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Museums and non-profit management resources & links


General Museum Stuff Links

Collections, Accessions, Conservation
- Digitizing of Collections

Exhibits & Labels
- Wisconsin Historical Society
- Ohio's Local History Notebook
- Labels
- Online exhibits

Education Stuff
- Curriculums
- Museum Interpretation
- Traveling Trunk Links
- Nat. Hist. Day. - Statewide Prog. Ideas

Museum and Non-profit Management
- Business Planning
- Board Members & Board Meetings
- Meetings, Open Houses, & Programs
----- Meeting Skill Building
----- Brainstorming
- Volunteer Management

Fundraising/Grantwriting

Marketing - Writers and Designers
- Membership
- Newsletters

Historic Building Preservation

Research & History Links
- Doing Oral Histories

Museums and Non-profit Management
Resources and Links


General Museum Stuff Links

American Association of Museums (AAM)

American Association for State and Local History

AASLH Resource Lending Library

NAMEindex.html/ Museum Store Assoc.

Search Aviso Online Classified Ads

Museum Employment Resource Center

Ohio Museum Assoc.'s Local History Notebooks

Ontario Museum Association - Tip Sheets

 

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Collections, Accessions, Conservation

PastPerfect Museum Software

Visible Storage Today

Registrars Committee of the American Association of Museums

- Rights and Reproduction Information Network (RARIN) - photo release forms and copyright information

Conservation/Preservation Information for the General Public

Museum Collection Care - Northern States Conservation Care

Conservation, Restoration, Preservation

Conservation Corner: Articles from the Wisconsin Historical Society

- A Written Collecting Policy

- Collecting Forms and Agreements

- The Museum Building: Collections Storage

- Storage Shelves

- Storing Your Collections: A Crucial First Step

- Storing Your Collections: Following Through

OHS Loc. Hist. Notebook - "A Primer on Museum Collection Management,"

OHS Loc. Hist. Notebook - "Protecting Museum Collections in Storage,"

OMA Tip Sheets - An Introduction to the Deaccession and Disposal of Collections

National Park Service - Museum Handbook (NPS standards for: collections care, museum records, collections use)


Digitizing of Collections

Library of Conggress - Building Digital Collections: Technical Information & Background Papers

OMA - Planning the Digitization of a Museum Collection (PDF file)

 • OMA - Capture Your Collections - digitization tutorial

Museum for Textiles Digitization Project

 

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Exhibits & Labels

Interpretation - John Veverka & Assoc.

Makes a Good Interactive Exhibit?

Exhibit Design resources for museum professionals

N.A.M.E .- the exhibitionist.html

Smithsonian's Guidelines for Accessible Exhibition Design

Exhibit Builder Magazine


Wisconsin Historical Society

Exhibiting Wisconsin's Local Heritage

- What Is Interpretation?

- Choosing a Local History Topic: Looking at Objects

- Choosing a Local History Topic: Beginning with Concepts

- Balancing Your Exhibit Program

- Communicating Concepts

- A Hierarchy of Labels

- Labels: Writing Style

- Exhibit Design: The Language of Artifacts

- Summarizing Some Thoughts


Ohio Historical Society, Local History Notebooks

"Exhibit Planning in the Small Historical Museum"

"On Target With Off-Site Exhibits"

"Planning and Creating Effective Exhibits on a Limited Budget - Part I"

"Planning and Creating Effective Exhibits on a Limited Budget - Part II"

"Using Social History in Exhibit Making: 'From Victory to Freedom' as a Case Study"


Ontario Museum Association - Tip Sheets

Exhibit Maintenance Programs

Improving Label Production

Almost Instant Mounts and Plinths

Renting an Exhibit

Fee-for-Service Contracts for Exhibits and Other Museum Projects


Labels

Exhibit Labels, Some Basic Guidelines for Small Museums

Basic Techniques for Making and Mounting Exhibits

Exhibit Label Content

A Hierarchy of Labels

Labels: Writing Style


Some interesting "online" exhibits

California Gold Rush at Oakland Museum of California.

