Get Involved With AAM

Get Involved

Want to champion museums and help museum professionals do their best work? Here is a look at all the ways you can make an impact with AAM.

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Join your colleagues in the field in person or online at AAM’s events.

2025 AAM Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo

The largest convening of the museum field.

May 6-9, 2025 | Los Angeles
More information coming soon

Future of Museums Summit

A virtual conference to help you plan for the future of the museum field.

October 29-30, 2024 | Virtual

Museums Advocacy Day

Learn how to advocate for museums and meet with legislators on Capitol Hill.

Dates coming soon

Become a Content Contributor

Content contributors help to advance the thought leadership of the museum field by sharing insights, stories, and lessons learned in blog posts, articles for Museum magazine, and more. The opportunities below are open to anyone in the field regardless of tenure, area of work, or museum size or type.

Write for the Alliance Blog

Submit an idea for a blog post that shares insights, tips, or novel practices in the field.

Write for Museum magazine

Museum magazine accepts article pitches for thematic issues throughout the year.

Contribute to the Resource Library

Share useful resources you think the field could benefit from or contact us to develop one!

Join Museum Junction

Join AAM’s online community of 70,000+ museum professionals to exchange advice and ask questions. 15 peer communities will help you find your people.

Call for Proposals: Future of Museums Summit

The call for proposals for the 2024 Future of Museum Summit is open through July 12, 2024.

Call for Proposals: AAM 2025

The call for proposals for the 2025 AAM Annual Meeting & MusuemExpo opens soon.

Share What’s New at Your Museum

Share what’s new at your museum, and it may be included in the First Look section of an upcoming issue of Museum magazine.

Share Professional News

Share individual news about yourself or others—including a promotion, kudos, retirement, or in memoriam—and it may be included in the Tributes and Transitions sections of an upcoming issue of Museum magazine.

Share Kudos

Do you have a mentor, colleague, or acquaintance in the field whose story you think should be shared with the museum community? Nominate an individual who you think deserves to be recognized for our Museum Professionals in their Own Words series.

Ways to Give

Your gift to the Alliance strengthens the museum sector by providing museum workers with everything they need to perform their best work.


Our volunteers give their valuable time to strengthen our Alliance in many ways and volunteers have told us time and again how, through their volunteer service, they develop and grow new personal connections, enhance their job prospects, and demonstrate leadership in the field.

Become a Peer Reviewer

Peer reviewers are museum professionals who volunteer their time to support our Museum Assessment Program and Accreditation. This opportunity is perfect for current or former museum professionals who are knowledgeable about museum operations with at least five years of experience. Applications are accepted year-round.

Join the Accreditation Commission

The application period is currently closed. If you have significant senior leadership experience and are committed to advancing museums and the field through the Accreditation Program and Continuum of Excellence, nominate yourself to become an Accreditation Commissioner.

Join the Editorial Advisory Committee

The open call period is currently closed. The AAM Editorial Advisory Committee (EAC) is a diverse group of subject matter experts with knowledge and understanding of the museum field’s educational needs. These individuals are occasionally called upon to review content ideas for our blogs, magazines, and book submissions.

Community Engagement Volunteers

Community engagement and moderation volunteers help to ensure our online community of 70,000+ museum professionals on Museum Junction is thriving by nurturing the community with thoughtful discussion, sharing resources, and collaborating with peers and the greater community to start conversations.

Become an AAM Board Member

The application period is currently closed. If you or someone you know has experience and expertise that help advance the Alliance’s Strategic Plan, can demonstrate service to AAM, museums, or an allied field, and has an active individual Alliance membership, nominate them or yourself to serve on the board.

Join the Content Advisory Committee

The open call period is currently closed. The Content Advisory Committee (CAC) evaluates content for the Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo by reviewing proposal submissions from the field and making recommendations based on the strength of the proposal, current theme, and educational tracks.

Advocate for Museums

Museums of all kinds are critical educational, cultural, and scientific institutions in our society, but the value of our work is not always fully understood. Your voice makes a difference with policymakers and the public.

5 Steps to Get Started

Are you new to advocating for museums or need a refresher? Anyone and everyone can be a great advocate for museums, regardless of your job, location, or experience. Use these five steps to get started.

Invite Congress to Visit Your Museum

Invite Congress to Visit Your Museum Week is August 12-16, 2024. Inviting local, state, and federal elected officials and their staff members into your museum is a powerful way to show them the unique work museums do.

Contact Congress

Learn more about key federal issues impacting museums and contact your legislators to ensure your voice is heard and they know the power of the museum field.

Advocate on Capitol Hill During Museums Advocacy Day

Museums Advocacy Day brings hundreds of museum professionals together to learn how to advocate for museums and meet with legislators on Capitol Hill to advocate with one collective voice. More information for 2025 is coming soon.


Keep up to date with the great content, crucial deadlines, and engaging activities happening in the museum field by creating a profile (top right-hand corner of this website) and subscribing to emails from AAM.


Our members-only weekly newsletter, Aviso, includes information on federal legislation affecting museums, upcoming events, grant deadlines, and Alliance activities and services. Become a member to subscribe.


Dispatches from the Future of Museums from our Center for the Future of Museums is a free weekly digest highlighting trends that are likely to impact the museum field and resources to help you take action.

Field Notes

Field Notes is a weekly newsletter packed with stories and insights for museum people. A great way to keep up with the Alliance blog, stories are authored by museum professionals around the world.

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  • Access to more than 1,500 resource listings from the Resource Center
  • Tools, reports, and templates for equipping your work in museums
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