Nothing can replace the opportunities that arise when you intersect with people who come together around common goals and interests — good history and good times. In 2014, the AASLH Annual Meeting in St. Paul enabled us to explore ways to be “greater than the sum of our parts.”
Each year, anyone registered for the Online Conference can virtually attend six hot topic sessions, plus hear from featured speakers. Each session is broadcast live from the Annual Meeting. All presentations have been reworked for a live audience. See slides, ask questions, and interact online with presenters and the virtual audience in these live broadcasts.
Are you as good of a manager as you think you are? We’ll help you kick the tires, read the gauges, and help out if your check engine light is on! In this session, you’ll evaluate your own skills in the following areas: employee assessment and review, communication, time management, and work relationships.
There are many aspects of running an archive and museum that are grounded in the law. This information-packed session addresses legal concerns surrounding oral history, collections, and digital copyright to help increase your legal literacy in recognizing and understanding the various concerns organizations face in these areas. The session is intended to be academic in nature and will not provide legal advice.
Your relationship with your board matters—are you setting them up for success? Join colleagues from around the country to identify strategies you can use right away to ensure your board is engaged and effective.
Systematic evaluation of teacher and student experiences across multiple programs, including field trips, can reveal powerful stories of institutional impact while exposing vast areas for improvement. Using examples from collaboration among fifteen Minnesota Historical Society sites, panelists explore evaluation challenges, provide do-it-yourself tools, and discuss how to use results effectively.
At a very young age, children develop a sense of who they are and begin to construct meaning regarding their heritage, families, and communities. Through collections, cultural artifacts, and everyday objects, museums are in a unique position to provide important information that helps children gain insight about themselves and others. Consider the impact building relationships with young children and their families will have on the future of your institution.
PBS’ popular television show Downton Abbey has led to an increase in visitors’ interest in domestic service. Is your museum current with scholarship and new trends in interpretation of this phenomenon? Discuss methods and strategies for revitalizing interpretation in historic house museums to include the voices of domestic servants.