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 300 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 Illinois Association of Museums (IAM) and Visitor Studies Association (VSA) to produce the 2018 Annual Conference and Meeting to be held in Chicago, Illinois.
The Illinois Association of Museums is an independent museum network that supports the work of the American Alliance of Museums, the American Association of State and Local History, the Association of Midwest Museums, and various other local and regional museum networks across Illinois. IAM seeks to collaborate with all museum professional groups to promote best practices around the state.
The Visitor Studies Association is today’s premier professional organization focusing on all facets of the visitor experience in museums, zoos, nature centers, visitor centers, historic sites, parks and other informal learning settings. They are committed to understanding and enhancing visitor experiences in informal learning settings through research, evaluation, and dialogue.
About the Conference
Fostering Transparency, Strengthening Public Trust
The Association of Midwest Museums is partnering with the Illinois Association of Museums and the Visitor Studies Association to offer a wider variety of sessions and networking opportunities in one of America’s greatest cities. This joint conference will share a theme, keynote speakers, exhibit hall, and events and will feature parallel tracks of workshops and concurrent sessions. We look forward to extensive opportunities for cross-pollination of ideas.
In the spirit of the 2018 theme, AMM and VSA invite our respective memberships to work together to answer critical questions about how, across a range of accountabilities and circumstances, we can fulfill our institutional missions with renewed perspective, rigor, and courage in order to strengthen public trust.