There is little current data to support assertions about trends in museum attendance; urge public agencies to fund current and comprehensive studies
The top five barriers to museum entry and enjoyment for seniors are: comfort, sensory, physical accessibility, safety, and practical access.
Museum professionals have options for professional advocacy including information that supports salary negotiations; here is a list of resources
Museum unpaid internships are common; commitment to Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion (DEAI) is a reason to prioritize paid internships
A museum’s mission statement and strategic plan are created based on core values held by museum staff, informing the future of museums
Visitor engagement with museum collections and exhibits includes the use of technology to augment and expand their experience and enjoyment.
If a digital museum project requires working with a digitization vendor, museum staff must put digital project specifications in place—here’s a primer
Digitization is costly either done in-house or by a vendor; museum staff should assess digitization needs and risks/benefits of using external vendors.
Immersive digital cultural heritage experiences (CHEs) can be constructed with the support of a museum Collections Management System (CMS)
List of 2020 museum conferences. With schedule, travel, and budget constraints, museum professionals need a strategy for planning conference attendance.
Skills for special librarians and virtual librarians are awareness of trends, new technologies and resources, and building subject specialties
Museum sustainability depends on articulating the value of what museums do and why it matters; here is a list of resources to help
The future of museums depends on an understanding of issues that impacted the profession in 2019; review of trends.
Museums and social media are a great combination; Twitter makes museum professionals more available to the public, answering questions building interest.
The museum collections management system (CMS) will be most accurate and effective if museum staff first establish standards and best practices
If selected and used correctly, the museum collections management system has the power to positively impact museum staff work and increase digital user enjoyment.
Rachael Cristine Woody’s book How to Select, Buy, and Use a Museum CMS helps you find the best collections management system for your museum.
Successful museum CMS selection includes identifying and prioritizing CMS specifications, and exercising due diligence through testing and vetting
Selection of a museum collections management system involves understanding stakeholder requirements and developing specifications for the CMS
Forming a procurement team is the first step in acquiring a new museum collections management system; here are some best practices and tips
Tips on how to ensure a seamless transition when migrating digital collection content from one museum CMS to another.
A museum collections management system is more than a vault for data; it is a digital space for innovation, collaboration, and relationship building.
Museum professionals need a definition of what a museum is, to develop museum strategies for the future. ICOM asks are museums political or neutral
Whenever your volunteer project season may begin, it’s important to make sure you set your volunteers up for success.
Museum Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion (DEAI) practices are gaining momentum within the museum field.