ASMD

Association of Science Museum Directors

Association of Science Museum Directors

About ASMD

Membership

The Association of Science Museum Directors (ASMD) is a non-profit, professional association of natural history and science museum directors.

Membership in ASMD is open to the President, CEO or Director of any science museum, science center, science and technology center, zoological park, aquarium, botanical garden or other museum that has significant collections, exhibitions, or educational programs relating to the physical or natural sciences, technology, or anthropology and that devote a significant part of their budget to collections, research or educational programs in the sciences.

The current annual membership fee is $100 for a director from a science museum with an operating budget of less than $1 million, $200 for a director from a museum with an operating budget of more than $1 million and less than $10 million, and $400 for a director from a museum with operating budget of $10 million or more. Retired ASMD members may continue to participate in aspects of ASMD at the invitation of the President.

The Association has an annual meeting (the Directors Forum) in the winter, typically in February and a breakfast meeting in conjunction with the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) Annual Meeting in the spring.  ASMD is an affiliate of AAM and participates in national Museum Advocacy Day in Washington D.C.

Interested in becoming a member? Download the membership application here.

Interested in renewing your membership? Download the annual membership dues invoice here.

Current Officers

 President

Joe Keiper, Director

Virginia Museum of Natural History

21 Starling Ave., Martinsville, VA 24112

joe.keiper@nmnh.virginia.gov

(276) 634-4151

Vice President

William Harris, President & CEO

Space Center Houston

1601 NASA Parkway

Houston, TX 77058

wharris@spacecenter.org

(281) 244-2120

Vice President

     Meg Beckel, President & CEO

   Canadian Museum of Nature

    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada KIP6P4

    scameron@nature.ca

    (613) 364-4020

Secretary-Treasurer

     Elizabeth Pierce, President & CEO

     Cincinnati Museum Center

     1301 Western Avenue

    Cincinnati, OH 45203

     epierce@cincymuseum.org

     513-305-0111

Immediate Past President

    Todd, Boyette, Director

    Morehead Planetarium and Science Center

    Chapel Hill, NC

    tboy@unc.edu

    (919) 218-1251

Past Officers

Download a listing of ASMD Officers from its inception in 1959 to today here.

 

Constitution and Bylaws

The Constitution and Bylaws of the Association of Science Museum Directors were originally adopted in May 1960. Revised Bylaws were accepted by a mail ballot vote of the membership in June 1997. Revised versions of the Constitution and Bylaws were approved by an e-mail ballot vote of the membership on January 28, 2020.

Click on the link below for current version of the Constitution and Bylaws.

ASMD Constitution and Bylaws

 

 


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