Gaining Experience and Professional Education

The Alliance has compiled this set of resources on gaining experience and professional education from amongst its own offerings as well as those throughout the nonprofit and museum sector.

Alliance Resources

Become a Peer Reviewer

Peer reviewers are museum professionals who volunteer their time to support our Accreditation and Museum Assessment Programs (MAP). They review museum self-assessment materials, conduct site visits and facilitate the institutional planning process. Their service is the critical backbone to the success of both programs.

Find a Museum Studies Program

Looking for a museum studies or related program?  The American Alliance of Museums has your go-to directory.

Other Resources

Center for Curatorial Leadership

The Center for Curatorial Leadership (CCL) helps train curators to eventually assume leadership positions in museums.

Guidelines for Curatorial Studies Programs

The College Art Association shares its Guidelines for Curatorial Studies Programs. This lists the duties of a curator, has curriculum recommendations, and discusses internships.

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