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Upcoming Webinars

Moving Forward with NAGPRA Virtual workshop - November 10, 2020, 9 am - 12:30 pm

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Date: Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

This workshop focuses on the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) enacted in 1990. The law’s precise impact on museums will be examined.

Panel members with specialized NAGPRA knowledge will share specific information—compliance requirements, collection evaluation, outreach to Native tribes—and identify available tools and resources illuminating the intricacies of the repatriation process. Participants will come away with a better understanding of NAGPRA and how you can put these tools to use in your organization.

Members receive a discount on registration! Note: you must be logged in to register as a member.

  • OMA members: $35
  • Non-members: $50
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Past Webinars

Talking with your museum community: COVID-19-friendly adaptations and considerations - Tuesday, September 15, 2020, 11 am–12:30 pm

Presenter: Taline A. Kuyumjian, Founder and Principal Evaluator, Kuyumjian Consulting, LLC

Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 11 am–12:30 pm

Six months into our new “COVID-19 normal,” many museums have dipped their toes into reopening and welcoming visitors back to their physical locations. Needs and expectations of cultural organizations have changed, as such methods for gathering feedback must change too. This webinar will discuss a range of ways you can safely engage with your community to hear what they’re thinking, feeling, and needing from your organization. Conversation will also include an overview of what kind of information might be most meaningful to your organization as you navigate COVID-19, and how to prioritize lines of inquiry so as not to burden or overwhelm. A discussion on the range of ethics and considerations to take when implementing COVID-19-friendly methodology will help ensure each organization is fully equipped to start talking with their community. 

This 90-minute, interactive webinar will offer an overview of traditional data collection; show how to adapt methods to be COVID-19-friendly; and identify new ways of talking to our communities across a range of platforms. We will discuss how to prioritize and be mindful in the questions we ask; and look at accessibility and ethical considerations of gathering feedback in the new “COVID-19 normal.”

Interpretive planning for a pandemic - Tuesday, August 25, 2020, 12-1:30 pm

Presenter: Kyrie Thompson Kellett, Principal and Certified Interpretive Planner, Mason Bee Interpretive Planning

Date: Tuesday, August 25, 2020, 12-1:30 pm

COVID-19 has changed so many things, especially for museums. How do we reach our audiences when our doors are closed? How do we tell our stories if our events are cancelled? Finding answers requires creativity and a critical, but often underutilized, museum toolinterpretive* planning. 

The interpretive planning process helps us outline the central story our museum wants to tell and the best ways to share that story with our key audiences. In this interactive workshop, we will go through the basic steps of the interpretive planning process and discuss how they can be adapted for the current coronavirus situation. The discussion will include thinking deeply about who our key audiences should be right now and sharing a variety of creative interpretive tools that we can use to reach them. In particular, we will explore how we can serve teachers and families yearning for engaging, safe learning experiences during the unprecedented school year ahead.

*Interpretation here means the mission-based communication that museums use to create emotional and intellectual connections between audiences and the museum’s focus.

Reopening webinar June 8, 2020, 12-1 pm

The Oregon Museums Association, Cultural Advocacy Coalition, and Oregon Heritage Commission hosted a webinar on Monday, June 8 to discuss the official statewide reopening guidance for zoos, museums, and outdoor gardens. The webinar provided a general overview of those guidelines and opportunity for questions and discussion.

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