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.


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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PO Box 656

Sun Valley, ID  83353



Email: idahomuseums@gmail.com 

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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