Museum Resources

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A compilation of online museum resources to accompany the book “Museums 101″; includes online resources for Science Center, Children’s Museum and Natural History Museums.

Art Museum Association’s Documents & Resources:

International Council of Museums – Code of Ethics

American Alliance of Museums  – Code of Ethics

American Alliance of Museums  – Museum Accreditation

UNESCO – Cultural Property Ethics

Canadian Museum Association – Reports and Guidelines

Museums Association – Code of Ethics

Association of Museum Directors – Code of Ethics

Institute for Museum and Library Services – Code of Ethics

Smithsonian, Museum Resources

Alberta Museums Association, Document Library

American Alliance of Museums – List of Accredited Museums

History Museum Association’s Documents & Resources :

American Association for State and Local History – Code of Ethics

American Association for State and Local History – Accreditation

Science Center Association’s Documents & Resources:

European Network of Science Centers and Museums – Association Governance

The Asia Pacific Network of Science & Technology Centres (ASPAC) – Constitution

Small Museum Associations

Small Museum Association

Children’s Museum Association’s Documents & Resources:

Hands On International Association of Children’s Museums – Strategic Framework

Association of Children’s Museums – Strategic Framework

Zoos and Aquarium Association’s Documents & Resources:

Association of Zoos and Aquariums – Code of Ethics

Association of Zoos and Aquariums – Accreditation 

World Association of Zoos and Aquariums – Code of Ethics

University Art Gallery Association’s Documents & Resources:

American Association of University Galleries

International Museum Standards:

International Organization for Standardization (ISO), Standards for Museums

International Organization for Standardization (ISO), Standards for Libraries

Universal Design, for learning standards 

Art Conservation Resources:

The Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works

Conservation OnLine (CoOL) 

Museum Collection Care:

National Park Service, Publications

Museum Social Media Associations:

Museums and the Web, Organizational Change

Museum Fundraising Associations:

Association of Fundraising Professionals – Code of Ethics

Museum Registrar Associations:

AAM Registrars Committee – Code of Ethics

Art Handling

Preparation, Art Handling, Collections Care Information Network (PACCIN)

Art Appraisal Associations:

International Society of Appraisers – Code of Ethics

Museum Collection Resources: 

IMLS, Technology Digitization PDF

Museum Insurance Resources:

American Association of Insurance Services (AAIS), Museum Collection Coverage

AAIS, Inland Marine

Museums and the Internet

Museums and the Web

The Association for Computers and the Humanities

Exhibition Resources:

National Association for Museum Exhibition ListServ

Botanic Garden Associations

Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI)

Sample Museum Documents:

American Alliance of Museums, Registrars Committee – Sample Documents

Visitor Studies

Visitor Studies Association