Our premier three-day conference, to e held April 10-13, 2021, in San Antonio at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center and Hilton Palacio Del Rio, offers a growing audience of museum professionals the chance to learn from authorities in the field who hail from around Texas and across the country. We are currently searching for high-quality sessions and speakers to present at the event.

We are especially interested in ideas within the following functional areas: Administration, Collections Management, Education, Exhibitions, External Relations, and Leadership Management.
Texas Historical Commission
Going Local: Creating Local History Exhibits Your Visitors Won't Forget

TAM sends our condolences to the friends and family of TAM member Jodi Larson from

Dallas Museum of Art announced the appointment of John Trahan as Chief Financial Officer, and the promotion of Ruby Hunt and KC Hurst to newly created positions within the Director’s senior leadership team. Congratulations!

Please help us welcome TAM’s newest members: Clare Hulfish with Irving Arts Center , Jessica Holt with Art Museum of South Texas, Alysha Richardson with the Texas Historical Commission, Amelia Bragg from Denton, Erika Herndon from Austin. Finally, we want to thank Mikey Sproat for his recent donation!

Learn more about TAM Affinity Group membership here and donate to TAM here .

On June 9, the Board of Directors of the Summerlee Foundation committed $714,485 for a total of 71 emergency operating grants to help bolster the many organizations (mostly history museums) in Texas who have suffered operating losses due to the effects of COVID-19 mandated shutdowns. TAM thanks the Summerlee Foundation for Emergency Operations support!

The Texas Historical Commission's John L. Nau, III Award of Excellence in Museums award nomination deadline has been extended to July 31st. Info and form available here .

AASLH recently held a conversation on how history practitioners and organizations can best contribute to the confederate monument debate here . The Texas Historical Commission has also shared a document regarding confederate monument removal found here.

Texas Commission of the Arts continues to consolidate resources on COVID and funding opportunities here .
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The Texas Association of Museums strengthens the Texas museum community through collaborations, connections, professional development, and advocacy.

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TAM serves our museum community by nurturing and training museum leaders, developing and celebrating the field, and voicing the public worth of museums.

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