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March 2018

Workshop: Exhibit Makeovers

March 5 - March 6
Charlotte Museum of History, 3500 Shamrock Dr
Charlotte, NC 28215 United States
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$230 - $345
Exhibit Makeovers

Interpretive exhibits bring objects, images, and ideas to life for visitors through storytelling, diverse presentation media, and learning opportunities that engage multiple types of intelligence. In this workshop, you’ll learn the basics of exhibit planning, organization, text writing, and design. Drawing on resources of the host institution, working hands-on in small groups, you’ll experiment with ways to make exhibit content meaningful and memorable for visitors. View a Sample Agenda Register Date: March 5-6, 2018 Cost: $230 AASLH members/$345 nonmembers *Get $40 off…

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Webinar: Telling the Whole Story: Strategies for Representation from “#1 in Civil Rights”

March 13
$40 - $65
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Most of us understand that representation is powerfully important in museums and that history organizations have a clear responsibility to build diversity and inclusion in our exhibits and interpretation.  Yet our institutions’ past collecting choices may not have been in sync with our current aspirations for inclusion.  To bridge this gap and create the acclaimed exhibit #1 in Civil Rights the African American Freedom Struggle in St. Louis, Missouri Historical Society developed practical techniques and strategies for telling the whole…

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Workshop: Focusing on Visitors: Public Programming and Exhibits at History Institutions

March 15 - March 16
Historic Locust Grove, 561 Blankenbaker Lane
Louisville, KY 40207-1168 United States
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$230 - $345
Focusing on Visitors

This workshop provides a broad overview of public programming and exhibits with a focus on active learning. Seasoned educators will direct conversations about museum education and the role of museum educators. Participants will leave the workshop with information and materials they can take back to their organizations to adapt and apply.Through interactive activities and case studies, participants will gain knowledge and tools for a wide range of relevant topics, including audience types, volunteer management and training, tour techniques, active learning…

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Online Course: Museum Education and Outreach

March 26 - May 25
$195 - $295
Museum Education and Outreach

At their heart, regardless of type or size, museums are engaging, dynamic places of education. This course is about how we can facilitate visitors’ meaningful and memorable experiences in the informal environments of museums. Register Details:  Dates: March 26 - May 25, 2018 Cost: $195 AASLH Members/ $295 Nonmembers Registration limited to 30 people. Register Full Online Course Description: This course requires regular check-ins, sharing and commenting on peer work, and participation in scheduled live chats. Various assignments are made…

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April 2018

Workshop: Connecting Your Collections to Teachers and Students

April 23 - April 24
New Hampshire Historical Society, 30 Park St
Concord, NH 03301 United States
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$230 - $340
Connecting your Collections to Teachers and Students

Through a combination of presentations, discussion, hands-on activities, and take-home materials, this workshop addresses the elements of museum educational and programming  needed to create engaging, educational, and successful collections-based programming. Register Date: April 23-24, 2018 Cost: $230 AASLH members/$345 nonmembers *Get $40 off registration if you book by March 23, 2018!* Location: New Hampshire Historical Society | Concord, NH Register Description: Through a combination of presentations, discussion, hands-on activities, and take-home materials, this workshop addresses the elements of museum educational and…

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June 2018

Workshop: Reinventing the Historic House Museum

June 8
Hawks Inn and Delafield History Center, 426 Wells St
Delafield, WI 53018 United States
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Reinventing the Historic House Museum

Reinventing the Historic House Museum is a one-day symposium is designed to offer current thinking, practical information, and solutions to the challenges facing historic sites. The Historic House Museum in America is not dead nor is it dying. The field, however, needs to take time to reflect and renew as the world around our historic homes continues to change. The symposium will include presentations by historic house game-changers and local historic site administrators, discussion, a boxed lunch, historic site visit, and…

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Workshop: Historic House Museum Issues and Operations

June 11 - June 12
The Workman and Temple Family Homestead Museum, 15415 Don Julian Road
City of Industry, CA 91745 United States
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$230 - $345
Historic House Museums Issues and Operations

Why are historic houses necessary to their communities? How are historic house museums unique? This workshop focuses on the unique needs, management, and interpretation of historic houses. With a focus on historic house museums, topics covered include collections care, types of research appropriate for historic house museums, exhibition development, interpretive tours, volunteers, and building and landscape maintenance. See a sample agenda Register Details: Date: June 11-12, 2018 Location: Workman and Temple Family Homestead Museum | City of Industry, CA Cost: $230…

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