Michigan Museums Association
With an emphasis on face-to-face collaboration, the Michigan Museums Association shares expertise and resources to promote standards and practices that make the Michigan museum community thrive.

Upcoming events

March 18, 2015 10:00 AM • Lansing, Michigan
April 16, 2015 10:00 AM • Grosse Pointe, Michigan
June 13, 2015 10:00 AM • Monroe County Historical Museum -- Monroe
This activity is supported in part by an award from the MICHIGAN COUNCIL FOR ARTS AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS.  


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Office Hours                          

The MMA office is open Monday-Thursday 
9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

If you call or email outside of that time, we will 
reply as soon as possible during office hours.  


"I Want to Start a New Museum"
This is a question we get a lot at MMA. Here are some links to articles and publications that may be helpful:
Museum Association of New York: What Comes First?

Building Museums: A Handbook for Small and Midsize Organizations

Center for the Future of Museums: Vetting Future Museums
Connecting to Collections

A few years ago, Michigan Museums Association received an 
IMLS (Institute for Museum & Library Service) grant so that
we could assess the state of Michigan’s collections in museums
and libraries.

Surveys were sent to over 1000 libraries and museums asking 
questions about how collections are cared for and managed.  

This pdf is a summary report of the responses from respondents
regarding their collections successes and challenges. Ultimately,
this information will be used to convince funders that Michigan’s institutions need resources to help preserve and share their

We hope you will read this report and see the state of our
stewardship of the 
state’s treasures. Despite some economic
challenges in recent years 
we are doing a great job in caring for
collections. There’s still more to do!

Michigan Museums Association will keep you informed about opportunities for assistance in caring for your collections.   

This grant was generous supported by  Michigan Council for
Arts & Cultural Affairs (MCACA), IMLS, and Johnson Center
 for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University.



Michigan Museums Association     313-334-7643     PO Box 5246, Cheboygan, MI 49721     lcbrisson@michiganmuseums.org

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