Join the Conversation!

MMA supports, connects and strengthens the work of Michigan museums and cultural institutions. We work to engage the Michigan museum community in relevant and active dialogue.

Our members include the organizations, professionals, and volunteers of the Michigan museum community who believe that strong museums help us better understand ourselves and our world.

Every type of museum is represented and welcomed, including art, history, science, military, maritime, and youth museums, as well as aquariums, zoos, botanical gardens, arboretums, historic sites, and science and technology centers.

Check out our member benefits and sign-up today!

Museum Memberships

  • Institutional: Level 1  $50
    All volunteer organizations
    A museum is considered "all volunteer" if the combined hours for all paid employees for a year is less than 2,080 hours.
  • Institutional: Level 2  $100
    Annual budget size: Up to $500,000
  • Institutional: Level 3 $250
    Annual budget size: $500,001 - to $2,500,000
  • Institutional: Level 4 $500
    Annual budget size: Over $2,500,000


Museum Partners

Click here for details about Partner Member program. 
  • Lake Erie $1,000

  • Lake Huron $3,000

  • Lake Michigan $5,000
  • Lake Superior $10,000


Individual Memberships

  • Student    $20
  • Individual $30
  • Consultant  $75
    Listing in the public Business Directory.
    **The consultant membership is intended for individuals or very small partnerships. Larger service providers should review the Corporate Partner opportunities.
  • Sustaining $100


Special Memberships

  • University Program  $200
    Designed for University programs focusing on museum studies or similar fields that are a direct pipeline to museum work (public history, arts and cultural management), with a course of curriculum resulting in a degree or certificate for enrolled students. University members can designate unlimited staff and enrolled students as contacts within the membership. This will allow each person to access the member section of the MMA website directly where they can register for the conference, workshops and events with the member rate. They will also receive weekly emails and the monthly MMA Review e-newsletter. Includes faculty/staff and any enrolled students as well as a comp table/booth at conference.

If you have questions, please contact us by email or phone 313-334-7643. 

Membership Benefits

All members at all levels and tiers will receive: 

      • voting privileges at the annual meeting
      • a listing in the online member directory
      • access to the members only section of the MMA website, which includes special content and the member directory. 
      • the opportunity to participate in member community groups focused on professional development goals 
      • the ability to serve as project/planning volunteers
      • discounted registration on MMA programs.
      • the opportunity to propose and present a MI Museum Spotlight online program. 
      • discounts from Gaylord Brothers
      • occasional members-only emails that include information above and beyond the broadly distributed MMA Weekly and MMA Review emails.  

The Michigan Museums Association is supported in part by an award from the Michigan Arts and Culture Council

Thank you to our Partners!

Michigan Museums Association       313-334-7643       PO Box 5246, Cheboygan, MI 49721

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