Starting a Museum and Funding a Museum Resources

Mark Walhimer FAQ, Fund Raising, Starting A Museum Leave a Comment

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.

Starting a Museum Resources

ICOM Running a museum: a practical handbook
https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000141067

AAM Starting a Museum
https://ww2.aam-us.org/docs/default-source/about-museums/starting-a-museum–final.pdf

AIM Museums Setting Up a New Museum
https://www.aim-museums.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Successfully-Setting-up-a-New-Museum-2017.pdf

Thinking About Starting A Museum ?
https://www.museums.ab.ca/media/16939/thinkingaboutstartingamuseum.pdf

New Museum Toolkit
https://www.museumsgalleriesscotland.org.uk/media/1092/new-museum-toolkit.pdf

NPS Museum Handbook
https://www.nps.gov/museum/publications/handbook.html

Starting a Museum
https://museumplanner.org/starting-a-museum/

Funding a Museum Resources

Museum Fundraising
https://museumplanner.org/museum-fundraising/

Museum Grant Resources
https://museumplanner.org/museum-grant-resources/

Start-Up Success Isn’t Enough to Found a Museum
https://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/20/arts/artsspecial/start-up-success-isnt-enough-to-found-a-museum.html

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