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Networks of Associations and Special Interest Groups

National Museum Associations

American Association for State and Local History

American Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta   

American Association of Museums

American Zoo and Aquarium Association

Association for Living Historical Farms and Agricultural Museum

Association of African-American Museums

Association of Children’s Museums

Association of Railroad Museums, Inc.

Association of Science and Technology Centers

Museum Computer Network

Museum Security Network

Museum Store Association

Museum Trustee Association

National Association of Interpretation


Regional Museum Associations

 Association of Midwest Museums

Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums

Mountain-Plains Museums Association

New England Museum Association

Southeastern Museums Conference

Western Museums Association


State Museum Associations

 Texas Association of  Museums


International Associations

Canadian Heritage Information Network

Canadian Museums Association

Commonwealth Association of Museums

Development Gateway, Culture and Development (World Bank)

European Cultural and Heritage Organizations Network

Global Museum

ICOM–Latin America

International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural  Property

International Council of African Museums

International Council of Museums (ICOM)

International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)

International Partnerships among Museums

International Museum Theatre Alliance

Museums, Libraries and Archives Council

Network of European Museum Organizations

Pacific Islands Museum Association

Societe Internationale des Economusee

Te Papa National Services (New Zealand)

World Monuments Fund


Special Interest Groups

 Administration and Management

American Arts Alliance

American Association for Museum Volunteers

Association of Art Museum Directors

Association of College and University Museums and Galleries

American Federation of Arts

American Law Institute–American Bar Association

Board Source

(Formerly the National Center for Nonprofit Boards)

Committee on Museum Administration and Finance

Center for Arts and Culture

Development and Membership Committee

Federation of State Humanities Councils

FirstGov for Nonprofits

Free Management Library for For-Profit and Nonprofit Organizations

Historic House Museums

Museum Assessment Program

National Assembly of State Arts Agencies

National Fire Protection Association

Nonprofit Risk Management Center

The Non Profit Times

Official Museum Directory

PR + Marketing Committee

The Technology Place for Nonprofits

Travel Industry Association

Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts


Collections Management

Archives and Museums Informatics

American Institute of Conservation for Historic and Artistic Work

Canadian Conservation Institute

Council of State Historical Records Coordinators

Getty Conservation Institute

Heritage Preservation

Northeast Document Conservation Center

Packing Art Handling, and Crating Information Network

Registrar's Committee


Curatorial Topics

American Folklore Society

American Museum Theater Alliance

Association for Living History, Farm and Agriculture Museums

College Art Association

Council for Museum Anthropology

Council of American Maritime Museums

Curators Committee

Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act

Historical Records of Government Organizations

National Archives and Records Administration

National Art Education Association

National Council on Public History

National Humanities Alliance

Natural Science Collections Alliance

(Formerly called ASC–Association of Systematics Collections) 

Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections

Society of American Archivists


Public Programming, Education, Interpretation, and Exhibition


Developing Visitor-Centered Programs:  An AABGA Professional Development Resource


Excellent Judges

Group for Education in Museums

Media and Technology Committee

Museum Education Monitor

Museum Education Roundtable

Museum Learning Collaborative

National Association of Museum Exhibition

Smithsonian  Institution Office of Policy and Analysis

Teaching with Historic Places

The Tech Museum

University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Learning in Out of School Environments (UPCLOSE)


Evaluation and Visitor Studies

American Educational Research Association


Association of Science-Technology Centers

Center for Technology and Learning of SRI International

Center for Visitor Studies, Australia

Committee on Audience Research and Evaluation

Institute for Learning Innovation

Museum Learning Collaborative

National Park Service Visitor Studies Competencies

University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Learning in Out of School Environments (UPCLOSE)

Visitor Studies Association


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