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Welcome to the North Carolina Museums Council

Thanks for joining us in Durham for the 2015 Conference!  Please join us in 2016 in Winston Salem!

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

Job Listings: Port o' Plymouth Museum Director, Washington County Historical Society, Seasonal Arts Program Assistant, Page-Walker Arts & History Center; Teen Programs Intern, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

Thanks for attending the 2015 Annual Conference in Durham!  NCMC would like to thank all of the vendors that supported the conference this year.  We also have the Award winners, and the student scolarship winners.  NCMC will be in Winston Salem for the 2016 Annual Conference!

The Museum Trustee Association's spring Trustee-Director Forum is being held on Friday, May 1, 2015 in Raleigh, NC. Registration is now open. This is another important opportunity for museum directors, staff and board members to strengthen their boards and have important dialogue on museum leadership. This group holds meetings at major museums around the country and it has been about 25 years since a Museum Trustee Forum was held in North Carolina.  Representatives from several art museums in Greensboro, Winston-Salem and the Triad are participating although it is not exclusively for art museum trustees and professionals.

The Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, an academic organization, will be holding its annual meeting in Raleigh on July 16-19 at the Sheraton Downtown. Attendees are among the biggest names in the study of the United States between 1776 and 1861. You can discover more about the organization at 

NCMC funds internship opportunity at Asheville Art Museum

2014 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)

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.

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..