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.

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 each other.

Interested in using digital media collaboratively? Check out this video from the California Exhibition Resource Alliance that stresses building collaborations with schools.

If you are looking to reach out to the members of the military in your community, you might want to watch this webinar on Blue Star Museums.

Mailing Address

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

E-mail

sustainingplaces@udel.edu