About the Virginia Association of Museums

A united museum community inspiring the world around us

Mission Statement

The Virginia Association of Museums helps our museum community succeed.

Our Vision

A united museum community inspiring the world around us.

Our Museums


VAM is governed by a twenty-four member Council. On this Council are directors representing geographic regions of VAM membership (Northern Virginia, Central Virginia, Southern Virginia, Tidewater & Eastern Shore, Southwest & Blueridge, Mountain & Valley, and the District of Columbia), as well as the various disciplines of museums (Art, History, Historic Houses, Science & Nature, Specialized Audience, and University and College Museums and Galleries).

Additionally, VAM council includes a director for emerging museum professionals. Executive oversight is provided by five officers - president, vice president for Programs, vice president for Planning and Resources, secretary and treasurer. There are two directors-at-large, two ex-officio members, and the immediate past president.

Looking for more? Read our Guiding Documents and Policies.