America's Story - from the Library of Congress

Canton, New York: the Story in Words and Pictures

Journal for multimedia History

Smithsonian Office of Education

Best Museum Web Site Competition 2004 Winners

 

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Education Stuff

Library of Congress - Facilitator Workshops

Chicago Hist. Society - Welcome to Just the Arti-FACTS

Chicago Hist. Society - Just the Arti-FACTS, (Chicago Fire)

OHS Loc. Hist. Notebook - "Making an Academic Connection"

Montecello, The Home of Thomas Jefferson - Teaching Resources

Plimouth Plantation -"Just for Kids" Website


Education Curriculums

Teaching with Historic Places: Lesson Plans

Learning Page of the Library of Congress

Learning Page of the Library of Congress: Lesson Ideas

History/Social Studies Web Site for K-12 Teachers

Living School Book


Museum Interpretation

OHS Loc. Hist. Notebook - "The Challenge of Interpreting the Past"

OHS Loc. Hist. Notebook - "Hard Choices About Lifestyle Interpretations"


Traveling Trunk Links

OHS Loc. Hist. Notebook - "Cache and Carry Museums: How to Build a Suitcase Museum"

Maryland Historical Society: Teacher Resources (Traveling Trunks)

Kansas State Historical Society, Traveling Resource Trunks

Old Capitol Museum - Traveling Trunk Program

Kelsey's traveling trunks open new worlds for area schools

Anniston Museum of Natural History - Traveling Trunks

 

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Museum and Non-profit Management

Nonprofit.about.com

Non Profit. Info Resources -Web Sites

The Charity Village: Research Section

INC: Information For and About Nonprofit Organizations

MAP for Nonprofits: Nonprofit Services and Volunteer Opportunity

Nonprofit Charitable Org's - Home Page

Minnesota Council for Nonprofits

Ginsler & Associates Inc. - Free Resources

OHS Loc. Hist. Notebook - "Basic Advice for Historical Societies Wanting to Make a Difference in Their Communities"

OHS Loc. Hist. Notebook - "Financial Management for the Local Historical Society"

OHS Loc. Hist. Notebook - "An Insurance Primer for the Local Historical Organization"

OHS Loc. Hist. Notebook - "Security for the Small Historical Organization"

OHS Loc. Hist. Notebook - "Maintenance Care in the Small Museum"

OMA Tip Sheets - Maintaining your Museum Building and Grounds

 • OMA Tip Sheets - Safety Checklists for Museums and Historic Sites

OMA Tip Sheets - Staff Benefits in Museums and the Cultural Sector


Business Planning

OHS Loc. Hist. Notebook - "Planning for the Future: Treat Your Hist. Organization Like a Business"

What are the steps of a strategic planning process?

SBA - Starting Your Business - Startup Kit

SBA - Starting Your Business - Business Plans

SBA - States Map - Local Information Matrix

OMA Tip Sheet - Strategic Planning - Planning for Organizational Success


Board Members and Board Meetings

Practical Hints for Building Your Nonprofit Board, Part I

Charity Village Research: Sub-Index: Board of Directors and its Role

Nat. Ctr. for Nonprofit Boards (BoardSource)

Information about Nonprofit Boards of Directors

OHS Loc. Hist. Notebook - "Trusteeship for Local Historical Organizations"

OHS Loc. Hist. Notebook - "Sustaining Leadership in Historical Organizations"

OMA Tip Sheet - Tips for Boards - Policy Development

OMA Tip Sheet - Governance: The Role, Responsibilities & Structure of Museum Boards and Committees


Meetings, Open Houses, and Public Programs

OHS Loc. Hist. Notebook - "Putting Together a Successful Membership Meeting"

OHS Loc. Hist. Notebook - "Details, Details: Successful Public Programs"

OHS Loc. Hist. Notebook - "Planning and Producing Community Celebrations and Special Events"

OHS Loc. Hist. Notebook - "Community Anniversaries: A Time to Look at the Past, Present, and Future"

OHS Loc. Hist. Notebook - "Sliding to Success"

OHS Loc. Hist. Notebook - "All That Work: A Living History Program"

Annual Meetings

Opening- (Open houses and opening receptions)

Members, Memories, Programs

OMA Tip Sheets - Obtaining and Using Visitor Feedback


Meeting Skill Building

Group Skills (Committees, Teams, Focus Groups, etc.)

