The New England Museum Association has published their 2012 schedule of workshops. Take a look especially at the three workshops offered for young & emerging professionals; I attended all three last year, and really enjoyed them.

NEMA’s spring/summer workshop series is a popular source of professional development, providing you with in-depth learning opportunities that enhance your skill set and museum career.

For 2012, we’re offering 18 workshops throughout New England – more than ever! And to make them more affordable than ever, NEMA has created a special volume discount for members only.

Sign up for at least three workshops and you’ll receive a 20% discount off the member rate. And NEMA institutional members who send at least five employees or trustees to workshops also receive a 20% discount.

To take advantage of the discount, first browse the workshop listings below. Then click HERE if you’re an individual registering just yourself or HERE if you’re an institutional member registering multiple people.

I Do, I Don’t:  Functions at Historic Sites
Friday, March 16, 2012
Peabody Historical Society, Smith Barn
Peabody, MA
Historic Sites Management PAG

Museum Evaluation You Can Use
Monday, April 23, 2012
Springfield Museums
Springfield, MA
Children’s Museums PAG

Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Worcester Art Museum
Worcester, MA
Independent Museum Professionals PAG

Outdoor Exhibitions
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Heritage Museums and Gardens
Sandwich, MA
Exhibtions PAG

Building Support: From the Inside Out
Friday, May 18, 2012
Museum of Russian Icons
Clinton, MA
Membership, Development, Public Relations, and Marketing PAG

Management Skills for Non-Managers
Friday, May 25, 2012
Connecticut Historical Society
Hartford, CT
Supported in part by the Connecticut Humanities Council
Administration, Facilities & Services PAG

Hidden in Plain Sight: Examining Art from Alligatoring to X-Rays
Friday, June 8, 2012
Smith College Museum of Art
Northampton, MA
Conservators PAG

Teaching Among Experts: Redefining Museum Education in Academia
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage
Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology, Brown University
Providence, RI
College & University Museums PAG

Exhibits for the Small and Medium Sized Museums
Monday, September 17, 2012
Historic New England’s Collections Store Facility
Haverhill MA
Presented in partnership with Historic New England

Learn, Laugh, Love: Part II
A series of mini-workshops* from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Presented by the Young and Emerging Museum Professionals (YEP) PAG
* Each mini-workshop is $15 for NEMA Members, $25 for Non-Members. Members can register for all three mini-workshops for $40.
LEARN: To Museum Studies or not to Museum Studies? Considering Grad School and Your Career Goals
Wednesday, March 28
Metropolitan Waterworks Museum, Chestnut Hill, MA
LAUGH: From the Trenches: 10 Things I Wish I Had Not Learned the Hard Way
Thursday, April 12
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, Boston, MA
LOVE: I Love My Job, But… Raises, Transitioning, and Advocating for More Responsibility
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Tufts University Art Gallery at the Aidekman Arts Center, Medford, MA