The Idaho Association of Museums (IAM) promotes and aids the enrichment and advancement of museums as educational centers, agencies of research, cultural centers, and the ultimate public repositories for objects having cultural, aesthetic, scientific, and historical significance.


IAM furthers cooperation and communication among museums, museum workers, and others interested in museums, and fosters and supports special training for professionals and volunteers. It sponsors public and museological programs that encourage cultural involvement, and generally furthers public understanding and interest in the goals of its member organizations.


Dec 7, 2020

IAM Connects-Museum Optimisim in 2021

Join us for our next scheduled IAM Connects event on Monday, Dec 7th, 10am MST/9am PST. 

We will discuss what we are most excited for in our work in 2021. How are museums in Idaho planning for the future?

IAM Board members will also present a short business report as part of our annual meeting.

Please RSVP to join this discussion. You will need an email address to receive the link to the Zoom conference call. 

Oct 5, 2020

IAM Connects-Virtual Fundraising and Revenue Development

Join us for our next scheduled IAM Connects event on Monday, Oct 5th, 10am MST/9am PST. 


​We will discuss considerations for online fundraising and revenue development.

Please RSVP to join this discussion. You will need an email address to receive the link to the Zoom conference call. 

June, 15 2020

IAM Connects

Due to the postponement of the 2020 Heritage Conference and other educational offerings in our state and beyond, IAM Board of Directors invites you to join us for a roundtable discussion with other museum staff and volunteers. We will discuss considerations for reopening our spaces safely, strategies for addressing budget shortfalls, and ways to keep audiences engaged.

Monday, June 15, 10am MST

To register, renew your 2020 IAM membership


This call will facilitate digital login and landline
calls so you will be able to join us either way to
connect with others in the state.

Join Zoom Meeting
or dial
+1 346 248 7799 and enter Meeting ID
Meeting ID: 811 7735 3864

POSTPONED to Fall 2021

Idaho Heritage Confrence

The Idaho’s Heritage Conference was created to engage statewide partners in Preservation, History, Museums, and Archaeology in a cross-discipline conference that would allow for collaboration, inspiration, and networking.  Whether you are an archaeologist, teacher, student, community leader, museum professional or volunteer, amateur preservationist, or simply a local history buff we invite you to attend.

CLICK HERE for more information. 

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Sun Valley, ID  83353



Email: idahomuseums@gmail.com 

Examples of Reopening Safety Manuals

Museum of Idaho

Reopening Resources

May 2020

As Idaho prepares to reopen, here are some resources for museums: 

American Association of State and Local History:


American Alliance of Museums:


Idaho Non Profit Center:


Wilkening Consulting: 


Coronavirus Resources for Museums

April 17, 2020

In these unprecedented times, the Idaho Association of Museums has gathered resources to help our state's institutions navigate the uncertainties museums are currently facing. In addition to these resources, we are adding a "COVID-19 Questions" thread to our Facebook page where we hope Idaho's museum community can come together to support one another during this time.  


COVID-19 Resources 

American Alliance of Museums (AAM): 

COVID-19 Resources & Information for the Museum Field

Strategies for Short-term Financial Survival

How Nonprofits Can Apply for Loans and Other Emergency Benefits 

American Association of State and Local History (AASLH):

COVID-19 Resources - Blog, Webinars, and Other Resources 

Idaho Arts:

COVID-19 Emergency Funds - Orgs

Idaho Nonprofit Center: 

COVID-19 Resources & Free Webinars

The Chronicle of Philanthropy: 

Help for Nonprofits During the Coronavirus and Uncertain Economic Times


Coronavirus Resources and Webinars 

IAM 2020 Membership Renewal

Feb 1, 2020

Renew your 2020 Institutional and Individual Membership! 

Don't miss out on news and opportunities for members through out the year! 

Join your Idaho Museum Community! 

CLICK HERE to renew online. 

IAM Listserv - Now Live!

IAM now has a Listserv open to all members in good standing.  The IAM Listserv is meant to allow museum staff and volunteers across the state to share ideas and seek advise on how best to handle collections, programming, and more.  You can sign up for the group by visiting this webpage.  For more information or assistance getting started, please see the guide developed specifically for our group HERE.

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