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These museum professional membership organizations offer an array of valuable publications, conferences, workshops, job postings and other resources.

American Alliance of Museums**

www.aam-us.org

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, Its 2014 annual conference -- the largest annual museum professional conference in the world -- will be held from May 18 – 21 in Seattle, Washington.

American Association for State and Local History**

www.aaslh.org

AASLH provides leadership and resources to those who preserve and interpret state and local history.

Association of Art Museum Curators

www.artcurators.org

Its 2013 annual conference will be held from May 5 – 7 in New York City.

Association of Children’s Museums**

www.childrensmuseums.org

ACM’s website is the place to go for resources and information about careers in children’s museums. Its 2014 annual conference will be held from May 14 – May 16 in Phoenix, AZ.

Association of Science and Technology Centers

www.astc.org

ASTC is a resource for those interested in learning more about science and technology centers and museums.

Bay Area Art Conservation Guild

cool.conservation-us.org

BAACG sponsors programs and activities in the San Francisco Bay Area about issues in art conservation.

California Association of Museums**

www.calmuseums.org

CAM offers ongoing programs and workshops throughout California. Its 2014 annual conference will be held from March 5 – 7 in Napa, California.

College Art Association**

www.collegeart.org

CAA promotes the visual arts and their understanding through committed practice and intellectual engagement. Its 2014 annual conference will be held from February 12 – 15 in Chicago.

Cultural Connections**

cultural-connections.org/resources

Cultural Connections offers ongoing networking programs throughout the Bay Area with a focus on museum education.

International Council of Museums**

Icom.museum/

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.

Registrars Committee, Western Region

http://www.rcwr.org

Visitor Studies Association**

www.visitorstudies.org

VSA publishes and disseminates research, evaluation and studies of museum visitors.

Western Museums Association**

www.westmuse.org

WMA’s 2013 annual conference will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah. Its 2014 conference will be held in Las Vegas.

** discounted student membership rate and/or student scholarship opportunities to attend conferences are available