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  • Professional Skills Survey

    What skills and attributes do museum professionals need to possess to successfully work in the 21st Century museum? The answers to this question

  • You Know You Work in a Small Museum When…

    For Throwback Thursday, here’s a post from Bob Beatty, AASLH VP of Programs. It was originally published during the  AASLH 2009 Annual

  • Working with Private Collectors and Researchers

    Many years ago when I was first working on entering the museum profession, I talked to the director of a major military museum. This director sent

  • War Stories

    Most Americans these days have little experience with the military, but the military–past and present–is still a significant part of our history.

  • Fakelore, Story Creep, and Other Crimes Against History

    By George L. Vogt AASLH Member since 1994 Executive Director, Oregon Historical Society, Portland, OR On a tour of Kyoto, we noticed an odd

  • To Tweet or Not To Tweet

    With many social media sites available it is likely that if you are not already tweeting, facebooking or blogging you will be in the near future. 

  • Keeping Collections Storage Safe From Insects

    By Scott Carrlee AASLH Individual Member since 2007 Curator of Museum Services, Alaska State Museums, Juneau, AK What is the best policy for making

  • Getting Started with Grant Writing

    By Carlyn Hammons AASLH Individual Member since 2004 Program Specialist, Texas Historical Commission, Austin, TX Do you need to know how to get