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  • The promise of remembrance is the work of commemoration, the responsibility to mark and search for the meanings of our ancestors’ achievements and afflictions. Their monuments and moments are the promise they left to us to build the next generation of new beginnings. The 2011 American Association for State and Local History Annual Meeting will […]

  • Private collectors and researchers visiting your museum often seem to be time-consuming and unwanted distractions. This session will present proven methods used by four veteran curators and one veteran collector for turning these visitors into an invaluable resource for collections work, exhibits, publishing, and advertising for your institution. Presenters: Myers Brown, Curator of Extension Services, […]

  • If you are considering closing a historic house or already have made the decision, this session is for you. Learn how to turn this potential public relations, preservation, and legal nightmare into a successful preservation solution. Explore the legal considerations and offer practical steps/options for sites and their collections. Presenters: James Vaughan, Consultant (Chair) Thompson […]

  • Success is often described by attendance and the bottom line, but are these the best measures of performance? This session continues the conversation begun at the 2007 Kykuit Forum on the merits and pitfalls of metrics, identifying quantitative and qualitative measures of success, and the challenges of implementation, especially at small organizations. This webinar was […]

  • Staying current with technology is a daunting prospect. It requires careful thought and tough decisions. Panelists and audience discuss the challenges and constraints of technology adoption and consider new technologies on the horizon. Special emphasis is given to the New Media Consortium’s Horizon Report, 2010 Museum Edition. Chair: Tim Grove, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum […]

  • Videorecording of a session at the 2011 AASLH Annual Meeting in which representatives from three small museums will share their successful experiences in partnering with local organizations, serving as models of how a small museum can have a significant impact on its local community. Presenters opened the floor for audience members to share their own experiences […]

  • LISTEN: Download audio Panelists explore real-world applications of how collections management policies, preservation, and interactive education can be brought together for the best possible visitor experience. Panelists also explore implications for accreditation when violating the “Rembrandt Rule” as we embark on a new era in historic house museum management. AASLH makes available for download a […]

  • LISTEN: Download audio As part of their Connecting to Collections Statewide Planning Grants, many states began the process of developing or, in some cases, updating statewide disaster plans. In this session, statewide planning and implementation grant representatives will discuss their approaches to disaster planning at the institutional and statewide level. AASLH makes available for download […]

  • LISTEN: Download audio This session discusses new forms of fundraising, why they’re effective, and what advantages they have over the old models. Get real-world examples, and learn how to get started, how to pick the right project, launch it, and make it successful. AASLH makes available for download a selection of sessions from past annual […]

  • LISTEN: Download audio AASLH is a leading advocate for increased federal funding for history organizations. Now more than ever, it is important that you do your part to help. Learn about successes and discover ways the field can work together to preserve and increase funding, strengthen existing national programs, and advance professionalism in the field. AASLH makes […]