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College of Arts & Sciences
McKissick Museum

Professional Development

The following organizations are frequently used by Museum Management students and South Carolina museum professionals to find professional learning, networking, and employment opportunities.  Many offer conferences and workshops with scholarships available to students and emerging professionals, and maintain job boards on their websites. Involvement in the South Carolina Federation of Museums, Southeastern Museums Conference, and American Association of Museums is encouraged.


Palmetto Archives, Libraries, and Museums Council on Preservation

South Carolina Federation of Museums


Jekyll Island Management Institute (via the Southeastern Museums Conference)

South Arts

Southeastern College Art Conference

Southeastern Museums Conference

Southeastern Registrars Association

Southeastern Visual Arts Network


American Association for State and Local History

American Alliance of Museums

American Federation of Arts

American Institute for Conservation

Association of Academic Museums and Galleries

Association of Art Museum Curators

Assocation of Art Museum Directors

College Art Association

Committee on Museum Professional Training (of the American Alliance of Museums)

Curators Committee (of the American Association of Museums)

Heritage Preservation

Institute of Museum and Library Services

International Council of Museums

Media and Technology Network (of the American Alliance of Museums)

Museums and the Web

Museum Computer Network

National Association for Museum Exhibition (of the American Alliance of Museums)

National Council on Public History

National Park Service Museum Management Program

National Preservation Institute

National Trust for Historic Preservation

Preparation, Art handling, and Collections Care Information Network (of the American Alliance of Museums)

Registrars Committee (of the American Alliance of Museums)