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Morton Arboretum


What are we missing? To suggest a link or resource addition, email Hannah Jennings.

Chicago museums and related cultural institutions

Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum
Adlai Stevenson Center on Democracy
American Writers Museum
Art Institute of Chicago
Brookfield Zoo
Campbell Center for Historic Preservation
Chicago Athenaeum International Museum of Architecture and Design
Chicago Architecture Center
Chicago Botanic Garden
Chicago Children's Museum
Chicago Cultural Center
Chicago History Museum
Chicago Maritime Museum
Clark House Museum
Cosley Zoo
Dank Haus Museum
Driehaus Museum
Dunn Museum
DuPage Children's Museum
The DuSable Museum of African-American History
Ed Paschke Art Center
Elgin Public Museum
Elmhurst Historical Museum
Evanston History Center
Field Museum
Fire Museum of Greater Chicago
Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio
Glessner House
Grosse Point Lighthouse
Highland Park Historical Society
Historic Wagner Farm
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
International Museum of Surgical Science
Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art
Isle a la Cache Museum
Jane Adams Hull House Museum
Kohl Children's Museum
Lincoln Park Zoo
Mitchell Museum of the American Indian
Morton Arboretum
Museum of Broadcast Communications
Museum of Contemporary Art
Museum of Science and Industry
Naper Settlement Museum
National Hellenic Museum
National Museum of Mexican Art
National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum
The Newberry
Oak Park River Forest Museum  
The Oriental Institute

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
Perfume Passage
Polish Museum of America
River Trail Nature Center
Ryerson Woods Visitors Center
SciTech Hands On Museum
Scottish Rite Valley of Chicago Museum and Library
Shedd Aquarium
Smart Museum of Art 
Sweedish American Museum
Ukainian Institute of Modern Art
United States Pizza Museum
Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology

Museum associations and exhibit-related sites

AAM/NAME Label Writing Competition 2014
American Alliance of Museums (AAM)

American Association for State and Local History (AASLH)
Association of Children's Museums (ACM)  
Association of Midwest Museums (AAM)

Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA)
Chicago Hands-On Educators (CHOE)

CMEG Facebook Group
Exhibit Files
Exhibit Tricks 
Illinois Association of Museums (IAM)
National Association for Museum Exhibition (NAME)
Museum 2.0
Museum 3.0
Museum of Lost Wonder
Museums Work for Chicago
Society for Experiential Graphic Design (SEGD)
That Belongs in a Museum
Themed Entertainment Association (TEA)
Visitor Studies Association (VSA)

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100 Reasons to form a professional networking group in your area (and how to do it successfully)
Developed by CMEG for the 2007 national AMA conference held in Chicago
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100+ Years of Museum Exhibitions: A Tour of Chicago's Milestones
Developed by CMEG for the 2007 national AMA conference held in Chicago
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Measuring Awe in Museums: An Exploration of In Situ Evaluation Methods
CMEG: Evaluation Edition
Visitor Research at the MCA

Slides from a CMEG presentation on June 18, 2019

Recommendations for Producing Small Traveling Exhibits For Children's Museums
Kohl Children's Museum created these based on a survey of small to medium-sized children's museums (and on their own experience)

“When I Grow Up I’d Like to Work in A Place Like This”
Museum Professionals’ Narratives of Their Early Interest in Museums

Journal article by Michael Spock referenced in the winter 2009 CMEG meeting
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Standards for Professional Practice in Children's Museums
Association of Children's Museums
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Kids Dig Dirt! Green Paper
Association of Children's Museums
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Healthy Kids Healthy Museums
Association of Children's Museums
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Toolkit for Reimagining Children's Museums
Association of Children's Museums
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