Technical Assistance

Museum Services Staff can assist you with all museum-related questions. Contact Museum Services Coordinator by email or telephone 512.463.6427. Please browse the handouts below for useful information developed by program staff. 

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Fact Sheets

Museum Services Fact Sheet (PDF)

"Writing for Impact" Workshop Resources

"Writing for Impact" Presentation (PDF)
Additional Resource List (PDF)
"Personal Connections and the Great Cosmic Soup" (PDF)
"A Practical Guide to Personal Connectivity" (PDF)
"The Neuroscience of Your Brain on Fiction" (PDF)
Meaningful Inerpretation (PDF)
Clues to a Great Story (PDF)

"Selecting Strong Imagery for Interpretive Stories" Webinar Resources

"Selecting Strong Imagery Webinar" (PDF)
"Smithsonian Guidelines for Accessible Exhibition Design" (PDF)


Exhibit Development and Design Workbook (PDF)
Basic Guidelines for the Preservation of Historic Artifacts (PDF)
Basic Readings for the Small Museum (PDF)
Collections Care Resources (PDF)
Collections Management Resources (PDF)
Laws of Texas Pertaining to Museums (PDF)
Light Level Recommendations (PDF)
Grants and Funding Sources (PDF)
Starting a Museum Resources (PDF)
Strategic Planning Resources (PDF)
Textile Resource List (PDF)

Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility

Bias Self Evaluation
The Johari Window
Teaching Tolerance
White Supremacy Culture
Implicit Association Test
Incluseum Article
Additional Resources


List of Texas Based Museum Consultants
Ten Questions to Ask a Conservator
Using a Museum Consultant

Emergency Preparedness Resources

Disaster Plan Template for Museums (PDF)
Emergency Preparedness Checklist for Museums (PDF)
Facilities Risk Assessment for Museums (PDF)
Location Risk Assessment for Museums (PDF)
Salvage Priorities for Museums (PDF)


Collections Policy Article (PDF)
Alternatives to Starting a Museum (PDF)
Which Museum Assessment Program is Right for My Museum? (PDF)
Texas Museums and StEPs Standards (PDF)
Code of Ethics for Museums (from the American Alliance of Museums)
Sample Code of Ethics (from the American Association for State and Local History)
Mission and Institutional Planning (from the American Alliance of Museums)
Examples of Mission Statements

Vendor lists

Suppliers of Preservation and Conservation Materials (PDF)