The leading voice for the museum sector


The Museums Association is a membership organisation for everyone working in museums, galleries and heritage.


Our mission


To enhance the value of museums to society by sharing knowledge, developing skills, inspiring innovation, and providing leadership.

We advocate for museums, set ethical standards and run essential training and professional development for members wishing to further their careers. Our annual conference is Europe's largest event for museum and heritage professionals.



Who we are


We are the oldest museums association in the world, set up in 1889 to guard the interests of museums and galleries.

We have over 6,500 individual members, 550 institutional members and 250 corporate members.

Today we are still independently funded by our membership, which is made of up museum professionals, institutions and corporate members




Ethics Committee


Who's who on the ethics committee


Annual report


Finances and activities for financial year 2013-14