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: Caring for Museum Collections (Spring 2022)
MAR. 21 - MAY 15, 2022 | Caring for Museum Collections is an AASLH online course. This eight-week practical course, taught by instructor Rebecca Elder, deals with the physical care and preservation of museum collections. Successful completion of this course will earn one credit toward the Small Museum Pro! certificate from AASLH.​
Online Course: Developing Exhibitions: Planning (Spring 2022)
MAR. 21 - MAY 15, 2022 | Developing Exhibitions: Planning is an AASLH online course. This eight-week course, taught by instructor Christina Ferwerda, will introduce participants to the process of planning an exhibit. Successful completion of this course earns one credit toward the Small Museum Pro! certificate from AASLH.
Online Course: Leadership and Administration for History Organizations (Spring 2022)
MAR. 21 - MAY 15, 2022 | Leadership and Administration for History Organizations is an AASLH online course. This eight-week course, taught by instructor Anne Ackerson, covers governance and administrative structure, nonprofit status, mission and vision, board and staff responsibilities, the relationship between board and staff, strategic planning, human resource management, and leadership. Successful completion of this course will earn one credit toward the Small Museum Pro! certificate from AASLH.​