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Small Museum Association 2023 Conference

Curating a Culture of Care

While the small museum workplace of the past was one of long hours and little compensation, the last three years have inspired many of us to reevaluate what we look for in a workplace. How do we find a work-life balance and still care for the cultural and historic resources that our institutions are entrusted with and serve our communities? And how can leaders at small museums empower their employees to find time for guilt-free self-care?

February 20-22, 2023
Hotel Du Pont

Wilmington, Delaware

Super Early Bird Registration Now Open


The annual SMA conference attracts more than 300 museum professionals, board members, and volunteers from a wide variety of small museums. They attend sessions on topics ranging from collections and education to staffing and board issues. We offer a large Museum Resource Hall and plenty of informal networking opportunities for you to talk with (and get ideas from!) other small museum professionals and volunteers.


Find out more about registration rates and register NOW to lock in the Super Early Bird rate!

Call for Proposals

Accepting session proposals through November 15.


Find out more about the conference hotel and room block.

Featured Speakers

Learn about our speakers. Full conference schedule coming soon!


The Small Museum Association is committed to holding events and programs that are open and welcoming to all. Please see SMA's Accessibility Statement for more details.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities are available now!

Scholarships and Awards

Find out more about Scholarships and Award Nominations.

2023 Sponsors

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