Museums Professional Organisations in the Best of the Web UK Directory

Museums Professional Organisations

AIM (Association of Independent Museums)

Membership organisation formed to support and develop independent museums; includes news, events, member services, and contacts.

Association of Curators for Collections from Egypt and Sudan

Promotes the value of collections from Egypt and Sudan and offers support to everyone working with Egyptian and Sudanese collections in the UK.

British Interactive Group

Organisation for all people involved in interactive science attractions and museums. Features lists of contractors, plus articles and knowledge base for members, as well as information about the group's annual events.

Collections Trust

Business-to-business service provider for the UK culture sector. Offers access, advice, services, training, publications, resources and other material to support professionals in their work.

Digital Learning Network

Supports the use of technology in the cultural learning sector. dlnet

Dress and Textile Specialists

Promoting best practice in curatorship within dress and textile collections. Offers news and events information, with newsletters and resource booklets.

Institute of Conservation

Helps improve understanding on conservation and preservation of cultural heritage. Includes advice on care and conservation of objects plus career advice and events.

International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works

Works to promote standards for protecting and conserving historic and art works. Includes information on membership and details for students.

Islamic Art and Material Culture SSN

Aims to to share expertise, ideas and best practice on Islamic art and material culture with a focus on museum collections from across the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Money and Medals Network

An information exchange for curators within the UK whose collections include coins, medals and other objects relating to monetary and economic history and numismatics.

Museum Ethnographers Group

Aims to encourage good practice in curatorship of all ethnographic collections in the United Kingdom. Contains details of the group's events and conferences, plus membership forms and searchable journal archive.

Museum Galleries Scotland

Membership organisation for museums and galleries throughout Scotland. Background information, news, events, and a directory of members with description, collections, location and links.

The Museums Association

Formed in 1889 to look after the interests of museums and galleries in the UK; information about membership, publications, events and conferences, resources, and news.

Museums Computer Group

National forum for museum, gallery, archive and related professionals working with new technologies and new media. Includes events, news and a newsletter.

National Museum Directors' Conference

Representing the leaders of the UK's national and principal regional museums. Contains reports, position statements, downloads and news.

Oral History Society

Offers advice and guidance to those developing oral history collections. Includes FAQ and funding information plus details of conferences, regional networks, training opportunities and volunteer posts.

Scottish Museums Federation

Serving the interests of those who work in museums and galleries in Scotland. Features news and an events calendar, plus information on grants.

Social History Curators Group

Formed to improve the status and provision of social history in museums and the standards of collections, research, display and interpretation. Provides details of training, events and journal, with searchable firstBASE resources database.

Society of Decorative Art Curators

Exists to promote decorative arts and to support those with a professional interest in the subject.


Organisation based at the University of Bath providing advice and services to the library, information and cultural heritage communities.

Understanding British Portraits

Aims to enhance the knowledge and understanding of portraits in all media in British collections, for the benefit of future research, exhibitions, interpretation, display and learning programmes.

University Museums in Scotland

Represents the interests of Scotland's University museums.

War and Conflict Subject Specialist Network

Connects not-for-profit organisations and groups who look at stories linked to conflict, from the First World War to the present day.

Welsh Museums Federation

Organisation which supports museum workers, both paid and voluntary, in Wales and encourages good practice across Wales' museums.

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