Helpful Resources


See the Grants and Fundraising page and download the Grant Funding and Assistance for History Museums guide. 

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Museum as Site for Social Action
Gender Equity in Museums Movement (GEMM)
The Incluseum
Museum Hue

Social Media

Social Media Decision Guide
Getting Started With Social Media:  A Resource Guide
The Beginner's Guide to Social Media
A Beginner's Social Media Marketing Plan

Collections Care

American Institute for the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works
Canadian Conservation Institute
Conservation Online (CoOL)
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
Connecting to Collections
Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts

Exhibition Development

Exhibit Development and Design Workbook
Basic Guidelines for the Preservation of Historic Artifacts
A Quick Guide for the Preservation of Historic Artifacts
Basic Readings for the Small Museum
Collections Care Resources
Collections Management Resources
Laws of Texas Pertaining to Museums
Light Level Recommendations
Grants and Funding Sources
Starting a Museum Resources
Strategic Planning Resources
Textile Resource List
"Smithsonian Guidelines for Accessible Exhibition Design"
When A History Museum Closes

Emergency Preparedness

Disaster Plan Template for Museums 
Emergency Preparedness Checklist for Museums
Facilities Risk Assessment for Museums
Location Risk Assessment for Museums
Salvage Priorities for Museums
TX-CERA / Texas Cultural Emergency Response Alliance
Preparation For a Hurricane
Disaster Preparedness & Recovery Resources

Disaster Planning and Response

dPlan™ (NEDCC)
Emergency Response and Salvage Wheel
Field Guide to Emergency Response (Heritage Preservation)
Exercising Your Disaster Response Plan Webinar
National Trust for Historic Preservation Information Sheet "Working with Contractors and Architects"
American Institute for Conservation - National Heritage Responders (NHR)
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
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

Planning and Administration

Collections Policy Article 
Alternatives to Starting a Museum
Which Museum Assessment Program is Right for My Museum?
Texas Museums and StEPs Standards
Code of Ethics for Museums
Mission and Institutional Planning
Examples of Mission Statements
The Art of Relevance


Mission Capital
Texas Association of Nonprofit Organizations
Texas Secretary of State
The Nonprofit Resource Center of Texas
Blue Avacado
Texas C-Bar
Board Source
Nonprofit Quarterly

Consultants and Vendors

List of Texas Based Museum Consultants
Ten Questions to Ask a Conservator
Using a Museum Consultant
Suppliers of Preservation and Conservation Materials