Who We Are

Sustaining and Supporting Excellence in South Carolina Museums

The South Carolina Federation of Museums strengthens professional standards and procedures by facilitating communication, inclusiveness, professionalism and sustainability through advocacy and promotion of South Carolina museums.

The History of SCFM

Late 1960s: Founded

South Carolina’s community of museums and museum professionals began to move toward the creation of a formal professional organization in the late 1960s.

1970: SCFM Organizes

As it became an official organization, the South Carolina Federation of Museums created an advocacy group that represented museum issues and museum professionals before state officials and would promote the development of stronger professional standards among museums in South Carolina.

Making a Difference


Professional Development

Keep up to date on quarterly workshops, lectures, membership events and regional conferences.

Disaster Assistance

Members can apply for funding to assist with unexpected damage to collections from natural disasters.


Conference Scholarships

Alongside discounts, SCFM members can apply for exclusive travel scholarships and grants.


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Advocates

AAM Advocacy Day

SCFM members can receive support to attend the American Alliance of Museums annual Museums Advocacy Day in Washington D.C.

Around the State

SCFM members support our South Carolina museums by speaking with elected officials on the state and local levels.

Museum Community

SCFM members participate in traveling workshops to various South Carolina institutions to gain an appreciation of our diverse collections and shared history.

SCFM Annual Conference

Virtual Conference, 2021



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Richland County, 2020



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Horry County, 2019



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Oconee County, 2018



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Walterboro, 2017



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Edgefield and Aiken, 2015



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Florence, 2016



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Georgetown, 2012



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Camden, 2014



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Greenwood, 2013



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Click here to visit the SCFM Conference Archive

Become a Member

Student Membership

$15/year
invitations to workshops
access to membership resources
eligible for SCFM scholarships

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Professional Membership

$50/year
invitations to workshops
access to membership resources
eligible for SCFM scholarships
10% off Hollinger Corporation
15% off Gaylord Archival Supplies
30% off initial year of Guide by Cell
eligible to vote and hold office

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Institutional Membership

$50-$175/year
invitations to workshops
access to membership resources
eligible for SCFM scholarships
10% off Hollinger Corporation
15% off Gaylord Archival Supplies
30% off initial year of Guide by Cell
$25 Professional Membership for all employees
one free SCFM annual conference registration

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I came away from the SCFM conference with so many nuggets and ideas for further improving the museum; from storage ideas, to fund raising, new ideas for programs, and so much more.

Rosanne Black
Marion County Museum