About us - Museums Association

About us

Who we are and how we work

We are a dynamic membership organisation that campaigns for socially engaged museums and a representative workforce. We work ethically and sustainably and collaborate with partners where we have common aims and values. We advocate for and support museums and everyone who works in and with them so that the value and impact of museums and their collections is realised.

We are the only organisation for all museums in the four nations of the UK. We recognise the differences in context, culture, legislation, policy and practice between the nations and we strive for equitable treatment for all our members in the UK. We are independent and not-for-profit and advocate for museums without fear or favour from governments or funding influences.

Our mission

Inspiring museums to change lives.

Our vision

Inclusive, participatory and sustainable museums at the heart of their communities.

Our values

  • We lead with courage and passion.
  • We champion diversity and equity.
  • We work collaboratively, inclusively and ethically.
  • We campaign for social and climate justice.
  • We lead change by example.