American Association for State and Local History

AASLH Basics of Archives Course will run from June 4 - July 9. To register go to the American Association for State and Local History website.

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.

Caring for Museum Collections is part of the American Association for State and Local History's Small Museum Pro! Certificate program. This eight week course will deal with the physical care and preservation of your museum collections. This practical course will cover how collections age and deteriorate, handling collections, storage requirements, environmental considerations, housekeeping, and risk management.

Museum Education and Outreach is part of the American Association for State and Local History's Small Museum Pro! Certificate program. At their heart, regardless of type or size, museums are engaging, dynamic places of education. This course is about how we can facilitate visitors’ meaningful and memorable experiences in the informal environments of museums.

Leadership and Administration in History Organizations is part of the American Association for State and Local History's Small Museum Pro! Certificate program. This course proposes that museum administration and leadership matter, regardless of the size or focus of your organization. Topics include 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.

Developing Exhibitions Part 2 is part of the American Association for State and Local History's Small Museum Pro Certificate program. This is part 2 of a two-part class about how to put together an exhibition, from deciding what it will be about and why, to gathering, creating and arranging all the elements for visitors.  You’ll learn a lot from your classmates – from their own experiences and from the resources that they share with all of us.  And you’ll learn the best way: by doing – you will develop an actual exhibit over the course of the class.

AASLH Project Management for History Professionals course will run from October 15 - November 9. To register go to the American Association for State and Local History website.

Join us for the four week online course Project Management for History Professionals.

This course teaches the basics of project management using a step-by-step, ‘how to’ guide to successfully managing projects in the history field. While learning the basics of project management, the course also offers a ‘real work’ approach to managing projects currently being undertaken by the student and their institution using the processes and skills of project management learned in the course.

Suggested Text: 10 Steps to Successful Project Management By Lou Russell