Management Tools


General Museum Resources – American Alliance of Museums

Standards & Best Practices Resource Guide, Archiving – Society of American Archivists

Museum Standards and Best Practices – American Alliance of Museums

General Forms/Templates/Samples/Guidelines – National Park Service

  • Request for Proposals Template
    This is a good template. It’s very dense as far as information required, but a good place to start with cutting back and tailoring it to your needs.


Accessible Practices – Association of Science-Technology Centers

Access to Transportation – U.S. Department of Transportation

Guidelines for Accessible Exhibition Design – Smithsonian Institution


Emergency Resources

Covid-19 Resource Hub – Smithsonian Heritage Emergency National Task Force

Resources in Response to the Coronavirus – National Trust for Historic Preservation

We’re in This Together – National Trust for Historic Preservation

COVID-90 Main Street Resources – Main Street America

Spend Local Safely: Five Ways You Can Support Your Main Street Businesses During Coronavirus – National Trust for Historic Preservation

13 Virtual Ways to “Edutain” Kids About History and Preservation – National Trust for Historic Preservation

Hazard Mitigation Planning – Maryland Historical Trust

Developing a Disaster Preparedness/Emergency Response Plan – American Alliance of Museums

Disaster Response and Recovery – National Archives

Managing Collections Care During Pandemics – American Alliance of Museums

Hurricane Preparedness – Maryland Historical Trust

Resources for Historic Properties Impacted by Flooding – Maryland Historical Trust

Treatment of Flood-Damaged Older and Historic Buildings – National Trust for Historic Preservation