Programs and Services

2020 Annual Statewide Museum Conference
The Strategic Museum: Mission in Community
April 19-21, 2020

Registration will open in early February.

Pittsburgh has risen from a distressed, rust belt city to become one of the most livable communities in the country using a strategy that focused on culture, environmental remediation and recreation, asset-based development, and financial investment. Museums have been part of this strategy and have transformed the neighborhoods in which they operate. Institutions in Pittsburgh show how museums can support both the people and the communities around them even in the face of the challenges that present themselves. Pittsburgh offers us an opportunity to look closely at how museums can help to build more successful communities and at museums that have grown as a part of community development that recognized and valued history and culture.

PA Museums’ annual meeting will be in Pittsburgh, April 19-21, 2020, and our attendees will enjoy the city’s powerful culture and heritage. Our museum community will connect and learn as we enjoy special events showcasing our member museums, educational sessions and excellent speakers, honoring the winners of our annual Special Achievement Awards, and opportunities to connect with colleagues.

PA Museums invites you to join us for our 2020 conference to share best practices in advocacy, economic and community development, education, and cultural tourism as well as other areas. We welcome you to submit a session proposal that speaks to our theme of The Strategic Museum: Mission in Community.


See the Program From Our Most Recent 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.