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  • Are you a new member of AASLH? Interested in AASLH membership? Eager to make the most of your important role in this community? Join AASLH staff for an interactive orientation on the services, programs, events, resources, and networking opportunities available to AASLH members. As your home for history, we want to ensure you are getting […]

  • Created in 2016, the Gender Equity in Museums Movement is an advocacy group formed to promote field-wide gender equity guidelines that confront bias and inequality in the workplace as well as recognize the essential roles that women play in the museum field. Their platform paper, “A Call for Gender Equity in the Museum Workplace,” discusses […]

  • This leaflet by Jessica Unger tackles emergency planning and disaster preparedness with helpful checklists and prioritization tips. By thinking ahead about who you may need to contact in your community to deal with disasters and protect your collections, you can save valuable time and money. These issues are fundamental to every museum and historic site.

  • Do you often juggle several projects, trying to keep each one focused and on track? Project management provides valuable training that will help you organize, manage, and successfully complete projects. This online course shows you how to implement internationally recognized project management principles in a history context. Whether your work involves exhibitions, programs, strategic planning, […]

  • Project Management provides valuable instruction in planning, managing and successfully completing projects of all types. In this course, you will learn how to implement internationally recognized project management principles in a history context. Coursework will cover all of the details included in the four steps to successful project management: Define (creating a project charter, setting […]

  • In the second technical leaflet in their financial series, Stacy L. Klingler and Laura B. Roberts move beyond the topic of budgets into a discussion of long-term strategic financial management. A budget is the place to start, but to ensure financial success and stability, you also need ways to monitor your financial performance and to […]

  • Historic sites and house museums are increasingly outsourcing management and visitor services functions to gain operating efficiencies and to control cost.  In this Historic House Call, Lawrence Yerdon, President and CEO of Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth, NH, will discuss the pros and cons of outsourcing as a strategy and share his experience at outsourcing […]

  • Too often, written interpretive manuals are merely compilations of facts—if these manuals exist at all.  Drawing from best practice in the field of interpretation—along with techniques borrowed from exhibition development, material culture studies, and even Walt Disney Imagineering—this Technical Leaflet describes strategies for focusing and organizing a written manual that will help to ensure meaningful […]

  • 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 […]