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January 2018

Webinar: Is it Time for Your Organization to Enroll in StEPs?

January 24
FREE

Let’s face it. Few of us are drawn to museum work because we want to tackle national museum standards. We love history, stories, photographs, artifacts, historic structures, and the other joys of our work. Thinking about national standards can make us feel overwhelmed; a reminder of how little time there is to accomplish all that needs to be done. Attention to museum standards is necessary, however. Standards, like those that address the “legal, ethical, and effective care of collections and…

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Webinar: Growing Things: Case Studies in Interpreting Agriculture

January 30
$40 - $65

Farm to fork – Community Supported Agriculture – Locally sourced foods. Any AASLH member can find ways to connect their institution to these hot topics. Presenters in this webinar share their successes in linking site-specific and culturally distinct stories to the big topic of agriculture. They show that place matters, that nature and the environment provide a foundation to interpret farming, and that institutions from historic houses and historical societies to metro parks (rural, urban, and suburban) have the resources…

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February 2018

New Member Orientation

February 7
Free

Are you a new member of AASLH? Interested in AASLH membership? Eager to make the most of your important role in this community? Join AASLH staff for an interactive orientation on the services, programs, events, resources, and networking opportunities available to AASLH members. (Scroll down for more details) Details: Date: February 7, 2018 Time: 3:00 - 4:15 pm Eastern (Begins at 2pm Central/1pm Mountain/12pm Pacific/10am Hawaii/4pm Atlantic) Cost: Free for AASLH Members and Nonmembers Closed captioning available upon advanced notice. Please…

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Webinar: Welcome (or Refresher) for Organizations Enrolled in StEPs

February 8
FREE

Is your organization one of the 950 museums or historic sites enrolled in AASLH’s StEPs program? Perhaps you are new to the program, or maybe your organization enrolled some time ago but now needs to dust off your copy of the StEPs workbook after a long hiatus. All organizations enrolled in StEPs are invited to take part in this free orientation/refresher webinar to learn three different approaches for using the workbook, how to access the StEPs website, getting recognition for…

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Webinar: Interpreting Difficult History: Histories of Slavery, Violence, and Oppression

February 15
$40 - $65
Interpreting Difficult History

How do history workers engage audiences in learning about difficult histories? These are the tough stories. These are the recollections from history that can be upsetting, uncomfortable and at times even shocking to learn. This session will involve participants in learning about how to develop and deliver interpretations of difficult histories with strategies that are sensitive and offer ethical representations of historical Others. Historical representations of difficult histories can go beyond informing audiences by encouraging audience members to empathize deeply…

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Webinar: Policies and Procedures for Deaccessioning

February 21
$40 - $65
Policies and Procedures for Deaccessioning

This webinar will examine the necessary components of an effective deaccessioning policy, including options for removal, ethical considerations, broad-level legal concerns (not from a legal professional!), and general best practices.  Options for dealing with items such as found-in-collections and abandoned property will also be addressed. Details: Date: February 21st, 2018 Time: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EASTERN (Please adjust for your time zone!) Cost: $40 members/$65 nonmembers Closed captioning available upon advanced notice. Please contact info@aaslh.org for more information. This…

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Webinar: Fraud at the Museum: Protecting Your Organization from a Devastating Event

February 22
$40 - $65
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Nonprofit organizations are second only to the banking and financial sectors in the occurrence of fraud, according to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Perhaps you have heard or read about a museum or other nonprofit in your area that suffered financial theft by an employee, volunteer or board member. Or perhaps your organization has been the unfortunate victim of fraud like AASLH was in 2011. While fraud has always been around, it has, in recent years, become all too…

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March 2018

New Member Orientation

March 7
Free

Are you a new member of AASLH? Interested in AASLH membership? Eager to make the most of your important role in this community? Join AASLH staff for an interactive orientation on the services, programs, events, resources, and networking opportunities available to AASLH members. (Scroll down for more details) Details: Date: March 7, 2018 Time: 3:00 - 4:15 pm Eastern (Begins at 2pm Central/1pm Mountain/12pm Pacific/10am Hawaii/4pm Atlantic) Cost: Free for AASLH Members and Nonmembers Closed captioning available upon advanced notice. Please…

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Webinar: Cultural Heritage and Climate Change: Science, Threats, and Opportunity

March 8
$40 - $65
Cultural Heritage and Climate Change

Sarah Sutton leads a discussion of the field’s most common climate change related challenges, and the tools being used to become resilient in the face of such sweeping change. Two guest presenters will describe how their work has already been seriously impacted by climate change. They discuss their perspectives, experiences, and solutions for managing the intersection between cultural heritage and climate change. Details: Date: March 8th, 2018 Time: 3:00 - 4:30 pm EASTERN (Remember to calculate for your time zone!)…

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June 2018

Webinar: Is Your Museum Grant Ready?

June 4
$40 - $65
Is Your Museum Grant Ready?

Sarah Sutton offers a guide to self-assessing your institution’s grant-readiness and steps for bringing yourselves up to par. This 75-minute workshop reviews the institutional structures, policies, information, and practices that make museums competitive in the grants game. This webinar is adapted from Sarah's new book of the same title. Details: Date: June 4th, 2018 Time: 3:00 - 4:30 pm EASTERN (Remember to calculate for your time zone!) Cost: $40 members/$65 non-members Closed captioning available upon advanced notice. Please contact info@aaslh.org for more…

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