MCN Membership

Dedicated to growing the digital capacity of museum professionals, MCN offers a space to connect to ideas, information, opportunities, proven practices, and advance thinking around emerging technologies in museums.

Membership supports MCN’s activities throughout the year, helping us to continue to grow the community and our offerings to support continued growth and learning together. We’re more than just professional development resources—you’ll find a network of colleagues and peers who inspire and understand each other. By becoming a member, you’ll be joining a robust network of diverse and talented museum professionals that will guide, support, and inspire you.

Membership Update 2023

In our discussions, both as a board and with the community, we heard repeatedly that MCN is a community of practice. The organization is the steward of the community, but it is not the creator of it—and we shouldn’t be the gatekeepers, either. To facilitate community access and engagement, we will be considering new lower-cost membership options for anyone who wants to join. We’ll still ask for your financial support (and we’re grateful for it), but it may be optional.

The introduction of new membership options will impact member discounts for future conferences. For MCN 2023, only members as of July 27, 2023, will receive discounted registration.

Details about updates to the membership model will be announced during MCN 2023.

Membership Benefits

  • Join any Special Interest Group (SIG)
  • Message board and resource access for every SIG you join
  • Free SIG sponsored events
  • Access to MCN Members’ Directory
  • Ability to serve on MCN committees and board
  • Ability to participate in MCN’s Mentorship Program
  • Access to MCN Slack for connecting with other members

Membership Plans

All of the plans below are individual membership plans and offer all of the same membership benefits listed above.

Annual $70/year

This is the most cost-effective way to support MCN and gain access to your member benefits. Plans start on your initial join or renewal date and are valid for one year.

Sustaining $120/year

Extend your commitment to MCN. Become a sustaining member if you are able with this new membership option. Plans start on your initial join or renewal date and are valid for one year.

Monthly Subscription $10/month

Not ready to commit to a full year? You’ll enjoy all the same benefits with a monthly subscription, but pay as you go instead. Recurring monthly payments will be automatically charged to your credit card until you decide to end your subscription or upgrade to an individual membership to  save 15% on membership.

Student Discount $35/year

If you are currently enrolled as a student, email a copy of your current and valid Student ID to [email protected] and we’ll send you a special registration form link to purchase an annual membership for just $35. 


If you are an existing member you can renew from your Account Home Membership page at any time. If your membership has recently lapsed, you will no longer be able to access the Account Home. Renew by logging in and following the link to update your information on the membership registration form and then purchase your membership. If your membership lapsed before June 15, 2021, you’ll need to join again to set up your profile from scratch in the new membership system.

The New Member Portal

Members can now access the new MCN Member Portal! Log in to renew and manage your membership, connect with your SIGs, interact with other members, grow your network, share best practices, and more.

Thank you to our current members. Your membership has enabled us to better serve you, your peers, and future #musetech professionals through our updated platform. Again, thank you!

Accessing the Member Portal

Has your membership recently expired? If your membership expired after June 1, 2021, you’ll want to login and select your new membership level, update your profile information, and then purchase your membership.

Are you an existing member and having issues accessing the new member portal? Email [email protected] and we’ll get it sorted out!