Museum Resources and Articles

The resources below include past #OHMuseumChat resource lists and storify information, as well as general articles of interest to museums and museum professionals. 

 If you know of an article you would like listed, please contact OMA at [email protected]

#OHMuseumChat Resources

The Ohio Museums Association is proud to partner with The Lake County Historical Society for our monthly #‎OHMuseumChat. This informal Twitter chat is held the third Thursday of each month at noon. After each chat, OMA releases a list of resources pertaining to that month’s topic, as well as a Storify summary of that month’s chat.

Click on the month and chat topic below to be taken to that month’s resource page. 

General Articles and Resources

The National Park Service has recently released the Programmatic Accessibility Guidelines for National Park Service Interpretive Media. This report is a comprehensive guide for accessibility and contains information on the following topics:

  • About The Guidelines
  • Getting Started
  • Interpretive Planning
  • Scoping
  • Budgets
  • Evaluation
  • Guidelines by Interpretive Media Type
  • Audiovisual Programs and Tours
  • Conservation (Artifacts)
  • Exhibits
  • Historic Furnishings
  • Park Signage
  • Publications
  • Wayside Exhibits
  • Web-based Media
  • Promoting Accessibility
  • Training
  • Laws, Regulations, and Policies
  • Accessibility Resources
  • The Principles of Universal Design
  • Alternative Media Formats
  • NPS Accessibility Pictograph Symbols

Click Here to open the full report

The Hearing Access Program has released an article titled, Museums: Appropriate Access For People Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. Click here for the complete article.

History Associates - History Associates is a for-profit company that works with corporations and associations, legal professionals, museums and cultural institutions and the government. Services offered include: histories, exhibits, interpretive planning, historical research for litigation, archives, and collections management. 


Magnetic Mounting Systems for Museums and Cultural Institutions, by: Gwen Spicer.
Description: Magnetic Mounting Systems for Museums and Cultural Institutions addresses the proper uses of magnetic mounting systems for all types of art works. An in-depth discussion on the subject of using magnets, consolidates existing information on proper use of magnets and their properties. The book systematically explains magnetic behaviors and the procedures involved in developing a magnetic system. With actual case studies and over 80 photograph images and drawings, the book explores a broad range of artifact types and magnetic systems that can be employed and manipulated for uses in exhibition and storage.

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