Courses and Programs
MAS offers a range of learning opportunities. We design our training and resources to support museum staff and volunteers of all kinds, from board members to student workers, and from emerging to established professionals.
Our courses are open to everyone—no membership is required! Our instructors are experts in their fields, and will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to do your job better.
In addition to our Certificate In Community Museum Studies Program, we also offer Special Topics Courses throughout the year. Below is a list of our upcoming courses - note that dates are subject to change. You may also download our most recent education calendar (PDF).
You may register online for any course offered below.
Presenting controversial or challenging material in exhibits or educational programming poses many difficulties, but can be valuable and rewarding. This workshop will provide participants with the tools they need to develop programming related to difficult histories in a sensitive and informed manner.
$80 (Members), $120 (Non-Members), $55 (Students)
This course guides you through the exhibit development process. Through lectures, group work, and discussions, you'll share your experiences and develop the skills to offer exhibits that engage your community, tell your stories, and appeal to all ages.
$100 (Members), $140 (Non-Members), $75 (Students)
In this course, you'll learn what collections management is, and what activities are involved in it. The course also examines collections management policies and procedures, the laws and regulations affecting the collecting of objects, and the collection documentation process.
$60 (Members), $80 (Non-Members), $40 (Students)