Sustaining Places

Resources for small museums and historic sites

Professional Development


Posted every week, this is a list mainly for conservators and includes lots of Q&A:

This list, sponsored by the AASLH covers issues for historic house

This is one of the most active museum lists, dealing with a large range of museum issues for any sized museum: MUSEUM-L@HOME.EASE.LSOFT.COM

This list deals with exhibition preparation and installation, including lots of tips for packing artifacts:

This list deals with pest problems, and you can send in pictures/descriptions of pests in your museum for help with identification:

This group is primarily for museum

Online Resources

The American Alliance of Museums provides guidelines for Ethics, Standards, and Best Practices.

The American Association for State and Local History provides resources for museum management, visitor research, and more.

Professional Organizations

Small Museum Association (SMA)

Delaware Museum Association

American Association for State and Local History (AASLH)

Mailing Address

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