Heritage Center is now accepting proposals for our second annual meeting on community archaeology & heritage! The theme of this year’s conference is “Owning (up to) the Past” and will take place on April 4, 2020 at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Anthropology & Archaeology. We welcome proposals from graduate students and other researchers working in archaeology, anthropology, cultural heritage, and related fields.

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

Please click here to see our Call for Session Proposals.


Annual Meeting and MuseumExpo
The American Alliance of Museums
May 17-20, 2020
San Francisco, CA


Annual Conference
The Association of Science and Technology Centers
October 17-20, 2020
Pittsburgh, PA