Registration Information

The Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums offers a variety of sessions and networking opportunities at our yearly conference: the MAAM Annual Meeting 2019 at the Thayer Hotel at West Point.

What is the MAAM Annual Meeting?

The Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums Annual Meeting is an annual conference dedicated to fostering excellence in museums by providing our region’s museum professionals with high-quality professional development, networking opportunities, and special events across a three day span.


This year’s Annual Conference theme:
Navigating Challenges: Cultivating the Attitude of “Yes!”

21st century museums face 21st century challenges. We wonder what to collect and where to store the collection, how to integrate technology, and how to reach new and more diverse audiences. We struggle at times to balance agendas, raise money, change leadership, plan for succession, address crumbling infrastructure and/or new construction, and consider board/staff relations. These challenges may at times seem daunting, but there are plenty of models and creative solutions that can help move your institution forward.


Join a group of supportive colleagues to tackle these topics and other subjects at the MAAM Annual Meeting in the scenic Hudson Valley. Amid the marvelous fall foliage and the Hudson Valley’s great bounty, in a retreat-like setting, we will tackle these issues and more.Whether you are at a small historic house or a large art or natural history museum, an emerging professional or a seasoned expert, you will find something for your museum at this conference. Take the train or drive your car to enjoy two informative days on the Mighty Hudson! Come early to explore some wonderful museums, and perhaps stay the weekend to see all that the Hudson Valley has to offer.

Conference Registration

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. You must register on site if you’d like to attend.

Registration is hosted through MAAM’s Membership and Event Registration page at:

Early Bird Registration opens August 5, 2019 and ends September 16, 2019. 

Member Rates: MAAM members may take advantage of the member registration rates. You must be a current member, or you must renew your membership prior to registration.

Group Rate: Member groups of 4 or more registering from a single institution receive discounted registration rates.


  • Discounted member rates for emerging museum professionals.


Off-Site Tours, Special Events, and Workshops

Registration for off-site tours, special events, and workshops  is hosted in a separate event page through MAAM’s Membership and Event Registration page at:

Non-conference attendees can register for off-site tours and workshops through this event page. As always, MAAM members receive a discount for these events!

White Gloves Gang

Pre-Event Dinner, Tuesday, October 15, Evening, Time TBD

Join the Registrar’s Committee of MAAM for a pre-event dinner. Learn about the various volunteer projects and host museums that we’ll be working on Wednesday October 16th and network other collections care professionals. FREE however, registration required for this event when registering for the conference.

White Gloves Gang Day of Service

Wednesday, October 16 9:00 – 4:00, Various Locations

Join the Registrar’s Committee of MAAM for the 22nd Annual White Gloves Gang day of service. Collections care professionals (and museum studies students who aspire to become registrars, collections managers, archivists, conservators, art handlers, or preparators) will help a smaller museums in the region complete a collections project. Projects typically include collections inventory, rehousing collections, rolling textiles, scanning photographs, and numbering objects. FREE, however registration required for this event when registering for the conference.

Registration Cancellation Policy and Refunds

If you need to cancel your registration for the Annual Meeting, we will provide a refund of the ticket price, less a $20 processing fee, up to October 9, 2019 . We must receive your refund request in writing, by email, or in a written statement through WildApricot no later than October 9, 2019 explaining the need for a refund.

After October 9, 2019, no refunds will be granted.

Registration is closed.

Please register on site.
PO Box 4 Cooperstown, NY 13326


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