Small museums need champions. In this book, we make a case for small museums and share what the broader museum field can learn from the small museum leadership. Because a few tools have been invaluable to small museum leaders and are referred to throughout the book series, we highlight the MAP and CAP assessment process, accreditation, and provide an overview of the StEPs program that inspired this book series in this first book.
Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko is chief executive officer at the Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor, Maine. Stacy Klingler is the assistant director of Local History Services at the Indiana Historical Society.
Editors' Note Preface Bob Beatty Chapter 1 Assessment Tools for Advancing Your Museum Cherie Cook, Elizabeth Merritt, Sara Gonzales Chapter 2 Making a Case for Small Museums Steve Friesen Chapter 3 Mission and Vision Again?? What's the Big Deal? Harold Skramstad and Susan Skramstad Chapter 4 DIY Strategic Planning Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko Chapter 5 Thousands of Small Good Actions: Successful Museum Governance Teresa Goforth Chapter 6 Marry Me! The Relationship between the Director and the Board Katie Anderson Bibliography Index About the Contributors