The American Alliance of Museums supports and strengthens the museum community through advocacy and excellence.
At the American Alliance of Museums, our mission is to champion museums and nurture excellence in partnership with our members and allies.
From art museums to science centers, arboretums to zoos, members of the diverse museum community share something in common—strong support, standards of excellence, knowledge sharing, and professional networks provided by the American Alliance of Museums.
Since 1906, the Alliance has been a leader in developing best practices and advocating for museums, as well as providing a host of opportunities to museum staff and volunteers. More than 35,000 individual museum professionals and volunteers, institutions, and corporate partners benefit from the work of the Alliance.
The Alliance hosts the Annual Meeting and MuseumExpo every year where attendees can connect, collaborate, and share practical advice with fellow museum professionals at more than 160 interactive sessions. Topics range from collections management and curatorial practice, to education and audience research; from exhibit planning and design to marketing and community engagement.