Mountain-Plains Museums Association (MPMA) is a
regional museum association that provides professional
serves to ten states: Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska,
New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas
and Wyoming. It was established in 1953.
MPMA has a central
office in Littleton, CO. Its governing structure includes
a board of directors and numerous committees and affiliates.
Staff includes an executive director and an office
assistant. This group oversees the services that MPMA
provides. An annual fall conference is attended by
nearly 300 professionals each year. The conference
provides opportunities for all levels of professionals
in training, networking, and information exchange
at a relatively inexpensive cost. Over 700 individuals,
institutions and businesses annually support MPMA
by paying membership dues. A bi-monthly newsletter
and a discount purchasing cooperative program are
available to members.
MPMA is one of six
regional associations in the United States that works
in conjunction with the American Association of Museums.
The associations form the Council of Regions and meet
twice yearly to advise AAM on issues relating to museums
in the particular regions.
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