Museum people helping other museum people be
better museum people.
What are the needs in your community? Whether it is with local schools, public libraries, park districts, service organizations, or local businesses, collaboration has become an essential part of a museum’s relevancy. By partnering with other community anchors, museums can strengthen their mission and share in the cost of programming and resources. Aligning common goals with other organizations can help serve the greater needs of your community and can have a ripple effect on your membership, attendance, and donors. A rising tide raises all boats.
Mission: It is the mission of Illinois Association of Museums to provide advocacy, promote best practices, and foster the exchange of ideas for the Illinois museum community.
Vision: IAM will be the recognized voice of, and a valued resource for, the state's diverse museum community.
Affiliations: IAM is an independent museum network. IAM supports the work of the American Alliance of Museums, the American Association of State and Local History, the Association of Midwest Museums, and various other local and regional museum networks across Illinois. IAM seeks to collaborate with all museum professional groups to promote best practices around the state.