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Resources for Managers working in museums, exhibitions, and heritage sites.

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American Association for Museum Volunteers  Popular
Description: American Association for Museum Volunteers (AAMV) promotes professional standards of volunteerism, provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and information, offers opportunities for continuing education through panel discussions and workshops at local, regional, and national conferences. It also encourages volunteers and volunteer managers to become familiar with projects and programs both locally and nationally. Otherwise, it informs and represents volunteers in advocacy for tax benefits and other legislation at local and national levels, and accomplishes these goals in cooperation with museum directors, paid staff, and boards of trustees.
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Submitted on: May 31, 2006


American Association of Museums  Popular
Description: Founded in 1906, the American Association of Museums (AAM) is dedicated to promoting excellence within the museum community. Through advocacy, professional education, information exchange, accreditation, and guidance on current professional standards of performance, AAM assists museum staff, boards, and volunteers across the country to better serve the public.

AAM is the only organization representing the entire scope of museums and professionals and nonpaid staff who work for and with museums. AAM currently represents more than 16,000 members--11,500 individual museum professionals and volunteers, 3,100 institutions, and 1,700 corporate members. Individual members span the range of occupations in museums, including directors, curators, registrars, educators, exhibit designers, public relations officers, development officers, security managers, trustees, and volunteers.
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Submitted on: Aug 22, 2003


American Federation of Arts  Popular
Description: The American Federation of Arts offers a variety of professional development programs designed for museum staff who are interested in exploring topical issues in the field. Program organizers strive to provide maximum opportunity for attendees to capitalize on what other museums have found successful and to foster creativity in developing real solutions to the challenging issues museums face today.
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Submitted on: Aug 22, 2003


Archives and Museum Informatics  Popular
Description: Archives & Museum Informatics consults for archives, museums, libraries and cultural heritage networks on issues relating to the acquisition, structuring and use of information and information technology to achieve organizational objectives. It consults for business and governments on issues relating to organizational accountability and the management of electronic evidence.
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Submitted on: Mar 12, 2003


Art Museum Net  Popular
Description: is an Internet-based museum experience presented by Intel Corporation. is trying to seek to collaborate with the world's leading museums and exhibitors and in so doing, enhance and extend the art museum experience by presenting major exhibitions, works, and other art-related content online, in a rich and interactive environment that encourages individual and group exploration and learning.
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Submitted on: Mar 12, 2003 Information Network for Art History  Popular
Description: ArtHist is an inter-university, public, non-for-profit institution for publications and discussions concerning art history. The network is open for contributions on all artistic genres, media, and periods. Adhering to an open conception of "art", the list is not limited to the conventional interests and approaches of academic art history. In particular, it invites critical contributions on pictorial tradition as an aspect of a larger visual environment. ArtHist maintains an e-mail discussion list (H-ArtHist) that is refereed and edited by an independent board, which may also commission contributions.
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Submitted on: Feb 15, 2003


Association of Art Museum Directors  Popular
Description: The purpose of the Association of Art Museum Directors is to support its members in increasing the contribution of art museums to society.
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Submitted on: Jan 25, 2007


Association of Children's Museums  Popular
Description: The Association of Children’s Museums (ACM) is an international organization representing and advocating for its member institutions. Its mission is to build the capacity of children’s museums to serve as town squares for children and families where play inspires creativity and lifelong learning.
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Submitted on: Jul 26, 2006


Australian Museums and Galleries Online (AMOL)  Popular
Description: AMOL is a comprehensive Internet site designed to help Australian museums and galleries make information about their collections available to a world-wide audience. It is also the principal gateway to Australian museums for professionals and volunteers working in the museums sector, community users and researchers.
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Submitted on: Mar 03, 2003


Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN)  Popular
Description: CHIN and Canadian museums work together to strengthen our collective ability to create, present and manage Canadian online content. This collaboration has resulted in CHIN's internationally valued Web site for heritage professionals, and the highly successful VMC portal at
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Submitted on: Aug 14, 2003


Collections Australia Network (CAN)  Popular
Description: In 2004 the Cultural Ministers Council (CMC), through the Australian Government Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts (DCITA) provided the funds for the redevelopment of the Australian Museums and Galleries On Line ( website. The CMC is a joint initiative of the Australian Government and Australian State and Territory Governments in partnership with the Australian cultural sector. The Collections Australia Network (CAN) portal is intended to be the public gateway to collecting institutions across Australia including the small to medium regional institutions.
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Submitted on: Feb 28, 2008


