Become a Member

An ANSM membership is a great way to connect with the museum community in Nova Scotia. ANSM serves as a champion on behalf of museums and educates Nova Scotians about the value of sharing our province’s vibrant cultural history. Becoming an ANSM member offers many opportunities for professional development and networking, and is a way to become more involved in our museum community.

Our membership year runs from June 1 to May 31. If you are interested in joining ANSM simply print and fill out a membership form (below) or purchase online on our website.

Types of ANSM Memberships

Institutional Memberships

Type Cost Benefits
Blue Level: Museums and Societies with budgets of $100,000 or less $100
  • Learning event discounts for staff and board members (in person and virtual), including workshops, symposia, conferences and more
  • Access to the Advisory Service
  • A link to your museum’s website on our Members page
  • Eligibility to participate in the Cultural Federations of Nova Scotia benefits program
  • 2 votes at the Annual General Meeting
  • Access to lending library
Yellow Level: Museums and Societies with budgets of $100,001 to $250,000 $175
Purple Level: Museums and Societies with budgets of $250,001 to $500,000 $275
Green Level: Museums and Societies with budgets of $500,000 or more $500
Affiliate Membership
For organizations that support the activities of museums in Nova Scotia
$100
  • Learning event discounts for staff and board members (in person and virtual), including workshops, symposia, conferences and more.
  • A link to your organization’s website on our Members page
  • Access to ANSM’s lending library

Individual Memberships

Type Cost Benefits
Individual Membership $50
  • Learning event discounts (in person and virtual), including workshops, symposia, conferences and more
  • 1 vote at Annual General Meeting
  • Access to ANSM’s lending library
Student Membership $25
Virtual Membership $35
  • Learning event discounts (virtual only), including workshops, symposia, conferences and more.

Corporate Memberships

Type Cost Benefits
Corporate Membership
For businesses and organizations that are excited to benefit from visibility in, and engagement with, the museum community, while supporting the activities of museums in Nova Scotia
$500
  • Logo in our bi-weekly e-newsletter The Beacon
  • Announcement with your logo in our annual report
  • A link to your business or organization’s website on our Member Museums page
  • Learning event discounts (in person and virtual), including workshops, symposia, conferences and more
  • Access to ANSM’s lending library

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