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Professional Networks

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List of Professional Networks

Committee on Audience Research and Evaluation (CARE): audience research and evaluation and the voice of the visitor in all aspects of museum operations

Collections Stewardship (CS-AAM): issues in registration, collections management, and collections care (formerly Registrars and Art Handling networks)

Curators Committee (CurCom): curatorial practice and collections research, care, and exhibition

Development and Membership (DAM): development, fundraising, and membership

Diversity Committee (DivCom): the advancement of diversity and inclusion

Education Committee (EdCom): the advancement and understanding of learning theories, educational practices, and programming

Environment and Climate Network (ECN): environmentally sustainable practices in museums

Historic Houses and Sites Network (HHSN): issues common and unique to historic houses

Independent Museum Professionals (IMP): serving the needs of independent professionals and museums that work with them

Indigenous Peoples Museum Network: fosters engaging and inclusive dialogue on the range of issues relevant to museums and indigenous peoples

Latino Network: for the needs of Latino and Latin American professionals and the interests of those professionals who work in interpreting Latino issues

Leadership and Management: leadership, governance, administration, finance, and human resources

LGBTQ+ Alliance: facilitates the visibility and awareness of gender and sexual minorities—including but not limited to asexual, bisexual, gay, intersex, lesbian, transgender, queer, and questioning people

Media & Technology: use of media and technology to meet the museum’s public mission

Museum Studies Network (MSN): professional preparation, training, and development of museum staff (formerly COMPT)

National Association for Museum Exhibition (NAME): exhibit development and design

Public Relations and Marketing Network (PRAM): public relations and marketing

Security Network: security, fire, health, and safety issues

Small Museum Administrators Committee (SMAC): the advancement of small museums

Traveling Exhibitions Network (TEN): the specialized area of traveling exhibitions

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