Brief summaries. See individual pages for more information about each program.


The North Carolina Museums Council is committed to creating a diverse community that is inclusive, accessible, and equitable for all. Through intentional practices, NCMC seeks to promote understanding, appreciation, and respect for values and efforts that embrace diversity and inclusivity in our institutions, organizations, and in the broader community.


Free On-site Consultation Service (FOCoS) is offered by NCMC to up to two qualifying museums each year. FOCoS 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.


NCMC awards scholarships to the Southeastern Museums Conference's (SEMC) Jekyll Island Management Institute (JIMI) Program. JIMI is specifically designed for administrators from new and emerging museums, and for museum professionals with subject area expertise desiring knowledge of general museum administration and operations.

Student Affairs

The purpose of the Student Affairs Committee is to involve students in the museum profession. The committee provides students with the opportunity to interact with professionals in the North Carolina Museums Council through meetings and conferences.

Internship Award

The North Carolina Museums Council Summer Internship Award for Museums. Award: Each year, NCMC will provide one institution $1500 to pay an intern for that summer. Eligibility: Applicants must be NCMC institutional members at the time of the application and internship.


The North Carolina Museums Council pairs students and emerging professionals with experienced professionals.

NC Disaster Relief Grant

Description coming soon.

Other Resources

Check this page for additional programs and professional resources. We will periodically add/remove information to/from this page.

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