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:
A Guide to Risk Management of Cultural Heritage This guide is an abridged version of The ABC Method. It explains the ABC Method using many images, basic examples and simple exercises. It has been designed to introduce the risk-based approach to decision makers and to promote its use by heritage professionals and a younger generation of conservators.
The ABC Method: A risk management approach to the preservation of cultural heritage This manual offers a comprehensive understanding of risk management applied to the preservation of heritage assets, whether collections, buildings or sites. It provides a step-by-step procedure and a variety of tools to guide the heritage professional in applying the ABC method to their own context. The method can be applied to a range of situations, from analysis of a single risk to a comprehensive risk assessment of the entire heritage asset.
Branding and Marketing
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
Caring for Audio, Video and Data Recording Media, Government of Canada
The ABC Method of Risk Management, Government of Canada
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/Fairfield Museum & History Center Collections 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