The National Park Service has published the NPS Museum Handbook, which is a valuable tool for DOI curators and any museum professional. The handbook is divided into three sections: Museum Collections, Museum Records, and Museum Collections Use.
NPS Handbook with Quick Reference Guide - This is the complete handbook, as well as a Quick Reference Guide, for easy searching.
Museum Handbook, Part I: Museum Collections [all parts are keyword searchable]
It focuses on standards and procedures of preservation for museum collections with information on:
It also includes numerous appendices on techniques for the preservation of specific types of materials found in museum collections including:
Museum Handbook Part II: Museum Records
It addresses the standards and procedures for the following topics involved in the documentation and accountability of museum collections:
It provides guidance on documenting and accounting for the following types of objects:
Museum Handbook Part III: Museum Collections Use
It addresses the following topics: