Association of Academic Museums and Galleries

Here's a message from Jill Hartz, President of the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries (AAMG) about the value of joining this organization that focuses on college and university museums, many of which share the virtue of being small.

The AAMG represents all of our nation's academic museums, galleries and collections. AAMG members - now approaching 1000! -- come from the fields of anthropology, art, history, natural history, and science, from large research universities and small undergraduate colleges. We are committed to modeling and identifying best practices, professional development, educational activities and advocacy.

If you are not yet a member of the AAMG, please join. Our membership dues are reasonable -- $40 for individuals and $100 for institutions. Student memberships are even less. You can sign up here and enjoy these great benefits:

• Members-only site on our webpage with model forms and reports

• Networking with your academic colleagues

• Access to our mailing list of academic museums

• Guidance and support on request from board members and regional representatives

• Opportunity to serve on the AAMG Board

• Participation in our annual conference

Your membership makes us stronger and, in doing so, helps us strengthen the mission and health of our constituents. Please join today!

You can join on-line with a credit card or download a form for your institution's budget office to process.

The AAMG is at the forefront of our profession in promoting the educational value of academic museums and the importance of the collections in our care for our students and for posterity. Your supporting membership strengthens this endeavor and is most appreciated.