April 4, 2017
Developing a Successful Volunteer Recruitment Program

Webinar
Recruitment is understanding the environment where people want to volunteer and the time they have to give. Learn more about recruitment and gain practical tools for running a successful volunteer recruitment program. Presented by AASLH.
 
April 4, 2017
Preserving Removable Digital Storage
Webinar
This session will cover basic identification of legacy media and hardware, explanation of crucial concepts such as disk imaging and write blocking, prioritization of media objects for in-house processing and vendor solutions, and simple workflows for managing the migration of data from removable media. Presented by Northeast Document Conservation Center.
 
April 5, 2017
Steps to Environmental Sustainability
Webinar
Environmental sustainability doesn’t trump preservation work – yet. It does provide important pathways for strengthening your institution and improving community relevance. This webinar explores how it’s possible to align organizational mission and environmental goals for the benefit of your site. Presented by AASLH.
 
April 6-7, 2017
Historic House Museum Issues and Operations
Strawbery Banke, Portsmouth, New Hampshire
This two day workshop focuses on this unique segment of museums by providing instruction on the management and interpretation of historic houses.  The faculty for this workshop, George McDaniel, executive director emeritus of Drayton Hall and Max van Balgooy with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, bring a wealth of experience and knowledge for staff and volunteers running America’s historic house museums. Presented by AASLH. NEMA members receive a discount.

April 11, 2017
Assessing Your Digital Preservation Readiness
Webinar
Presented by NEDCC

April 12, 2017
NEMA Workshop: Creating New Spaces: Artists and Historic Sites Converge
Wistariahurst Museum, Holyoke, MA
Presented by the Historic Sites PAG

April 12, 2017
Museum Institute for Teaching Science
Clark University, Worcester, MA
Full day workshops divided into a scientific presentation and a skill-based session. Presenters include: Dr.John Caradonna, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Boston University Dr. Rudolf Kraus, Assistant Professor of Educational Studies, Coordinator for Secondary Science Education, Rhode Island College, and Gabriel Rodriguez, MEd, Teacher of Chemistry, Woonsocket High School.
 
April 12, 2017
How Do You Incubate Cultural Innovation? 

Hanover, NH
DEN/Hood Museum of Art: Art and Innovation Speaker Series. Free Fireside Chat moderated by Juliette Bianco, Deputy Director, Hood Museum of Art.

April 13, 2017
Museumhive Meet-up
Boston, MA

April 18, 2017
Oral History Essentials
Bar Harbor, ME
Presented by the Maine Archives and Museums.

April 19-22, 2017
Museums and the Web
Cleveland, OH

April 19-­22, 2017
National Council on Public History Annual Meeting

Indianapolis, IN

 
April 20, 2017
Educator Evening
Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, ME
For more information, contact Matt Timme, Mirken Coordinator of Education and Public Programs, at mrtimme@colby.edu.
 
April 21, 2017
Scholarships: Program in New England Studies
An intensive week-long exploration of New England decorative arts and architecture that runs from June 19 - 24, 2017. The scholarships are available to mid-career museum professionals and graduate students in the fields of architecture, decorative arts, material culture, preservation or public history. Candidates from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Applications must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. EST on April 21 to KTurino@HistoricNewEngland.org.
 
April 20-­21, 2017
Evolving Ideas: provocative new ways of working with collections
University Museum of Zoology, Cambridge, UK.
The Natural Science Collections Association annual conference.
 
April 21-24, 2017
Museum Store Association Retail Conference & Expo 2017
Pittsburgh, PA
 
April 23-April 26, 2017 
Gilded Age Art, Design & Technology
Newport, RI
From the romantic Medievalism of Ruskin, Henry Adams and William Morris to the bold new iconography of the Statue of Liberty and the Newport mansions, this symposium will explore the range of ways in which Gilded Age patrons and designers forged a new American identity, celebrating innovation while remaining firmly rooted in tradition. Presented by The Preservation Society of Newport County.

April 24, 2017
NEMA Workshop: All that Glitters Is Gold!
Museum of Russian Icons, Clinton, MA
Presented by the Conservators PAG
 
April 24, 2017
Museum Security Best Practices as Taught through Real Video Surveillance Footage
Windsor Historical Society, Windsor, CT
How do small and mid-size museums create an effective program of museum security? Workshop presented by Connecticut League of History Organizations.

April 24-25, 2017
Collections Camp: Textiles

Indiana Historical Society, IN
This two day workshop will focus on the care and conservation of textiles in museum collections. Presented by AASLH.

April 24-27, 2017
Certified Interpretive Guide Training Course
Springfield, MA
The Springfield Armory NHS, in partnership with the National Association for Interpretation (NAI), is offering a training course for individuals in the field of Interpretation. It is designed for individuals who deliver interpretive programs or have contact with the public at interpretive sites.

