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  • Online Course: Collections Management (Spring 2020)

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    MAR. 2 - APR. 26, 2020 | Collections Management is an AASLH Online Course presented by instructor Erin Richardson. This eight week course will introduce participants to the professional principles and practices in the management of museum collections. Successful completion of this course earns one credit toward the Small Museum Pro! certificate from AASLH.

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    An AASLH Small Museum Pro! Online Course

    Course Description 

    This eight week course will introduce participants to the professional principles and practices in the management of museum collections. Topics will include collections development, registration and record keeping with an emphasis on the development of Collection Policies and Procedures and what it means to be intellectually and physically responsible for museum objects.

    At the beginning of the course participants will be asked to select five objects from their museum to work with throughout the eight weeks. During the course, participants will be working on a collection management policy draft, and conducting some management tasks with their mini-collection objects. 

    Details

    COURSE DATES: March 2 - April 26, 2020

    COST: $195 AASLH Members / $295 Nonmembers

    OPEN REGISTRATION: December 2, 2019 - February 23, 2020; 30 participant limit

    Course Logistics

    FORMAT: Online, instructor-led, weekly-paced course

    LENGTH: 8 weeks

    PARTICIPATION STYLE: Four one-hour online chats, participation is expected for at least two chats - chat schedule to be determined by the instructor at the start of the course - if you are unable to attend a chat you can read the transcript and then post your thoughts/questions in the General Forum; weekly readings and assignments; final course assignment. Students should expect to spend approximately 2-5 hours per week on the course.

    MATERIALS: One required text: John E. Simmons, Things Great and Small: Collections Management Policies, 2nd Ed. Washington, DC: American Alliance of Museums, 2017 (ISBN 10:1-933253-03-07). Optional text: Daniel B. Reibel. Registration Methods for the Small MuseumFourth Edition, Lanham, MD: AltaMira Press, 2008 (Paperback ISBN 978-0-7591-1131-8)  (Texts are NOT INCLUDED with your registration. You must order the book separately from the book seller of your choice.)

    CREDIT: Successful completion of this course (80% or higher) will earn one credit toward the Small Museum Pro! certificate from AASLH.

    Participant Outcomes

    By the end of this course participants will:

    • Develop a detailed draft of a Collections Policy
    • Identify a collection of objects
    • Develop a standardized set of registration records and forms including inventory, catalog, accession, and loans
    • Learn about various registration numbering systems and how to mark objects appropriately
    • Discuss issues related to collections strategies, mission, purpose, and scope of collections
    • Develop a broader understanding of legal and ethical concerns of managing collections

    Who Should Take This Course

    This course is a beginning level course designed for professional staff and volunteers of historical organizations and libraries with historical collections who have little to no experience with collections management. This course requires participants have access to museum collections to successfully complete this course, either as a staff member, volunteer, or intern.

    Cancellations/Refunds for online continuing education (webinars and online courses) must be submitted in writing via email or mail. Cancellations made prior to the start date for the online course or the day of the webinar will be given a full refund. No refund will be given after the start date for the online course or on/after the day of the webinar. Registrants may transfer their registration to another person. Registrations cannot be transferred between courses or course sessions. AASLH is not responsible for cancellations that were mailed or emailed but never received.

    If you have any questions, please contact AASLH Programs staff at 615-320-3203 or learn@aaslh.org.   

  • Online Course: Developing Exhibitions: Planning (Spring 2020)

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    MAR. 2 - APR. 26, 2020 | Developing Exhibitions: Planning is an AASLH Online Course presented by instructor Christina Ferwerda. This eight week course will introduce participants to the process of planning an exhibit. Successful completion of this course earns one credit toward the Small Museum Pro! certificate from AASLH.

    An AASLH Small Museum Pro! Online Course

    Course Description 

    Developing Exhibitions: Planning is an online course about how to plan exhibitions. This course focuses on developing an understanding of current issues within exhibit development and creation of original planning material for a potential exhibit at participants’ institution (or other selected venue). Drawing upon their professional and educational experiences, course participants will examine their own perspectives on exhibition development and strengthen their role within its practice.

    Whether participants come to the course with an imaginary exhibit in mind, or with the intention to develop an actual exhibit, this course will guide them through the process, providing encouragement and guidance along the way and a chance to exchange ideas and experiences. Educational support is provided by the course instructor, the participants’ professional colleagues in the course and in their institution, and visiting professionals who may join our online chats.

