American Alliance of Museums
Museum looks at the expectations of museum training programs and its effect on the future of museums. It touches upon curriculae and different models in museum training, including museum labs (must be an Alliance member to access this article).
Charity Village offers concrete ideas about development activities that will produce effective results and make the best use of limited time and resources. The examples of learning opportunities are sorted into 4 major areas: practical skills, intrapersonal skills, interpersonal skills, and cultural awareness skills.
College Art Association
The College Art Association shares its Guidelines for Curatorial Studies Programs. It lists the duties of a curator, has curriculum recommendations, and discusses internships.
International Council of Museums
The International Council of Museums (ICOM) has developed Curricula Guidelines for Museum Professional Development. The guidelines define 5 broad areas of competencies needed to work effectively in today's museums. ICOM notes that the guidelines can serve as a framework for developing sound training programs and as a tool for managing professional development resources within museums.
Monster.com shares some insight on balancing school and work, including setting expectations, assessing goals, and finding support.
Quintessential Careers offers insight on choosing whether or not to attend graduate school and discusses both strong and weak reasons for continuing education.
The Smithsonian Institution's Center for Education and Museum Studies has a directory of university training programs in museum studies, historic preservation, public history, and nonprofit management.
TechSoup states that an organization should budget 70% of its technology spending for training and support. They offer resources on online and classroom training, peer learning, and ways to integrate training into the organizational culture.
The WorkBuzz shares considerations on whether or not to go back to school, including financial implications.