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.



Webinar: Home for the Holidays: Interpreting Christmas at Your Historic Site
July 24, 2018
FREE members/$40 non-members

Please click here for more information.


Webinar: Website Maintenance for Arts & Culture
Interactive Mechanics
July 25, 2018 3pm


Your organization’s website is up and running. Now what?

Whether you’ve just completed a redesign, or your website hasn’t been updated in months, this webinar will help you keep your website current and stay on top of everything that needs to be done, from blog posts to security updates. We’ll focus on proactive, time-saving strategies for arts and culture organizations of all sizes.

In this webinar, you’ll learn how to create a maintenance plan tailored to your organization’s staff and budget, and how to decide which website improvements to focus on through quick, low-cost user testing and evaluation.


Webinar: Successful Implementation of Vibration Control During Museum Construction Projects
Association of Registrars and Collections Specialists
July 31, 2018

Registration is still open for this free one-hour webinar on July 31, 2018. Leading experts will explain the effects of vibrations on humans, buildings, and artwork. Then, a scientific methodology for vibration control that has been successfully implemented during several recent museum construction projects will be outlined. Feedback on how the methodology worked will be provided by a conservator and collections specialist who oversaw the process. Practical examples, photographs, and data will be provided.  There will be plenty of time for your questions during the presentation. Professional development hours are also available for your participation.

More information and a registration link can be found here-



Webinar: Intro to Podcasting for Museums and Historic Sites
August 14, 2018

What is a podcast, who listens to podcasts, and why should history organizations care? In this AASLH Continuing Education webinar, Hannah Hethmon, AASLH alumna and host of the podcast #MuseumsInStrangePlaces, introduces podcasting for history museums, historic sites, and history organization.

Please click here for more information and registration.



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.


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


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


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