    Participation requirements:

    • Complete required readings.
    • Review supplemental examples and case studies.
    • Complete weekly assignments, including an exhibit critique.
    • Participate in two online chats on Monday, March 23, 3:00pm EST / 1:00 pm PDT and Wednesday, April 8, 3:00pm EST / 1:00 pm PDT. (If unable to attend, you may receive credit by submitting a written response to the chat transcript).
    • Share your own knowledge, experience and resources with the class.

    Participant Outcomes:

    Upon completion of this course students will be able to:

    • Research and evaluate exhibitions around the country
    • Develop, describe, and present exhibition concepts that are impactful based upon a museums mission, vision, audiences and goals
    • Consider and incorporate the perspectives and concerns of multiple audience groups into exhibit planning
    • Evaluate the effectiveness of an exhibit concept using professional feedback, and adapt it accordingly
    • Engage with the professional community to build personal knowledge, as well as contributing to the field of museum exhibitions

    Details

    COURSE DATES: March 2 - April 26, 2020

    COST: $195 AASLH Members / $295 Nonmembers

    OPEN REGISTRATION: January 31, 2020 - February 23, 2020; 30 participant limit

    Course Logistics

    FORMAT: Online, instructor-led, weekly-paced course

    LENGTH: 8 weeks

    TIME COMMITMENT: Approximately 3-5 hours of work per week

    PARTICIPATION STYLE: This is a dynamic course comprised of reading and research, exhibit development practice, and evaluation of participants’ own work and the work of others. A free flow of ideas, supportive and constructive peer analysis, an equal exchange of information and use of critical thinking will make for a lively class that is both enjoyable and highly productive. Participants should ask questions, provide their own thoughts and engage with each other as we go along.

    MATERIALS: One required text: Alice Parman, Ann Craig, Lyle Murphy, Liz White, and Lauren Willis. Exhibit Makeovers, A Do-It-Yourself Workbook for Small Museums, 2nd Ed. Rowman & Littlefield, 2017. (Texts are NOT INCLUDED with registration. Participants must order the book separately from the book seller of their choice. A discount code is provided after registration.)

    CREDIT: Successful completion of this course (80% or higher) will earn one credit toward the Small Museum Pro! certificate from AASLH. This course is a prerequisite for Developing Exhibitions: Design

    Who Should Take This Course

    This course is a beginning level course designed for professional staff and volunteers of historical organizations and libraries who have little to no experience with exhibit development and design.

    Christina Ferwerda

    Developing Exhibitions: Planning Instructor

    Christina Ferwerda is an independent museum consultant specializing in content, exhibit, and curriculum development, and has been creating exhibits and programs with international museum clients since 2001. She is known for infusing cultural experiences with joy, wonder, and fun by drawing on her work as an educator in New York City. Christina develops content into compelling storylines and interactive experiences that engage multiple modes of learning. She has worked for a wide range of clients, including the Smithsonian Institution (Washington DC), Wyckoff House Museum (Brooklyn, NY), National Archives (Washington, DC), and the D&H Canal Museum (High Falls, NY). She is enthusiastic about supporting the evolution the field as an Adjunct Professor in the Exhibit and Experience Design Master’s Degree Program at the Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York.

    Cancellation/Refunds for onsite workshops must be submitted in writing via email or mail. Cancellations made prior to the early-bird registration deadline date will receive a full refund. Cancellations made between the early-bird deadline date and eight days prior to the workshop will be subject to a $55 processing/materials charge. No refunds will be given within seven days of the workshop date. AASLH is not responsible for cancellations that were mailed or emailed but never received.

    Cancellations/Refunds for online continuing education (webinars and online courses) must be submitted in writing via email or mail. Cancellations made prior to the start date for the online course or the day of the webinar will be given a full refund. No refund will be given after the start date for the online course or on/after the day of the webinar. Registrants may transfer their registration to another person. Registrations cannot be transferred between courses or course sessions. AASLH is not responsible for cancellations that were mailed or emailed but never received.

    If you have any questions, please contact AASLH Programs staff at 615-320-3203 or learn@aaslh.org.   

  • Online Course: Financial Structures and Strategy (Spring 2020)

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    MAR. 2 - MAR. 29, 2020 | Financial Structures and Strategy is an AASLH online course presented by instructor Rebekah Beaulieu. Intended for those with little to moderate familiarity with financial concepts, this four-week course helps students better understand institutional finance and accountability.

