These museum professional membership organizations offer an
array of valuable publications, conferences, workshops, job postings and other
Based in Washington DC, AAM’s mission is to nurture excellence in museums through advocacy and services. It organizes many important professional networks including the National Association of Museum Exhibitors. In 2014, two USF museum studies graduate students received prestigious fellowships from AAM to attend its annual conference in Seattle. Its 2015 annual meeting will be held in Atlanta.
AASLH provides leadership and resources to those who preserve and interpret state and local history.
ACM’s website is the place to go for resources and information about careers in children’s museums. Its 2015 annual conference will be held in Indianapolis.
ASTC is a resource for those interested in learning more about science and technology centers and museums.
BAACG sponsors programs and activities in the San Francisco Bay Area about issues in art conservation.
CAM offers ongoing programs and workshops throughout California. Its 2015 annual conference will be held in San Diego, California. Scholarships and volunteer opportunities are available.
CAA promotes the visual arts and their understanding through committed practice and intellectual engagement.
Cultural Connections offers ongoing networking programs throughout the Bay Area with a focus on museum education.
Based in Paris, France, ICOM’s network of 171 committees operate around the world promote and develop museums and professionals worldwide. ICOM resources like Key Concepts of Museology and ICOM’s Code of Ethics are invaluable.
VSA publishes and disseminates research, evaluation and studies of museum visitors.
WMA’s 2014 annual conference will be held in Las Vegas. USF Museum Studies professor Marjorie Schwarzer will be presenting a session at WMA on new tools for museum financial management.
** discounted student membership rate and/or student scholarship opportunities to attend conferences are available