Webinars & Events

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What's everyone talking about this week? What are we discussing next? What did you miss?

Here, you'll find a list of pertinent, upcoming webinars and previously recorded shows. Presented by key industry experts and organizations, these webinars and events are definitely worth checking out.



Tune in September for...

Introduction to Podcasting for Museums – Museum Learning Hub, Thurs, Sep 16 @ 11am PT

Embracing Sustainability & Resiliency for a Better Tomorrow – AAM's Environment & Climate Network + Parque Explora, Wed, Sep 22 @ 8:30am PT

Episode Planning: Writing and Recording Your Podcast – Museum Learning Hub, Thursday, Sep 23 @ 11am PT

Building Your Future in a Changing Museum World – SAAM & Renwick Gallery, Wednesday, Sep 29 @ 11am PT

Podcast Editing and Collaborative Production Models – Museum Learning Hub, Thursday, Sep 30 @ 11am PT



In case you missed out, here are some webinar recordings worth checking out.

WMA & Museum Learning Hub Webinars

Museums Are Not Neutral Keynote Webinar – WMA, BCMA, La Tanya S. Autry, & Mike Murawski

Module 1 – Digital Accessibility: Intro Session: Get Inspired – Museum Learning Hub (MLH)

Module 1 – Technical Workshop 1: Intro to Digital Accessibility and Inclusion – MLH

Module 1 – Technical Workshop 2: Live/Streamed Program Accessibility – MLH

Module 1 – Technical Workshop 3: Accessibility in Digital Collections – MLH

Module 2 – Live Streaming: Intro Session: Get Inspired – MLH

Module 2 – Technical Workshop 1: Intro to Live Streaming – MLH

Module 2 – Technical Workshop 2: Audience Participation in Live Streamed Programs – MLH

Module 2 – Technical Workshop 2: Live Streaming with Multi-Source Content – MLH

Module 3 – Managing Digitization Projects: Intro Session: Get Inspired – MLH

Module 3 – Technical Workshop 1: Digitization: Strategy and Purpose – MLH

Module 3 – Technical Workshop 2: How to Build a Digitization Project – MLH

Module 3 – Technical Workshop 3: Imaging Standards and Logistics in Digitization Projects – MLH

Module 4 – Managing Website Projects: Intro Session: Get Inspired – MLH

Module 4 – Technical Workshop 1: Plan for Success – MLH

Module 4 – Technical Workshop 2: Setting Content Priorities – MLH

Module 4 – Technical Workshop 3: Managing the Project – MLH

Module 5 – Virtual Exhibitions: Intro Session: Get Inspired – MLH

Module 5 – Technical Workshop 1: Strategies, Project Workflow and Efficient Design​ – MLH

Module 5 – Tech Workshop 2: Web-Based Curatorial Approaches – MLH

Module 5 – Tech Workshop 3: Exhibition Design in Virtual Environments  – MLH

Module 6 – Podcasts: Get Inspired – MLH

Module 6 – Tech Workshop 1: Introduction to Podcasting from Museums – MLH

Some Good Museum News – MAAM, AAM, WMA, NEMA, SEMC, MPMA


Webinars on Civic Engagement + Social Impact

Justice Now: What Would a Truth and Justice Commission Look Like in America – ICSC

Beyond Statements: People Power – AAMC Foundation

Beyond Statements: Taking Action – AAMC Foundation & Art Fund

Museum Think Tank: Cultural Organizations as Incubators for Social Impact – Cuseum

Webinar Short: Definitions of Justice – ICSC

Emergent Paradigms in Higher Education in Times of Disruption – AAMG

Connecting with your Community through Collections – CatalogIt

Decolonizing the Future: Education, Resilience and Challenging Myths – ICSC

Supporting Communities with Digital Programs During Coronavirus - Cuseum

Supporting Schools & Educators as a Cultural Organization – Cuseum

COVID-19 and Vulnerable Populations  – ICSC

AASLH Conversations: Monuments and Memory – AASLH

Understanding Crisis Through a Transitional Justice Lens – ICSC

Collaborating on Virtual Educational Programs During Coronavirus – Cuseum


Webinars on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility

Taking a Moment: Reflecting on Our DEAI Responsibilities – AAM's Independent Museum Professionals Network

Deaccessioning: Myths, Misconceptions and Missed Opportunities – SEMC

Publishing: Incorporating DEIA Principles – AAMC Foundation

Moving Forward with NAGPRA virtual workshop – Oregon Museums Association

Museums Cannot Be Silent: Whitney Plantation – SEMC

Lunch & Learn: How XR Experiences in Museums Can Support DEAI – CAM

Inclusivity in Isolation – AAAMC Foundation + Association of African American Museums

What's on your mind? DEAI and Creating Real Change – MAAM

Striving Towards an Equitable Future: Addressing Systemic Injustice as a Cultural Organization – Cuseum

