Professionals Network/Listserve

The Maryland Museums Association has gone "live" with its Google Groups listserve!  We are very excited about this new tool to help Maryland museums personnel keep-in-touch and share their knowledge and resources with one another.

How do I join? (3 ways...)
  1. We are an inclusive community of museum volunteers and professionals, and because of that you may directly request to join at the following site:!forum/mahmlistserve

  2. Alternately, you may also join by sending an e-mail request to, or by e-mailing any MAHM board member explicitly stating you would like to join the Maryland Museums Association listserve.  Please indicate what school or museum you are affiliated with and in what capacity.

    Note: You may use your pre-existing work/personal e-mail account to join this MMA Google Groups listserve (a Google Gmail account is NOT required).  Please note, however, that you will still have to sign-up/register your non-Google e-mail with Google ahead of time to join the listserve. The process is simple, and involves little more than registering your current e-mail address with Google and picking a password at Google's new account page. 

Below are some general guidelines, rules or FAQs for using the listserve...
Be polite and respectful at all times. Failure to abide by the following may result in either a warning, or immediate removal from the group.

What may I use this for?
This listserve is intended as a forum for collegial discussion, questions and assistance among Maryland's community of professional or volunteer museum docents, directors, curators, exhibitors, educators, students and teachers. 

What should I not use it for?
The listserve is not intended as a means of publicizing the programs of individual sites, unless said program is a type of workshop intended to advance the knowledge and quality of the Maryland museums community generally, or to facilitate broader discussion about museums work.  Moreover, solicitors will not be entertained, and any such users may be immediately removed or warned pending the situation.

Do I have to be a MMA member to use the listserve?
No. Membership in the Maryland Museums Association is not required to join.  However, membership is strongly encouraged, as the purpose of MMA is to improve the quality of museum programming and exhibiting state-wide.  MMA offeres organization and individual memberships alike.

MMA Mission:
The Maryland Museums Association is an alliance of historical and cultural institutions that collect, hold, interpret and protect the cultural and material heritage within the state.  The association advocates for members by enhancing professionalism in those institutions and individuals, and promoting awareness of museum interests.

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