All Members enjoy the following benefits:

  • Bi-weekly email newsletter with CMA and other important museum community news Exclusive daily news clippings service;
  • Muse magazine subscription, includes the online and print editions;
  • 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.

Members receive all the benefits listed above in addition to those listed below.

Membership Type

Additional Benefits



For all Canadian museums that are non‑profit, have a collection, and are open to the public. As well as for associations that are professionally related to the aims and programs of the CMA.

  • Voting privileges at the Annual General Meeting;
  • CMA Member rate on conferences and symposiums for all staff;
  • Access to the CMA Insurance Program and member health plan;
  • Additional membership cards at a reduced fee;
  • Discounted CMA individual memberships for employees (of CMA member institutions) and members (of a provincial museum associations);
  • Advertising discounts for CMA publications (print & online).
  • Subscribe up to 10 staff to the bi-weekly email newsletter and daily news clipping service.

0.001 % (one tenth of one percent) of your operating budget. The minimum fee payable is $100, and the maximum is $2,750. (i.e. if your budget is $150,000, you would pay $150)

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

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