Whose Hero? New Perspectives on Monuments in Public Landscapes – ICSC

Diversity & Community Support in Membership & Visitor Services – Cuseum


Webinars on Membership + Visitor Experience

Membership Predictions, Priorities & Problem-Solving for 2021 – Cuseum

2020 End-of-Year Strategy in Alumni Relations – Cuseum

Membership Mondays: Exploring New Membership Models & Trends – Cuseum

Museum Think Tank: Examining Membership and Loyalty – Cuseum

Membership Lightning Talks: Launching New Initiatives & Benefits in Museum Membership – Cuseum

Webinar Recording: Re-Opening with Contact-Free Visitor Experiences – Culture Connect

Membership Mondays: Re-Engaging and Re-Welcoming Members After Coronavirus Closures – Cuseum

The Onsite Member Experience After Coronavirus Closures - Cuseum

AASLH Conversations: Local Advocacy Matters - AASLH

Virtual Memberships: Creating Digital Benefits & Virtual Access for Members - Cuseum

The “Contactless” Future: Reimagining the Visitor Experience in the Era of Coronavirus - Cuseum


Webinars on Marketing + Communication + Digital Engagement

Marketing Trends Nonprofits Need to Know (and Embrace) – Firespring

Alumni Hour: Exploring the Hybrid Future of Alumni Engagement – Cuseum

Digital Engagement Series #1:Digital Collaboration: Context and Needs – AAMC Foundation

Alumni Engagement in the Era of Coronavirus – Cuseum

Interpretive planning for a pandemic – Oregon Museums Association

Membership Marketing, Audience Shifts & Community Engagement after Coronavirus - Cuseum

Digital: Income Stream or Accessible Outreach – AAMC Foundation

How Museums Can Experiment with Social Media to Boost Audience Engagement During Coronavirus - Cuseum

How to Discuss COVID-19 Digitally - International Coalition of Sites of Conscience (ICSC)

Thinking Outside the Box to Reach Audiences Inside Their Homes - Cuseum

Create Your Own Media: Communications Strategies for Challenging Times - International Coalition of Sites of Conscience (ICSC)

Digital Engagement at Your Museum During COVID-19 - Culture Connect


Webinars on Administration + Finances

Discussing & Debating the Potentials of NFTs in the Museum Sector – Cuseum

Navigating the Trials, Triumphs & Transformation of Cultural Organizations in the Pandemic Era – Cuseum

Understanding NFP Finances – AAMC Foundation

Museum Lightning Talks: Generating Revenue Through Digital Content & Virtual Experiences – Cuseum

Accounting Tips for Nonprofits during COVID-19 era – MARCUM Accountants & Advisors

Finding Support: Cultural Programming in Challenging Times – International Coalition of Sites of Conscience

Planning for 2021: Preparing for Challenges and Adapting to Changes in Alumni Relations – Cuseum

Revenue Generation Strategies for Your Museum During Coronavirus: Lessons from the Private Sector – Culture Connect

SBA Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Issues for Museums and Libraries – IMLS

Tips for Financial Well-Being During Closures – Association of Midwest Museums

How to Manage a Remote Internship Program at Your Museum – Cuseum


Webinars on Self-Care + Mindfulness

The Welcome Brigade: Self-Care for Front-Line Workers at Museums – International Coalition of Sites of Conscience

Self Care In Stressful Times | Navigating Transitions Discussion – Leap to Success

Self Care In Stressful Times | Creating New Beginnings – Leap to Success

Stronger Together: COVID-19 Webinar Series - Self-Care and Sites of Conscience – International Coalition of Sites of Conscience (ICSC)

Simple Mindfulness Exercises – Association of Midwest Museums

Yoda-vation Session – Association of Midwest Museums

Women and COVID-19 International Coalition of Sites of Conscience


Webinars on Reopening

How Can Nonprofit Arts Organizations Plan for the Future with So Many Unknowns? – Wallace Foundation

REALM project: Supporting the reopening of libraries, archives, and museums – OCLC + IMLS

New World, New Experiences for our Cultural Institutions – LGA Architecture

Reshaping Exhibitions in a Socially Distanced World – AAMC Foundation

Navigating Challenges & Setbacks During Reopening – Cuseum

Considerations for Re-Opening and Staying Connected with Your Staff, Patrons, and Mission – BlackBaud

Small But Mighty: Navigating the New Normal as a Small or Mid-sized Museum – Cuseum

Looking Ahead: Sustainability Adding Value to Reopening - AAM's Environment and Climate Network



Do you have an upcoming webinar(s) that would be of value to the greater museum community?

Please reach out to us at communications@westmuse.org to be featured on this page.

These resources are subject to change and will be updated as new information becomes available.

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