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Networks of Associations and Special Interest Groups

National Museum Associations

American Association for State and Local History

http://www.aaslh.org

American Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta

http://www.aabga.org   

American Association of Museums

http://aam-us.org

American Zoo and Aquarium Association

http://www.aza.org

Association for Living Historical Farms and Agricultural Museum

http://www.alhfam.org

Association of African-American Museums

http://www.blackmuseums.org

Association of Children’s Museums

http://www.childrensmuseums.org/

Association of Railroad Museums, Inc.

http://www.railwaymuseum.org/

Association of Science and Technology Centers

http://www.astc.org/

Museum Computer Network

http://www.mcn.edu

Museum Security Network

http://www.museum-security.org

Museum Store Association

http://www.museumdistrict.com

Museum Trustee Association

www.mta-hq.org

National Association of Interpretation

http://www.interpnet.com

 

Regional Museum Associations

 Association of Midwest Museums

http://www.midwestmuseums.org/

Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums

http://www.altrue.net/site/midatlantic/

Mountain-Plains Museums Association

http://www.mountplainsmuseums.org/

New England Museum Association

http://www.nemanet.org/abouthome.html

Southeastern Museums Conference

http://www.SEMCdirect.net/

Western Museums Association

http://www.westmuse.org/

 

State Museum Associations

 Texas Association of  Museums

http://www.io.com/~tam/Resources/statemuseum_assoc.html

 

International Associations

Canadian Heritage Information Network

http://www.chin.gc.ca

Canadian Museums Association

http://www.musees.ca

Commonwealth Association of Museums  

http://www.maltwood.uvic.ca/cam/

Development Gateway, Culture and Development (World Bank)

http://www.developmentgateway.org/culture

European Cultural and Heritage Organizations Network

http://www.echo-net.org

Global Museum

http://www.globalmuseum.org/

ICOM–Latin America

http://www.ilam.org

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

http://www.iccrom.org/

International Council of African Museums

http://www.african-museums.org

International Council of Museums (ICOM)

http://www.icom.museum

International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) 

http://www.icomos.org/

International Partnerships among Museums  

http://aam-us.org

International Museum Theatre Alliance

http://www.imtal.org/

Museums, Libraries and Archives Council

http://www.mla.gov.uk/webdav/harmonise?Page/@id=90

Network of European Museum Organizations

http://www.ne-mo.org

Pacific Islands Museum Association

http://www.pacificislandsmuseum.org

Societe Internationale des Economusee

http://www.economusees.com/home.cfm

Te Papa National Services (New Zealand)

http://www.nzmuseums.co.nz

World Monuments Fund

http://www.worldmonuments.org

 

Special Interest Groups

 Administration and Management

American Arts Alliance

http://www.americanartsalliance.org/

American Association for Museum Volunteers

http://www.acnatsci.org/hosted/aamv/index.htm

Association of Art Museum Directors

http://www.aamd.org

Association of College and University Museums and Galleries

http://www.snomnh.ou.edu/acumg/index.shtml

American Federation of Arts

http://www.afaweb.org/

American Law Institute–American Bar Association

http://www.ali-aba.org

Board Source

http://www.boardsource.org

(Formerly the National Center for Nonprofit Boards)

Committee on Museum Administration and Finance

http://aam-us.org

Center for Arts and Culture

http://www.culturalpolicy.org

Development and Membership Committee

http://aam-us.org

Federation of State Humanities Councils

http://www.acls.org/fshc.htm

FirstGov for Nonprofits

http://www.FirstGov.gov/Topics/Nonprofit.shtml

Free Management Library for For-Profit and Nonprofit Organizations 

http://www.mapnp.org/library

Historic House Museums

http://www.housemuseums.us/

Museum Assessment Program

http://aam-us.org

National Assembly of State Arts Agencies

http://www.nasaa-arts.org

National Fire Protection Association

http://www.nfpa.org

Nonprofit Risk Management Center

http://www.nonprofitrisk.org/mc/mc_index.htm

The Non Profit Times

http://www.nptimes.com

Official Museum Directory

http://www.omd-online.com

PR + Marketing Committee

http://prandmarketing.org/

The Technology Place for Nonprofits

http://www.techsoup.org

Travel Industry Association

http://www.tia.org

Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts

http://www.vlaa.org

 

