Service in Uncertainty, PA Museums’ 2021 Annual Statewide Museum Conference, April 19-23, 2021

The PA Museums Annual Conference offers museum professionals an interactive forum for the exchange of ideas, professional networking and discussion of trends in the museum field. The event is an excellent opportunity for professionals to reconnect and recharge as well as learn from colleagues.

Pennsylvania’s museums faced daunting challenges in 2020. As we work in 2021 and into the more distant future, we know there will be more obstacles to navigate and more changes to come. With new tools and discoveries, visitor expectations shift. People who work in museums – staff, trustees, volunteers, interns, donors, and contractors – bring with them a level of devotion and a willingness to put the museum and its future first. Still, service is central to our museum missions.

As technology, scholarship, activism, and member needs move us ahead, how can our museums continue to serve their communities? How can museum leadership and practice, embrace, support, and reward the value of service?

PA Museums is offering 3 tiers of registration. We are doing this to ensure access to conference content to the largest number of people as possible. 

$10–Covers your registration for the conference

$25–Covers registration for the conference and supports PA Museums program development

$50–Covers registration for the conference and greatly supports PA Museums program development 

Speakers, sponsors, and students may register at no charge. Please email Rusty Baker, Executive Director, to receive your registration code.

See the preliminary schedule and register for the event here.

PA Museums is seeking advertisers, exhibitors, and sponsors for this conference. Interested? Check out our sponsorship flyer.

Sessions will be conducted via Zoom. Links to events will be shared with a confirmation email to the address associated with your registration.

PA Museums is committed to providing a safe, inclusive, and welcoming environment that is free of bias and intimidation. In keeping with federal laws, state laws, and non-profit best practices, PA Museums expressly prohibits any form of discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, body size, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, parenthood, status as a Vietnam-era or disabled veteran, or any other protected classification. By registering for our program, you are acknowledging PA Museums’ Code of Conduct.

2020 Annual Statewide Museum Conference
The Strategic Museum: Mission in Community

August 24-28, 2020

PA Museums presented our 2020 Statewide Museum Conference.

PA Museums honored registrations for our postponed April 2020 Conference for our Virtual Conference as a thank you for the support of those who registered in the midst of the COVID 19 pandemic.

Our Virtual Conference was “Pay What You Wish,” and we invite you to donate at this link. Recordings of the proceeding have been distributed to attendees. We appreciate your support for our conference.

Please click here to see our 2020 Program.

See the Program From Our 2019 Conference

Trust, Transparency, and Transformation
PA Museums Annual Conference
April 7-9, 2019 in Chadds Ford, PA

Please click here to see our 2019 Program.