Sustaining Places

Resources for small museums and historic sites

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Welcome to Sustaining Places, a collaborative resource project from the Museum Studies Program at the University of Delaware and the Tri-State Coalition of Historic Places. This site is supported by a grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services’ 21st Century Museum Professionals Program. This website collects examples of good ideas and best practices for small historical organizations.

Read

Quick online resources for small museums

Watch

Videos about collections care, exhibitions, and much more

Act

Sustaining Places-hosted workshops

Click on our mascot, SPencer, and you will find a treasure trove of useful information–links to online and downloadable material created by other organizations and new content created by graduate students in the Museum Studies Program at the University of Delaware. Content has been vetted for its quality, and brief annotations let you know what to expect when you click on each link.

Check out our new content!  We routinely add new videos, templates, and links for you to take advantage of.  One of our newest additions is this video illustrating how your museum can start a summer camp:

Mailing Address

University of Delaware
Museum Studies Program, Sustaining Places
77 E. Main St.
Newark, DE 19711

E-mail

sustainingplaces@udel.edu