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. Included are directors representing geographic regions of VAM membership (Central Virginia, Mountain & Valley, Northern Virginia & DC, Southwest Virginia, and Tidewater & Eastern Shore) 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 Member Engagement, Vice President for Planning and Resources, Secretary and Treasurer. There are two directors-at-large, two ex-officio members, and the immediate past president.

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