Collections Management

Archives and Museums Informatics

http://www.archimuse.com

American Institute of Conservation for Historic and Artistic Work

http://aic.stanford.edu

Canadian Conservation Institute

http://www.cci-icc.gc.ca/

Council of State Historical Records Coordinators

http://www.coshrc.org

Getty Conservation Institute

http://www.getty.edu/conservation/institute/

Heritage Preservation

http://www.heritagepreservation.org

Northeast Document Conservation Center

http://www.rap-arcc.org/welcome/nedcc.htm

Packing Art Handling, and Crating Information Network

http://www.pacin.org

Registrar's Committee

http://www.rcaam.org/

 

Curatorial Topics

American Folklore Society

http://www.afsnet.org

American Museum Theater Alliance

http://www.amerhistoricaltheatre.org/index.html

Association for Living History, Farm and Agriculture Museums

http://www.alhfam.org/

College Art Association

http://www.collegeart.org/

Council for Museum Anthropology

http://www.nmnh.si.edu/cma

Council of American Maritime Museums 

http://www.councilofamericanmaritimemuseums.org/

Curators Committee

http://www.curcom.org./

Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act

http://www.usbr.gov/laws/nagpra.html

Historical Records of Government Organizations

http://www.nara.gov/genealogy/genindex.html

National Archives and Records Administration

http://www.nara.gov

National Art Education Association

http://www.naea-reston.org/

National Council on Public History

http://www.ncph.org/

National Humanities Alliance

http://www.nhalliance.org

Natural Science Collections Alliance

http://www.nscalliance.org

(Formerly called ASC–Association of Systematics Collections) 

Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections

http://www.spnhc.org

Society of American Archivists

http://www.archivists.org

 

Public Programming, Education, Interpretation, and Exhibition

 

Developing Visitor-Centered Programs:  An AABGA Professional Development Resource

http://www.aabga.org/pgmPlan/index.htm

EdCom

http://www.edcom.org/

Excellent Judges

http://www.excellentjudges.org/

Group for Education in Museums

http://www.gem.org.uk/

Media and Technology Committee

http://www.mediaandtechnology.org/

Museum Education Monitor

http://www.mccastle.com/subscribe.asp.

Museum Education Roundtable

http://www.mer-online.org#

Museum Learning Collaborative

http://www.museumlearning.com

National Association of Museum Exhibition

http://www.N-A-M-E.org/

Smithsonian  Institution Office of Policy and Analysis

http://www.si.edu/opanda/Reports.htm

Teaching with Historic Places

http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/twhp

The Tech Museum

http://www.thetech.org/learning/community/rmpo/

http://www.thetech.org/exhibits/

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

http://www.informalscience.org

 

Evaluation and Visitor Studies

American Educational Research Association

http://AERA.NET/resources.html

Association of Science-Technology Centers

http://www.astc.org/resource/visitor

Center for Technology and Learning of SRI International

http://oerl.sri.com

Center for Visitor Studies, Australia

http://www.environmetries.com/cvs-leisure.html

Committee on Audience Research and Evaluation

http://aam-us.org

Institute for Learning Innovation

http://www.ilinet.org

Museum Learning Collaborative

http://mlc.1rdc.pitt.edu/mic

National Park Service Visitor Studies Competencies

http://www.nps.gov/training/npsonly/VUM/09vistdy.htm

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

http://www.informalscience.org/tools/index.html

Visitor Studies Association

http://www.visitorstudies.org

 

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