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From our Members

The CMA is an important leader in the culture/heritage sector, no matter where you are in the country. We’ve been an institutional member for years and have made invaluable connections that have helped us in numerous ways: from moving our museum to a modern, purpose-built space to expanding the gift shop and developing strong friendships. Knowledge gained at meetings, annual conferences and symposiums helps the cultural community better prepare for the challenges of tomorrow.

Debbie Trueman, General Manager, Nanaimo Museum

Individual Membership

Individuals who work for or are or have been directly related to institutions and individuals outside the museum community, who wish to support the aims and programs of the CMA.



All Members enjoy the following benefits:

  • Bi-weekly email newsletter with CMA and other important museum community news
    Exclusive daily news clippings service;
  • Bi-monthly bilingual Muse magazine subscription (hard copy);
  • CMA Bookstore discount (up to 25%);
  • CMA Member rate on conferences and symposiums ;
  • Complimentary or reduced admission to participating museums;
  • Gift shop discount at participating museums;
  • Access to exclusive resources and guidelines in the member portal;
  • Access to a wide network of contacts in the museum/heritage sector.

All individual members receive all the benefits listed above in addition to those listed below.

Membership Type

Additional Benefits



For those who are associated with and working in a museum in Canada.


$85 /year

Retired Professional

For those who are retired and have been associated with a recognized museum in Canada.


$50 /year


For students in Canada. Please enclose a photocopy of your student ID.


$50 /year


For individuals outside the museum community, who wish to support the aims and programs of the CMA.


$100 /year


For individuals outside Canada.


$100 /year

*Membership fees may be tax deductible. Check with your financial advisor for details.

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