Past Conferences

Each year the Association of Midwest Museums hosts a conference in a new location in the Midwest, allowing us to refresh the focus of presentation content as we feature a variety of museums, projects and programs.


Past Conferences


Partnership with Association of Indiana Museums

Location: Indianapolis, IN

Virtual July 19 and In-Person July 26-29


Partnership with Wisconsin Federation of Museums

(Originally planned for 2020 and postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic)

Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Virtual July 19 and In-Person July 20-23


Partnership with Wisconsin Federation of Museums

Location: All-Virtual

Dates: November 1-5, 2021

This virtual conference was hosted in an online, interactive platform built by ASH Interactive in Brownsburg, IN, and featured museums from across our 8-state region.


Partnership with Michigan Museums Association

Location: Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, Grand Rapids, MI

Dates: October 2-5, 2019

Museum Hosts: Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids Children’s Museum, Grand Rapids Public Museum, and Grand Valley State University


Partnership with Illinois Association of Museums

Held concurrently with the Visitor Studies Association (VSA) Conference

Location: Hilton Chicago, Chicago, IL

Dates: July 18-21, 2018

Museum Hosts: Art Institute of Chicago, DuSable Museum of African-American History, Field Museum, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, National Museum of Mexican Art, and Smart Museum of Art


Partnership with Iowa Museum Association

Location: Embassy Suites by Hilton Des Moines Downtown Hotel, Des Moines, Iowa

Dates: July 12-15, 2017

Museum Hosts: The Des Moines Art Center, The Stuffed Olive, Salisbury House and Gardens, The Science Center of Iowa, The State Historical Museum of Iowa


Partnership with Minnesota Association of Museums

Location: Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown Hotel, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Dates: July 27-30, 2016

Museum Hosts: The Museum of Russian Art, The Bakken Museum, American Swedish Insitute, Minnesota Museum of American Art, Science Museum of Minnesota, Minnesota Children’s Museum, Mill City Museum, Minneapolis Institute of Art, and the Minnesota Transportation Museum


Location: Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, Cincinnati, Ohio

Dates: July 19-22, 2015



Location: St. Louis, Missouri

Dates: July 14-17, 2014

90 Years of Conferences

Did you know that the Association of Midwest Museums has been hosting conferences since 1927? It’s true!

Learn more about our early days and read the remarks from presenters at the 1934 Annual Conference in Columbus, OH in the Ohio History Connection’s online journal (OHJ): 1934

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