Programs and Services


Call for Session Proposals
Theme: Trust, Transparency, and Transformation
PA Museums Annual Conference
April 7-9, 2019
Chadds Ford, PA

Museums and historical organizations have retained the trust of patrons through thick and thin, and even as public trust in institutions declines across the board, museums are holding their own. Increasing transparency has helped museums tell better stories about themselves and their collections, and change is on the near horizon as a new generation entering the field demands it. Are museums neutral? Can museums, already struggling with a host of development issues, face accessibility, equity, and employment issues?

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. In 2019, the annual meeting will be in Chadds Ford, PA. Our museum community will connect and learn as we enjoy special events showcasing our member museums in the Brandywine Valley, educational sessions and excellent speakers, honoring the winners of our annual Special Achievement Awards, and opportunities to connect with our colleagues.

PA Museums invites you to join us for our 2019 conference to share best practices in advocacy, economic and community development, education, and cultural tourism as well as other areas. We welcome you to submit a session proposal that speaks to our theme of Trust, Transparency, and Transformation.

Please send us your proposal in the format below:


Session Description: (include concept, area of relevance i.e., collections, fundraising, etc. and intended audience) Each session will be 45 minutes in length.

(include name, title and contact information)

Please contact us if you have any questions. Thank you!

Chrisoula Randas Perdziola
Programming Specialist
PA Museums
Direct: 412.999.9499
Mailing address: PA Museums, 300 North Street, Room 504, Harrisburg, PA 17120

Deadline: November 2, 2018