Museum Archives Section

Welcome to the Society of American Archivists Museum Archives Section website. The over 1300 individual members of the Museum Archives Section represent museums as diverse as large repositories such as the Smithsonian Institution and the J. Paul Getty Trust and smaller institutions such as the Shelburne Museum and Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site. As museum archivists, we are responsible for the organization and care of archival materials held and/or created by our institutions. Museum archives contain typical archival material such as manuscripts, photography, large scale drawings and maps, film, audio tape, and digital files.

Recent News & Announcements

The Museum Archives Section is hosting a series of pop-up presentations starting this fall 2022. Please join us on one or both dates to learn more about what colleagues are working on in museum archive settings.
Please join us for our annual section business meeting along with four guest speakers focused on cooperative projects
Read candidate statements for the 2022-2023 election
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