Non-Profit Association Offers Regional Networking Opportunities
The Southeastern Museums Conference (SEMC) is the major regional networking organization for museums and their staff in the southeastern states:
- Incorporated in 1976
- Serves to encourage professionalism, mutual support, communication and continued association among its members.
- Strives to increase educational and professional development opportunities for Southeastern museum professionals..
- Offers a platform for the exchange of ideas and information.
Why Join SEMC?
Attend educational sessions, valuable affinity groups, an extensive exhibit hall, a lively town hall meeting and exciting evening events at the annual meeting. Widely acclaimed as one of the best in the field, more than 600 people attend annually. You'll benefit from a variety of experiences, disciplines and viewpoints.
Share ideas. SEMC is a network of museum 1,275 professionals dedicated to the excellence of the region's museums and the people who staff them. You'll have access to a wealth of information through the annual meeting, Inside SEMC, the Annual Membership Directory and the SEMC office. In the words of one member, SEMC is " the most supportive and congenial group of museum professionals I know."
Learn from experts. SEMC offers valuable workshops with expert instruction and extensive resource materials at a special rate for members. Recent topics have included disaster preparedness and the conservation of three-dimensional objects.
Stay informed. SEMC has a strong commitment to bringing quality publications to its membership. Our quarterly newsletter, Inside SEMC, offers museum news, exhibits, technical information, affinity group happenings and job listings. SEMC also publishes SEMC/JOBS and the Annual Membership Directory, as well as workshop proceedings and a salary survey.
Contribute to your profession. SEMC Council member and State Directors voice your concerns to the organization's governing board, where policy and actions are formed. In turn, SEMC represents the southeast's unique perspective at the American Association of Museums' Council of Regional Associations. Involvement in one of SEMC's standing committees is a great way to make contacts, increase skills, and contribute to the museum profession.
To learn about the benefits of membership, please click on the links on the left for the Individual, Institutional, and Corporate membership information pages.
Membership Form By Mail