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  • WVAM is a membership organization for museums and related cultural institutions, and includes all museum disciplines, including history, art, natural history, science, and technology. Individuals interested in or affiliated with museums and related cultural institutions are also encouraged to join WVAM as individual members.
  • WVAM serves to facilitate the exchange of information and services among these institutions, their personnel, and their supporters.
  • WVAM provides support, advocacy, and educational opportunities for its members.
  • WVAM encourages public interest and support of the broad mission of museums and related institutions in West Virginia.

Membership Benefits

Note: All memberships include full access to the Membership Benefits outlined below. Membership is valid for one year from the date of purchase.


WVAM members receive a discounted registration fee for WVAM’s Annual Conference, which is held each spring. WVAM’s Annual Conferences are hosted by a member institution and are held in rotating areas of the state. The three-day conference includes sessions presented by regional and local speakers on topics such as artifact conservation and preservation, museum administration, interpretation, exhibit design, and other topics relevant to the museum community. Other conference activities include networking opportunities and tours of local museums and cultural sites.


WVAM members will be featured on WVAM’s online museum directory. Online members also receive exclusive access to members-only content including conference PowerPoints, past newsletters, and other educational materials.


Scholarships to WVAM’s Annual Conference are available to individual members as well as institutional members on a per-person basis.


WVAM members receive the ability to submit events to WVAM’s event calendar. Once you have created a paid institution-level account, simply navigate to the SUBMIT AN EVENT under EVENTS on the menu at the top of the page.
To view and keep track of your submitted events, login and visit the MY EVENTS page.


WWAM members receive free or discounted admission to WVAM workshops offered throughout the year.

Membership Levels

Individual ($15.00)

Individual members enjoy full membership benefits for one person. Please choose the institutional membership level if you work for a museum/institution that plans on sharing membership privileges among its personnel. The individual membership is suitable for volunteers, fulltime students, retired professionals, independent professionals, friends and trustees of museums, and other individuals who have an interest in the museum sector.


Membership fees for institutions are determined by the institution’s annual budget. Please select the appropriate membership level for your institution.

Mail-in Membership Form

Note: Mail-in memberships do not include access to the online Membership Benefits. Membership dues paid by mailing in the form below are valid for the calendar year from January to December.

Download Mail-in Membership Form (PDF)