About Us

Since 1977 Cultural Connections has been serving the museum community as a resource for professionals to inspire excellence and support progress in our individual and collective work. Members and participants represent museums, zoos, aquariums, parks, historical organizations, nature centers, consultants and companies. Our goal is to respond to the needs of the Bay Area museum field and we are committed to providing relevant and effective professional development programs and services to our members.

Vision Statement

Cultural Connections serves as a model for cultural networking organizations to change how we practice our profession in order to advance the field.

Mission Statement

Cultural Connections provides a platform to connect, exchange ideas, and share resources to inspire creativity and action for Bay Area professionals in the museum, cultural, natural, and science fields.

Value Statements

Diversity: We believe that to successfully push the field forward it is essential to advocate for active participation of diverse voices.

Pushing boundaries: Explore new ideas and methods that lead to diverse programming and perspectives.

Being responsive: Adapt to our changing community by making new connections and collaborations.

Professional development: Seek opportunities to develop our professionalism while expanding networks and partnerships.