Join GEM

Current Members – manage your membership here.

GEM membership is open to anyone interested in learning through museums and heritage and is available to both individuals and institutions. This includes museums, galleries, country houses, heritage sites, urban and countryside interpretative centres, science centres, schools and universities.

Our community is a close and active network of people who want to spread joy, understanding and opportunities through engagement with heritage. Through GEM they keep their practice up to the highest standards, discover new approaches, cultivate partnerships and fuel each other’s incredible energy.

If you believe in enrichment, enlightenment and empowerment through museums and heritage learning then GEM is for you!

To join, please continue to the GEM Membership Portal. 

Individual Members

Individual members receive one digital copy of the GEM Case Studies and one hard copy of the Journal, the monthly eNews by email, a discount on training day conference fees, and back copies of publications free of postage and packing charges. They are entitled to vote at general meetings. Individual membership is not transferable.

Institutional Members

Institutional members receive two copies of all printed publications. Up to four members of staff may receive the monthly eNews and the same discounts as an individual member. Only the named representative (whose name can be easily changed) is entitled to vote at general meetings.

Student/Unwaged Membership Offer

Current students and unwaged professionals are once again invited to join GEM at the discounted rate of £25 for a 1-year membership. During this difficult time for the museums and heritage sector, GEM aims to support and uplift by offering a connective and supportive network with lots of member benefits.

This offer will expire on 8 January 2021. To join at this discounted rate, visit the GEM membership portal.

2020 Subscriptions

Personal UK £59 Non-UK £59
Institutional UK £118 Non-UK £118
Concessionary rate UK £39 Non-UK £39
The concessionary rate is available to individuals who are unwaged or students.
Supporter UK £43 Non-UK £43
GEM Supporters receive news about GEM’s activities and a copy of all GEM’s publications. They are non-voting members who do not receive discounts on training events or conference fees. Their subscriptions can be gift-aided.

To learn more about the benefits of becoming a GEM members, check out this downloadable PDF which explains further…


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