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From our Members

The CMA is an important leader in the culture/heritage sector, no matter where you are in the country. We’ve been an institutional member for years and have made invaluable connections that have helped us in numerous ways: from moving our museum to a modern, purpose-built space to expanding the gift shop and developing strong friendships. Knowledge gained at meetings, annual conferences and symposiums helps the cultural community better prepare for the challenges of tomorrow.

Debbie Trueman, General Manager, Nanaimo Museum

About Membership

It’s more than museums! The Canadian Museums Association is the national organization for the Canadian museum sector, including in its membership not-for-profit organizations that support community development through education. This includes museums, art galleries, science centres, aquariums, archives, historic sites, and zoos to name a few.

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All Members enjoy the following benefits:

  • Bi-weekly email newsletter with CMA and other important museum community news
  • Exclusive daily news clippings service;
  • Bi-monthly bilingual Muse magazine subscription (hard copy);
  • CMA Bookstore discount (up to 25%);
  • CMA Member rate on conferences and symposiums ;
  • Complimentary or reduced admission to participating museums;
  • Gift shop discount at participating museums;
  • Access to exclusive resources and guidelines in the member portal;
  • Access to a wide network of contacts in the museum/heritage sector.

Become a member today!

Do you work at or with a cultural institution, or offer your time as a volunteer? Perhaps you represent a company that works with museums? The CMA has multiple membership categories tailored to all types of individuals and organizations affiliated with the museum sector.

Learn more and find the membership category that’s right for you:

Online membership application     Online membership application

Individuals: Download PDF to apply

Institutions, Organizations and Businesses: Download PDF to apply

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