Starting a Museum and Funding a Museum Resources

Mark Walhimer FAQ, Fund Raising, Starting A Museum 1 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

Comments 1

  1. Good morning,
    I hope this e-mail finds you well.

    My name is Flavio Oliveira I am Brazilian/American and the co-founder of a virtual Museu called MuTe = Museu Textil.

    I was browsing the museumplanner website while doing an online research.

    We begun MuTE project in 2020 fully financed by my partner and myself.

    MuTe philosophy is to promote artists from different backgrounds and ethnicity who mainly use textile strategies to promote their creations.

    We are aiming an expansion for 2022 and I wanted to find out if I can get guidance in how to get funding for our project.

    Currently we are working on the state of the art construction of a new permanent 3d virtual exhibition that will host the works of 160 artists from all over the world.

    I would love to hear back from you if you think you can help.

    Warm regards

    Flavio Oliveira
    co-founder
    museutextil.com

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