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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.

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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

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!

New Job listings; Exhibitions and Collections Manager, Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, Director, Cape Fear Museum of History and Science, Curator of Exhibits, Greensboro Historical Museum

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..