Sample Documents

Customized research assistance and a collection of over 1,000 documents of sample policies, plans and forms from museums of all types and sizes.


Professional Networks

Organized around job responsibilities and areas of common interest, Individual Members can access 22 Professional Networks.


The Bookstore

The most informative and authoritative professional literature on every aspect of museum operations. 


Recorded Webinars

Affordable, accessible and convenient online learning opportunities for you, your staff and your colleagues.


Collections Stewardship

Standards

The Alliance shares standards on Collections Stewardship.

Collections Management

This section has information about access to collections (including digitization); acquisitions & accessioning; appraisals; cataloging (including collections management software); categories of collections; couriering; deaccessioning; inventories; loans; marking; old loans and objects found in collections; packing, moving & shipping; and writing a collections management policy.

Collections Planning

This section provides resources to assist museums with writing and implementing a collections plan.

Collections Care

This section has information on collections care by type, condition reporting, conservation treatment, historic preservation, planning, preventive care, storage and handling.

Ethical and Legal Collections Issues

This section addresses access to collections records; ownership and protection of cultural and natural resources; rights and reproductions; and tax issues.