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!

Student & Unwaged Offer

GEM aims to support and uplift everyone involved in learning in museums, heritage and cultural settings. This is why we’re launching a limited-time discounted membership offer for current students and unwaged professionals to join GEM at a discounted rate of £25 for a 1-year membership. 

GEM membership is open to anyone interested in learning through museums and heritage. Joining a professional membership body like GEM is a great way to build a solid foundation for your career and make connections that can help lead to the work you aim to do.

Student and unwaged members receive:

  • Digital copy of the twice-yearly GEM Case Studies.
  • Priority booking for training events including online webinars.
  • Free access to networking events and 1-hour webinars this summer.
  • A minimum 20% discount on all GEM events and training courses.
  • Access to our One to One mentor/mentee programme.
  • Monthly eNews with exclusive content, news and events, job opportunities and career case studies from professionals in sector.
  • Dedicated GEM Area Reps across England, Wales, Scotland and N Ireland.

This offer expires on 30 October 2020 – go to the GEM Membership Portal and join today!

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.

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 join, please continue to the GEM Membership Portal. 


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