COVID-19 Resources

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has impacted museums across the world. 

You, your staff, and your volunteers should be your main point of concern at this time—the most important first step is knowing that you must take care of yourself, and take care of one another.

Please see our COVID-19 Resources Page for more information.

Welcome to Sustaining Places, a collaborative resource project from the Museum Studies Program at the University of Delaware. Between 2011 and 2015, the site was supported by a grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services 21st Century Museum Professionals Program. Sustaining Places is now maintained by the graduate students of the Museum Studies Program.

Sustaining Places gathers together in one website a wide variety of resources for people involved with small historical organizations: local history museums and archives, historic house museums, historic sites and living history museums. These resources are free. The site’s editors work hard to find and create resources that may be used by both paid and volunteer staff members, boards of trustees, and students considering museum careers.