Department of Museum Studies  Popular
Description: The Department of Museum Studies at University of Leicester is the world's largest and most noted supplier of learning and research in the field of museum studies. The Department runs PhD, MA, MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate and CPD programmes. Most of these are available for full-time campus-based study or using the flexibility of distance learning. It is also home to the Research Centre for Museums and Galleries, which undertakes research o­n behalf of museums and other cultural organisations The Department's website also hosts a Jobs Desk providing access to between 60 and 100 new job adverts each week.
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Submitted on: Dec 15, 2003


European Museums' Information Institute  Popular
Description: The European Museums' Information Institute is a network of cultural organisations working together to promote the exchange of practice and the use of standards in information management among European member states and associated countries.
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Submitted on: Oct 20, 2006


German Museums Association  Popular
Description: The German Museums Association (founded in 1917) is the nationwide interest group for all types of museums and for museum staff. Furthermore the Association acts as contact point for individuals who are committed to and support the manifold spectrum of museums in Germany.
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Submitted on: Nov 07, 2006


Heritage 365 - the Knowledge Base for Museums  Popular
Description: Heritage Development Ltd is Europe's leading specialist publisher for the museums and heritage market. Their magazines, New Heritage and Heritage Retail, and their online service, provide unique insights into international developments in this dynamic, fast-changing marketplace.
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Submitted on: Jul 03, 2003


HeritageNet  Popular
Description: UNESCO's network for historical, cultural and nature heritage in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
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Submitted on: Dec 05, 2003


Historic Environment Information Resources Network (UK)  Popular
Description: HEIRNET was formed by a group of organisations with an interest in information relating to archaeology and the historic environment under the auspices of the Council for British Archaeology. The HEIRNET consortium is a delegate body with representatives from organisations which have a direct interest in information systems within archaeology and the historic environment. Its geographical scope is currently the United Kingdom although work is taking place set in the wider context of European and international developments. HEIRNET aims to develop a strategic vision for UK information systems relating to the historic environment which enables access, is geared to the requirements of users and emphasises public benefit. HEIRNET does this by reviewing developments in information systems, sharing information on initiatives and encouraging cooperative approaches to information strategy in the context of appropriate data and technical standards. HEIRNET also encourages efficient and effective use of resources and economies of effort in data collection.
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Submitted on: Feb 20, 2003


Intermuseum Conservation Association  Popular
Description: Founded in 1952 by the directors of six major Midwest museums to provide professional, high quality and cost effective art conservation services, the Intermuseum Conservation Association (ICA) was the first regional art conservation laboratory in the United States.
Today this national network of regional art conservation centers number thirteen major facilities, spanning from New England to Hawaii. Collectively, they perform the essential role of meeting not only the conservation needs, but also the education, research and outreach needs of literally hundreds of collecting institutions. In this aggregate, the growth of the "ICA experiment" continues to provide a significant contribution to the preservation of cultural material throughout the United States.
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Submitted on: Jun 01, 2006


International Centre for Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultrual Property  Popular
Description: International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM) is an intergovernmental organization dedicated to the conservation of cultural heritage. Its members are individual states which have declared their adhesion to it. It exists to serve the international community as represented by its Member States, which currently number more than 110.
Its aims at improving the quality of conservation practice as well as raising awareness about the importance of preserving cultural heritage, and contributes to preserving cultural heritage in the world today and for the future.
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Submitted on: Jun 14, 2006


International Council of Museums  Popular
Description: The International Council of Museums (ICOM) is devoted to the promotion and development of museums and the museum profession at an international level. ICOM is a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) maintaining formal relations with UNESCO. It has a consultative status to the United Nations' Economic and Social Council. ICOM was created in 1946 and has around 16,000 members in 147 countries. The membership participates in the activities of 106 National Committees and 28 International Committees. Some National Committees have also organised on a regional level to reinforce their action. ICOM is affiliated with 13 international associations.
ICOM is a non-profit making organisation whose funds come mainly from membership subscriptions. It receives support from UNESCO's programme activity for museums and from public and private funds.
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Submitted on: Mar 12, 2003


LitHouses in Britain  Popular
Description: Formed in 2003, LitHouses is a group dedicated to excellence in the presentation of the great homes and museums of British literature. Members of the LitHouse meet twice a year at one of the group's homes or museums to share experiences and ideas. The second of these meetings takes a form of a conference,open to all, on a specific topic.
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Submitted on: Nov 27, 2008


