Join the West Virginia Association of Museums virtually, from March 22 through March 26 for our 2021 conference:  “Stayin’ Alive: Sustainability, Relevance, and Culture.” In light of COVID-19 developments, our programming will be offered virtually in 2021. 


Each year, we see museums, large and small, scale back their operations, or in the worst case, close their doors entirely due to challenges with sustainability and relevance to their communities. West Virginia’s museums share these same challenges, and the good news is, we are here to help. With this conference, we intend for our sessions to offer practical guidance on how to stem the tide, and keep your museum going strong well into the 21st century.


Pre-Conference Activities are offered on March 25 and include tours of the Levi Shinn House, Fort New Salem, Christ Episcopal Church in Clarksburg, and the Robinson Grand Performing Arts Center. Pre-Conference registration is $25, regardless of membership.

Now accepting proposals

 for our 2021 conference! 

WVAM is accepting proposals for papers, presentations, workshops, and poster sessions for our 2021 conference. We are looking for proposals on a variety of topics, including collections care and management, interpretation, non-profit management, grant writing, exhibit design, fundraising, and emergency preparedness. 


WVAM also accepts session proposals that address conservation, history, and preservation-related issues.


We especially encourage hands-on sessions that will teach our members new skills.

Registration and Conference Schedule

Coming in January 2021

WV Association of Museums

PO Box 4589

Morgantown, WV 26504

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