Programs & Services

Service in Uncertainty, PA Museums’ 2021 Annual Statewide Museum Conference, April 18-20, 2021

The PA Museums Annual Conference offers museum professionals an interactive forum for the exchange of ideas, professional networking and discussion of trends in the museum field. The event is an excellent opportunity for professionals to reconnect and recharge as well as learn from colleagues.

Pennsylvania’s museums faced daunting challenges in 2020. As we look to 2021, and to the more distant future, we know there will be more obstacles to navigate and more changes to come. With new tools and discoveries, visitor expectations shift. People who work in museums – staff, trustees, volunteers, interns, donors, and contractors – bring with them a level of devotion and a willingness to put the museum and its future first. Still, service is central to our museum missions.

As technology, scholarship, activism, and member needs move us ahead, how can our museums continue to serve their communities? How can museum leadership and practice, embrace, support, and reward the value of service?

PA Museums’ 2021 Annual Statewide Museum Conference will foster discussion around this broad theme, and we invite session proposals that tie-in to the value of service.

Please click here to read more about proposing a session for our conference.


2020 Annual Statewide Museum Conference
The Strategic Museum: Mission in Community

August 24-28, 2020

 PA Museums presented our 2020 Statewide Museum Conference.

PA Museums honored registrations for our postponed April 2020 Conference for our Virtual Conference as a thank you for the support of those who registered in the midst of the COVID 19 pandemic.

Our Virtual Conference was “Pay What You Wish,” and we invite you to donate at this link. Recordings of the proceeding have been distributed to attendees. We appreciate your support for our conference.

Please click here to see our 2020 Program


See the Program From Our 2019 Conference

Trust, Transparency, and Transformation
PA Museums Annual Conference
April 7-9, 2019 in Chadds Ford, PA

Please click here to see our 2019 Program.