University of Delaware museum studies graduate students from the History, Longwood, and Winterthur programs along with local small museum professionals have developed these project videos with step-by-step guidance that are applicable to small museums.
Have some old books in your collection? Not sure how to store, handle, or clean them? This video, by students of the University of Delaware’s Winterthur Program in American Material Culture provides a comprehensive look at Book Video Script and Resources.
Do you have a collection of herbarium books at your museum? This video, created by students in the University of Delaware’s Longwood Graduate Program, will show you some of the proper handling, repairing, and storing techniques for herbarium books.
This Case Study in Antique Furniture video by graduate students in the University of Delaware’s Winterthur Program in American Material Culture describes handling techniques used at the Hale-Byrnes House in Delaware. It includes tips for handling your own antique furniture.
Download the supply list and bibliography for this video. (pdf)
Not sure when to wear gloves when working with museum collections? Not sure what kind of gloves to use? This video by Nicole Belolan at the University of Delaware will help you sort fact from friction when it comes to wearing gloves to handle your museum collections.
Download the script, supply list, and additional references for this video. (pdf)
Ready to start a summer camp program at your small museum? This comprehensive video by students in the University of Delaware’s Longwood Graduate Program will provide you with tips for preparation, execution, and evaluation of summer camps.
Download the additional resources for this video. (pdf)
On a budget? Check out this video featuring Dan Citron from the Auburn Heights Preserve in Yorklyn, DE about how to make quality, low-priced exhibition displays.
Wondering what to do with those beautiful but needy historic trees on your property? Check out this from students in the University of Delaware’s Longwood Graduate Program in Public Horticulture that will give you a few tips on how to care for your historic trees.