Sustaining Places

Resources for small museums and historic sites

Collaboration and Diversity

Collaboration with outside organizations, both inside and outside the museum field, is becoming increasingly useful, even necessary for small museums. Below are some resources that may prove helpful in identifying and working with other organizations to achieve your institution’s mission.

Learn more about the Smithsonian Institution’s Traveling Exhibition Service, which develops exhibitions and lends them to small museums across the United States.

Institutional Models of Museum Collaboration discusses various ways in which museums are collaborating with one another to the mutual benefit of all.

The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) blog post University Museum Studies Programs and Small Museums, a Win-Win Collaboration discusses how students who need hands-on experience and small museums can help eachother.

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Museum Studies Program, Sustaining Places
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Newark, DE 19711