WHY JOIN WFM?
EXPOSURE: Member organizations are listed on the WFM website, and you can link your website to the WFM website for even greater exposure. We also post special events for our member institutions on our Facebook page. And even more — we are working to make the WFM website a must-visit for tourists to learn about Wisconsin museums.
SAVINGS & DISCOUNTS: WFM members receive discounts from vendors of archival items, display cases, and other materials such as Gaylord and Associated Bag. Also, member museums can post job listings on the WFM website FREE for 60 days.
ADVOCACY: WFM is the voice of Wisconsin museums in Madison and Washington, D.C. We sponsor “Arts Day” and AAM Museum Advocacy Day, and we established and continue to sponsor Wisconsin Museums Week.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Add to your toolbox by taking advantage of workshops and the annual Wisconsin Museums Conference, which offer professional development opportunities at a moderate cost and without major travel expenses. Plus, WFM members receive discounted registration fees.
RECOGNITION: WFM has an awards program that recognizes excellence among member institutions, individual members, and volunteers.
GRANTS: WFM has a grant program for member institutions and individual members. Information about this new service from your state organization is on the WFM website.
EXPERIENCE & SERVICE: You can gain organizational experience by serving on the WFM board of directors or on a committee. Serve your profession, help keep state museums vibrant, and improve your résumé.
Wisconsin Federation of Museums Membership is open to all collecting institutions, museum professionals and volunteers, and those interested in pursuing a career in museums.