The Museum Management Program (MMP) is part of the National Center for Cultural Resources, Partnerships, and Science that provides national program support functions for park resources and advises the Associate Director, Cultural Resources, Partnerships, and Science in Washington, DC, on policy.
The National Park Service is one of the world’s largest museum systems. There are 388 parks with collections located throughout the U.S.A. Over 45 million natural, historic, and prehistoric objects and 75,000 linear feet of archives tell powerful stories of this land, its diverse cultures, flora and fauna, and significant events and innovative ideas that continue to inspire the world. National Park Service collections reflect America.
- Virtual Park Museum Exhibits present American history and prehistory; from ancient pottery to Civil War uniforms; presidents and first ladies; Revolutionary War to World War II; dinosaurs to decorative arts; and more.
- Museum Publications including the NPS Museum Handbook and Conserve Gram Technical Series provide museum and collections management guidance.
- NPS Teaching with Museum Collections lesson plans use National Park Service objects in student-centered educational activities.
- Web Catalog is a searchable online database that provides access to park collections and images.