Multilingual Inventory of Cultural Heritage in Europe  Popular
Description: France, Italy and the UK are working together on Multilingual Inventory of Cultural Heritage in Europ (MICHAEL), a ground-breaking project that aims to open up worldwide access to the European cultural heritage. The project is supported by the European Commission with funding through its eTen programme, which is dedicated to the deployment of new technologies in Europe.
It aims to provide simple and quick access to the digital collections of museums, libraries and archives from different European countries. Work began in June 2004, with the focus on implementing an innovative multi-lingual open source platform that will be equipped with a search engine. By 2007, the MICHAEL platform will be capable of retrieving digital collections that are dispersed across Europe. There will be many uses for MICHAEL, for example students and researchers will be able to discover information about European collections that might previously have been difficult to find.The services will also support cultural tourism, the creative industries and other interests.
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Submitted on: Jun 01, 2006


Museum Computer Network  Popular
Description: The Museum Computer Network is a nonprofit organization of professionals dedicated to fostering the cultural aims of museums through the use of computer technologies.  We serve individuals and institutions wishing to improve their means of developing, managing, and conveying museum information through the use of automation.  We support cooperative efforts that enable museums to be more effective at creating and disseminating cultural and scientific knowledge as represented by their collections and related documentation.
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Submitted on: Jul 10, 2003


Museum Domain Management Association  Popular
Description: The .museum top-level domain began operating on November 1, 2001. With it, museums acquired significant new means for increasing their visibility and identity on the Internet. The Museum Domain Management Association - MuseDoma - is responsible for the policies and operation of the new domain. Registration in .museum is restricted to museums, museum organizations and individual members of the museum profession according to the definition established by the International Council of Museums (ICOM). If you are interested in registering a .museum name, here are the Application forms. .museum differs from other top-level domains in the way its policy is maintained. The eligibility of each applicant is verified by MuseDoma, which also ensures that all names in .museum conform to specified naming conventions. MuseDoma does not formally register the names that are selected during this process and has authorized selected ICANN Accredited Registrars for that purpose. These registrars are presently commencing operation with .museum. MuseDoma had previously provided an interim service enabling all approved names to be taken into immediate use. Names activated in that manner, are visible to Internet users through a public index and may also be used for both website and e-mail addresses.
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Submitted on: Mar 12, 2003


Museum Education Roundtable  Popular
Description: Museum Education Roundtable provides leadership in development for a broad and diverse audience of museum practitioners and educators. It also releases the Journal of Museum Education.
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Submitted on: Mar 27, 2007


Museum Management in Canada  Popular
Description: The purpose of this group is to promote and support the role of management within museums and cultural institutions. Its aim is to establish a professional network for its members, provide a national forum for addressing management issues, increase awareness of effective management and promote high standards and ethics among museum managers. The SIG welcomes everyone who shares a concern for museum management in its many facets. It plans to meet each year at the CMA annual conference.
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Submitted on: Jul 31, 2002


Museum Marketing Tips  Popular
Description: Museum Marketing Tips is an online marketing and management resource for museums, historic sites and heritage attractions. The mission is to build the Web's most comprehensive collection of museum marketing and museum management tips, tools and resources - practical information you can begin using right away to increase visitation, attract more members, donors and volunteers, build more community awareness of your institution and market your mission more effectively. Articles and links will show you how to use those resources more effectively to build a mission-based, audience-focused museum marketing program that gets results. The offered newsletter is free and quick to read, and it will provide you with brand new tips by e-mail twice a month.
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Submitted on: Mar 12, 2003


Museum Store Association  Popular
Description: Founded in 1955, Museum Store Association (MSA) is a nonprofit, international association organized to advance the success of cultural commerce and of the professionals engaged in it. By encouraging high standards of professional competence and conduct, MSA helps museum store managers better serve their institutions and the public.
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Submitted on: May 26, 2006


Museum Trustee Association  Popular
Description: The Museum Trustee Association is the organization dedicated to providing ongoing board education programs, services and resources for the special needs of museum trustees.
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Submitted on: Jan 25, 2007  Popular
Description: A website intended to museum and heritage professionals. As research institute about museums in Europe and the world, they are indexing museums and exhibitions building sites, all the professionals concerned, innovation in scenography and museography, cultural policy and calls to tender... is made by Producteurs, a company organising the International Shows SIME (Museums and Exhibitions) and SITEM (Museographic Technicals), and the Museums International Forum ; it is a partner in the European project Chance (Cultural Heritage Access Networked serviCes for Edutainment). The website receives a contribution of the National Centre for Cinematography (CNC) and the French Ministery of Finance and Industry.
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Submitted on: Mar 12, 2003


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