Welcome to the North Carolina Museums Council
We just celebrated our 50th anniversary this past March in Raleigh NC where it all started in 1963! Our annual conference was a great success and brought together many NCMC past presidents, long time friends, museum professionals, terrific vendors & sponsors and the next generation of NCMC members, the students! We had great sessions Sunday afternoon followed by standing room only sessions on Monday. Our inaugural Directors Forum featuring Elizabeth Merritt, founding director of the Center for the Future of Museums for the Future of Museums, sponsored by Glavé and Holmes Architecture was a crowd favorite. Please take a look at our vendors & sponsors page for a list of our supporters who help us keep the conference affordable for you. Stay tuned in, we’ll have information for next year’s annual conference in New Bern NC!
If you are looking for a museum to visit please use the links in the Find a Museum menu above.
If you are a museum located in North Carolina please see the links in the Programs menu above.
The North Carolina Museums Council (NCMC) purpose is to enhance public education by improving the administrative, interpretive, and collections practices of museums, historic sites, science centers and related facilities in North Carolina. NCMC also strives to stimulate public support for the work performed by these facilities, and to provide a forum in which Council members can exchange ideas, as well as foster cooperation and improved communication with the communities they serve.
News and Resources
NCMC Annual Conference Directors Forum presenters have been announced!
Submit Annual Conference awards now, forms available!
NCMC Offers Student Scholarships to Attend Spring Conference
Internship Money Available For Museums, Deadline January 10th, 2014
NCMC's quarterly newsletter Muse.News Autumn 2013 edition is now available!
Mark your calendars! The 2014 NCMC Annual Conference in New Bern is scheduled for March 23rd & 24th. Keep an eye on the NCMC site for further information!
NCMC Now accepting applications for Internship funding.
Do you need help preparing to seek grants or outside funding? Plan now to attend a "Getting Ready to Go" (GR2G) workshop, designed to help cultural institutions demystify the grant writing process. GR2G will present the basics of grant writing. More Information
Museums in a Minute
Special Announcement: submitting material to Muse.News announcement
Updated NCMC By-Laws, 2012
Find a Museum by County has been updated thanks to a great NCMC supporter!
Interested in becoming a FOCoS consultant?
Does your institution need help organizing, managing, and preserving the special collections that document North Carolina’s history and culture? The North Carolina State Archives can help through its Traveling Archivist Program (TAP). The application and instructions are available online on the North Carolina State Archives website.
Board Minutes updated from last meeting.
The Triangle Area Cultural Resources Emergency Network (TACREN) announces the launch of a disaster hot line for area cultural organizations to call when a disaster damages their collections. More info at the TACREN site..