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. The Illinois Historic Preservation Agency supports the work of IAM by allowing their Local History Services Office top provide staff support for the association. IAM has no official or permanent affiliations with any other state-wide organization. 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.