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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.

Getting Started with Employee Onboarding

Live 90-minute webinar

Thursday, September 14, 2017
2:00-3:30 p.m. (Eastern)

Join museum human resources (HR) professionals and other colleagues as we discuss the basics of employee onboarding, including defining and crafting an onboarding process; developing activities to include at various points in your onboarding program; and creating an onboarding toolkit you can customize for your institution.

Getting Started with Working across Generations

Live 90-minute Webinar

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
2:00-3:30 p.m. (Eastern)
Today’s museum workplace is evolving, as five generations collaborate (or collide), as supervisors or direct reports, on project- and team-based initiatives across our institutions. Join this lively conversation as we explore the various generations in the workforce today (traditionalists, baby boomers, genX, millennials, and gen2020), what characterizes them, what myths and truths are associated with each, and how we might address issues and concerns as we all learn to get along—and succeed—at work.

Getting Started on Photographic Documentation of Collections

Live 90-minute webinar

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
2:00-3:30 p.m. ET
Photographic documentation is an essential aspect of collections management, helping mitigate risk by reducing the need for object handling, and providing opportunities to increase the accessibility of your collection. To get the most out of your photography projects you need to be sure you can take full advantage of your available resources. Lights and cameras are basic starting points, but there are many other aspects to consider. This webinar will cover different methods behind photographic documentation, and provide tips for implementing them–whether you are photographing an object for cataloging or condition reports, or looking for ways to digitize your collection.

Designing for Outrage: Inviting Disruption into Exhibitions

Live 90-minute webinar

Thursday, December 14, 2017
2:00-3:30 p.m. (Eastern)
Violent murders, rampant xenophobia, homophobia, racism, and gender and economic injustices vibrate around us. Is there a way that exhibitions can create spaces that authentically address these issues in all of their moral messiness without rushing to feel-good emotions, harmony or even empathy? Can there be space for outrage? An exploration of four sites that are innovating to startle, puzzle, enrage, delight, surprise, and evoke outrage will offer critical examples and challenges for creating exhibits that invite marginal, subversive, or fragmented narratives and that give visitors an opportunity to explore a full range of issues and emotions. Find out how you can design for outrage in your institution.

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.