FAM currently has four special membership sections that were created to conduct activities and share information of particular interest to the FAM members and/or membership. Each individual member of FAM may elect to become a member of one of these special membership sections. Currently, there are four special membership sections: the art museum section, the children's museum section, the history museum section and the science museum section. Sections may adopt operating procedures, conduct section activities, elect Section Chairs and Section Officers, and propose resolutions for consideration of the membership or the Board. See below for more information on the current sections.
The Arts Section of the Florida Association of Museums is a group dedicated to connecting the visual art museums of Florida. This network hopes to promote the collaboration of ideas through sharing information about programming, job openings, professional development opportunities, and visual art across Florida. All art museum employees are encouraged to join.
Children’s museums are unique places of learning and play where childhood is respected, nurtured and celebrated! The purpose of the FAM Children’s Museum’s Section is to represent and advocate for its member institutions in order to maximize the resources, influence and expertise of Florida children’s museums. Membership includes existing and emerging Florida Children’s Museums – child-centered institutions, dedicated to serving young visitors through a variety of hands-on, interactive exhibits and programs.
History museums in Florida include some of the oldest and varied group of institutions in the state. FAM's History Museum Section purpose is to both represent and foster communication across the discipline. All members who currently work at history museums in the state are qualified to join.
Science centers and museums throughout Florida have positioned themselves on the “front line” of developing strong, engaging Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Education programs for millions of the families we serve annually. FAM’s Science Museum Section serves as a communication and advocacy platform for the important work these hands on/minds on, experiential informal learning institutions are doing to ensure that Florida has a STEM literate public.
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