The Smithsonian has complied a comprehensive list of professional organizations that relate to museum work and history preservation.
The American Association of Museums has been bringing museums together since 1906, helping to develop standards and best practices, gathering and sharing knowledge, and providing advocacy on issues of concern to the entire museum community.
The National Association for Museum Exhibition (NAME) is one of the Standing Professional Committees of the American Association of Museums (AAM). NAME seeks to enhance the cultural landscape by advancing the value and relevance of exhibitions through dialogue among individuals, museum leaders and the public.
The Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access (SCLDA) assists the museum community in acquiring and strengthening its understandings and practices of museology.