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Furnishing Plans

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

Alliance Resources

Sample Documents

The Alliance provides Tier 3 museum members with sample furnishing plans. Tier 3 museum members can access a number of sample furnishing plans from other museums.


Other Resources

Colvin Run Mill Furnishing Plan

In this 58 page PDF, the Colvin Run Mill staff outline the purpose of the plan, site description and map, a history of the site, and various areas around the site.

Dumbarton House Historic Furnishings Plan

This 257 page PDF document from Dunbarton House includes a history of the house, the methodology used to develop the document, outlines each room the plan applies to and includes some provenance information in the appendices.

What is a Furnishing Plan Anyway?

Mary Ruth Coleman wrote this article for the Carlyle House Docent Dispatch newsletter and it goes into detail about what a furnishing plan is meant to accomplish and how the Carlyle House staff went about developing theirs.

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