    Course Description

    Intended for those with little to moderate familiarity with financial concepts, this four-week course helps students better understand institutional finance and accountability. Staff, board members, and volunteers will find this course applicable to their work within nonprofit organizations, agencies, and other structures.

    “Financial Structures and Strategy” introduces the “big ideas” of organizational financial management: functional accounting, transparency, the annual reporting process, and the relationship between finance and mission. Not only will students learn the basic structures and functions of financial oversight, they will also understand how to activate finance as a strategic tool to benefit organizational planning and evaluation.

    Over the four weeks, students participate in dynamic discussions, review relevant and timely readings, and ultimately learn how to prepare and analyze financial systems.   

    The course is divided into four weekly segments, each accompanied by an online lesson, forum, chat, and assignment:

    • Week 1: Course overview and introduction to financial systems
    • Week 2: Overview of the annual audit process and preparation of financial statements
    • Week 3: Introduction to the IRS Form 990, UBIT, and other tax considerations
    • Week 4: Strategies and recommendations for long-term institutional financial health

    Note: The Introduction to Financial Management course presented by AASLH is not required as a prerequisite for this course, though may prove useful in preparation.

    Details

    COURSE DATES: March 2 - March 29, 2020

    COST: $150 AASLH Members / $250 Nonmembers

    OPEN REGISTRATION: November 1, 2019 - February 23, 2020; 20 participant limit

    Course Logistics

    FORMAT: Online, instructor-led, weekly-paced course 

    LENGTH: 4 weeks 

    PARTICIPATION STYLE: Weekly real-time online office hours; weekly assignments; final course assignment; Students should expect to spend 2-5 hours per week on the course.

    MATERIALS: One required text, Financial Fundamentals for Historic House Museums, Rebekah Beaulieu, 2017 (Texts are NOT INCLUDED with your registration. You must order the book separately from the book seller of your choice.) Students should bring real-life financial information to the course to be used in course assignments to create a budget. Students should also have access to and basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel or a similar spreadsheet program as it will be used extensively to complete assignments. Note: all institutional financial information will be kept confidential and shared only with the instructor. 

    Participant Outcomes

    Participation in this course will help you:   

    • Understand basic nonprofit functional accounting systems and the role of financial transparency
    • Structure and execute the annual financial reporting process
    • Analyze financial data according to mission relevance
    • Establish financial procedures to ensure financial sustainability.

    Who Should Take This Course

    Whether you have financial responsibilities at your organization, wish to build a skill set for a leadership position in the future, or simply want to better comprehend and contribute to financial decision-making, this course is for you.  

    ​Rebekah Beaulieu

    AASLH Online Course Instructor

    Rebekah Beaulieu, Ph.D. is the Director of the Florence Griswold Museum, an art museum, National Landmark historic house, and 13-acres of gardens and grounds in Old Lyme, Connecticut. She serves on the faculty of AASLH’s History Leadership Institute, and is a member of the Association’s Finance Committee. Becky is also a board member of the New England Museum Association and Connecticut Humanities, and was recently appointed an AAM Accreditation Commissioner.   

    Becky is the author of Financial Fundamentals for Historic House Museums (Rowman & Littlefield, 2017). She holds an M.A in Art History and Museum Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and in Arts Administration from Columbia University; she earned her Ph.D. in American and New England Studies at Boston University.  

    Cancellations/Refunds for online continuing education (webinars and online courses) must be submitted in writing via email or mail. Cancellations made prior to the start date for the online course or the day of the webinar will be given a full refund. No refund will be given after the start date for the online course or on/after the day of the webinar. Registrants may transfer their registration to another person. Registrations cannot be transferred between courses or course sessions. AASLH is not responsible for cancellations that were mailed or emailed but never received.

    If you have any questions, please contact AASLH Programs staff at 615-320-3203 or learn@aaslh.org.   

  • Online Course: Leadership and Administration for History Organizations (Spring 2020)

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    MAR. 2 - APR. 26, 2020 | Leadership and Administration for History Organizations is an AASLH online course presented by instructor Anne Ackerson. This eight-week course covers governance and administrative structure, nonprofit status, mission and vision, board and staff responsibilities, the relationship between board and staff, strategic planning, human resource management, and leadership. Successful completion of this course will earn one credit toward the Small Museum Pro! certificate from AASLH.​

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    An AASLH Small Museum Pro! Online Course

    Course Description 

    History museum leadership is more complex and demanding than ever before, requiring updated and innovative ways to meet mission and keep organizations healthy. Thoughtful, intentional museum administration and leadership matters, regardless of the size or focus of your organization.

