For More Help

National and International Organizations:

  • American Association for State and Local History (AASLH)

    1717 Church Street
    Nashville TN 37203-2991
    Phone (615) 320-3203
    FAX (615) 327-9013
    Web site:

    Offers institutional and individual memberships, seminars and training, publications, magazine (History News), newsletter(Dispatch), technical leaflets, AltaMira Press’s "Past Perfect" collections management software, video lending library, online workshops, annual meeting, and StEP Assessment Program.

  • American Alliance of Museums (AAM)

    2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 1005
    Arlington VA, 22202
    Phone (202) 289-1818
    Phone - Membership (202) 289-9132
    Phone - Bookstore (202) 289-9127
    FAX (202) 289-6578
    Web site:

    Offers institutional and individual memberships, training and workshops, publications, magazine and newsletter (Museum News, and Aviso), Technical Information Service, Accreditation program, Museum Assessment Program, & Annual meeting.

  • Institute of Museum and Library Services

    1800 M Street, NW
    9th Floor
    Washington, DC 20036
    Phone (202) 653-4657
    Web site:

    An independent Federal agency that supports museums and libraries through General Operating Support grants, Museum Assessment Program grants, Conservation Project Support grants, and Conservation Assessment Program grants. 

    Note: for General Operating Support grants, a museum must have been open and in active operation for two years before applying; grants are very competitive and are limited to 15 percent of the institution's total budget, up to a maximum grant of $112,500

  • Northeastern Document Conservation Center

    ​100 Brickstone Square
    Andover, MA 01810
    Phone: 978-470-1010
    Fax: 978-475-6021

    Preservation, Conservation and Imaging services. With the recent natural disasters, having a disaster plan is very important. This organization has a free online form that will help you create a plan that best fits your organization.They also have webinars and other services. Free consultation: Preservation- Jessica Bitely; Director of Preservation Services, and Conservation- Claire Grund; Associate Conservator

  • The Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts

    264 South 23rd Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19103
    Phone: 215.545.0613
    Fax:  215.735.9313

    Conservation treatment services are available for drawings, prints, maps, posters, historic wallpaper, architectural drawings, musical scores, photographs, rare books, scrapbooks, manuscripts, and related materials such as parchment and papyrus. CCAHA has the ability to treat oversize materials and to accomodate large groups of materials.  CCAHA also has digital imaging capabilities and offers housing and framing services.

    CCAHA conducts assessments to assist organizations with preservation planning; creates long-range preservation plans; presents workshops and seminars; develops disaster plans; provides emergency assistance; and providesfellowships and internships.

  • Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation- Alliance for Response

    1156 15th Street, NW, Suite 320
    Washington, DC 20005

    The Foundation provides disaster assistants, and helps forge relationships between cultural organizations and local emergency management professionals in order to help with cooridate  disaster response plans. The Foundations also provides toolkits to help you forge these relationships, and to develop an assistance, education, training, and activities networks.

  • Documentary Heritage and Preservation Services for New York (DHPSNY)

    264 S. 23rd Street
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103
    Phone:(215) 545-0613

    DHPSNY is a statewide program that supports the vast network of unique library and archival repositories that safeguard New York’s historical records. It provides a range of free services to eligible cultural institutions throughout the state, including archives, libraries, historical societies, and museums which operate programs to preserve and make accessible records of enduring value.

Statewide Resources

  • Museum Association of New York (MANY)

    265 River Street
    Troy, NY 12180
    (518) 273-3400
    FAX (518) 273-3416
    Web site:

    As of the beginning of 2013 Museumwise and Museum Association of New York consolidated to create this new organization. 

    Institutional and individual memberships, research and advocacy, e-newsletter, biennial salary survey and publications relating to the leadership and management of museums; annual conference and meetings, workshops and training, forms manual, roundtables, member listserv and announcements.

  • New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA)

    175 Varick Street, 3rd Floor
    New York, NY 10014
    (212) 627-4455
    (800) 510-0021 
    Fax (212) 620-5911
    Web site:

    Operating support and consultant grants to museums and historical societies.

Regional Resources

  • Greater Hudson Heritage Network

    2199 Saw Mill River Road
    Elmsford, NY 10523
    (914) 592-6726
    FAX (914) 592-6946
    Priscilla Brendler, Executive Director

    Geographic area covered: Hudson Valley counties of Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester, and the greater metropolitan New York region. 

    Institutional, individual and consultant memberships; professional development workshops, symposia and training; on-line regional resource directory (History Keeper’s Companion: Guide to Sites & Sources of the Hudson Valley and Western Connecticut); in print and on-line newsletter; illustrated Emergency Planning & Recovery resource publications; technical assistance; consultant referrals; peer roundtables; grants information; Annual Meeting, Field Forum; Awards Towards Excellence program; Hudson Valley Documentary Heritage Program services for historical repositories, archives and libraries; Statewide Conservation Treatment Grant Program with NYSCA. Free Consultation: Circut Rider Program

  • Long Island Museum Association (LIMA)

    P.O. Box 1063
    Huntington, NY 11743
    Phone (President) (631) 367-3418 Ext. 15
    Fax (President) (631) 692-7037
    Web Site:
    Geographic area covered: Nassau and Suffolk counties.

    Institutional and individual memberships, Museum Educators Roundtable, quarterly newsletter and educational workshops, annual meeting, and scholarships. This site also list all of the professional conferences for the year.

  • Western New York Association of Historical Agencies (WNYAHA)

    P.O. Box 39
    Getzville, NY 14068
    Phone: (716) 439-6293
    Web site:
    Terry Abrams, Administrative Coordinator

    Geographic area covered: 12 counties in Western New York.

    Institutional and individual memberships, workshops and training, newsletter, annual conference.