I read this article on the AASLH’s blog today and thought it had some great tips. Nicholas Hoffman, curator at the History Museum at the Castle in Appleton, Wisconsin, writes about some tips and strategies to still delivering meaningful and impactful exhibits while being constricted to a very slim budget. A lot of this goes back to what Lisa Junkin Lopez talked about last week with knowing what your assets are. Hoffman writes that curators and museum staff should utilize the community – record oral histories, involve community members in the conversations you’re having, and ask for collections donations. Even on a shoestring budget, recognizing the assets that your staff, institution, and community have to offer can provide greater resources and materials.