In these pages, you will find a resources related to a variety of topics related to running a museum or historic site. We add new resources regularly, so check back regularly. If you have resources you would like to share, or you have a request for materials on a certain topic, please email us ( or tweet us @SPencer_is_SP.

Graduate Student Historic SWAT Project


Here you will find topics including Governance, Finance, Insurance, Development, and Collaboration.

Graduate Student Historic SWAT Project


Topics in this section include Archaeology, Collections Care, Collections Management, Disaster Preparedness, and Living Collections.



Pages here offer advice in the fields of Communication Strategies, Public Relations and Marketing, and Technology.



Here you will find topics including Accessibility, Buildings & Grounds, Pest Management, and Security.

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Public Programming

This section addresses issues of the museum’s public face, including Exhibitions, Visitor Experience, and Education.


Additional Resources

This section covers the remainder of resources we find helpful and that you might also consider.