SMALL MUSEUM PRO! ONLINE COURSE SERIES

Small Museum Pro! Certificate Progress

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Small Museum Pro! (SMP!) is a professional certificate program for history practitioners who work or would like to work, in small history organizations. It provides practical guidance and education on a variety of topics. To receive a certificate, applicants must complete and pass five courses from the program. Eligible courses are listed below.  

As you earn credits toward the Small Museum Pro! certificate, your progress will update in the box above. Please make sure you are logged in to see your progress. Once you have completed and passed five courses from the program, your certificate of completion will be available to print. If you believe you have earned the appropriate amount of credits and your certificate has not populated in the box above, please email learn@aaslh.org for assistance. 

Eligible SMP! Courses:

  • Caring for Museum Collections
  • Collections Management
  • Developing Exhibitions: Planning
  • Developing Exhibitions: Design (Newly Added!)
  • Introduction to Financial Management
  • Leadership and Administration for History Organizations
  • Museum Education and Outreach

Each course is offered twice a year, but class sizes are limited to provide for an engaging experience. Please visit the course catalog for individual course descriptions and more information on course style and requirements. 

Upcoming SMP! Courses

Online Course: Collections Management (Winter 2022)
JAN. 10 - MAR. 6 2022 | Collections Management is an AASLH online course. This eight-week course, taught by instructor Erin Richardson, will introduce participants to the professional principles and practices in the management of museum collections. Successful completion of this course earns one credit toward the Small Museum Pro! certificate from AASLH.
Online Course: Developing Exhibitions: Design (Winter 2022)
JAN. 10 - MAR. 6 2022 | Developing Exhibitions: Design is an AASLH online course. This eight-week course will introduce participants to the process of designing an exhibit.
Online Course: Introduction to Financial Management (Winter 2022)
JAN. 10 - FEB. 6, 2022 | Introduction to Financial Management is an AASLH online course. This four-week course, taught by instructor Rebekah Beaulieu, provides an introduction to financial concepts, from understanding expenses and income to how to establish an endowment. Successful completion of this course will earn one credit toward the Small Museum Pro! certificate from AASLH.​
Online Course: Museum Education and Outreach (Winter 2022)
JAN. 10 - MAR. 6, 2022 | Museum Education and Outreach is an AASLH online course. This eight-week course, taught by instructor Jenn Edginton, teaches participants how they can facilitate visitors’ meaningful and memorable experiences in the informal environments of museums. Successful completion of this course will earn one credit toward the Small Museum Pro! certificate from AASLH.​