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2022-2023 Professional Development Series Resources


Things Great and Small: Collections Management Policies (2nd edition).  John E. Simmons.   (Rowman and LIttlefield, 2018)

Registration Methods for Small History Museums (5th edition).   Daniel B. Reibel.  (American Association for State and Local History, 2018)

A Legal Primer on Managing Museum Collections (3rd edition).   Marie C. Malaro and Ildiko Pogany DeAngelis.  (Smithsonian Books, 2012)

Museum Registration Methods (3rd edition).   Dorothy H. Dudley, Irma Berzold Wilkinson et al (AAM 1979)
(Later editions include updated information about digitization, etc.)

Managing Previously Unmanaged Collections: A Practical Guide for Museums.   Angela Kipp (Rowman and Littlefield, 2016).


A Deaccession Reader (Stephen E. Weil, ed., 1997)
Report to the Deaccessioning Task Force of the Registrars Committee of AAM by Roberta Frey Gilboe)

Deaccessioning and Its Discontent. A Critical History (Martin Gammon, 2018)

Is It Okay to Sell the Monet?  The Age of Deaccessioning in Museums (Julia Courtney, ed. , 2018)

Deaccessioning Today.  Theory and Practice (Steven Miller, 2018)

The Most Controversial U.S. Museum Deaccessions: Why Do Institutions Sell Art? (ArtNews, October 2020, Angelica Villa)

Syracuse University College of Visual and Performing Arts Symposium: Deaccessioning After 2020

International Council of Museums Guidelines on Deaccessioning (2019)

Association of Art Museum Directors Policy on Deaccessioning (2010, 2015)

Association of Art Museum Directors Board Resolutions (2020)

Association of Art Museum Directors Professional Practices in Art Museums (2022)

American Association for State and Local History Statement of Professional Standards and Ethics (2018)

American Alliance of Museums Code of Ethics (2014, 2020)

American Alliance of Museums Direct Care of Collections: Ethics, Guidelines, and Recommendations (2016, 2019)


The AAM Guide to Collections Planning by James B. Gardner and Elizabeth E. Merritt (AAM 2004)

Guidelines for Writing a Scope of Collections Statement (California State Parks Archaeology, History & Museums Division Museum Services Section, 2009)

Three Examples Of Poetic Collecting Scope Statements from Active Collections: What We’ve Learned (NEMA Conference 2020)

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