Rgistration for AASLH’s Focusing on Visitors: Public Programming and Exhibits, April 3-4 in Portsmouth, NH, now open

31 Jan 2014 5:52 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Focusing on Visitors: Public Programming and Exhibits at History Organizations Workshop Coming to New England

The registration for AASLH’s Focusing on Visitors: Public Programming and Exhibits at History Organizations workshop scheduled for April 3-4 in Portsmouth, NH, is now open at http://resource.aaslh.org/view/focusing-on-visitors-public-programming-and-exhibits-at-history-institutions-2/. The workshop will be held at the Governor John Langdon House and is hosted by Historic New England. Register by February 27 and save $40 on your registration fee.
This workshop provides a broad overview of public programming and exhibits focusing on active learning at different kinds of history organizations. Seasoned educators direct conversations about museum education and what it is museum educators do.
Through interactive activities and case studies, participants will learn about audience types, volunteer management and training, tour techniques, active learning with people of all ages, developing exhibits with visitors in mind, technology, evaluations, planning, and working with others to build programs.
The themes of this workshop are based on the publication The Museum Educator’s Manual: Educators Share Successful Techniques. A copy of this must-have education manual is included in the workshop registration.

Who Should Attend: This workshop is ideally suited for staff (first-time museum educators, directors, tour guides or volunteer managers and mid-career professionals), museum studies students, or dedicated volunteers working in all types of museums  who are given the responsibility of education and public programming.
Cost: $270 members /$345 nonmembers; $40 discount if fee is received by February 27.
Early-Bird Registration Deadline is February 27!!  You can register today at http://resource.aaslh.org/view/focusing-on-visitors-public-programming-and-exhibits-at-history-institutions-2/.
Please contact Bethany Hawkins, Program Manager at hawkins@aaslh.org or 615-320-3203 if you have any questions about these or other upcoming workshops.
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