Upcoming Events

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Webinars

Webinars are online discussions, typically lasting 60 to 75 minutes including a Q&A session. During each live webinar, you can use the Q&A and Chat features to type messages and questions to the panelists and other participants. Webinars are recorded so you can re-watch whenever you want.

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Online Courses

Online Courses are typically between four to eight weeks long. They offer each student a chance to engage deeply with subject material over an extended period of time. Keep on track with regular video chats and other interactions with accessible faculty, and discuss the course material with classmates in online forums.

Click here for a look at the 2024 Course Schedule.

Introduction to Financial Management (Summer 2024) - Online Course
May 20 - June 21, 2024| Introduction to Financial Management is an AASLH online course. This four-week course, taught by instructor Rebekah Beaulieu, provides an introduction to financial concepts, from understanding expenses and income to how to establish an endowment. Successful completion of this course will earn one credit toward the Small Museum Pro! certificate from AASLH.
Introduction to Museum Endowments (Spring 2024) - Online Course
March 11-April 12, 2024 | The establishment and management of endowment funds is a key source of institutional income and donor engagement for many museums. Many museum professionals and trustees, however, are less than confident in their understand of the components of endowment funds, and how best to effectively manage such funds for internal and external purposes. This course is designed to introduce students to the structure, benefits, and challenges of endowment fund management, from basic terms and definitions to topics such as impact investing and best practices.
Caring for Museum Collections (Summer 2024) - Online Course
May 20 - July 19, 2024 | Caring for Museum Collections is an AASLH online course. This eight-week practical course, taught by instructor Rebecca Elder, deals with the physical care and preservation of museum collections. Successful completion of this course will earn one credit toward the Small Museum Pro! certificate from AASLH.

Onsite and Virtual Workshops

Workshops are one to two day in-person or virtual training events. We offer several workshops every year in various locations around the country as well as online. Each workshop offers participants a chance to engage in intensive learning and discussion with faculty and classmates.

Reimagining the Historic House Museum (April 2024) - Onsite Workshop
MONTPELIER HOUSE MUSEUM, LAUREL, MD | APRIL 19, 2024 | Reimagining the Historic House Museum is an AASLH onsite workshop. This one-day event is designed to offer current thinking, practical information, and solutions to the challenges facing historic sites. The symposium will include presentations by historic house game-changers and local historic site administrators, discussion, a boxed lunch, historic site visit, and a brainstorming workshop at a historic house museum to try out the new ideas proposed during the symposium.
Interpreting Enslavement in School Programs at the 250th (May 2024) - Virtual Workshop
May 9 and 10 | 1-5 PM EST | Interpreting Enslavement in School Programs at the 250th The upcoming 250th anniversary of the United States’ founding is an opportunity for museums and historic sites with stories of slavery to create programs that explore our collective history. School programs that include the history of enslaved Africans acknowledge that their stories are essential to the country’s narrative – past and present. The workshop will discuss pedagogically-sound and emotionally-aware techniques for developing school programs and strategies for training/caring for staff. When a museum or historic site commits to doing school programs on the topic of enslavement, they are acknowledging an inclusive story of American history, and the legacies of slavery that exist in our society today. By engaging students in dialogue about slavery, they bring their prior knowledge, scaffold new knowledge, and create their own relevance – all while adults hear them and show respect for what they have to say. This two-day workshop will nurture the following skills: · developing pedagogically-sound and emotionally-aware school programs on the subjects slavery and race, with a focus on the 250th anniversary, · contextualizing the topic of enslavement, eliminating mythological stories, and facilitating culturally-sensitive discussions, and · helping students make relevant connections between past and present.
Workshop: Collections Camp: Textiles (June 2024)
Connecticut Museum of Culture and History, Hartford, CT | June 17-18, 2024 | Collections Camp: Textiles is an AASLH onsite workshop presented by instructor Karen DePauw. This two-day, on-site workshop teaches participants about the care and conservation of textiles in museum collections.