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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**

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. 

American Association for State and Local History**

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

Association of Art Museum Curators

Association of Children’s Museums**

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.

Association of Science and Technology Centers

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

Bay Area Art Conservation Guild

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

California Association of Museums**

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.

College Art Association**

CAA promotes the visual arts and their understanding through committed practice and intellectual engagement.

Cultural Connections**

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

International Council of Museums**

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

Visitor Studies Association**

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

Western Museums Association**

WMA’s 2015 annual conference will be held in San Jose California.  In 2014, three USF museum graduate students received scholarships to attend the WMA conference in Las Vegas.

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