Museums Association Coference, Belfast 2018

New membership structure is here

Yosola Olorunshola, 03.04.2019

Offering more inclusive options for our members

Starting from just £4.50 a month, our new membership structure offers the same fantastic benefits and attractive new options for individual and institutional members.

All our members will continue to receive free entry to hundreds of museums and exhibitions around the country, access to Museums Journal and Museum Practice, discounts on events and a host of additional benefits. Here is a summary of the latest options:

Individual membership

Essential membership

We’ve introduced Essential membership as a new, affordable option to include people working, volunteering, or looking to work in all areas of museums.

At £48 a year, Essential membership is an online-only option that includes most of the benefits of full membership. The key difference is that you’ll have access to an online edition of our monthly magazine, Museums Journal, instead of the print version.

Full membership

We will continue to offer concessionary rates for full membership to students, trustees, volunteers and retired or unwaged members. For £60 a year, you’ll receive all the benefits of individual membership, including a print copy of Museums Journal.

Full price membership will cost £92 a year.

Full members are also eligible to take part in our professional development programmes. We’ve significantly reduced the cost of CPD (continuing professional development), helping you save on training opportunities.

The overall cost of the Associateship of the Museums Association (AMA) has been reduced from an average of £675 over three years, to an average of £360. The cost of the Fellowship of the Museums Association (FMA) has also been cut from £400 to £120 in total.

Become an individual member

Institutional membership

Our new institutional membership structure is based on operational budget and includes a more inclusive rate for smaller museums.

All institutional members can now benefit from free recruitment advertising on Find a Job, the MA’s online job listing service’. Our updated portal is quick and easy to use.

As the go-to -place for sector recruitment, you’ll gain access to thousands of current or aspiring museum professionals at the click of a button.

Find out more about institutional membership

Our new membership structure is the result of a yearlong consultation, designed to give members more choice and better value. For a full list of changes, please see Changes to Membership 2019.