Constitution and Bylaws (PDF)

Diversity and Inclusion Policy


Join the Alliance

Membership is the foundation for excellence and unites the field.

Continuum of Excellence

Learn about steps you can take toward excellence.

The Reinvention of AAM: A Case Study

A look into the transformation of AAM in September 2012.

About Us

"The American Alliance of Museums' mission is to nurture excellence in museums through advocacy and service."

What We Do

The American Alliance of Museums (formerly the American Association of Museums) is the one organization that supports all museums. Through advocacy and excellence, the Alliance strengthens the museum community. We support 30,000 museums, individuals and companies by:

  • Developing standards and best practices
  • Providing resources and career development
  • Advocating for museums to thrive

 Who We Are

  • 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