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Welcome to the North Carolina Museums Council

NCMC's annual meeting will be in Durham March 29th & 30th. On-line registration is available now!  Please review the conference program and details. Conference and accommodations will be at the Washington Duke Inn.

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

New Job listings: Historic Tradesperson, Old Salem Maker Space Assistant, Visitor Services Manager & Administrative Associate, Kidzu Children's Museum • Park Tech - Education, Historic Oak View County Park

2015 NCMC Conference, Registration is open. Leadership Forum Announced. Registration InformationAccommodation Information.

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. 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, 2013, are eligible. Submission deadline is MARCH 1, 2015.   Visit http://about.aaslh.org/awards/ for more information.

2014 Award nominations being accepted. Awards to be presented at the 2015 NCMC Annual conference in Durham.

Apply for Student Scholarships to the NCMC Annual conference!

NCMC is offering funding for an intern at your museum. Find out more!

NCMC Conference Administrator, deadline extended to December 19th, apply now!

North Carolina Preservation Consortium Annual Conference is being held at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill November 7, 2014. More information. Registration Information. Scholarship 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.
Flyer(PDF) Application(PDF)

2014 NCMC Award winners

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..