Professional Development

 Secretary Salazar Announces New Asian American
Pacific Islander Initiative
Statement by Asian Pacific Islander Americans in Historic Preservation

(February 14, 2013) - Asian Pacific Islander Americans in Historic Preservation (APIAHiP) applauds the recent announcement of a national Asian American Pacific Islander Theme Study to ensure that the rich and diverse histories of API Americans are...
Call for Nominations: 2013 SAA Waldo Gifford Leland Award
Please help us to recognize the best in our profession!
Have you read a great new book about archives? Seen an exceptional new finding aid? Encountered a new documentary publication that is head and shoulders above the rest? Has a new web publication really stood out to you?
If you have, please consider nominating it for the Society of...
The Charles Redd Center for Western Studies is pleased to announce multiple awards for 2013 that are available for scholars conducting research related to Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.
Please see the descriptions below or click here for further information and instructions for applying for each award.  Applications for 2013 are due by 11:59 pm MST on ...
By: Keni Sturgeon
The Oregon Museums Association (OMA) held its annual meeting October 28-30, in Ashland. Our host institution, the Schneider Museum of Art on the campus of Southern Oregon University, provided a wonderful atmosphere for the proceedings. The meeting provided Oregon’s museum professionals with the opportunity to learn from one another, from sessions and through workshops, to share...
American Association for State and Local History Conference
Wednesday, October 3rd, 8:30am-5:00pm - Salt Lake City, UT
To register:

Presented by:  Kristin Gallas, The Tracing Center on Histories and Legacies of Slavery; Patricia Brooks, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation;
Conny Graft, Conny Graft Research and Evaluation; and Dr. Julia Rose, West Baton Rouge Museum
Increase your capacity...
By: Jacqueline Cabrera
Over the past 9 months a group of 12 American museum professionals have been working on the formation of a new international organization focused on registrars and collections specialists. This new organization is called The Association of Registrars and Collections Specialists (ARCS).
The mission of ARCS is to represent and promote registrars and collections specialists...
What do Joie de Vivre hotels, the Oakland Museum of California and EmcArts’ Innovation Labs have in common?
Find out at the 2012 Smith Leadership Symposium when 20+ institutions share their stories of organizational change, employee engagement and leadership on Friday, September 7 in Balboa Park, San Diego.
The 2012 Smith Leadership Symposium Organizational Innovation and the Engagement Equation...
By: Nicole Herden
For the past year, I have been working two part time curatorial assistant positions. The opportunity to gain insight into two long established art museums within the greater Phoenix area simultaneously is rare, let alone having the same job title. Both Phoenix Art Museum and Arizona State University Art Museum have unique distinctions; a stroll through their galleries, browsing...
By: Adam Mikos
Living in Portland, where the sun started shining through the rain only a few days ago, it seems defective to be already looking forward to October.  Looking forward I am though, to the Western Museums Association Annual Meeting in Palm Springs.
As museum people, we frequently look at the same situations and see very different things.  This holds true for educators, students,...
By: Renee Montgomery
Recently, San Francisco was the site of the annual ALI-ABA seminar for museums, a 2 ½ day discussion of new developments and practices regarding various points of law affecting museums, sponsored by the American Law Institute – American Bar Association.   Day 1 of the meeting focused on intellectual property, copyright, trademark and web issues, highlighted by a presentation...


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