    During the eight weeks of this course, modules addressing governance and administrative structures, nonprofit status and the public trust, mission and vision, the relationship between board and staff, including their roles and responsibilities; strategic planning, human resource development and management, and leadership will be covered. 

    The course is divided into eight weekly segments and includes a combination of topical reading assignments and related weekly assignments and online chats. A final course assignment is due the last week of class.

    • Week 1: Course overview; an inside look at nonprofits, public trust and governance
    • Week 2: Museum Boards, Their Roles, Responsibilities, Expectations, and Their Relationship to Museum Staff
    • Week 3: The Importance of Museum Vision and Mission
    • Week 4:  Administrative and Management Responsibilities, Relationships, Structures, Systems and Networks
    • Week 5:  Human Resource Management – Building Effective Teams and Mentoring
    • Week 6:  Why Leadership Matters, At All Levels
    • Week 7:  Charting Your Museum’s Future and Measuring Effectiveness
    • Week 8:  Putting It All Together: Where the Field is Heading and How You Fit In

    Details

    COURSE DATES: March 2 - April 26, 2020

    COST: $195 AASLH Members / $295 Nonmembers

    OPEN REGISTRATION: November 1, 2019 - February 23, 2020; 20 participant limit

    Course Logistics

    FORMAT: Online, instructor-led, weekly-paced course

    LENGTH: 8 weeks

    PARTICIPATION STYLE: Weekly one-hour online chats (schedule to be determined based on student availability); weekly assignments; final course assignment. Students should expect to spend 3-4 hours per week on the course.

    MATERIALS: Two required texts: Leadership Matters: Leading Museums in an Age of Discord, Second Edition, Anne W. Ackerson and Joan H. Baldwin, 2019 and Museum Administration 2.0, Hugh H. Genoways and Lynne M. Irleland, Revised by Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko, 2016. (Texts are NOT INCLUDED with your registration. You must order the book separately from the book seller of your choice.)

    CREDIT: Successful completion of this course (80% or higher) will earn one credit toward the Small Museum Pro! certificate from AASLH.

    Participant Outcomes

    After completing this course, participants will understand principles and best practices of Leadership and Administration including the following:

    • the public trust role and governance structure of most nonprofit museums;
    • the importance of museum mission, vision, change, and strategic planning;
    • the major administrative and leadership roles and responsibilities of the board and staff;
    • the key issues in human resource management, including building effective teams
    • why leadership matters at all levels;
    • charting your museum’s future and measuring effectiveness; and
    • where the museum field is heading in the future.

    Who Should Take This Course

    Successful participants will be individuals in institutional leadership positions at the staff, board, and volunteer levels (where volunteers supervise others), who have significant decision-making responsibilities and who have the ability to affect positive, substantive change within their organizations.  This course is not appropriate for students, interns, or volunteers who do not have managerial responsibilities. We recommend that only one person per institution take this course at a time. To read about a participant’s experience, take a look at this blog post by a Leadership and Administration student: Leadership Matters At Every Level.

    Anne Ackerson

    AASLH Online Course Instructor

    In a career spanning three decades, Anne Ackerson has served as director of several historic house museums and historical societies in central and eastern New York, the director of the Museum Association of New York, and now currently serves as the executive director of the National Council of State Archivists.

    In 1997 Anne began an independent consulting practice focusing on organizational development issues for the smaller nonprofit cultural institution. She writes regularly about management and leadership issues for cultural institutions in her blog, Leading by Design. She is a frequent workshop/webinar presenter on issues of museum ethics, executive leadership, financial management, and board roles and responsibilities. In addition to teaching this course, she developed curriculum materials and a webinar on strategic planning for the American Association of State and Local History’s StEPS program, a national standards program for history museums.

    Cancellations/Refunds for online continuing education (webinars and online courses) must be submitted in writing via email or mail. Cancellations made prior to the start date for the online course or the day of the webinar will be given a full refund. No refund will be given after the start date for the online course or on/after the day of the webinar. Registrants may transfer their registration to another person. Registrations cannot be transferred between courses or course sessions. AASLH is not responsible for cancellations that were mailed or emailed but never received.

