PA Museums shares resources that are available for our members’ and non-members’ use. We hope that you find these links helpful, and we invite anyone to contact us with questions about museums in Pennsylvania.
Sustaining Places is an online encyclopedia of resources for small museums and historical organizations.
The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance published a report in 2014 called Portfolio that included data on the cultural sector’s health in Philadelphia. You can find a compelling case here for the support of museums and historical museums in particular.
PACCIN (Preparation, Art handling, and Collections Care Information Network) is dedicated to building a network of individuals interested in sharing the practical information and essential resources that help hands-on collections care professionals to better protect and preserve the cultural property in their care.
The National Park Service published this useful primer about dataloggers (3/15).
The Smithsonian Institute Museum of Art shared videos on LED lighting in galleries.
PA Museums has a library (real books!) of materials going back many years. We loan library items to members of our association.
What do museum exhibitions cost? Here are the results of a recent survey (2011).
The Pennsylvania Senate ordered a study, Museum Funding in Pennsylvania in 2012, and that report is available here.