We’ve picked four bundles from our library to help you accomplish some “spring cleaning” at your institution! Whether that means maintaining a historic structure, refreshing your programs, or establishing a disaster plan for the organization, spring is the perfect time to re-evaluate your interpretation and approach in time for the warm weather tourist season. AASLH has the resources to help you put your “house” in order and keep it that way!
Choose from these bundles:
This bundle focuses on ensuring that a historic home is furnished and presented accurately, in addition to being well-maintained. This bundle can help if you are transitioning from restoration to presentation or if you are re-evaluating and refining your presentation.
TL113 – Authentic Costuming for Historic Site Guides (1979)
TL122 – Oriental Carpets: Selection, Use, and Care (1979)
TL181 – Wood Floor Management (1992)
TL193 – Draperies for American Windows (1996)
TL218 – How to Write a Furnishing Plan (2002)
Do you really know your organization? Spend some time evaluating and getting to know your institution. How do you measure the performance of your programs? Do families visit you? Do you really want them to? A little self-evaluation can go a long way toward strengthening your institutional planning. These resources can help you get started.
TL172 – Site Analysis for Tourism Potential (1990)
TL204 – Charting the Impact of Museum Exhibitions and Programs (1999)
TL211 – Performance Checklist for Historical Institutions, Part I (2000)
TL212 – Performance Checklist for Historical Institutions, Part II (2001)
TL221 – Process Benchmarking for Museums (2003)
This bundle was first created to help organizations take part in the May Day: Planning for Disaster event in 2008. Since then, several national disasters have shown us how important disaster planning is to our institutions. This bundle can help you prepare for the unexpected at your institution, and also participate in this year’s May Day! It may also help your organization achieve the standards set forth under the Stewardship of Collections, the Stewardship of Historic Structures and Landscapes, and the Management sections of the AASLH StEPs program.
TL183 – Disaster Planning for Cultural Institutions (1993)
TL198 – Collections Care: What to Do When You Can’t Afford Anything (1997)
TL206 – Protecting Cultural Heritage Properties From Fire (1999)
TL219 – Closing the Barn Door: Dealing with Security Issues (2002)
TL234 – Disaster Planning, Preparedness, and Recovery (2006)
This bundle can advise historical organizations about ways to make the most of their resources during tough economic times. This information offers ways to maximize income and get creative with expenses to help your institution weather these uncertain times. This bundle may also help your institution achieve the standards set forth under the Mission, Vision, and Governance and the Management sections of the AASLH StEPs program.
TL190 – Forming a Purchasing Cooperative (1995)
TL209 – Fundraising for Small Museums (2000)
TL232 – Strike Up the Brand: Creating or Enhancing Your Museum’s Brand Identity (2005)
TL237 – Membership Matters: Establishing a Vital membership Program (2007)
TL242 – DIY Strategic Planning for Small Museums (2008)