About Membership

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AAM membership connects you to the resources you need to keep up with best practices in an ever-changing field. From research and reports to toolkits and professional development programs, AAM membership brings you a wealth of knowledge to excel in your job and help your museum thrive. Whether you need to access our robust resource library, ask questions of your colleagues from across the field, or participate in a professional development program, AAM membership has you covered.

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The Alliance offers memberships types for individuals, museums, and organizations that support museums.

Individual members receive

  • Discounts on professional development programs and annual meeting registration
  • Access to members-only resource library
  • Discounts on books, white papers, other resources in the AAM online bookstore
  • A digital and/or printed copy of Museum magazine plus weekly digital communications
  • Peer-to-peer networking with thousands of museum professionals

Learn more about Individual Membership.

Museum members receive: 

  • Discounted or free professional development programs
  • Access to the online resources library
  • Museum magazine plus our weekly digital communications
  • Savings on books, accreditation fees, annual meeting registration and museum purchasing
  • Custom research assistance and sample documents
  • An all-staff package of individual memberships at one low price

Learn more about Museum Membership.

Ally members

Ally members are nonprofit or for-profit organizations, colleges and universities, government agencies, and training programs that support museums. They receive:

  • Member-rate registration for Museums Advocacy Day
  • Access to advocacy alerts and training
  • Discounts on online learning, job postings and the Bookstore
  • 20% discount on individual memberships for your entire staff
  • Online access to standards and members-only resource library
  • Subscription to Museum magazine (print and digital)
  • Subscriptions to e-newsletters (Aviso, The Weekly, and Dispatches from the Future)
  • Access to Museum Marketplace
  • Free listings in the field-wide Professional Development Calendar
  • Belong to the professional museum community
  • Eligibility to present at our Annual Meeting

Learn more about Ally Membership.

Industry members receive:

  • Discounts on advertising and mailing list rental
  • Online access to standards and members-only resource library
  • Subscription to Museum magazine (print & digital)
  • Discounts on booth rentals at Annual Meeting and MuseumExpo
  • Discounts on registration for Museums Advocacy Day
  • Discounts on job postings, the Bookstore, and more

Learn more about Industry Membership.


Please visit our Membership FAQs page.

AAM Member-Only Content

AAM Members get exclusive access to premium digital content including:

  • Featured articles from Museum magazine
  • 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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