Mission

Inspiring museums to change lives

Vision

Inclusive, participatory and socially engaged museums at the heart of their communities

Who we are

We are the oldest museums association in the world, set up in 1889. We have over 7,500 individual members, approximately 600 institutional members and over 260 corporate members. Today we are still independently funded by our membership, which is made up of museum professionals, institutions and corporate members

Values

  • We have the courage to say what we believe
  • We are passionate about delivering diversity and equality
  • We work collaboratively, inclusively and ethically
  • We lead change by example

Aims

  • Develop and grow a vibrant and dynamic network of members
  • Campaign and advocate for museums to change lives
  • Inspire and develop the workforce to deliver our vision for the sector