Additional Resources

Professional Museum Organizations

These websites offer a variety of resources for members and nonmembers alike. Browse to find valuable information on current trends and issues, upcoming conferences and workshops, relevant books and other publications, and more.

Texas Association of Museums

American Association for State and Local History

American Alliance of Museums

Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums

Mountain-Plains Museum Association

Small Museum Association

Association of Midwest Museums

Nonprofit Resources

Learn more about nonprofit formation, management and development on these websites.

Mission Capital

Texas Association of Nonprofit Organizations

Texas Secretary of State

The Nonprofit Resource Center of Texas

Guidestar

Blue Avacado

Texas C-Bar

Board Source

Nonprofit Quarterly

TechSoup

Idealware

Social Media Resources

Social Media Decision Guide

Getting Started With Social Media:  A Resource Guide

Making Your Marketing Mobile Online Guide

The Beginner's Guide to Social Media

A Beginner's Social Media Marketing Plan

Resources for Collections Care

The following organizations offer a variety of technical leaflets and other helpful publications pertaining to the care of historical artifact collections.

American Institute for the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works

Canadian Conservation Institute

Conservation Online (CoOL)

Heritage Preservation

Library of Congress

National Park Service’s Conserve O Gram Technical Leaflet Series

National Park Service’s Museum Handbook

Northeast Document Conservation Center

Northern States Conservation Center

Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute

Sustaining Places

PastPerfect YouTube Channel

Disaster Planning and Response Resources for Museums

Also check the collections care links above for more information on disaster planning and response.

dPlan™ (NEDCC)

Emergency Response and Salvage Wheel now available as a free app for smart devices

Field Guide to Emergency Response (Heritage Preservation)

PREP: Planning for Response and Emergency Preparedness (TAM)

Exercising Your Disaster Response Plan Webinar available on demand

National Trust for Historic Preservation Information Sheet Working with Contractors and Architects

American Institute for Conservation - Collections Emergency Response Team (AIC-CERT)

Tips For the Care for Water-Damaged Family Heirlooms and Other Valuables

Salvaging Water-Damaged Textiles

Saving Photographs After the Flood

Emergency! If You're First (a four-page guide to disaster response and recovery)

National Park Service Conserve O Grams

National Park Service Conserve O Gram Salvage of Water-Damaged Collections:  Salvage at a Glance

Texas Division of Emergency Management Disaster Recovery Resources

Grant Resources for Museums

Grants are available from many different sources, including federal, state, and local governments, private foundations, and corporations. Each granting source has its own criteria and requirements for applicants. The following are a few of the institutions offering grant programs for history museums. Click here for a more exhaustive grant list maintained by museum services.

Fundsnet Services Grant Directory

Humanities Texas

Institute of Museum and Library Services

National Endowment for the Humanities

National Trust for Historic Preservation

Texas Historical Commission

Texas Historical Foundation

Blogs to Follow

Here are our staff picks for good blogs to follow for the latest ideas and practices in the museum world.

Know Your Own Bone

The Uncatalogued Museum

Museum 2.0

The Incluseum

The Non-Profit Marketing Blog

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Leadership Matters