Professional Networks

Organized around job responsibilities and areas of common interest, there are the 22 networks available to you as part of Individual Professional member benefits at no additional cost.

Advocacy Tools

Smart, practical advice on how to be an effective advocate.

All about Membership


The Alliance represents museums all of disciplines and sizes, from art museums to historic houses to zoos, nationally and globally. We designed our membership programs to serve your diverse needs by allowing you to choose your level of engagement with dues based on your museum’s staff size or you decide to “pay what you can.”


Whether you are an active museum professional, a student entering the field soon or a retiree who wants to keep in touch, we have a membership program that’s right for you.


Ally members are partners and other nonprofit organizations that support the museum field and share our common goals to champion museums and nurture excellence.


Industry members are for-profit organizations that provide products and services to the museum field and seek access to our members.