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US Department of the Interior’s Toolkit for Working with Partners to Manage Museum Collections*

Category: Collections Stewardship
Collection agreements are critical for sustaining vibrant museums and ensuring their stability, because they protect museums and museum collections and establish clear expectations. These …

What’s Wrong With This Diorama? You Can Read All About It

Category: Exhibitions
On the first floor of the American Museum of Natural History, a diorama depicts an imagined 17th-century meeting between Dutch settlers and the Lenape, an Indigenous tribe inhabiting New …

Closing the GAAP on Direct Care

Category: Collections Stewardship
As lawyers with backgrounds in horticulture (Lori) and material culture studies (Sarah), we never thought we would be passionate about an accounting rule. Yet here we are. In 2015 we wrote …