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International Museums Day 2014

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International Museums Day 2014 - "Museum collections make connections."


In museum circles May is associated with the staging of programes and events related to INTERNATIONAL MUSEUMS DAY. The theme for 2014 was "Museum collections make connections". SAMA and ICOM-SA encouraged South African Museums to participate as usual. The response was exciting with the theme offering an insightful point of convergence for a wide range of museums.


IMD 2014



SAMA membership is vital

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The South African Museums Association has a proud tradition of offering South African Museums and those interested in them opportunities to participate in the development of the sector by contributing to the activities of the association.

Internationally Museums Associations play a crucial role in the preservation and management of heritage resources and SAMA's role in the management, protection and use of these in South Africa is no exception. Membership is therefore vital for both personal growth and in order to strengthen the collaborative potential of the association.

What SAMA offers members:


  • Workshops
  • National and Regional Conferences
  • Reduced access rates for certain events
  • Opportunities for networking and collaboration
  • Official SAMA member status (As it is compulsory for all members to subscribe to the Code of Ethics endorsed by SAMA, membership indicates that the member is aware of and undertakes to abide by the prescribed code of museum ethics )
  • Access to SAMA publications and news



To become a member or to renew your membership contact the National Office or a member of your regional committee.

Click here to download your membership form







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