Join the North Carolina Museums Council

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Become a part of the organization that has promoted excellence in North Carolina’s museum community for more than 40 years: the North Carolina Museum Council. NCMC is a non-profit organization of museums and individuals interested in the advancement of North Carolina museums and the museum profession. In addition to museums, NCMC serves visual art centers, zoos, aquariums, historic houses, planetariums, educational forests, and science centers. Any individual or institution interested in the museum field, including students and professionals, is eligible to join NCMC regardless of professional position, field of study, or residence.

Something Special for 2018

Everyone is a Member: NCMC offers free membership for 2018

NCMC is offering free one-year INDIVIDUAL memberships to conference attendees for the first time in its 54-year history.  Memberships begin March 1, 2018, and end February 28, 2019. 

Just joined or renewed membership to NCMC since October 2017? Rather than renewing in late 2018, your membership will extend until the general renewal period in late 2019, providing several complimentary months in addition to the free one-year membership.  

Questions? Contact NCMC’s Membership Chair, Linda Jacobson. Email

NCMC Member Benefits

Individual Benefits

  • NCMC newsletter online
  • History, art, science, or children's section membership
  • Voting rights at business meetings
  • Career development opportunities
  • NCMC directory, published bi-annually
  • Workshop discounts
  • Special publications

Institutional Benefits

All the benefits of individual membership plus:

  • Professional assistance and consultation
  • Opportunity to send staff to meetings on institutional membership
  • NCMC logotype for reproduction
  • Free promotional and placement opportunity services through newsletters and website
  • Access to computerized membership mailing list


Section Membership

Membership in NCMC includes membership in one of four sections: art, history, science, or children's. Each section meets during the annual conference to discuss specific concerns and issues. Section members nominate and elect a representative to serve on NCMC’s board of directors and assist in planning council meetings.


Quarterly Newsletter

The NCMC newsletter is created and posted quarterly on this web site. The newsletter includes news from museums across North Carolina, conference and workshop schedules, summaries of national and regional meetings, updates on state and national legislation, and notices of surplus museum supplies and sought-after objects. Individuals on our opt-in news e-mailing list are alerted as each newsletter is posted on this site.


Join or Renew Now!

To use the automated NCMC membership application fill out the form located at the link below and select your payment method. When you click Submit your information will be sent to the NCMC treasurer. Your membership will not be valid until payment has been received. If you have chosen to pay via PayPal please complete that portion on the following page. Fields in Italics are required. If you prefer to print, complete and mail in a traditional form with a check you can find the application in PDF below.