This study addresses the plight of history organizations whose prospects of long-term survival are precarious. With a pressing need for new models, this study questions fundamental assumptions about governance and funding.

Discussions include:

  • Sustaining Organizations Through Best Practices and New Approaches
  • History As A Third World Country: Why History is Difficult to Sustain
  • Characteristics of Unsustainable Organizations
  • Before You Open It: A Checklist for Planning New Museums in Historic Buildings
  •  If It Is Time To Close It: Considerations For Dissolving An Organization
  •  References and Notes
  • Are You Sustainable: A Self-Directed Assessment Tool