A list of the European Museum Associations and other culture related associations. List to be continually updated
A diagram of the overall museum planning process from start to finish. The diagram shows the process of starting a museum from the initial concept to museum opening day as a process diagram.
Includes free downloadable PDF.
In the past, we could estimate costs on a low-cost basis and then build museum business models to have operational costs and unearned income create a museum business plan.
The equations are no longer so simple. As an example, basing costs on non-union labor and minimum wage without benefits could be rejected by communities as not aligning with their personal values.
About once a week I receive two types of emails; “I am interested in opening a museum” and “Do you have any suggestions for museum funding?”.
Below are the resources that I usually share with the senders of the emails.
Free online resources for starting a museum, including information on museum fundraising, museum operations, museum feasibility studies, and museum strategic planning.
Museum Grant Resources, including sample online documents, searchable grant databases, and online workspaces for finding and collaborating with grant partners.
Museum Business Planning is the process of setting a museum’s future objectives and strategies for achieving those objectives.
Peer Reviewed Museum Journals in publication as of February 2018
Museum Disaster Planning is required to be able to respond in the case of emergencies, natural and man-made. The process is known as “museum emergency preparedness” or “museum disaster planning”.
An experiment in Lean Museum Start-up, maybe museums can “start up” using the Lean Start-Up methodology.