    If you have any questions, please contact AASLH Programs staff at 615-320-3203 or learn@aaslh.org.   

  • Online Course: Museum Education and Outreach (Spring 2020)

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    MAR. 2 - APR. 26, 2020 | Museum Education and Outreach is an AASLH online course presented by instructor Tanya Brock. This eight-week course online course teaches participants how they can facilitate visitors’ meaningful and memorable experiences in the informal environments of museums. Successful completion of this course will earn one credit toward the Small Museum Pro! certificate from AASLH.​

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    An AASLH Small Museum Pro! Online Course

    Course Description 

    At their heart, regardless of type or size, museums are engaging, dynamic places of education. This AASLH online course, Museum Education and Outreach, is about how we can facilitate visitors’ meaningful and memorable experiences in the informal environments of museums. The program looks at the larger umbrella of programming at sites and explores the large concept of who our audiences are, how best to connect with them, and what is needed to develop various methods.

    This course requires regular check-ins, sharing and commenting on peer work, and participation in scheduled live chats. Participants will help shape the flow of the course in addition to providing resources and insights on each other’s work. Assignments are made weekly to allow for regular feedback and dialogue. While work can be done at your own pace, meeting deadlines is encouraged to maximize the experience. Throughout the course you will develop a toolkit of strategies, policies, and documents ready for immediate implementation.

    • Week 1: Defining the Museum / Museums and Memory
    • Week 2: Interpretation Strengths, Weaknesses, and Best Practices
    • Week 3: Audiences and Identifying Your Key Ones
    • Week 4: Education Program Planning, Management, and Evaluation
    • Week 5: Organizing of Museum Education and Outreach
    • Week 6: Community Partners and Funding
    • Week 7: Leading Staff and Volunteers
    • Week 8: Action Plan for Future Programming at your Museum

    Details

    COURSE DATES: March 2 - April 26, 2020

    COST: $195 AASLH Members / $295 Nonmembers

    OPEN REGISTRATION: November 1, 2019 - February 23, 2020; 25 participant limit

    Course Logistics

    FORMAT: Online, instructor-led, weekly-paced course

    LENGTH: 8 weeks

    PARTICIPATION STYLE: Bi-weekly one-hour online chats - schedule to be determined by the instructor at the start of the course - if you are unable to attend a chat you can read the transcript and then post your thoughts/questions in the General Forum; weekly readings and assignments; final course assignment. Students should expect to spend approximately 5 hours per week on the course.

    MATERIALS: One required text: The Museum Educator's Manual: Educators Share Successful Techniques, Second Edition, Anna Johnson, Kimberly A. Huber, Nancy Cutler, Melissa Bingmann and Tim Grove, 2017. (Texts are NOT INCLUDED with your registration. You must order the book separately from the book seller of your choice.)

    CREDIT: Successful completion of this course (80% or higher) will earn one credit toward the Small Museum Pro! certificate from AASLH.

    Participant Outcomes

    At the end of this course you will be able to:

    • describe the characteristics and learning needs of various museum audiences;
    • summarize what we know about learning in museums;
    • assess the strengths and weaknesses of interpretive techniques and program approaches;
    • utilize a system for planning, operating, and evaluating museum educational programs;
    • access resources to assist you in future development of effective learning experiences

    Who Should Take This Course

    This course is a beginning level course designed for professional staff and volunteers of historical organizations and libraries with historical collections who have little to no experience with developing education programs and goals for museums. Successful participants should be ready to look past traditional methods and challenge themselves to work around site-specific hurdles.

    Tanya Brock

    AASLH Online Course Instructor

    Tanya Brock is one who tends to take leaps and jumps rather than the straight path. Her career has spanned museum education, visitor services, exhibit planning, historical research, educational program consultant, and community partner liaison. Whether teaching food preservation classes or designing and running the nation’s first functioning historical brewery or running a brewpub co-op, her passion has always been centered on food—its power to unite and act as a storyteller for communities.

    Her education is a patchwork of cultural anthropology, food preservation, heritage interpretation, and museum administration. This background has built a foundation of various perspectives from which she draws from when designing programs. Over a 20-year period she has worked with audiences of all sizes, ages, and backgrounds yet believes at the end of the day, it is the guest who drives the conversation and the experience.

