Resources

Resources listed below offer information about nonprofit operation, collections care, interpretation, disaster planning, and more.

American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC). Information on collections care, conservators, disaster response and recovery. For 24-hour disaster assistance from trained volunteers, call (202) 661-8068.  http://www.conservation-us.org.

Blue Avocado. Practical tips for nonprofits. http://www.blueavocado.org.

Connecting to Collections Online Community. Discussions, webinars, information on collections care. http://www.connectingtocollections.org.

Illinois Humanities Council (IHC). Programs, including Road Scholars Speakers Bureau, and grants that support the humanities. Partners with the Smithsonian Institution to sponsor traveling exhibits, Museum on Main Street (MoMS). http://www.prairie.org.

Image Permanence Institute (IPI). A world leader in the development and deployment of sustainable practices for the preservation of images and cultural property. Sustainable Preservation Practices for Managing Storage Environments (current project). www.imagepermanenceinstitute.org.

Library of Congress (LC). Electronic learning resource for researchers, teachers, lifelong learners. http://www.loc.gov.

National Park Service Conserve O Grams. Brief articles on care of specific types of collections, available online. http://www.nps.gov/museum/publications/conserveogram/conserv.html.

National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP). Funding, legal assistance, Main Street Revitalization Consulting Services, disaster planning, Preservation Information Sheets. http://www.preservationnation.org/.

Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) Nonprofit regional conservation center specializing in care of paper-based materials, disaster planning. Online preservation briefs. http://www.nedcc.org/home.php

Sustaining Places. This online encyclopedia of resouces is designed to help small museums and historical organizations. On the left side of the screen it lists things to read and watch.   http://sustainingplaces.com/

TechSoup Nonprofit that helps other nonprofits and public libraries to get the technology resources they need to operate at their full potential. Helpful articles; discounted products and services. http://www.techsoup.org