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Welcome to the North Carolina Museums Council

NCMC holds their annual meeting every March. Our next annual meeting will be in Durham. Please check back for details.

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

2015 NCMC Annual Conference in Durham NC! Call for session proposals, deadline October 17th. Hotel Information

New Job listings: Historic Interpreter, Historic Stagville ♦ Executive Director, Orange County Historical Museum ♦ Site Manager, The Korner's Folly Foundation ♦ Executive Director, Blowing Rock Art and History Museum ♦ Museum Assistant, Cowan Museum of History and Science ♦ Registrar, Weatherspoon Art Museum

Hands On! SciGirls Training, Monday, November 3, 2014 - 9:00am - 4:00pm downtown Hendersonville North Carolina. SciGirls Trainings integrate inquiry-based STEM instruction with a commitment to gender equity. Christi Whitworth, Education Director of Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute and the North Carolina Girls STEM Collaborative Lead guides this training. Educators attending SciGirls Trainings will learn the latest research for exciting and engaging girls (and boys) in STEM; experience hands-on STEM activities; and gain access to free materials for hands-on, video-enhanced activities that put a creative twist on teaching STEM.

North Carolina Preservation Consortium Annual Conference is being held at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill November 7, 2014. More information. Registration Information. Scholorship Information, deadline October 1st.

NCMC Special Announcement: NCMC's Advocacy for State Historical Sites

The Religion in North Carolina Digital Collection Mini-Grants for Research in 2014–2015 The Duke Divinity School Library is pleased to announce a special funding opportunity for researchers. A limited number of mini-grants ($500–$1000 each) will be awarded on a competitive basis to support original projects utilizing The Religion in North Carolina Digital Collection.
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2014 NCMC Award winners

Please visit the 2014 Annual Conference Vendors & Sponsors page for a list of companies and organizations that make the 2014 conference a huge success!

NCMC's quarterly newsletter Muse.News Autumn 2013 edition is now available!

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
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.

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..