Membership and benefits

Being a member of the CMA has many great benefits for museums large and small. CMA members receive a bi-weekly e-mail newsletter containing news and information; an exclusive daily clippings service with the latest news; a subscription to Muse magazine in hard copy and free access to the on-line edition; special rates for our conferences and symposiums; complimentary or reduced admission to participating museums; up to 25% discount at the CMA Bookstore; access to our online Member Portal; and most importantly access to a wide network of contacts in the museum and heritage sector. Your support of the CMA, through your membership, helps us better advocate on behalf of Canada’s museum community. Being connected makes us stronger as a community. This section provides more detailed information about membership and benefits, and how to join the CMA or renew your membership.

Member benefits

Read more about all the great benefits of being a member of the CMA.

Join or renew today

Visit this page for our easy to use application or member renewal process.

Membership categories

Read information about the various membership categories and which one is right for you or your organization.


Find a list of CMA Fellows, the highest form of recognition bestowed by the CMA.


Find out about the CMA’s insurance programs exclusive to members at competitive rates and customized to your needs.

Conferences and events

CMA members receive exclusive rates on our events and conferences. Find out about our professional development and networking opportunities, available to both members and non-members.


Visit this page for services offered by the CMA beyond those available to our membership.

Membership FAQs

Visit this page for questions and answers related to CMA membership.