Publications and Resources

As the central resource and service provider for New York State’s museums and cultural organizations we strive to make information readily and easily available. Here you can find resource files we have compiled and collected based on your requests as well as samples of common forms and policies you can use as you develop .

We are  continually working to populate this section of the website if you are seeking certain samples or documents contact us.

Sample Policies and Forms

Thank you to all of the museums, historical societies and libraries who have shared their forms and policies with us.  If you have any questions, wish to make any changes to your institution’s documents or would like to submit a document to share, please email us.

Archives and Research

Audience Development and Evaluation


Finance and Business Planning

Leadership and Governance

Museum Education and Interpretation

Technology and New Media

General Resource Documents

Salvage and Recovery Resources for Collections, compiled by the NYS OPRHP - NEW

Compilation of disaster & flooding resources

Frequently asked questions about deacessioning

Museum Security Resources

Copyright Resources (includes web links to copyright guidelines and tutorials and related lending library publications)

The Challenge of "Value" a Museum Association of New York white paper