Join the Alliance

Membership is the foundation for excellence and unites the field.

The Bookstore

The most informative and authoritative professional literature on every aspect of museum operations. 

Information Center

Our Information Center is an indispensable tool for Tier 3 museum members

To receive sample documents or customized research assistance, email

For sample document requests, please include your museum’s discipline or type, budget range and governance. Please let us know if you are currently participating in Alliance’s Museum Assessment Program (MAP) when you email.

Customized Research Assistance

Customized research assistance on issues relating to standards, ethics and museum operations; inquiries are comprehensive, objective and completely confidential.

Sample Documents

Collection contains over 1,000 documents of sample policies, plans and forms from museums of all types and sizes.

Resource Library

For individual members and staff of Tier 2 and 3 member museums, we encourage you to find information through our members-only Resource Library library, the newest iteration of our previous online Information Center. Click on the categories below to find resources to help you do your job.