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The Museum Studies Program at the University of Kansas is a member of multiple professional organizations dedicated to advancing the museum field.

American Alliance of Museums (AAM): The American Alliance of Museums’ mission is to strengthen museums through leadership, advocacy, collaboration, and service.


 

American Association of State and Local History (AASLH): The American Association of State and Local History provides leadership and support for its members who preserve and interpret state and local history in order to make the past more meaningful to all Americans.
 

Kansas Museums Association: The Kansas Museums Association is a professional association dedicated to serving the museums of Kansas. Members represent a range of organizations and professionals in the state of Kansas such as art galleries and museums, historical societies, historic preservation, museums, natural history museums, convention and visitors bureaus, and zoos.


Mountain-Plains Museums Association (MPMA): The Mountain-Plains Museums Association was founded in 1953 and provides services to museums in its 10-state region.



  Western Museums Association (WMA): The Western Museums Association (WMA) is a nonprofit, membership organization dedicated to serving museums, museum professionals, as well as the related organizations and
                              individuals, by providing vision, enrichment, intellectual challenge, and a forum for communication and interaction.

 


Read the latest MUSE News!

Find out what KU's Museum Studies Program and our alumni are up to:

September 2017 Newsletter
January 2017 Newsletter
 

 

Museum Events

Day After Thanksgiving Program: Magic Marbles
Friday, November 24 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
The National Museum of Toys/Miniatures, 5235 Oak St. Kansas City, MO
It’s a day of marble magic with fun for the entire family. Explore the museum’s special exhibit Playing for Keeps: The VFW Marble Tournaments, 1947-1962, and try your hand at “knuckling down” during a marble lesson. Then, pick out your own marble and turn it into a piece of wearable art to take home with you. Included with museum admission.

 

Global Film Festival
Thursday, November 30 | 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Spencer Museum of Art, Rm. 309, 1301 Mississippi St.
Curated by first-year students, the Global Film Festival features four films exploring ideas in Spencer Museum exhibitions. This film is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Power Clashing: Clothing, Collage, and Contemporary Identities. The film will be announced on the Museum’s website.

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