BROWSE RESOURCES ABOUT ‘Environment’

  • Ursus Among Us, exhibited at the Gatekeeper’s Museum operated by the North Lake Tahoe Historical Society, presents the story of interactions between humans and bears in the Tahoe Basin. Created in response to visitor requests for more interpretation about these iconic Western animals, the exhibit focuses on educating locals and tourists about the animals’ behaviors, […]

  • StEPs Labs are 75- or 90-minute webinars that provide you with valuable information and training from the comfort of your office or home. No travel expenses or extended time away! The webinars are offered in conjunction with AASLH’s Standards and Excellence Program for History Organizations, a self-study program that helps small- and mid-sized history organizations assess […]

  • Historic Houses are part of the common good. We have a responsibility to our collections, our supporters, and our communities to make a positive impact. How does that translate to the environment and going green – and in a reasonable way? Join Sarah Sutton and moderator Ken Turino to find out. This webinar will include: […]

  • Growing public interest in environmental sustainability is a gift to historic sites and museums. It is an invitation to use our knowledge, collections, and sites to discuss how human practices and interactions with the environment in past were – and were not – environmentally sustainable. Being green still has a great deal to do with […]

  • Wouldn’t it be nice to have temperature or relative humidity alarms texted to your phone, environmental data beamed back to your desktop, or information accessible from anywhere via the Web? How else can you monitor inside a sealed vitrine? Wireless dataloggers make all this possible but, despite their appeal, they aren’t right for many applications […]

  • This session explained how temperature, relative humidity, light levels, and air quality in collection storage areas can help or hurt archives and artifacts. It discussed how to monitor and interpret these conditions. Recognizing that many libraries, archives, museums, and historical societies are located in older buildings with less sophisticated environmental control systems, this session offered […]

  • Commitment to preservation, basic knowledge of how and why objects deteriorate, and an understanding of how to minimize deterioration are essential to proper collections management. Shelley Reisman Paine explains how to identify deterioration and how to address objects already in a state of decline. Her focus on environmental conditions will help professionals put preventive measures […]

  • The West Virginia Botanic Gardens is breaking away from the traditional “plants only” norm for gardens. Instead it has begun interpreting the historical significance of the site itself. The area was once home to a reservoir basin that supplied water to nearby Morgantown from 1912-1969. They hired a historian on staff who conducted research for […]

  • Some Technical Leaflets have stood the test of time as being useful to museum professionals while new ones address hot topics and relevant issues within the field. These Technical Leaflets are the best sellers over the last ten years, the first decade of the 21st century. Topics include: Educational Programs Interpretation and Fundraising at Small […]

  • The passage of the National Environmental Policy Act in 1970 required federal agencies to assess the effect changes they proposed could have on environmental resources. David A. Clary overviews the law and how it affects cultural organizations and historical societies. He also overviews relevant legislation concerning cultural resources to better educate those involved with the review […]