The American Association of Museums' (AAM) Professional Education Program offers tools for finding solutions to some of the most timely and critical issues in the field. From optimizing job performance to increasing profitability, AAM's professional education opportunities help attendees operate at the highest professional level.
International Committee for Museums of Ethnography-ICOM/ICME. Visit: http://icme.icom.museum
Winterthur Museum: 2004-2005 Research Fellowship Program. Approximately twenty-five residential fellowships will be awarded with stipends of $1500 to $3333 per month. For more information, please visit http://www.winterthur.org, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, call (302) 888-4640, or write to Gretchen Buggeln, Director, Research Fellowship Program, Winterthur Museum, DE 19735. Deadline January 15, 2004.
Department of the Interior: Managing Museum Property. Visit: <http://museums.doi.gov/training/managing.html>.
National Park Service Structural Fire Program. Visit: http://www.nps.gov/fire/structal/index.htm
Cataloging A Key Component of Preservation Initiative
Independent Media Arts Preservation (IMAP)
The BLM's (Bureau of Land Management) Cultural Heritage and Fossil Resources Programs. http://www.blm.gov/heritage/
Northeast Document Conservation Center's (NEDCC) Handbook for Digital Projects: A Management Tool for Preservation and Access. The Handbook combines a tutorial on technical issues with an overview of larger issues, including the need for preservation of digital products. It begins from the premise that investing in digital conversion only makes sense if institutions are prepared to provide long-term access to digital collections. Visit: <www.nedcc.org/digital/dighome.htm>.
Museum Assesment Program's Handbook. Extracts from the new workbook are on the American Assosicaion of Museums' site. Visit: <www.aam-us.org/map.htm>.
The ASTC Exhibition Clearinghouse, maintained by The Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC), provides 24-hour access to information about traveling exhibitions around the world. Visit: <www.astc.org/exhibitions/index.htm>.
The National Gallery of Canada. Visit: <www.gallery.ca>..
The International Committee for University Museums and Collections (UMAC) Visit: <www.icom.org/umac>.
African-Art Related Sites Visit: <www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/ssrg/africa/art.html>.
Institute of Museum and Library Services Visit: <www.imls.gov>.
The Archivist's Toolkit has recently opened from the Archives Association of British Columbia describing the basic elements of archival and provides sample policies, techniques, procedures, and guidance from Archives throughout the province.
Archival Standards Overview for those interested in an overview on archival standards for automated description, structures, filing plans, finding aids, reproductions, and storage. Visit: <www.archivists.org/catalog/stds99/index.html>
Preservation Storage and Handling Solutions, presented by the Smithsonian Center for Materials Research and Education has an excellent series of free primers on how to care for various types of materials on their Web site, from furniture to paper. Visit: <www.si.edu/scmre/paperdocs.html>.
Archival Descriptive Standards Internationally: The Second Edition of the General International Standard Archival Description (ISAD) Visit: <www.ica.org/index.html>.
Online Primer on Archival Arrangement and Description from the Getty. Visit: <www.schistory.org/getty/index.html>.
Academy of Certified Archivists Manual for Certification Visit: <www.certifiedarchivists.org>.
Society of American Archivists has an overview of issues, goals, best practices, and publications and training in the profession. Visit: <www.archivists.org>.
National Archives Targeted Assistance Program-NARA Visit: <www.nara.gov>
'Music of the American Revolution' by the Nathan Hale Ancient Fifes & Drums, Inc., Courtesy of the Nathan Hale Ancient Fife & Drum Corps, Coventry, Connecticut. Visit: http://users.cyberzone.net/bobbyc/nhrecord.htm
"H-Net is an international interdisciplinary organization of scholars and teachers dedicated to developing the enormous educational potential of the Internet and the World Wide Web. H-MUSEUM publishes announcements of events in museums and academic institutions." Visit: http://www2.h-net.msu.edu/~museum/calendar03.html
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