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Membership Dues:  To renew or join, you can pay online:  determine your dues amount, then go to PayPal.



• Free job postings on the MPMA website*

* Conference Registration Discount

• Discounts on MPMA's Three Cooperative Programs

     1. Purchasing CO-OP - collections-care items   

     2. Discount Insurance Progam

     3. Discount Museum Storage Equipment Program


Institutional Membership 

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Institutional membership fees are based on the size of an organization's operating budget.

Institutional Budget             Annual Dues

  •  Below $50,000                         $ 50   
  •  $50,000 - $149,999                  $125      
  •  $150,000 - $499,999                $200      
  •  $500,000 - $999,999                $300      
  •  1 million - $2,499,999              $375      
  •  $2.5 million - 4.5 million          $450  
  •  $5 million and above                $550     

Staff Benefits: Institutional members may be eligible to receive more than one newsletter and to have more than one staff member on MPMA's E-News Service. Just provide MPMA with names and addressees (mail and email) of staff.  We suggest you designate a staff member as MPMA Membership Coordinator to coordinate this. Number of newsletter and emails is based upon the dues your institution pays.

$50                  1 staff to receive email alerts/newsletter

$125-$300      2 staff to receive email alerts/newsletter

$375-$450      3 staff to receive email alerts/newsletter

$550               4 staff to receive email alerts/newsletter


Satellite Institutional Membership

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The Parent Museum that is an MPMA Institutional Member may have each of its satellite museums added as a Satellite Institutional Member with a $25 payment for each institution. The Satellite Museums may use the Purchasing Co-op and have the newsletter, email alerts and other electronic products sent to one designated staff member.



University Membership

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Tailored to graduate programs and students enrolled in a museum-related program (e.g., art, museum studies, history, anthropology, etc.).

  • $150 for up to 10 students  
  • $225 for up to 15 students  
  • $300 for up to 20 students
  • $15   each  for each additional student over 20  
  • $50   each for University-owned  museum to be added to the University Membership (museum must be affiliated with University’s Museum Program)

 University Membership Benefits:

  • MPMA’s e-Newsletter and e-news updates for each student
  • One free ad / year in MPMA Newsgram promoting Museum Program
  • Student rate conference fee
  • Purchasing CO-OP privileges for program
  • Program administrator (1) joins for free  (serves as main contact, provides current student contacts, has same benefits as Individual Member)

To pay online:  determine your dues amount, then go to PayPal.

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