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Memberships

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.

 


Museum Events

Kenneth Spencer Research Library North Gallery Grand Reopening
Thursday, September 7 | 3 p.m.-4:30 p.m.: 15-minute tours of North Gallery, 4 p.m.: Brief remarks
Kenneth Spencer Research Library, 1450 Poplar Lane
University of Kansas campus

Fall 2017 Applied Humanities Workshop with N.Y. Nathiri
Friday, September 15 | 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Hall Center for the Humanities Conference Room
Nathiri is executive director of of the Association for the Preservation of the Eatonville Community (P.E.C.). P.E.C. is a 501(c)(3) founded in 1987 and based in Eatonville, Florida, the hometown of Zora Neale Hurston. P.E.C. hosts the annual Zora Neale Hurston Festival of Arts and Humanities; The Zora Neale Hurston National Museum of Fine Arts (The Hurston); and a host of year-round programs for pre-K through 12. Nathiri is a professionally trained librarian and an award-winning preservationist.

Teacher Appreciation Night
September 28 | 4 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
The Truman Presidential Museum
500 W. U.S. Highway 24
Independence, MO
More than 20 museums across the region will be present to help teachers craft lessons and offer their resources. Free to all educators.
 

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