Connecting to Collections Guide to Online Resources and an online discussion list for answers to your questions – check it out!

Washington Museums Association

Washington State Library provides online handouts of preservation of documents and books

Conservation OnLine

Library of Congress Preservation Information

Washington State University’s Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections Departments

Seattle Area Archivists Website – they provide programs and opportunities to learn about collecting archival materials.

Registrars Committee Western Region –

MUSEUM-L a Listserv for questions and communication with other museum professionals exchanging ideas and helping with current museum and conservation problems and issues. You can search the archives or sign up to contribute or ask questions.

MuseDocs – A Yahoo group – A repository for documentation and other templates to be stored and shared between museums staff, volunteer or otherwise. You have to sign up but if you are looking for info often, it is worth it.

AASLH Historic House Museums Information, Workshops and Listserv

Northern States Conservation Center – online distance learning for collection care

Washington State Film Preservation Manual by the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections

American Association of Museums (AAM)

National Institute for Conservation, Washington D. C.

Regional Alliance for Preservation West coast members are possible sources for conservation and emergency projects from the closest West Coast Member Western States & Territories Preservation Assistance Service

U. S. National Park Service Museum Management Program and its Conserv-o-Grams

American Association for State and Local History

Northeast Document Conservation Center Museum Market is a portal for museum information, focused on news useful to museum professionals and visitors. On this site you will find listings for museum job descriptions, associations and service providers or vendors for our museum and cultural organizations.


Commercial Archival Supplies Companies for price comparisons.

Conservation Resources, Virginia
Archival Methods New York
University Products also known as Massachusetts
Hollinger Corporation Virginia merged(?) with Metal Edge California
Custom Manufacturing Inc. (CMI) — New York
Talas New York
Highsmith Wisconsin
Demco Wisconsin
Gaylord New York

  1. Brandi Link

    The American Association for State and Local History is offering a Collections Management & Practices Workshop in Seattle on June 23 & 24th, targeted at new professionals and dedicated volunteers with responsibility for collections. This is a rare opportunity for local keepers of collections to receive training through AASLH without having to travel across the country. Workshop participants will learn about their institution’s responsibility toward its collection, necessary policies and procedures, and best practices for collections management. Participants will explore other topics including the role of collections in exhibition and interpretation, the basic steps of collections management from acquisition to disposal, professional standards and ethics, conservation on a shoe-string budget, as well as learning about the multitude of resources available for collections preservation. For more information or to register, visit

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