Independent Museum Professionals Network
Consultant, freelancer, independent professional, those making a career from multiple institutions. There are many names for those who don’t fall under the umbrella of a single institution, but instead are doing their best to hold umbrellas over their own heads.
Independent museum professionals come from every corner of the museum field – educators, curators, registrars, exhibit designers, fundraisers, public relations, etc. – and have common needs that go beyond their content specialty. This Professional Network aims to help fill those gaps.
The purpose of this network is:
- to have a place where independent museum professionals can connect and ask questions of others who do this kind of work both at in-person events and through digital forums
- to help the wider museum field understand how to effectively find and use independent museum professionals by providing printed and digital resources, workshops and networking events
- to help independent museum professionals find targeted professional development that will help people at each stage of their careers by collaborating with other groups both inside AAM and externally
- to collaborate with other Professional Networks on programs that benefit ALL museum professionals and support institutions in their use of independent museum professionals
The Independent Museum Professionals Network provides a central hub of resources, knowledge and connections. It actively works to support independent museum professionals as well as strengthen the relationship between independent museum professionals and museums.