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Sustaining Places: A Resource for Small Museums and Historical Sites

Posted By Heather A. Widener, Friday, April 17, 2015
Updated: Thursday, April 16, 2015

We've learned of a great resource for small museums and historical sites. Called Sustaining Places, this is a collaborative resource project from the Museum Studies Program at the University of Delaware and the Tri-State Coalition of Historic Places. This site is supported by a grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services‘ 21st Century Museum Professionals Program.


The purpose of the Sustaining Places website is to collect examples of good ideas and best practices for small historical organizations. Sustaining Places is always adding new resources to their annotated bibliographies, as well as producing and posting new project videos (we've embedded one above for your review) and two-minute techniques. These are made by numerous contributors, including Sustaining Places graduate assistants and Museum Studies graduate students, often with the assistance of a historic site or museum staff. Check them out, and consider becoming a Sustaining Places contributor.


The Sustaining Places website includes Project Videos, informative PowerPoints, and Two-Minute Techniques, full of technical information for museum professionals working in small museums and historical sites. We hope that you find these resources helpful. Happy digging!

Tags:  historical sites  history  museums  resources for museums  small museums  sustaining places 

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