Why Join IAM? We work hard for the Illinois Museum Community...
- IAM is a voice with the state and national governments
- We produce an Economic Impact Statement for the Illinois Museum Community
- Host of annual “Museum Action Day” in Springfield where museums can meet with their elected officials
- IAM List Serve keeps members up-to-date on issues of importance to the museum community
- Awards program Participation in the Awards Program that includes recognition of exhibits, publications, special events and educational programs.
- Annual Conference offered each year to encourage the exchange of information, ideas, methods, and solutions to mutual problems
- Latest news about museums
- Professional development workshops promoting best practices
- Access to the IAM Lending Library, resource files, and a reference service
- Access to annual Scholarship Program to be used to attend professional meetings, workshops, and seminars
- Access to Museum Grant Program for funding consultation services, technology, conservation, exhibits and educational programming, and professional training
- Access to job postings, professional development opportunities, grants, and internship opportunities
- Directory of Illinois Museums
- Host of a Museum Clearinghouse: exchange, deaccession, or acquire objects from other museums