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As a small museum staff person, you are responsible for a lot, including areas outside of your expertise or training.

You need a quick reference that makes the process of becoming a sustainable, valued institution less overwhelming.

The Small Museum Toolkit is a collection of six books that serves as a launching point for small museum staff to pursue best practices and meet museum standards.

These brief volumes address governance, financial management, human resources, audience relations, interpretation, and stewardship for small museums and historic sites.

The Small Museum Toolkit, written by thirty-four experienced museum professionals, helps you define the questions you should be asking, gives you tools to achieve your goals, and guides you where to go for help. The individual volumes are also available for purchase individually. Simply follow the link on each book to buy it apart from the set.

Book One: Leadership, Mission, and Governance

Book Two: Financial Resource Development and Management

Book Three: Organizational Management

Book Four: Reaching and Responding to the Audience

Book Five:  Interpretation: Education, Programs, and Exhibits

Book Six: Stewardship: Collections and Historic Preservation

978-0-7591-1947-5 — Hardback — 6 vol set

978-0-7591-1334-3 — Paperback — 6 vol set