Become a Member

You can become a member or renew your membership using the paypal buttons below or download our membership brochure and become a CWAM member (or renewed member) today!

Membership Levels
Are you a new or renewing member?
Member ID Number

Have questions?

Email our Membership Coordinator.

Wondering what the benefits are to CWAM Membership?


  • Individual, Student and Volunteer:
    • Copy of CWAM quarterly newsletter, Highlights
    • Early notification of professional development opportunities
    • Scholarship opportunities and workshop discounts
    • Networking with peers
    • Opportunity for professional growth through committee and board participation
    • Discount to annual meeting
    • Access to CWAM email list, featuring regional job postings, museum news, professional development opportunities and CWAM news
  • Institutional:
    • Copy of CWAM quarterly newsletter, Highlights
    • Membership in Purchasing Cooperative
    • Free listing on CWAM website and in CWAM Museum Guide
    • Discount for one staff member to attend annual meeting
    • Access to Environmental Monitoring Kit
    • Eligibility for CWAM grants program
    • Access to free consulting services provided by the Museum Assistance Team
    • Access to CWAM email list, featuring regional job postings, museum news, professional development opportunities and CWAM news
  • Corporate:
    • Discounts on annual meeting booth rental fees
    • Discounts on preprinted membership mailing lists
    • Free listing on CWAM website
    • Ability to advertise in CWAM’s quarterly newsletter, Highlights 

($25/ad per issue; 10% discount if ads are purchased for a full year – $90 for 4 ads)

The Museum Assistance Team, or MAST, exists to help CWAM Institutional members answer professional questions and solve problems. Upon receipt of your question, MAST will poll the CWAM Board to determine who can offer the best solution. MAST offers consulting in Archives; Board development and orientation; Registration and collections management; Education and museum school programs; Exhibits; Grant writing; Guidelines and policies; Historical interpretation and clothing; Living history; Museum management and store facilities; Organizational start-up; Planning and vision statements; Public perception issues; Publications; Security; and Disaster planning and resources. If you have a question or would like to request a consultant, please contact the CWAM MAST chair.

Wait! Before you purchase those cotton gloves, archival boxes, or acid-free tissue paper, make sure you know that as a CWAM Institutional member, you are a member of the Purchasing Co-op. The CWAM Purchasing Co-op was created to get lower prices on archival materials from selected suppliers. Currently, CWAM members can receive a 20% discount on all Gaylord products when ordering materials. Orders should be placed directly with Gaylord. Let the salesperson know that you are ordering under the Colorado-Wyoming Association of Museums Purchasing Cooperative. Shipping is free for Co-op members. You will be billed directly by Gaylord. If you have questions, please contact the CWAM Co-op chair.

The control of temperature and relative humidity is a vital factor in the preservation of a collection. Inappropriate or fluctuating environmental conditions can cause irreparable damage. To protect your collection, assess your institution today with the CWAM environmental monitoring kit (EMK). The kit contains equipment that measures environmental conditions to assist you with preservation planning. Learn how to understand the relationship between temperature and relative humidity to create a safe environment for your collections. In 2006, CWAM purchased new equipment for both the Colorado and the Wyoming EMK, including a hand-held ELSEC 764C unit that measures UV and visible light, temperature, and humidity. The unit can be used for data logging, and the kit includes software and a USB-infrared adapter for use with your PC.

With a CWAM Environmental Monitoring Kit you can:

  • Measure current conditions in your institution
  • Identify safe parameters for your collection
  • Establish baseline environmental information for preservation planning
  • Collect environmental data to support funding requests
  • Learn about equipment you need to protect your collection

Remember – You can’t save time in a bottle … but you can save a bottle from time!

The kit is available to member institutions for one-month loans. Have questions or want to borrow a kit?
Colorado EMK Representative
Wyoming EMK Representative

Are you missing on local museum news, job postings, and professional development opportunities? Join the CWAM email list! The email list is open only to CWAM members. This is a wonderful tool not only for receiving information pertinent to museums in our region, but also for posting job openings, workshops, and other professional development opportunities. To sign up for the email list or to have something posted, please email the CWAM Membership Chair.

The Annual Meeting mission is to bring the members of CWAM together to pursue excellence by providing an open environment of sharing, of expertise, best practices, professional standards and new trends. It should be diverse, inclusive, and visionary.

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