The South African Museums Association

SAMA

The South African Museums Association has been in existence since 1936 and has a proud tradition of serving the museum community. 

Our History

SAMA has been in existence since 1936 and has a proud tradition of serving the museum community and providing opportunities for participation and development in the museum field. 

Our Passion

SAMA is committed to supporting and developing an inclusive museum and heritage sector in South Africa by providing leadership in the management of heritage resources and by building capacity within our membership.

Our Members

SAMA has over 300 members across all nine provinces. Membership benefits include training opportunities; access to publications, research and news; networking and being part of a community of museum and heritage professionals. 

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Latest News

17 September 2021
From the web
How Museums Can Generate Revenue Through Digital Content and Virtual Experiences – American Alliance of Museums American Alliance of Museums https://www.aam-us.org/2020/07/22/how-museums-can-generate-...
09 September 2021
SAMA National Events
Please below links for day 1 and 2 of SAMA 85th national conference zoom links: https://iziko-org.zoom.us/rec/share/fMmQS31W9LtduzWFHMliLNgcXCiN-j1bsM8-yFiR6LZeFkJS4b1cNU89rzrbcn07.AgfOTZghh6f3nenY Pa...
24 August 2021
From the web
Herat is the cultural heart of Afghanistan. Can it survive the Taliban? - Prospect Magazine A city of poets and artists, Herat once challenged Florence for splendour. In defiance of the Taliban, Herat...