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Museum organisations


New Zealand

  • Museums Aotearoa - professional organisation for museums and museum workers in Aotearoa, New Zealand
  • NZMuseums - a global showcase for the collections and activities of New Zealand museums


  • Finnish Museums Association
  • ICOM - International Council of Museums
  • ICOM-CIDOC - International Committee for Documentation of the International Council of Museums
  • ICOM-CIMCIM - International Committee of Musical Instrument Museums and Collections
  • ICOM-ICAMT - International Committee for Architecture and Museum Techniques
  • ICOMOS - International Council on Monuments and Sites
  • Museum Computer Network - non-profit organisation of professionals dedicated to fostering the cultural aims of museums through the use of computer technologies
  • Museum - worldwide gallery and heritage recruitment service, including Australia
  • Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections - multidisciplinary organization composed of individuals who are interested in development and preservation of natural history collections
  • UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

United States

  • AAM - American Association of Museums
  • AMICO - Art Museum Image Consortium: not-for-profit association of institutions with collections of art that have come together to enable educational use of the digital documentation of their collections
  • Archives and Museum Informatics - US consulting firm that run the Museums and the Web international conference
  • IMLS - Institute of Museum and Library Services, US Government institution
  • MIP - Museum Informatics Project, a collaborative effort at the University of California, Berkeley, to coordinate the application of information technology in museums and other organized, non-book collections
  • Visitor Studies Association

United Kingdom

  • Association of Independent Museums (UK)
  • Cornucopia - database on UK museum collections
  • MDA (link to be updated) - British site "supporting cultural information management"
  • Museums Association - largest association representing Museums and Galleries in Great Britain
  • Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (UK) (to be updated) - council no longer exists; some functions incorporated in Arts Council England
  • Scotland's Information - identifies, locates and accesses Scotland's archive, library and museum collections




  • Standards and Controlled Vocabulary SIG resource links (link to be updated - links to some of the computer-related and controlled vocabulary standards most useful for museum functions
  • Museum and cultural heritage information standards and organisations - links and contact details from the International Committee for Documentation of the International Council of Museums
  • Collections Australia Network (CAN) - The National Standards for Australian Museums and Galleries


To search for a specific museum not listed here, try Collections Australia network (CAN) for Australian museums or the WWW Virtual Library Museums page maintains a comprehensive listing of museums around the world and includes a search facility. Try also



United Kingdom Europe Other United States Canada Asia
  • Shanghai Museum - Museum of Chinese Art
  • Hong Kong museum of History - part of the WWW Virtual Library museums pages
  • Museums in Japan - part of the WWW Virtual Library museums pages
  • South Asia Museums and Libraries (link to be updated - from the National Library of Australia
Children's Museums

Museums and Sustainability

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Page last updated: 13 April 2015