IMA Online Learning
The Iowa Museum Association (IMA) serves as a hub for a community of colleagues who work and volunteer in Iowa's many types of museums.  With IMAOnlineLearning, IMA offers opportunities to refresh your learning, dive into new content, and join colleagues for virtual conferences and networking events.  On this site you can choose from always free content below and on the Teaching Iowa History link, contract with IMA to provide the Best Practices Series; and attend the annual October conference.

IMA Plugged In

IMA Plugged-In is a free monthly opportunity for museum professionals and volunteers to connect around topics of interest to the museum field.  IMA Plugged-In is provided by the Iowa Museum Association the third Monday of the month at noon. This one-hour opportunity to lunch, learn, and engage varies from facilitated conversations to presentations.

Register here: Login or create an account, contact for assistance.

IMA Plugged-In recorded February 15, 2021.

Using Canva to enhance your social media and branding. Speakers: Sarah Connors, Figge Art Museum; Casie Vance, Ames History Museum, Hannah Fredericks, Montauk, Shelby Nelsen, IMA Social Media coordinator.

Friday Morning Colleague Conversations

Join colleagues for conversation and networking each Friday at 9:00 a.m.  via Zoom.  Topics vary depending on current events and the concerns impacting those who join the conversation.  Join hereIf you have not used Zoom before, you will find helpful information here. 

Short Takes

Past Perfect Basics: 

Contact Records

Accession Records

Catalog Records

For more information, contact the Iowa Museum Association at or Angela Stanford, Museum of Danish America, at