April 25, 2017
Seeing and Seeing through Museum Exhibits: Lessons from Cape Town and Washington, D.C.
Cambridge, MA
How do implicit understandings and assumptions about race and ethnicity become embedded in museum exhibitions? How can museums and exhibitions reproduce, challenge, or help transform those understandings and other “rhetorics of value”? Presented by Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology in collaboration with the Departments of Anthropology and Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University.

April 25, 2017
What is Preservation?
Webinar
Presented by NEDCC.
 
April 26, 2017
Guided Tour of "SeaChange", the newest exhibit at Mystic Seaport & Behind the Scenes Collections Visit
Join CLHO members for a dual tour of the new exhibit by museum staff, and of the Collections Research Center, which houses one of the premier maritime collections in the United States.
 
April 26, 2017
Assessing Your Preservation Practices

Free Webinar
Presented by Northeast Document Conservation Center.

April 27, 2017
Writing a Preservation Plan
Webinar
Presented by Northeast Document Conservation Center.

April 29, 2017
Maine Maritime Museum’s 45th Annual Albert Reed & Thelma Walker Maritime History Symposium
Maine Maritime Museum
 
April 29, 2017
The Economics of Historic Preservation: The 32nd Annual R.I. Statewide Historic Preservation Conference
North Westerly and Charlestown, RI
The Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission (RIHPHC) presents the Annual Rhode Island Statewide Historic Preservation Conference.

May 2­-5, 2017

InterActivity 2017: Fun is Serious Business

Pasadena, CA
Presented by the Association of Children’s Museums.
 
May 7­-10, 2017
Gateways for Understanding: Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion in Museums
St. Louis, MO

AAM 2016 Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo

May 9, 2017
Coping with Pests and Mold
Webinar
Presented by NEDCC.
 
May 11-13, 2017
The American Council of Learned Societies Annual Meeting

Baltimore, MD

May 15, 2017
Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA
Presented by the Library and Archives PAG

 
May 15, 2017
Developing History Leaders @SHA

Applications for the Class of 2017 (October 28-November 17) are due May 15, 2017.
 
May 15-­27, 20167
Getty Leadership Institute 2017 | Executive Education Program

Claremont, CA
2017 Executive Education Program for Museum Leaders aimed at helping experienced art museum executives become better leaders to strengthen their institutions' capabilities. For more information and to apply, visit www.cgu.edu/gli or contact gli@cgu.edu.

May 16, 2017
Davis Art Museum, Wellesley, MA
Presented by the Exhibits PAG.

 
May 18, 2017
International Museum Day

The objective of International Museum Day is to raise awareness of the fact that, “Museums are an important means of cultural exchange, enrichment of cultures and development of mutual understanding, cooperation and peace among peoples.”

May 18, 2017
Basic Digitization
Colby College, Waterville
Presented by the Maine Archives and Museums.

May 19, 2017
Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA
Co-presented by the Fitchburg Art Museum, and the Fitchburg State University Visual Stylometry Research Group


May 22-­23, 2017
Libraries, Nonprofit-owned & Public Buildings
Vermont Preservation Retreat.
 
May 23, 2017
Planning for Marketing at Museums & Historic Sites

Webinar
Marketing is crucial for small museums and historic sites, but where do you begin? In this webinar, AASLH’s Hannah Hethmon will teach you, step by step, how to create a marketing plan tailored to your organization’s unique needs. Presented by AASLH.

May 23, 2017
Caring for Scrapbooks
Webinar
Presented by NEDCC.

May 25, 2017
Basic Collections Care
Caribou Public Library, Caribou
Presented by the Maine Archives and Museums.

May 28-June 2, 2017
Treatment 2017: Innovation in Conservation and Collection Care

Chicago, IL
The 45th Annual Meeting: American Institute for conservation of historic and artistic works.
 
June 5, 2017
Strive & Thrive! Strategies for Success in Your Organization
Connecticut League of History Organizations Annual Conference. Registration will open in April, 2017.
 
June 5-6, 2017
AASLH Workshop: Collections Management and Practices

Maine Historical Society, Portland, ME
Learn about your institution’s responsibility toward its collection, necessary policies and procedures, and the best practices of collection management. Presented by AASLH. You can save $50 off Early Bird registration by using NEMAWORKSHOP at checkout!

June 6, 2017
Rose Art Museum, Waltham, MA
Presented by the College and University Museums PAG
 


June 6-10, 2017

43rd CAC Annual Conference and Workshops

Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Presented by the Canadian Association for Conservation of Cultural Property.

June 7, 2017
Cambridge Historical Society, Cambridge, MA
Presented by the Independent Museum Professionals PAG
 
 

June 8, 2017
Basic Archiving
Colby College, Waterville
Presented by the Maine Archives and Museums.

