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About Us

The American Alliance of Museums' mission is to champion museums and nurture excellence in partnership with our members and allies.

What We Do

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. Representing more than 35,000 individual museum professionals and volunteers, institutions, and corporate partners serving the museum field, the Alliance stands for the broad scope of the museum community.

 Who's in the Alliance


  • art museums
  • history museums
  • science museums
  • military and maritime museums
  • youth museums
  • aquariums
  • zoos
  • botanical gardens
  • arboretums
  • historic sites
  • science and technology centers
  • museum-service companies
  • state museum associations
  • regional museum associations


    • directors
    • curators
    • registrars
    • educators
    • exhibit designers
    • public relations officers
    • development officers
    • security managers
    • trustees
    • volunteers