Resources for All Members
The Association of Academic Museums and Galleries is the leading educational and professional organization for academic museums, galleries, and collections. In recognition of the unique opportunities and challenges of its constituents, the AAMG establishes and supports best practices, educational activities and professional development that enable its member organizations to fulfill their educational missions.
Visit the AAMG Best Practices page to view a wide variety of professional resources (strategic planning, code of ethics, and more) from institutions nation-wide.
Be proactive in advocating for your institution by visiting their State Representatives page!
The Sustainable Heritage Network (SHN) is an answer to the pressing need for comprehensive workshops, online tutorials, and web resources dedicated to the lifecycle of digital stewardship. The SHN is a collaborative project that complements the work of indigenous peoples globally to preserve, share, and manage cultural heritage and knowledge. The SHN, along with our Partners, organize and offer face-to-face workshops, produce educational resources, and link people and resources through our digital workbenches. The SHN is part of a network of individuals, communities, and institutions who work together to provide each other with digital tools and preservation assistance. We call this: Collaborative Stewardship.
The Connecting to Collections Care Online Community helps smaller cultural institutions to provide well-informed care for valuable collections. Search this website for preservation and conservation information, links to resources, access to recorded webinars and online discussions. All content in this Community, with the exception of special courses, is provided for FREE.
Resources for Archives
Advocacy Toolkit from the Society of American Archivists
Citing the explosive growth of electronic records, The Council of State Archivists began the State Electronic Records Initiative (SERI), a multi-year project in 2012 to address their long-term care and access. With major funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, CoSA evaluates and trains the state archival community in the management of this critical resource, and provides an active web-based portal of information, resources, and training opportunities.
The Council of State Archivists Promotional Materials
MayDay is a time when archivists and other cultural heritage professionals take personal and professional responsibility for doing something simple—something that can be accomplished in a day but that can have a significant impact on an individual’s or a repository’s ability to respond.
Read more about the MayDay initiative from the Society of American Archivists
See what the West Virginia and Regional History Center has to say about MayDay in this blog post.
Arts and Gallery Resources
The Association of Art Museum Directors advances the profession by cultivating leadership capabilities of directors, advocating for the field, and fostering excellence in art museums. An agile, issues-driven organization, AAMD has three desired outcomes: engagement, leadership, and shared learning.
Visit the AMD Standards and Practices page and download sample guidelines for deaccessioning, collaboration across organizations, guidelines for use of copyrighted material, and more.