About AMM

The Association of Midwest Museums (AMM) is a not-for-profit membership organization providing advocacy, professional development, and resources to museum professionals, board members, students, and volunteers across the Midwest region. Members of AMM have access to reduced registration fees for the Annual Conference and Meeting and corporate members are eligible to exhibit during the conference.

Since the very first conference in 1927, AMM has created opportunities for museum professionals to gather and discuss current issues, trends, and solutions. Today, the Annual Conference and Meeting continues to be the premiere networking event for museum professionals in the Midwest, hosting over 600 individuals seeking new ideas and resources. Each year, the conference is hosted in a different Midwestern location. Learn more about our past conferences.

About our Partners

AMM is partnered with the Wisconsin Federation of Museums (WFM) to host Museums Evolving 2.0, an all-virtual conference in 2021, and an in-person joint conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in summer 2022. The purpose of WFM is to promote the general welfare of museums in the State of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin museum profession, to increase and disseminate knowledge pertinent to the profession and to encourage cooperation among Wisconsin museums.

About the Conference

Pandemic or not, the world is constantly changing—culturally, technologically, and economically—and cultural and heritage institutions are responding.  Museums Evolving 2.0 will explore the evolutions that were already taking place in our profession pre-pandemic, when we first considered this theme, and the ways in which the (good) disruptions of 2020 and 2021 have fanned the flames of change.

Museums Evolving 2.0, our 2021 Virtual Conference, will explore the changes taking place in our profession in an all-virtual and flexible format, with both on-demand and live opportunities. The program will include access to 40-50 pre-recorded breakout sessions made available before and after the live event for learning at your own pace. The live experience will take place November 1-5, and be centered around the peer-to-peer exchange we look forward to at conferences—plus inspirational talks, networking activities, and opportunities for Q&A with breakout session presenters. You’ll also have access to a virtual expo highlighting new exhibitions, behind-the scenes tours, product demos, and a myriad of other projects from Midwest museums and service providers.