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Notice for Treasurers

Regarding IRS Filing


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Useful Links


Grants Gateway


Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)

Eligibility Criteria (IMLS)

Registration Checklist (IMLS)


Collections Management; DeRoux, Kenneth, Exhibit Labels, Some Basic Guildelines for Small Museums, 1998

Basic Techniques for Making and Mounting Exhibit Labels, DeRoux, Kenneth

National Park Service Conserve-O-Gram — Ring Supports for Pottery and Round-Based Objects, April 1998

New York State Education Department, NYS Learning Standards and Core Curriculum

Northern States Conservation Center, Exhibit Materials, August 2006


The American Association of Museums

The American Association of Museums has been bringing museums together since 1906, helping to develop standards and best practices, gathering and sharing knowledge, and providing advocacy on issues of concern to the entire community

Charted in 1962, the Museum Association of New York works on behalf of all museums in the state. Their programs help museums shape their futures by promoting them as key tourist destinations, increasing public understanding and support for museums and addressing public policy initiatives, and by  providing professional  support and training for staff and volunteers.


New York Council of Nonprofits

Founded in 1927, NYCON is a 501(C) (3) membership based, mission-driven, statewide association of diverse charitable nonprofit organizations. With over 1,600 members, we work to build the capacity of nonprofits and communities to enhance the quality of life through responsive, cost saving service.


American Association for State and Local History

AASLH began in 1904, under the wing of the American Historical Association. Then called the Conference of State and Local Historical Societies. AASLH broke out on its own in December of 1940 to become the American Association for State and Local History. AASLH provides leadership and support for its members who preserve and interpret state and local history.


Heritage Preservation

Heritage Preservation is a national non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the cultural heritage of the United States, and providing broad public access to expert advice. Heritage Preservation assists in caring for our heritage.


Western New York Association of Historical Agencies

The WNY Association of Historical Agencies was founded to encourage cooperation among historical Societies, museums, municipal historians, libraries, and other related organizations and individuals interested in the historical and cultural development of WNY.





Alexander, Edward P.  (1979) Museums in Motion: An introduction to the history and Functions of Museums. Nashville American Association for State and Local History.


American Association for State and Local History. Technical Leaflets: Volume 1 and 2 Nashville: American Association for state and local History.


Ashley-Smith, Jonathan. (1999) Risk Assessment for Object Conservation. Boston; Butterworth-Heinemann 


Banham, Reyner, Beveridge, Charles and Hitchcock, Henry Russell (1981) Buffalo Architecture: A guild, Cambridge: The MIT Press.


Beauchamp, William Martin (1907). Aboriginal Place Names of New York. Albany, New  York: State Education Department.


Belcher, Michael. (1991) Exhibitions in Museums. Washington, DC. Smithsonian Institution Press.


Blais, Andee. editor (1995) Text in the Exhibition Medium. Quebec. Chenhall, Robert G. (1978) Nomenclature for Museum Cataloging, Nashville. American Association for State and Local History.


Comley, William J. (1997) Comley's History of New York State. New York : Comley Brother's Manufacturing and Publishing Company.


Dean, David. (1994) Museum Exhibition. Theory  and Practice. New York: Routledge.


Dreyfuss, Henry. (1967) Symbol Source Book: An Authoritative Guild to international Graphic Symbols. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Co.


Dunn, Walter S. Jr.  (1971) History of Erie County: 1870-1970, Buffalo, NY, The Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society (Buffalo History Museum).


Eaton, George. (1985) Conservation of photographs. Rochester, NY, Eastman Kodak Company.


Fitch, James Marston. (1966) American Building, Cambridge, The Riverside Press.


The Getty Conservation Institute. (1999) Building an Emergency Plan: A guild for Museums and other Cultural Institutions.  The Getty Conservation Institute.


Heritage Preservation (1992) Caring for your Collections, Washington, DC: Harry N. Abrams, Inc. Publishers.


Hunt, W. Ben (1938) Indian and Camp Handicraft. NY The Bruce Publishing Company.


Johnson, Crisfield. (1876)  History of Erie County,  Centennial,  Buffalo, NY, Matthews and Warren.


Klein, Larry (1986) Exhibits: Planning and design,  New York, Madison Press.


Neal, Armita (1976) Exhibits for small Museum. Nashville,  American Association for State and Local History.


Parker, Arthur C. (1935) A  Manual for history Museums, New York, Columbia University Press.


Pearce, Susan M. (1994) Interpreting Objects and Collections, New York Routledge.


Reibel, Daniel B. editor (1997) Registration Methods for the small Museum, Maryland, Alta Mira Press.


Ritzenthaler, Mary Lynn, Munoff, Gerald J. and Long, Margery S. (1984) Archives & Manuscripts: Administration of Photography Collections Chicago: Society of American Archivists.


Rivers, Shayne and Umney, Nick. (2003) Conservation of Furniture. Great Britain, Butterworth-Heinemann.


Smith, Eisdon C. (1969) American Surnames, Philadelphia: Chilton Book Company


Thompson, John M. A. editor, (1984) Manual of Curatorship: A guild to Museum Practice, Great Britain Hartnoll Print.


Wilner,  Merton M. (1931) Niagara Frontier: A Narrative and Documentary History, Chicago S.J. Clarke Publishing Company.


Winick, Charles (1985) Diction of Anthropology, New York, Philosophical Library, Inc. Educational Opportunities.


Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC, Internships for Art, History and Culture, Libraries, Archives, Preservation Professional Services, Science and Research, Corcoran College, Washington, DC.


Internships and Degrees American Art Curatorial and Contemporary Art Curatorial L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation, Rochester, New York.


Certificate and MA Graduate Program for Film Preservation, Buffalo State College, Buffalo, New York.


Undergraduate Minor, Advanced Certificate, History MA with Museum Studies Concentration, George Eastman House, Rochester, New York.


Advanced Residency Program in Photography Conservation, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada, MA in Photographic Preservation and Collections Management, Northeast Document Conservation Center, Preservation Education Curriculum Grant Resources.