Museum Studies

Museum Associations

American Association of Museums

American Association of Museum (AAM) is the national accrediting organization for museums in the U.S. many resources are available on the site.

"The American Alliance of Museums has been bringing museums together since 1906, helping to develop standards and best practices, gathering and sharing knowledge, and providing advocacy on issues of concern to the entire museum community. We are dedicated to ensuring that museums remain a vital part of the American landscape, connecting people with the greatest achievements of the human experience, past, present, and future."

Association of Midwest Museums

"The Association of Midwest Museums (AMM), founded in 1927, is a dynamic, non- profit membership organization that provides resources to museums and cultural institutions and services to museum professionals in an eight-state region in the Midwest, including Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin."

Illinois Association of Museums

"Since 1994, the Illinois Association of Museums has awarded the important work of museums across the state, offered grants and scholarships to volunteers and staff to further their understanding of best practice issues, offered workshops and conferences, collaborated with many organizations for the benefit of the museum community, and represented and advocated for museums in the Illinois General Assembly and beyond."

Iowa Museum Association

"The mission of the Iowa Museum Association is to provide quality training and development to Iowa museum professionals and volunteers, advocate for support of member museums, and build a strong community of museums in Iowa."