Welcome to the Tennessee Association of Museums

2024 Annual Confeerence

Monday, March 18-Thursday, March 21
Murfreesboro, TN

At the 2023 TAM Conference in Memphis, our keynote speaker, Jeff Kollath of the Stax Museum, told a story about why the Stax Foundation chose to focus on preserving the story of Stax and the stories of the people who lived in its community. He said, “If we don’t do it, who will?” As the TAM Board was in the early stages of planning the 2024 TAM Conference in Murfreesboro, Jeff’s words kept coming to the surface. We decided to take his story as a challenge for the 2024 Conference . . . If Not Us, Who?

  • Who will preserve the buildings in our town?

  • Who will show the work of local artists to the public?

  • Who will capture the stories of all the people who make up our city, county, or state?

  • Who will take care of the art and artifacts in our possession?

  • Who will educate school kids about the history of their hometown?

  • Who will advocate for financial resources for Tennessee museums?

  • Who will promote the good work being carried out by museums of all sizes in Tennessee?

If Not Us, Who? will be our rallying cry as we gather at the geographic center of our state, Murfreesboro, TN. This year’s conference will be different from past years. We are focusing on the theme and location as an opportunity to host the first Tennessee Museums Advocacy Day on Capital Hill in Nashville.

Click HERE  for the Conference Schedule

2024 Conference Sponsors and Exhibitors

A HUGE Thank you to all of our 2024 SPONSORS and EXHIBITORS!  







Register for Pre and Post Conference Workshops

Tuesday, March 5th 2pm (central time)

Monday, March 18th 1pm- 5pm (central):

Thursday, March 21st 10:30am - 5pm (central):



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