The Medical Museums Association (MeMA) was created in 1985 to promote fruitful contacts among individuals, institutions, and organizations involved in collecting, preserving, and interpreting artifacts relating to the history of medicine and the health sciences. The substance of these contacts includes: dialogue among persons interested in, or responsible for, historical collections; loans and exchanges between institutions; improvement of standards in museum and collection management; consultation among members regarding donations, loans, exhibitions, and other museum practices; and the continued education of the general public about the benefits associated with the preservation and study of historical medical collections.
Medical Museums Association membership offers the following benefits:
Categories and cost of MeMA membership
Regular membership……….$15.00 (voting members shall be limited to persons who have professional responsibilities for museum collections related to the history of the health sciences)
Associate membership…….$15.00 (nonvoting membership shall be open to persons interested in the concerns of the Association, but have no direct responsibilities for collections in the history of the health sciences.)
Student membership……….$10.00 (application for student membership must be accompanied by a letter from an academic advisor stating the student's status)
Payment of membership fees may be by check or money order (US. bank only),