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Professional Networks

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Organized around job responsibilities and areas of common interest, Professional Networks are available to you as part of Individual Professional member benefits.

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In this time of rapid change, the Professional Network Council of the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) is focused on outreach to our colleagues. We are here for you. Our goal is to connect, support, and share perspectives, guidance, and communications with you. We want to know how we can help you during this unprecedented time. Click here to access Museum Professional Networks Connecting and Collaborating during COVID-19.

List of Professional Networks

Committee on Audience Research and Evaluation (CARE)audience research and evaluation and the voice of the visitor in all aspects of museum operations

Collections Stewardshipissues in registration, collections management, and collections care (formerly Registrars and Art Handling networks)

Curators Committee (CurCom)curatorial practice and collections research, care, and exhibition

Development and Membership (DAM)development, fundraising, and membership

Diversity Committee (DivCom): the advancement of diversity and inclusion

Education Committee (EdCom)the advancement and understanding of learning theories, educational practices, and programming

Environment and Climate Networkenvironmentally sustainable practices in museums

Historic Houses and Sites Network: issues common and unique to historic houses

Independent Museum Professionalsserving the needs of independent professionals and museums that work with them

Indigenous Peoples Museum Network: fosters engaging and inclusive dialogue on the range of issues relevant to museums and indigenous peoples

Latino Network: for the needs of Latino and Latin American professionals and the interests of those professionals who work in interpreting Latino issues

Leadership and Managementleadership, governance, administration, finance, and human resources.

LGBTQ+ Alliance: facilitates the visibility and awareness of gender and sexual minorities—including but not limited to asexual, bisexual, gay, intersex, lesbian, transgender, queer and questioning people

Media & Technologyuse of media and technology to meet museum’s public mission

Museum Studies Network (formerly COMPT): professional preparation, training, and development of museum staff

National Association for Museum Exhibitions (NAME)exhibit development and design.

Public Relations and Marketing Network (PRAM): public relations and marketing

Security Networksecurity, fire, health, and safety issues

Small Museum Administrators Committee (SMAC): the advancement of small museums.

Traveling Exhibitions Networkthe specialized area of traveling exhibitions

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