Past Webinars

Every Thursday at 2:00 (ET) through January 2022, we host new, free webinars about everything from accessibility to video production. They are especially designed for small museums.

 

 

 

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About our webinars

A new module will be introduced each month with an introductory session or technical training workshop offered each week. All sessions will be broadcast live with an opportunity for attendees to ask questions in real time. Session recordings and transcripts will be available in each module after a live event.

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Get inspired and get started

Our first ten live learning modules are focused on digital media and technology topics. Each module features an introductory session by museum professionals to connect topics to real-world museums with real-world budgets, followed by three technical training workshops taught by subject-matter experts and tailored to varying levels of experience.

Managing Digitization Projects

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Intro Session: Get Inspired!
June 8, 2021 | 11:00am PT, 2:00pm ET
Beginner Level, Peer-to-peer introductory session
Presenters: Ann Stegina, Anchorage Museum, Anchorage, Alaska; Carolyne Hart, South Dakota Art Museum, Brookings, South Dakota; and Taylor McKeown, South Dakota Art Museum, Brookings, South Dakota

 

Description: Thinking about tackling a digitization project? Not sure where to begin? Join this introductory session to hear from museum staff who successfully conceptualized, planned and implemented projects to expand the online presence of collections. Presenters will share different approaches to digital projects and discuss goals, budget (or lack thereof,) planning process, partnerships and technologies utilized to turn museums inside out and make collections accessible online. 

 

Live Streaming

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Technical Workshop 3: Live Streaming with Multi-Source Content
May 27, 2021 | 11:00am PT, 2:00pm ET
Advanced Level
Presenter: David London, The Peale Center

Description: This workshop will be a deep dive into streaming virtual tours and events using multi-source content. Learn tools to manage multi-layered presentations using live production studio software to combine pre-recorded media and live presenters, including sign language interpreters. The session will offer insight and training on specific software that have been vetted and used by others and will provide a deeper understanding of live mixing tools, and available technology. A variety of hardware considerations will also be discussed.

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Live Streaming

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Technical Workshop 2: Audience Participation in Live Streamed Programs
May 20, 2021 | 11:00am PT, 2:00pm ET
Intermediate Level
Presenter: Alex Freeman, Texas Association of Museums

Description: The second workshop in Module 2 will address technologies and tools that enhance audience participation and interaction in live streamed programming. Learn more about when and how live stream features such as chats and breakout rooms can be used alone or in combination with other available online tools to provide a participatory virtual experience. Gather best practices and tips for live audience participation (with or without audio and video) and how to manage the logistics of interactive live-streamed programs and events.

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Live Streaming

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Technical Workshop 1: Intro to Live Streaming
May 13, 2021 | 11:00am PT, 2:00pm ET
Beginner Level
Presenter: David London, The Peale Center

Description: The first workshop in Module 2: Live Streaming will focus on tools, technologies, and tips for one-way live streamed broadcasts and will lay the groundwork for more complicated streaming needs and audience interaction. During this workshop, learn about available tools and technologies available for live broadcasts involving presenters and simple, pre-recorded content and how to get started. 

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Live Streaming

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Intro Session: Get Inspired
May 6, 2021 | 11:00am PT, 2:00pm ET
Beginner Level, Peer-to-peer introductory session
Presenters: Ross Stanton Jordan, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum (left), and Kristi McMillan, Asheville Art Museum

Description: Seeking inspiration to tackle a live streamed event or virtual tour? Join this introductory session to hear from museum staff who successfully developed live virtual programs, tours, and events with small budgets and basic technology tools. Presenters will discuss virtual tours and live-streamed, collaborative community events with focus on project details including creative partnerships, intended audiences, translating physical into virtual experiences and the life cycle of virtual events.

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Digital Accessibility and Inclusion

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Technical Workshop 3: Accessibility in Digital Collections
April 29, 2021 | 11:00am PT, 2:00pm ET
Advanced Level
Presenters: Sina Bahram and Corey Timpson, Prime Access Consulting

Description: The final workshop in the Digital Accessibility and Inclusion module will focus on digital collections. From the time an object is acquired, cataloged, entered in the database, to when and how it is published online, there are many opportunities to ensure that collections are accessible and encourage exploration and participation by all.

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Digital Accessibility and Inclusion

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Technical Workshop 2: Live/Streamed Program Accessibility
April 22, 2021 | 11:00am PT, 2:00pm ET
Intermediate Level
Presenters: Sina Bahram, 
Ana Chiaretta Lavatelli, and Corey Timpson; Prime Access Consulting

Description: The second workshop in the Digital Accessibility and Inclusion module will focus on the ways that small museums can ensure that live-streamed and video programming are accessible to and inclusive of individuals of all abilities. Instructors will address the pros and cons of different video platforms and how to incorporate live captioning, American Sign Language (ASL), image descriptions, and other services.  

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Digital Accessibility and Inclusion

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Technical Workshop 1: Intro to Digital Accessibility and Inclusion
April 15, 2021 | 11:00am PT, 2:00pm ET
Beginner Level
Presenters: Sina Bahram and Corey Timpson, Prime Access Consulting

Description: The first workshop in the Digital Accessibility and Inclusion module will be an introduction to best practices for a wide range of digital projects including web and social media. Instructors will offer practical advice, tips and tricks for small museums who wish to identify areas for improvement in existing projects and/or implement inclusive and accessible design standards from the start.

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Digital Accessibility and Inclusion

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Intro Session : Get Inspired!
April 8, 2021 | 11:00am PT, 2:00pm ET
Presenters: Robin Marquis, The Peale Baltimore; Katy Menne, North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport; Meredith Peruzzi, National Deaf Life Museum
Beginner Level: Peer-to-peer introductory session

Description: This introductory session will bring together staff of small museums to share their approach to ensuring that their digital projects are accessible and inclusive of people with disabilities. Learn more about their organizations’ access journeys, discover how they pivoted during the pandemic, hear how they balance the wide-ranging accessibility needs of visitors – all while navigating limited budgets and staff capacities.

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