Mission, Vision & Governance Resources
Great Infographic on Membership and What Members Want, 2017 MemberZone
- short overview on Focus Groups, good for a board document overview.
- 10 pages neatly outline the WHYs, HOWs and FOLLOW-UPs of focus group planning. Nothing is omitted, providing a step-by-step guide.
Art Beyond Site: Resources for Serving People with Disabilities a webpage that provides four online links to surveys and articles that will help you determine how successfully you can provide programs and services to people with disabilities. It includes a Self-Assessment Accessibility Survey, Museum Website Accessibility Survey, Disability Awareness Training Survey, and Accessibility Tools and Verbal Description Training Survey.
Work Plans & Facilities Management Plans
Emergency Planning Resources:
Gift Shop (and Unrelated Business Income)
This book from 2005 is available online. The author has extensive experience running stores for non-profits. One of the most useable parts is the outline for a gift shop manual - see chapter listing in front of book.
Facilities Rental & Event Management
Collections Information General
Whatbug.com A great web site to help identify bugs
Historic Structures & Landscapes (Preservation) Resources
Preservation Philosophy from Historic New England, http://www.historicnewengland.org/preservation/copy_of_preservation-philosophy
Partners for Sacred Places, www.sacredplaces.org
Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation, www.cttrust.org
National Trust for Historic Preservation, www.preservationnation.org
Conserve-o-grams from the National Park Service, https://www.nps.gov/museum/publications/conserveogram/cons_toc.html#collectionpreservation
Technical Preservation Services, National Park Service, https://www.nps.gov/tps/how-to-preserve/briefs.htm
The Preparation and Use of Historic Structures Reports (Preservation Brief 43), https://www.nps.gov/tps/how-to-preserve/briefs/43-historic-structure-reports.htm
Heating, Ventilation and Cooling of Historic Buildings: Problems and Recommended Approaches (Preservation Brief 24), https://www.nps.gov/tps/how-to-preserve/briefs/24-heat-vent-cool.htm
Olmstead Center for Historic Landscape Preservation (National Park Service), https://www.nps.gov/oclp/index.htm
Preservation Brief 36: Protecting Cultural Landscapes, https://www.nps.gov/tps/how-to-preserve/briefs/36-cultural-landscapes.htm
Pest and Mold Management, Donia Conn, August 2016
"Pest and Mold Management", Power Point Outline, Donia Conn, August 2016
Collections Policy Information
Webinar (pre-recorded): Juggling Balls and Other High Wire Acts
Connecting to Collections: Essential Elements of a Collections Policy http://www.connectingtocollections.org/coming-up-essential-elements-of-a-collections-management-policy/
Link to Legislation Regarding Found in Collections Objects, State of CT, 2012
Interpretation & Exhibits
Exhibits Best Practices, pre-recorded webinar by the Field Services, Wisconsin Historical Society, February 1, 2017