Looking for more ways to connect with and get involved in the museum community? Visit the museum associations and organizations for arts, culture, history and science listed below for more information, resources, upcoming events, and job postings.

To view a list of museums in the Bay Area please visit:
Museums in the San Francisco Bay Area


510arts – World Culture in the bay

Alameda County Arts Commission (ACAM)

Arts Council of Silicon Valley

Balboa Park Learning Institute (BPLI)

Bay Area Emerging Museum Professionals (BAEMP)

BaySci (Partnerships for Bay Area Science Education)


City of San Jose, Office of Cultural Affairs

City of Richmond Arts and Culture

Everything science museum-y at UCB

Oakland Arts

Reflecting on Practice

Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM)

San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC)

San Francisco Science, Stewardship and Sustainability (4S)

Santa Barbara Educator’s Roundtable (SBERT)

Science and Education Partnership (SEP)

SF Bay Area Evaluators

Teaching science K-12—tools from UCB


California Arts Council (CAC)

California Association of Museums (CAM)

California Council for the Humanities (CCH)

Center for Cultural Innovation (CCI)

Eastern Sierra Cultural Heritage Alliance

Exhibit Envoy

Museum Educators of Southern California (MESC)

National History Day/Regional competitions at local venues

Western Museums Association (WMA)


Association of African American Museums (AAAM)

American Alliance of Museums (AAM)

Association of Academic Museums and Galleries (AAMG)

American Association for State and Local History (AASLH)

Association of Children’s Museums (ACM)

The Association for Living History, Farm, and Agricultural Museums (ALHFAM)

American Folklore Society (AFS)

American Federation of the Arts (AFA)

American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC)

Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC)

American Public Gardens Association (APGA)

Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA)

Council of American Maritime Museums (CAMM)

Council for Museum Anthropology (CMA)

Fire Museum Network (FMN)

Heritage Preservation

Informal Science: Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education

Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)

Museum Computer Network (MCN)

Museum Education Roundtable (MER)

Museum Security Network (MSN)

Museum Trustee Association (MTA)

Museums and the Web

National Art Education Association (NAEA)

National Association of Interpretation (NAI)

National Association for Museum Exhibition (NAME)

National Council on Public History (NCPH)

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)

National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP)

Society for American Archivists (SAA)

Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC)

Visitor Studies Association (VSA)


International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM)

International Council of Museums (ICOM)

International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)

International Coalition of Sites of Conscience

International Museum Theater Alliance (IMTAL)

World Monuments Fund (WMF)