"Founded in 1967 in New York City by a group of early museum technologists eager to explore how computers could change their work and that of museums, The Museum Computer Network, as it was called back then – now referred to as simply “MCN” – offers a space for a vibrant community of museum professionals to connect, share effective practices, and advance the thinking around emerging technologies in museums. " ~MCN
"Since 1906 the Alliance has been a leader in developing best practices and advocating for museums, as well as providing a host of opportunities to museum staff and volunteers. More than 35,000 individual museum professionals and volunteers, institutions, and corporate partners benefit from the work of the Alliance." ~AAM
"VSA is today’s premier professional organization focusing on all facets of the visitor experience in museums, zoos, nature centers, visitor centers, historic sites, parks and other informal learning settings."
"We are the oldest museums association in the world, set up in 1889. Our membership represents more than 10,000 individual members, 1,500 museums and approximately 250 corporate members. Today we are still independently funded by our membership, which is made up of museum professionals, institutions and corporate members."
"ICOM is a membership association and a non-governmental organisation which establishes professional and ethical standards for museum activities. As forum of experts, it makes recommendations on issues related to cultural heritage, promotes capacity building and advances knowledge. ICOM is the voice of museum professionals on international stage and raises public cultural awareness through global networks and co-operation programmes."