The American Association of Museums (AAM) has been a leader of the museum community since 1906, developing and establishing standards and best practices, gathering and sharing knowledge and advocating on issues of concern to all museums. Dedicated to ensuring that museums remain a vital part of the American landscape, AAM strives to connect the public to the greatest achievements of the human experience - past, present and future.
AAM is the only organization serving the interests of the broad scope of the museum field: art, history, natural science, military and maritime and children’s museums, as well as aquariums, zoos, botanical gardens, arboretums, historic sites and science and technology centers. Moreover, AAM serves those who work for and with museums, representing some 15,000 museum professionals and volunteers, 3,000 institutions and 300 corporate members. AAM members span the range of museum vocations, from directors to volunteers and every profession in between.