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A Special Thank You

We would like to thank Glave & Holmes Architecture for their ongoing support of the council and our mission of Building Betters Museums One Professional At A Time.


What is FOCoS?
FOCoS is Free On-Site Consultation Services (FOCoS) that provides advice and guidance to small or emerging museums using the resources and expertise found in established museums around the state. As a result of FOCoS, not only do museums receive valuable feedback on their programs and operations, but the museum community and Council are strengthened through the collaborative effort of professionals reaching out to share their knowledge of the field.

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A Day in The Life of a Museum Professional Series

Many students ask, "what is an average work day like for a collections manager, curator, museum director" and the list goes on. To answer those questions, we are launching a new series, in which Student Affairs Chair Jessie Swigger will interview folks from across the field and ask them to describe their work and offer suggestions and ideas for aspiring museum professionals. We hope you enjoy it!

Check out MuseNews to view Episode 1 - Christian Edwards!

NC Disaster Relief Grant

Working together, the North Carolina Preservation Consortium (NCPC) and the North Carolina Museum Council (NCMC) are accepting grant applications for the Disaster Relief Grant program. These grants support member organizations who are affected by state or federally declared disasters within North Carolina.

Newly listed eligible storms include Tropical Storm Eta and Tropical Storm Fred.

Applicants must be a member of either NCMC or NCPC. Applications must be received between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022.

For complete application information including how to apply, please see the NCPC hosted Disaster Relief Grant website.

A Members Only Section

Please excuse our dust as we gradually work to build out a Members Only Section to enhance functionality and usefulness for you, our Members and colleagues! Periodic updates about newly available features will be posted here.

One of the benefits of membership with the North Carolina Museums Council is access to the Members Only Section and the features contained herein. We hope you find the information in this section helpful. Thank you for being a Member.

Our first Members Only Section feature is FORUMS. (Administration, Collections, Education & Programming, Exhibit Design & Development, Marketing & PR, Visitor Experience, and Other Topics)

Check it out! (Note: You will need to be logged in with your username and password.)

SEEKING NC MUSEUMS PROFESSIONALS for the New NCMC Museums Professional Resource Directory

Are you a North Carolina business or professional who works with museums? NCMC is compiling a list of professionals for members and their institutions to consult for their museum-related needs. If you are interested in being listed in this directory, please fill out our Online Form

This directory will not be an endorsement of any business. The NCMC Museums Professional Resource Directory will serve as a directory resource for museums seeking professional assistance in North Carolina. The directory, accessible only by NCMC members, will list business contact information, websites, expertise, and service area. Museums are encouraged to research and interview businesses to find the best professional fit. All survey respondents’ answers will be screened and selected to ensure best fit.

If you have questions, please contact our Membership Chair, Lindsey Waldenberg at

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