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  • Wondering what a museum director actually does? About to start your first director’s job? Looking for guidance in starting up a museum or working with a museum director? Hugh Genoways, Lynne Ireland, and Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko have taken the mystery out and put common sense and good guidance in. Learn about everything from budgets and strategic […]

  • This webinar includes information on: Day-to-day board operations How to build a relationship with your board Importance of rewards Presenter: Carolyn Brackett, National Trust for Historic Preservation

  • This study addresses the plight of history organizations whose prospects of long-term survival are precarious. With a pressing need for new models, this study questions fundamental assumptions about governance and funding. Discussions include: Sustaining Organizations Through Best Practices and New Approaches History As A Third World Country: Why History is Difficult to Sustain Characteristics of Unsustainable […]

  • 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 […]

  • This article discusses the importance of thoughtful delegation to manage organizational workload and foster staff learning and engagement. The Durels describe different delegation styles and how to implement each successfully by recognizing staff skills and knowledge and offering appropriate guidance. Delegation is a responsibility of leadership, and the Durels provide a thorough explanation of several […]

  • Directors of small history museums will share their experience in making positive changes in poorly functioning boards with solutions that include team building, community involvement, and the difficult issue of removing a member from the board. Presenters: Janice Klein, Consultant, EightSixSix Consulting Susan Goganian, Director, Beverly Historical Society Rebecca Mavencamp, Director, Rockford Area Historical Society […]

  • Scarcity of resources is an ever-present concern in our world and in our field. When resources are scarce, it can be tempting to adopt a mindset that there aren’t any resources—time, human, financial—to share or use for meaningful collaborations. Yet, when done carefully and thoughtfully, collaborations can help augment resources, freeing mental bandwidth to solve […]

  • The Economic Contribution of Museums in Minnesota is a study commissioned by the Minnesota Association of Museums with funding from  the University of Minnesota’s Tourism Center Carlson Travel, Tourism, and Hospitality Chair. The study provides insight into one state’s vibrant museum community as well as ways others might measure and/or benchmark their own state’s (or region’s) economic impact. […]

  • The Institute for Cultural Entrepreneurship (ICE) is an immersion program for mid-career museum, preservation, historic site, and other arts and culture professionals designed to introduce business applications and principles of entrepreneurial thinking with the goal of expanding vision and leadership skills. ICE is a dynamic, four-day experience that immerses participants in the world of nonprofit […]