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Donate Now! Please support our mission of Building Better Museums Together by making a tax-deductible donation of $19.63 (or more)! NCMC celebrates its 60th anniversary this year; that's 60 years of supporting North Carolina's museums and museum professionals! We can't wait to see what the next 60 years bring. That future is not possible without funds from generous donors that enable us to provide invaluable programming and resources to our members. 

NCMC T-Shirts!

You can now purchase a t-shirt Featuring our awesome new logo through February 2nd! $25 - Order here.

A New Membership Level for Academic Departments

Check out this Hollywood quality promo by Jessie Swigger!

Pricing is tiered and ranges from $50 (covering a max of 5 members, including at least 1 advisor and up to 4 students) to $125 (covering a max of 20 students, including at least 1 advisor and up to 19 students). In addition to receiving all of current individual/institutional membership benefits, academic program level members receive the following:

  • Free promotion in the newsletters and on the website.
  • Students receive student registration rate for the conference, whereas advisors/professors would register at the member rate.
  • The annual conference will feature a designated meet & greet time for academic level members (students, faculty, etc.) to network.
  • Students who graduate will be able to pay the student membership rate for the first year after their graduation.


A Day in The Life of a Museum Professional Series

Many students ask, "what is an average workday like for a collections manager, curator, museum director" and the list goes on. To answer those questions, we are launching a new series, in which Student Affairs Chair Jessie Swigger will interview folks from across the field and ask them to describe their work and offer suggestions and ideas for aspiring museum professionals. We hope you enjoy it! Episodes can be found in MuseNews or on our Facebook and YouTube channels.

Episode 3 - Zoe Van Buren (below)

Episode 2 - Jeff Futch
Episode 1 - Christian Edwards

NC Disaster Relief Grant

Working together, the North Carolina Preservation Consortium (NCPC) and the North Carolina Museum Council (NCMC) are accepting grant applications for the Disaster Relief Grant program. These grants support member organizations who are affected by state or federally declared disasters within North Carolina.

Newly listed eligible storms include Tropical Storm Eta and Tropical Storm Fred.

Applicants must be a member of either NCMC or NCPC. All required application materials must be received via email or postmarked between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023.

For complete application information including how to apply, please see the NCPC hosted Disaster Relief Grant website.


What is FOCoS?
FOCoS is Free On-Site Consultation Services (FOCoS) that provides advice and guidance to small or emerging museums using the resources and expertise found in established museums around the state. As a result of FOCoS, not only do museums receive valuable feedback on their programs and operations, but the museum community and Council are strengthened through the collaborative effort of professionals reaching out to share their knowledge of the field.

Learn More and Apply!

A Special Thank You

We would like to thank Glave & Holmes Architecture for their ongoing support of the council and our mission of Building Betters Museums Together!

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