Sample Documents

Tier 3 museum members can login and search for almost 1000 sample documents related to museum operations.

Customized Reference

Tier 3 museum members can login and ask questions through customized reference service.


Resource Library

Our members-only Resource Library provides over 2,000 how-to guides, articles and tools curated to help you and your museum meet standards and best practices. Please login to browse the library.

 For help locating your login and password, you can retrieve it here directlye-mail us or call 866-226-2150.

Non-members: Please visit Membership for more information on its benefits.


Build your advocacy skills, learn about Congress, make your case, meet with elected officials and get involved in advocacy for your museum. 

Career Management

Grow and strengthen your career, learn about mentoring and develop your resume and cover letter.

Collections Stewardship

Effectively manage, care for and plan for collections.

Education and Interpretation

Engage and evaluate your audiences, conduct interpretive and educational planning, design and install exhibits and develop inclusive and accessible practices.

Facilities and Risk Management

Manage and plan your facilities, manage risk and prepare for disaster.

Financial Stability

Make your case, raise funds, manage your membership program and keep your museum financially viable.

Governance and Support Organizations

Ensure legal and ethical integrity, maintain public accountability and manage your board, advisory groups, friends and support groups.

Human Resources

Hire, train and manage staff and volunteers, develop job descriptions and explore legal issues related to paid and unpaid staff. 

Marketing and Public Relations

Communicate to and serve your audiences, demonstrate public, economic and educational impact and market your museum.

Mission and Institutional Planning

Advance your mission and vision, benchmark and assess your operations and strategically plan for the future.