BROWSE RESOURCES ABOUT ‘StEPs’

  • Join AASLH’s Middle Tennessee StEPs group for a one-day workshop focusing on evaluating and improving the interpretation at your museum or historic site. Max van Balgooy, president of Engaging Places, LLC, a design and strategy firm that helps connect people with historic places, will present effective strategies for interpreting history and the humanities at museums […]

  • When it comes to removing accessioned items from your museum’s collection, the devil is definitely in the details. A policy that addresses the disposal, trade, or sale of any collection item is an essential document for every museum, historic house or other collecting organization. Paid and unpaid staff plus committee and board members need to […]

  • In this StEPs Lab, we discuss FICs, those mysterious artifacts that show up in your collection without a signed deed of gift or other paperwork. What do you do with FICs? Do you accession and number them the same as permanent collection items? Where might you look for clues about their donor or lender? What […]

  • This two-day workshop concentrates on the care and conservation of paper objects in historical collections. Participants will learn the specific needs of paper objects and get hands-on experience in dealing with their care and conservation. Topics to be covered include: An Introduction to Preservation of Historical Collections Intro to Paper Materials and how they react […]

  • People say that money talks. Too often, however, people don’t want to talk about money. People often shy away from talking about finances beyond a cursory approval of the budget and financial reports until there is a crisis. Ongoing monitoring and conversations about finances are the foundation of a healthy organization. In this StEPs Lab, we […]

  • History Colorado has assembled a number of great resources dealing with preservation, archaeology, architecture and history. You can find forms, guides, and publications to assist you in your research and work by visiting this site. Most documents are free, but may carry shipping and handling charges if you choose to have them mailed to you. Resources […]

  • Annotated Bibliography Audience Research and Evaluation in History Museums and Related Institutions   Getting Started with Evaluation Diamond, Judy, Michael Horn, and David H. Uttal. 2016. Practical Evaluation Guide: Tools for Museums and Other Settings, third edition. Rowman & Littlefield/AASLH. This comprehensive, step-by-step guide to conducting evaluation provides museum practitioners with basic concepts and tools needed […]

  • StEPs UP Day 2014 is an exclusive online event for organizations and museums enrolled in the StEPS program. Meet with other museums, sites, and staff enrolled in the program; network; celebrate progress; and learn from the best! Tickets On Sale Now Only 100 Tickets Available! Featuring: Sessions on collection care and management Tips and demonstrations StEPs […]

  • The Museum Assessment Program (MAP) is coordinated by the American Alliance of Museums. MAP helps small and mid-sized museums strengthen operations, plan for the future and meet national standards through self-study and a site visit from a peer reviewer. The program offers four assessments: Organizational Collections Stewardship Community Engagement Leadership (full cost only) Non-competitive grants […]

  •   Is your organization moving in ten different directions with no priorities? Have resources dried up leaving a stagnant organization with no direction? StEPs can help! StEPs guides even the smallest museums and sites in assessing policies and practices and pointing the way toward a much stronger and vibrant community anchor. And that translates into […]