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Welcome to the North Carolina Museums Council

Please join us March 20th & 21st  in Winston Salem for the 2016 NCMC Annual meeting!

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.

Interested in joining NCMC or contacting the various NCMC board members and chairs?

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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 Update: Poster Session, Conference Program, Conference Registration, Leadership Forum, Hotel Information.  Early bird registration ends February 26th.

The January 29th deadline for submitting Award Nominations is quickly approaching.   This is your chance to recognize, encourage, and promote excellence and professionalism within the North Carolina museum community. Please consider submitting a nomination or encouraging a colleague or friend to do so.

The American Association for State and Local History bestows annual awards to encourage excellence in the collection, preservation, and interpretation of state and local history. AASLH encourages all size institutions to apply, and to self-nominate. The awards recognize excellence for projects (including civic engagement, exhibits, multimedia, publications, public programming, and special projects) and individual achievement. All accomplishments occurring since October 1, 2014, are eligible. Submission deadline is MARCH 1, 2015.   Visit http://about.aaslh.org/awards/ for more information. Have questions or need help with your nomination? Contact NC state representative RaeLana Poteat at raelana.poteat@ncdcr.gov or 919-807-7960.

New Job Listings: Executive Director, Rowan Museum; Part-time Visitor Services, Historic Korner's Folly;  Executive Director, The Museum & Railroad Historical Center; Guest Relations Assistant Manager - Birthday Parties, NC Museum of Life and Science;

NCMC funds internship opportunity at Asheville Art Museum

Museums in a Minute
With excellent museums and galleries in every region of North Carolina, it’s easy to make a museum stop part of your travel plans. The Museums in a Minute series shares with you a variety of art collections to experience with family and friends. Whether you’re looking for European or American Art, the art of ancient civilizations, contemporary art, folk art, studio craft, works by artists from our state or from around the world, Museums in a Minute shows you where to find it. Let Museums in a Minute be your guide to experiencing rich collections of art that are just a car trip away!

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.

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..