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

06 January 2022
From the web
A Major Pandemic Spike Is Forcing Museums to Close—Again. But This Time, It's Because Staffers Are Out Sick | Artnet News The Smithsonian has shuttered some museums due to staffing shortages, and smal...
06 January 2022
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Making a fresh start: new museum openings for 2022 https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2022/01/01/new-museum-openings-for-2022...
03 January 2022
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Five exciting African museums to add to your travel wish list Museums allow us to delve deep into the past with eye-catching displays of artefacts, ancient textiles, high-quality images and short film...