Museum Portal Sites
General purpose museum information sites.
International Council of Museums Website
Sharing Museum Skills Millennium Awards
Site run by UK’s government museum body, Resource in collaboration with the Millennium Commission to help encourage museum professionals to take up work experience in other museums via secondment and volunteer programmes.
UK Museum Organisations
Organisations in the UK Museums Sector.
Formerly the Museum Documentation Association: a UK government-funded charity promoting standards and best-practice in cultural information management.
National Lottery Charities Board
The independent organisation set up by Parliament to distribute money raised by the National Lottery to support charities and voluntary and community groups throughout the UK and to UK agencies working abroad.
The Museums, Libraries and Archives Council
The Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA) is the lead strategic agency for museums, libraries and archives. We are part of the wider MLA Partnership, working with the nine regional agencies to improve people’s lives by building knowledge, supporting learning, inspiring creativity and celebrating identity. The Partnership acts collectively for the benefit of the sector and the public, leading the transformation of museums, libraries and archives for the future.
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)
The (UK) Department for Culture, Media and Sport is responsible for conserving the historic environment, through heritage, libraries and museums. DCMS also funds 17 national museums and galleries and is responsible for museum policy in England. DCMS has responsibility for policy on radio, television and film. In addition it superintends the delivery and promotion of the English public library service via local authorities.
USA Museum Organisations
Organisations within the USA Museum Sector.
The Institute of Museum and Library Services
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is an independent federal grantmaking agency that fosters leadership, innovation and a lifetime of learning by supporting museums and libraries.
Smithsonian Institution Office of Human Resources
The Smithsonian, with over six thousand people at facilities in six states, the District of Columbia and the Republic of Panama requires a variety of skills to support our goals.
International Museum Organisations
Useful International Organisations for Museums.
Australian Museums OnLine
AMOL is a comprehensive Internet site designed to help Australian museums and galleries make information about their collections available to a world-wide audience. It is also the principal gateway to Australian museums for professionals and volunteers working in the museums sector, community users and researchers.
International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property
In 1959, the 9th UNESCO General Conference in New Delhi decided to establish the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM). It aspires, through conservation, to make cultural heritage meaningful and useful to the benefit of people in every part of the globe. ICCROM’s strategic programmes are ever more a part of sustainable economic, social and cultural development schemes and linked with policies to promote social stability, economic development, mutual understanding and peace.
Museum Job Sites
Useful museum employment websites.
Aviso Employment Resources Online
US based site containing listings of jobs that appear in Aviso the monthly newsletter issued by the American Association of Museums. Mainly restricted to US jobs.
University / Colleges
Academic Institutions with a museum specialty.
John F. Kennedy University
Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, its five schools offer degree programs in art, education, holistic studies, law, liberal arts, management, museum studies and psychology.
San Francisco State University
Offers a Museum Studies Program
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Graduate School of Library and Information
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) is recognized as a premier institution, frequently ranked number one and consistently among the top three U.S. LIS schools. For more than 100 years, GSLIS has prepared students for careers as leaders in information professions and research.
University of Oregon (Arts and Administration Program)
The Arts and Administration Program - the only one of its kind in the Pacific Northwest - combines knowledge in the visual and performing arts with social, cultural, managerial, and educational concerns that pertain to administering both nonprofit and for-profit arts organizations and programs.
Specialist Services to Museums
Technical services for the museum sector
Company specialising in rescuing audio recordings from obsolete and “dead media” such as wire recordings, paper tape, reel to reel tape, 78 rpm and vinyl records and transferring them to digital modern media.
Their website is aimed at the general public, but the company also offers a consultancy service to museums and archives worldwide.
Other useful links
Green Energy Jobs
Employment website for the Renewable Energy industries