10 Great Ways to Close a Session

Training tips downloads


Brainstorming

Code of Ethics

Rules for Brainstorming

Brainstorming

Brainstorming Techniques

Affinity Diagram

Mind Tools - Brainstorming

Brainstorming

Rules For Brainstorming


Volunteer Managment.

OHS Loc. Hist. Notebook - "Volunteers Are People Too"

Energize, Inc. - Volunteer Management - Volunteerism Resources for Directors of Volunteers

Charity Village® Research: Sub-Index: Volunteer Recruitment, Relations and Management

The Volunteer Dilemma - a Special Report

Energize, Inc. - Volunteer Management - Volunteerism Resources for Directors of Volunteers

OMA Tip Sheets - Planning for Staff and Volunteer Training

 

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Fundraising/Grantwriting

Foundation center.org/

Grant Proposals for Nonprofit Organizations

Welcome to Donors Forum of Chicago WWW site

Wisconsin Hist. Soc. - Seven Principles of Fund Raising

OHS Loc. Hist. Notebook - "A Grant Writing Primer"

OHS Loc. Hist. Notebook - "Capital Fund-Raising"

OHS Loc. Hist. Notebook - "Fund Raising for Beginners"

OHS Loc. Hist. Notebook - "Researching the Grant Review Process"

 

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Marketing - Writers and Designers

Museum Marketing Tips, Tools and Resources

What is marketing?

Designer's Jumpola: Design and marketing resources, products, and how-to information

Managing Your Museum Web Site

Nonprofit Web Site Scenarios

Best Practices in Museum Web Site Design

Best Museum Web Site Competition 2004 Winners

Writing, Design, Printing and Mailing Tips

Net Tips for Writers and Designers

OHS Loc. Hist. Notebook - "Should Your Historical Soc. Publish Books? - Part I"

OHS Loc. Hist. Notebook - "Should Your Historical Soc. Publish Books? - Part II"

OMA Tip Sheet - Promoting Your Museum


Membership

Wisconsin Hist. Soc. - Building Membership -- Part 1

Wisconsin Hist. Soc. - Building Membership -- Part 2

OHS Loc. Hist. Notebook - "Ideas on Membership Development for Local Historical Societies"


Newsletters

OHS Loc. Hist. Notebook - "Planning Newsletters: Content & Design, Part I"

OHS Loc. Hist. Notebook - "Planning Newsletters: Content & Design, Part I I"

Newsletter Design Tips

How effective is a newsletter as a development tool?

Create a postcard newsletter

 

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Historic Building Preservation

National Register of Historic Places

The Sec. of Interior Standards & Illustrated Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings-Index

Electronic Rehab: An interactive web class on the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation

Teaching with Historic Place

OMA Tip Sheets - Maintaining your Museum Building and Grounds

 

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Research & History Links

Lib of Congress - American Memory Collection

American Memory Fellows Program -- Home Page

National Archives and Records Admin. - General and National History Day Research

OHS Loc. Hist. Notebook - "Ordinary People and Everyday Life: Social History for Local Historical Organizations"

OHS Loc. Hist. Notebook - "With Fear and With Research: Clio Biblio Researches the History of Chicken Bristle Corner"

Making of America - Primary Source Docs

A Research Guide for Students

Do History

Do History- (Local history took kit))

American History Outline

My History is America's History

History House: Books, Stories, and Historical Trivia

Journal for multimedia History

HarpWeek.com

Researching Wisconsin Community History


Doing Oral Histories

OHS Loc. Hist. Notebook - "Oral History Basics"

OHS Loc. Hist. Notebook - "Putting Oral History Interviews to Work - Part I"

OHS Loc. Hist. Notebook - "Putting Oral History Interviews to Work - Part II"

Step-by-Step Guide to Oral History

Learning Page: Using Oral History: Lesson Overview

Folklife and Fieldwork (Guide)

Learning Page: Using Oral History: Lesson Overview


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