BROWSE RESOURCES ABOUT ‘Partnerships and Collaboration’

  • Students and community organizations working together can be a great match with benefits for both sides, but there is a lot of planning and consideration that goes into crafting a great collaboration. In this leaflet, Anne Lindsay discusses creating expectations and definitions, preparing students for partnerships, different types of collaborations, funding, liability, and nurturing long-term […]

  • Editors Robert P. Connolly and Elizabeth Bollwerk present a “how to” guide for museums to integrate themselves into their communities as co-creators and valuable assets. Positioning Your Museum as a Critical Community Asset: A Practical Guide uses six thematic sections with case studies from museums around the world that successfully aligned their mission and resources with the needs […]

  • Community engagement was the key to unlocking audience needs for three very different museums in need of revitalization. Learn how these sites used a variety of community engagement tools, including surveys, focus groups, and more, to help plan for their re-birth as relevant sources for history learning for diverse populations. Chair: Megan McAdow, Director of […]

  • Senior Curator of History Louise Pubols discusses the Oakland Museum’s  groundbreaking interdisciplinary exhibit and the partnerships with government agencies that made it possible. Above and Below: Stories from Our Changing Bay, exhibited August 2013 through February 2014, used the story of the original 1936 San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge to explore how the environment of the […]

  • In this Award Winner Spotlight, Rikki Davenport discusses two museum/school partnerships that recently received Leadership in History Awards from AASLH. Both programs worked to engage students with history in new and unique ways that sparked curiosity and understanding, as well as to inspire active young learners with a love of museums. The Kentucky Historical Society’s […]

  • Carol Kammen comments on local history practices in the United Kingdom and how historians in America can learn from the way they approach and remember the past. Local history as a field in both countries has followed a similar trajectory and faces similar challenges today. Carol discusses the exciting cross-pollination of ideas that is happening between […]

  • A successful collaborative project yields high rewards for everyone. Innovative collaborations between museums and nontraditional or unexpected partners helps build relationships, executive successful projects, increase visibility, and enhance goodwill. This session examines recent examples of museums working with nontraditional partners to help advance the missions of both. Chair: Bruce Whitmarsh, Director, Chemung County Historical Society, […]

  • Recorded as part of the 2014 AASLH Online Conference, this webinar, Your Most Valuable Partnership: Engaging Your Board to Ensure Success and Sustainability examines your relationship with your board. Are you setting them up for success? Listen to your colleagues from around the country as they identify strategies you can use to ensure your board is […]

  • 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 […]

  • From 1986 until his death in 2009, Brian O’Neill served as General Superintendent of Golden Gate National Parks. His work with the Park Service emphasized the importance of sharing responsibility for our natural heritage and empowering the next generation of environmental stewards. O’Neill’s twenty-one partnership success factors offer concrete rules for establishing and maintaining fruitful […]