One of our goals at MCHS is to show people what it means to operate a museum. There are many different aspects to what we do, from collections preservation to writing about local history topics to assisting researchers to giving tours to paying the bills and keeping up with government reporting requirements to maintaining the website. And much more. As you can see, we don’t sit around reading romance novels and periodically dusting the artifacts.
Here are some articles we’ve written concerning various museum operations:
1936-1996: Celebrating 60 Years of Preserving History
Bequeathing Your Digital Data to Museums
Collections Stewardship at AAM
Guide to Sorting a Large Collection
How to Build a Museum Exhibit in an Hour
Jan Warner Named First MCHS Director Emeritus
Not All of Us Are Little Grey-Haired Ladies!
So We’re Here When You Need Us
Tackling Big Issues at Small Museums
What Does It Take to Research History?
Why Isn’t My Thing on Exhibit?
Zombie Attack! Role Playing an Extreme Disaster Scenario in a Museum
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