Resources

  • Summer Institute for Museum Anthropology (SIMA)
    • The Smithsonian Institution’s SIMA is intended for graduate students who are preparing for research careers in cultural anthropology who are interested in using museum collections as a data source. The program is not designed to serve students seeking careers in museum management or whose research field is archaeology.
  • Small Museum Association
    • The Small Museum Association is an all volunteer organization serving small museums in the mid-Atlantic region and beyond. SMA’s mission is to develop and maintain a peer network among people who work for small museums, giving them opportunities to learn, share knowledge and support one another, so that they, in turn, can better serve their institutions, communities and profession.
    • Travel and Membership Scholarships: http://www.smallmuseum.org/Awards
    • Resources: http://www.smallmuseum.org/smaresources
  • Committee on Museum Professional Training
    • A Professional Network of the American Alliance of Museums, COMPT strives to assist museum professionals and pre-professionals in their career learning experiences, to address the continuous need to develop and enhance professional goals, and to proactively engage with pressing concerns that affect professionals across the field.

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