The Association of Academic Museums and Galleries is the leading educational and professional organization for academic museums, galleries, and collections. In recognition of the unique opportunities and challenges of its constituents, the AAMG establishes and supports best practices, educational activities and professional development that enable its member organizations to fulfill their educational missions.
Organized in 1980, as the Association of College and University Museums and Galleries (ACUMG), the AAMG addresses issues that are relevant and unique to college and university museums, galleries and collections of all disciplines including art, history, natural history, and science. Issues include governance, ethics, education and exhibitions, management, strategic planning, support, collections, and professional programs.
Renamed in 2010, the AAMG is an Affiliate Professional Organization of the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) and an affiliate of the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD), Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC), College Art Association (CAA), Southeastern Museums Conference (SEMC), Small Museum Association (SMA), The Society for Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC), and the Western Museums Association (WMA).