This curriculum is intended for use by service providers (field service programs, state and regional museum associations, etc.), consultants, and others who present training workshops for paid and unpaid staff of museums, historical societies, historic houses and other organizations. The curriculum content is based on standards in the StEPs program and geared for small- to mid-sized organizations.

This workshop helps participants identify space-use priorities and choices in order to balance efficiency with mission-supportive uses. Participants will use a provided example to explore how an historic house museum might realign its use of space, and in the process identify important issues to consider as they apply this process when they return home to their museum or site. The curriculum was developed by Sarah Brophy, consultant.

The curriculum materials were made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Important Note: You are free to add your logo and contact information to the materials and make changes in order to tailor the agenda, Powerpoint slides, handouts, etc., to fit your needs. AASLH does require, however, that you credit AASLH and StEPS in all of your materials with the following statement, “This workshop is adapted from materials provided the American Association for State and Local History and its StEPs program.” Additionally, we ask that at the beginning of any workshops you present based on these materials, you include the brief StEPs overview.

Powerpoint Slides

Activity Sheets

Instructor’s Guide