    Cancellations/Refunds for online continuing education (webinars and online courses) must be submitted in writing via email or mail. Cancellations made prior to the start date for the online course or the day of the webinar will be given a full refund. No refund will be given after the start date for the online course or on/after the day of the webinar. Registrants may transfer their registration to another person. Registrations cannot be transferred between courses or course sessions. AASLH is not responsible for cancellations that were mailed or emailed but never received.

    If you have any questions, please contact AASLH Programs staff at 615-320-3203 or learn@aaslh.org.   

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  • Recorded Webinar: 2014 OLC - Museum Management Tune Up Webinar

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    Museum Management Tune Up Webinar is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about new skills in employee assessment and review, communication, time management, and work relationships. This event is presented by Trevor Jones and Linnea Grim and is part of the 2014 Online Conference recordings.

    Museum Management Tune Up Webinar is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about new skills in employee assessment and review, communication, time management, and work relationships. This event is presented by Trevor Jones and Linnea Grim and is part of the 2014 Online Conference recordings. Are you as good of a manager as you want to be? Could you use a refresher on how good management techniques can improve the productivity of your history organization’s paid and unpaid staff? Join us for a practical webinar geared toward history professionals that will help you learn new skills in employee assessment and review, communication, time management, and work relationships.

    Don’t expect management theory – Trevor and Linnea will provide real world practical tools and specific concrete examples of behaviors participants can use today in historic sites and museums to create healthier, more productive, and happier work environments. 

    Presenters:

    Trevor Jones, Director, Museum Collections and Exhibitions, Kentucky Historical Society, Frankfort, KY 

    Linnea Grim, Hunter J, Smith Director of Education and Visitor Programs, Monticello, Charlottesville, VA.

  • Recorded Webinar: 2016 OLC - Breaking the Mold: Reimagining Traditional Museum Collections

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    Breaking the Mold: Reimagining Traditional Museum Collections is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about how three institutions are rethinking how they operate in order to reach new audiences, maintain relevancy, and create advocates for history. This event is presented by Alexandra Rasic and was part of the 2016 Online Conference.

    Breaking the Mold: Reimagining Traditional Museum Collections is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about how three institutions are rethinking how they operate in order to reach new audiences, maintain relevancy, and create advocates for history. This event is presented by  Alexandra Rasic and was part of the 2016 Online Conference. From tweaking programming to breaking the operational mold, ideas and tips will be shared to inspire staff at institutions large and small.

    Chair: Alexandra Rasic, Director of Public Programs, Homestead Museum, City of Industry, CA 

    This webinar was recorded as part of the 2016 Online Conference for the Annual Meeting in Detroit, MI.

  • Recorded Webinar: 2016 OLC - Deconstructing "Safe Space"

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    Deconstructing "Safe Space" is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about taking a critical look at "safe space" as a buzzword and its implications on interpretation. This event is presented by Maggie Schmidt and was part of the 2016 Online Conference.

    Deconstructing "Safe Space" is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about taking a critical look at "safe space" as a buzzword and its implications on interpretation. This event is presented by Maggie Schmidt and was part of the 2016 Online Conference. The concept of “safe space” is often summoned as historical institutions approach challenging topics on race, politics, and identity. But what does “safety” actually look or feel like? Should institutions create experiences in which visitors feel unsafe? We’ll take a critical look at this buzzword and its implications on interpretation.

    Chair: Maggie Schmidt, Senior Exhibit Developer, 106 Group, St. Paul, MN

    This webinar was recorded as part of the 2016 Online Conference for the Annual Meeting in Detroit, MI.

  • Recorded Webinar: 2016 OLC - Intentional Inclusion: Developing a D&I Strategy for Your Organization

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    Intentional Inclusion: Developing a D&I Strategy for Your Organization is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about developing a strategy for diversity and inclusion at your historic site. This event is presented by Chris Taylor and was part of the 2016 Online Conference.

    Intentional Inclusion: Developing a D&I Strategy for Your Organization is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about developing a strategy for diversity and inclusion at your historic site. This event is presented by Chris Taylor and was part of the 2016 Online Conference. As demographics in the country continue to become more diverse, museums must create new systems to be more inclusive organizations. Developing a strategy for inclusion can help history organizations efficiently create new patterns of behavior that are inclusive and supportive of all types of diversity.

    Chair: Chris Taylor, Director of Inclusion and Community Engagement, Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul, MN

    This webinar was recorded as part of the 2016 Online Conference for the Annual Meeting in Detroit, MI.