About AMDA

For the past 40 years, the Art Museum Development Association serves as the authority for professional organization for chief development officers of  art museums in North America. Through AMDA, colleagues learn about emerging industry trends, establish meaningful connections with peers, and share skills unique to the chief development role in an art museum.

The primary benefit of AMDA is the annual conference, hosted by a different art museum each year. This intimate event features best practices case studies and presentations offering both strategic and tactical advice by experts and art museum development thought leaders; round table discussions for museum professionals segmented by museum type and size; tours of local private collections, and networking opportunities.

Beyond the conference, an additional benefit of AMDA is its invitation-only listserv (amdatalk@listserv.com) exclusively for AMDA members, an online forum through which professional questions are posed, ideas are exchanged, jobs are posted, and candid advice is sought in a safe peer environment.

You will find great value in the AMDA professional network and we’ll have membership and renewal information for the 2017 conference in New York posted soon.  AMDA Membership and conference participation is open to the senior-most development executive employed by an art museum.