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 August 2020
SAMA National Events
SAMA is hosting a webinar series on Decolonising Collections on 25 and 26 November 2020. It is a joint project with ICOM COMCOL and ICOM-SA with additional funding from ICOM SAREC.Initially planned as...
28 July 2020
SAMA National Events
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29 June 2020
SAMA Documents
Museums have an ethical obligation towards their publics to provide a safe space. In the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, this means that museums must be seen to put protocols in place to protect bot...