June 8-9, 2017
Creative Communities Exchange (CCX)
New London, CT
Two-day training and professional development convening that supports creative entrepreneurs, city planners, small businesses, and the arts sector to apply successful creative economy strategies in their communities.

June 9-13, 2017
Breaking Through Barriers: Living History in Modern Times

Mumford, NY
Annual meeting and conference for The Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums.
 
June 9-14, 2017
2017 Civil War Institute Conference
For over 35 years, the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College has hosted an annual summer conference bringing leading historians and public audiences together for battlefield tours, small group discussions, lectures, and roundtable conversations about the Civil War era. 

June 12, 2017
13th Annual Massachusetts History Conference

College of Holy Cross, Worcester, MA
Putting History on the Map Together Across the Commonwealth A Conference for Massachusetts History Organizations

June 14, 2017
Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Presented by the Registrars PAG
 
June 14, 2017
The Monadnock Center, Petersborough, NH

June 15, 2017
Boxes within Boxes: Caring for Historic Structures and Collections
Providence, RI
Presented by NEDCC.

June 18-­24, 2017
The Next Generation in Best Practices

Denver, CO
The Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections, 32nd annual conference.
 
June 19-­20, 2017
Fundraising & Project Management

Vermont Preservation Retreat.

June 20, 2017
Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA

June 22, 2017
Maine Historical Society, Portland, ME

 
June 22­-25, 2017
Why Museums Matter: The Teaching Museum Today

Eugene, Oregon
Association of Academic Museums and Galleries annual conference Annual Conference.
 
June 22 ­ 24, 2017
Institute for Editing Historical Documents
Buffalo, New York. 2017 Annual Meeting for the Association of Documentary Editing.
 
June 22, 2017
Power, Publics, and the United States in the World

Arlington, VA
The Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations Annual Meeting
 
June 23­-25, 2017
Small World: Toys, Dolls, and Games in New England, 1620-1920

Deerfield, MA
Aimed at understanding the social and cultural backgrounds of young people aged between two and sixteen, the topic will explore the material survival of toys and games, storybooks, child literature, dolls, and dollhouses, as well as the “pretend instinct” or the language of imitation that accompanied their use. We ask how gender, race, ethnicity, religion, social rank, and demography influenced children’s play.

June 24, 2017
Looking Beyond the Closet: Storage Options and Implementation on a Budget
L.C. Bates Museum, Fairfield, ME
Presented by the Maine Archives and Museums.

June 26, 2017
NEMA Workshop: Facilitating Conversations on Difficult Topics
Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, Hartford CT
Presented by the Education PAG

July 12-­15, 2017
The Association of Midwest Museums Annual Conference

Des Moines, Iowa
 
July 18-22, 2017
30th Annual Visitor Studies Association Conference

Columbus, OH
 
July 23 – 29, 2017
Liberated Archive: A Forum for Envisioning and Implementing a Community-Based Approach to Archives and Annual Meeting for Society of American Archivists
Portland, OR
 
June 26-28, 2017
MuseumNext
Rotterdam, Netherlands, Europe
 
August 17-20, 2017
The International Foundation for Cultural Property Protection Leadership Symposium
New Haven, CT

September 6-9, 2017
I AM History
Austin, TX
American Association for State and Local History Annual Meeting

October 25-27, 2017
Truth & Trust: Museums in a Polarized Society
North Falmouth, MA
NEMA Annual Conference


 
Call for Papers and Publications

Call for Article Ideas: Familiar Challenges/New Ideas
Have you and your colleagues experimented with something new—a program, a process, a collaboration, etc.—to solve a common problem that other museum educators face? The December 2017 issue of the Journal of Museum Education will feature case studies that present new solutions to problems common to the field. Tell us about your endeavors! Learn more about submitting an idea at www.museumeducation.info/jme/call or contact guest editor Elisabeth Nevins at JMuseEd@gmail.com with questions. The deadline to submit your idea is Friday, March 31, 2017.

The Connecticut Center for the Book at Connecticut Humanities is now accepting submissions for the Connecticut Book Awards! These awards recognize the best books of 2016 by authors and illustrators who reside in Connecticut. Submissions must be postmarked by 5:00 p.m. on April 21, 2017.

The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association has a call for proposals for their 2017 fall conference held on the campus of UMass Amherst, the weekend of October 27-28, 2017. The deadline for proposals is June 1, 2017.
 
Tenth International Conference on the Inclusive Museum seeks proposals for its upcoming conference (September 15-17, 2017 -- University of Manchester, Manchester, UK). Proposals are due June 15, 2017.
 
The Society of Civil War Historians will host its biennial conference at Omni William Penn Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA, from May 31 through June 2, 2018. The SCWH welcomes panel proposals or individual papers on the Civil War era, broadly defined. The deadline for receipt of proposals is September 15, 2017.