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The Alliance has compiled this set of self-care resources from across the nonprofit and museum sector and amongst its own offerings.

Alliance Resources

Combatting Burnout in the Museum Sector

This tip sheet shares resources to help combat burnout, from the creation of supportive work environments to the practice of self-care.

Museopunks Episode 20: An Ode to Self-Care

In this episode of Museopunks, the punks dig into how museum professionals can look after themselves, in order to better care for their communities and colleagues.

My Take Embracing the Personal: Developing a self-care plan is a critical part of disaster training.

In this Museum magazine article, Seema Rao provides suggestions on how museum workers can manage trauma after a disaster.

Seeking Self-Care Solutions, for COVID-19 and Beyond

In this post, EdCom’s Trends Committee takes on the topic of self-care and resilience for museum professionals, with input from staff and institutions on effective solutions they’ve put into place.

The Self-Care Ritual of Retreats

In this guest post on the Center for the Future of Museums blog, Michelle Dezember, shares one example of restorative practice, along with advice on how to implement this model at your own institution.

Time and Space Self-Care Plan

In this post from the Alliance blog, author Seema Rao offers three exercises to do in less than 2 hours during the workweek to help museum works feel they own their own time, understand their place, and take ownership of their space.

TrendsWatch 2019

The 2019 annual TrendsWatch forecasting report looks at building resilience and sustainable practice through self-care.

Questions and Suggestions from the Blackbaud Self-care Webinar

Read some of the responses Center for the Future of Museums director Elizabeth Merritt, and Seema Rao, principal of Brilliant Idea Studio, had regarding self-care in the museum workplace following their presentation discussing ways that museum workers can design their own self-care practices, support selfcare, and reform their organizational practices in ways that reduce the need for self-care.

Other Resources

A Guide to Providing Mental Health Services to Immigrants Impacted by Changes to DACA and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Informed Immigrant offers these practical and useful guidelines on providing mental health services to immigrants impacted by DACA and COVID-19 which include a helpful table of contents.

Brown Girl Self-Care Co.

The mission of the Brown Girl Self-Care Company is to affirm and uplift Black women as they do the important work of resting, healing, and living abundantly. According to the founder, Bre, the purpose of the company is to “help advance the healing and prioritization of Black women.”


This directory from Latinx Therapists Network includes culturally grounded, Latinx mental health practitioners who believe in the human right and dignity of Latinx communities and Latinx migrant communities across the United States.

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