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Online Programs

Find information about upcoming Alliance online programs below. Information about local "Watch and Talk" events are available on the individual program pages.

The Relevance of Excellence

An EdComVersation Online Discussion
February 16, 2017 
2:00-3:00 p.m. (ET)

In 1990 when the Committee on Education (EdCom) first published its Statement on Professional Standards for Museum Education it was at the forefront of reexamining issues critical to museum education. In 2002, EdCom released (and revised in 2005) Excellence in Practice: Museum Education Principles and Standards, which combined key concepts of the 1990 standards with (then) current directions in best practice. What has changed in the 15 years since its publication? How has the document impacted the field? How do the principles and standards hold up over time? In what way would the document be different if it was written today? Join EdCom and your peers for a lively online talk-show discussion with two of the educators involved in the original development of Excellence in Practice as we tackle these questions and more. Attendees are encouraged to read Excellence in Practice prior to attending this program.

New Museum Member Welcome

Live 60-minute webinar
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
2:00-3:00 p.m. (Eastern)

This orientation is targeted at new museum members, although any member wishing to gain better knowledge of AAM benefits is welcome. The webinar will lead participants through their benefits and explain how to connect to AAM resources and how to connect with other museum professionals through networking and social media. We’ll also cover tips for getting started on advocacy.

Recorded Webinars

With over 70 programs to choose from, our recorded webinars cover a range of topics, and offer an affordable, accessible and convenient online learning opportunity for you, your staff and your colleagues. Purchase of each recorded webinar includes access to the archived recording and presentation materials. Programs originally produced after 2009 feature closed-captioning.

Click on the categories below to browse our webinar library.

How Does it Work?

Alliance webinars are originally presented live, recorded and archived for later access. Before purchasing, run a technical check to make sure your system is compatible. After purchasing a recorded webinar, you will receive access instructions to view the program at your own convenience.