Free online resources for starting a museum, including information on museum fundraising, museum operations, museum feasibility studies, and museum strategic planning.
Starting a museum is a lengthy and complex project. As with any complex undertaking, it is best to try to break the overall project into discrete parts. The founding of a museum can be broken into ten steps.
Happy 2016 – Wishing everyone all the best in 2016. Looking forward to completing more research on the topic of Museum Planning & Exhibition Design at museumplanner.org and working with more great clients in 2016.
When I use the term “Starting a Museum” I am referring to how I see the future of museums, some will be new museums, some will be museums reinventing themselves. I thought it was important to define how I see the future of museums and how I think of starting a museum.
Since 1992, I have been part of opening and expanding more than thirty-five museums. Most of my work has been with science centers, children’s museums and natural history museums. Below is my list of the ten steps to starting a new museum, or “How to start a museum”