Tips for small museums

Resources to community museums care for collections, show exhibitions online, promote their museum and attract new volunteers

Tips for small museums

Discover a range of resources that can help community museums care for collections, show exhibitions online, promote their museum and attract new volunteers.

Volunteering Queensland

Visit for a range of resources including award and recognition, capacity building, events and legal requirements.

Australian Museums and Galleries Association

Find a range of online resources, including collection management, conservation, digitisation, and exhibitions.

Museum and Galleries of NSW

Aaccess a variety of Fact Sheets and templates as well as "How to" guides. Examples include First Nations protocols and digital preservation.

National Park Service – Museum Management Program (NPS Museum Handbook)

See what is happening in America (U.S. department of Interior) with their reference guide on how to manage, preserve, document, access and use museum collections.

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Get top tips and expert advice with easy-to-follow guides that share best practices for many aspects of museum, gallery, and iwi tribal work. Also read about running a museum with skill. Discover how to design and develop exciting museum exhibitions using ingenuity and modest, sometimes minuscule, budgets. Learn how to reach a bigger audience by sharing your collection items online.

Small Museum Manual

Museums Australia Victoria has released a 4th edition of the Small Museums Manual which covers collections, policies and cataloguing.

AMaGA Victoria

Find a variety of resources including templates, factsheets, identifying objects of significance, conservation planning, oral history kit.

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