BROWSE RESOURCES ABOUT ‘Emerging Professionals’

  • This leaflet by Dina Bailey, Chris Taylor, and Elizabeth Pickard discusses the possibilities and pitfalls of creating inclusive programming for young adults. Working with young adults can be a successful way to cultivate a new, more diverse generation of museum professionals. And the addition of inclusion in these programs is essential to the organization’s success […]

  • Museum and Historic Site Management: A Case Study Approach utilizes the classic business case study approach to help museum and public history professionals think through different scenarios and understand/anticipate different points of view in resolving issues. The case studies are fictionalized representations of real life situations that have occurred at museums, historic sites, and non-profit […]

  • Engaging with the millenial audience (also known as Generation Y) is one the most popular and perhaps most confusing topics in the history field right now. What does this group of young, internet-savvy, professionals want from a historic site visit or event? How can we create programs that fit their needs, budgets, and interests? What […]

  • For the past decade, museums have embraced the “young professionals” model to attract the next generation of visitors and donors. Now that the first generation is aging out, what’s next in the ladder of engagement? What programming do mid-life supporters want? How can we best meet their needs? Let’s discuss. Chair: Sarah Jencks, Director of […]

  • The Paul Hamlyn Foundation, one of the UK’s largest independent grant-making foundations, has launched a new web resource to support the embedding of participation in museums and galleries. The website showcases learning and case studies from Our Museum: Communities and Museums as Active Partners, a PHF program to facilitate a process of organizational change within […]

  • Have you heard about Sustaining Places? It’s an online encyclopedia of resources for small museums and historical organizations! As a collaborative project of the Museum Studies Program at the University of Delaware and the Tri-State Coalition of Historic Places, this website collects and shares examples of good ideas and best practices for small historical organizations. On this site, you can find example forms […]

  • Did you know we offer recordings from many of our past webinars online to download and stream, and that some are even free? These are a great way to take a virtual “class” from an expert and to learn about topics that matter to you and your organization! From fundraising to creating collections policies to […]

  • America’s 90 million millenials are an active and revolutionary bunch, so what do you need to know about them to draw them to your institution? Colleen Dilenschneider tackles the topic of engaging Generation Y in her latest column. These “digital natives” are poised to become incredibly influential in the next forty years, and history organizations […]

  • Today’s history and cultural heritage museum leaders are part visionary and part foot soldier, but what makes them tick? Are there attitudes, philosophies and skills that set some people apart from the thousands charged with moving institutions forward? What lessons can we draw from their stories? Now more than ever, success as a museum leader […]

  • AASLH offers four scholarships for individuals to attend one of our 2017 onsite workshops. Applications must be postmarked or received by January 20, 2017 to be considered. To apply, please use the online application.  Email questions to: mitchell@aaslh.org.  Scholarship Types: New Professionals. New professionals must have worked in the field for three years or less. […]