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Contracted Services By Type

The Alliance has compiled this set of contracted services by type from amongst its own offerings as well as those throughout the nonprofit and museum sector.


Questions to Ask an Appraiser

The International Society of Appraisers has a list of seven questions to ask before hiring an appraiser.

Architects and Contractors

You & Your Architect: A Guide for a Successful Partnership

American Institute of Architects provides a brochure titled You and Your Architect (PDF, 20 pages). It discusses how to select an architect, the types of services available, negotiating an agreement, methods of compensation, and keeping the project on track.


Choosing and Working with a Conservator

The Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) offers a technical leaflet on working with a conservator. It explains condition reports, treatment proposals, and treatment reports.

Exhibit Contractors

Museum Marketplace

The Alliance’s Museum Marketplace provides a list of vendors and contractors that can help museums complete projects.

Guest Curators

Guidelines Adopted by CAA Regarding the Hiring by Museums of Guest Curators

The College Art Association provides guidelines and a checklist for museums hiring guest curators, artists to create an exhibit of their own work, and catalogue essayists.

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