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.

Museums For All Webinar, November 19, 2020, 2 p.m.

Are you interested in learning more about Museums for All, an initiative dedicated to expanding community access? Mark your calendar to join staff from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Association of Children’s Museums on November 19 at 2 p.m. Eastern to learn more about how and why almost 600 museums participate in the program. Click here to register for the webinar. 

Online Professional Development – Fall 2020

MuseumDev offers 4-week, online courses for museum professionals taught by subject experts with specialized skills and practical experience. Asynchronous courses allow you to finish readings, participate in discussion forums, and complete class assignments on your own schedule. 
Receive certificates of completion.

MEMBER DISCOUNT: Members of PA Museums can receive 10% off the course price of $199 using the discount code “PA10” at checkout.

Upcoming courses include:
Inquiry-Based Learning and Museum Education (Nov 2020) – Instructor: David Bowles
Using Data in Museum Planning (Nov 2020) – Instructor: Emily Kalnicky
Writing for Exhibits (Dec 2020) – Instructor: Kathryn Lasdow
Management of Loans and Exhibits (Jan 2021) – Instructor: Matthew Clouse

For full details, please see

Growing Community and Moving Forward after 30 Years of NAGPRA, Annual Repatriation Conference, October 26-28, 2020

An ALL VIRTUAL Community Conference
October 26 – 28, 2020

The Association on American Indian Affairs and the University of Denver Museum of Anthropology is partnering for the 6th Annual Repatriation Conference. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Conference will be completely virtual and formatted for active participation and networking among participants from Indian Country, institutions, federal agencies, international institutions, attorneys, academics and others interested in repatriation and Indigenous human rights work.

Please register here.

Where to Find Potential Donors to Support Your Cause, webinar with Chad Barger, October 28, 1 p.m.

Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a workshop focused on finding potential supporters for your nonprofit organization.  Chad will review the best practices in fundraising prospect identification and provide practical tips for how small nonprofits can maximize their network.  Attendees will leave the session with a game plan for identifying their next 50 potential donors. 

10/28 @ 1pm (eastern)

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Fall Forum with the Museum Trustee Association, November 5 and November 12, 2020

The Museum Trustee Association’s Fall Forum will be held virtually for the first time, with panels being held on the afternoons of November 5, beginning at 2:00 p.m. EST and November 12, at 3:00 p.m. EST with our keynote speaker, Curlee Holton. Holton, who is the Artistic Director of the David C. Driskell Center at the University of Maryland, will speak to the history and practices of collecting in terms of the role of the institution, the individual collectors and the artifact of culture. Other panel topics are: Leading with Agility, Cyber Security, Reopening Challenges and Tactical preventative measures and lessons learned.

Fundraising Planning Pitfalls & Pointers, webinar with Chad Barger, November 23, 1 p.m.

Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a workshop covering some of the biggest mistakes that nonprofit organizations make when putting together their annual fundraising plan. Processes and tools will be shared which pare the planning process down to its simplest form. Attendees leave with actionable steps that they can take to make their organization’s planning process more effective.

11/23 @ 1pm (eastern)

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2021 NCHE Online Conference,
April 8-11

Early Bird Registration Now Available
Rates will increase on January 1st.

To register, 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
2021 NCHE Online Conference.

The 2021 Call for Proposals is available at:

Submission deadline is October 26.

Contact John Csepegi at or (240) 888-4105webinar