Coastal Museums Association

Made up of museums and cultural sites from Statesboro to the Golden Isles,

the Coastal Museums Association invites residents and visitors

to enjoy the rich cultural resources of Coastal Georgia!


The Coastal Museums Association (CMA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit membership organization founded in 1984.  CMA is comprised of museums and cultural sites from Savannah and surrounding coastal counties southward to the cities of Darien and Brunswick.  Also included is the Statesboro metropolitan area.  CMA is dedicated to serving its members by providing a forum for networking, discussing issues impacting the museum community, exchanging ideas and experiences, and facilitating professional development.


SCAD Museum of Art Panel Discussion:

“Making the Most of Partnerships with Local University Students."  



CMA hosts monthly membership meetings, between September and June, at 12:30 pm on the first Wednesday of each month at Congregation Mickve Israel in downtown Savannah.  Regular meetings address organizational business, museum related issues, and typically include a short program or presentation on a variety of topics, including: lectures by Kiah Fund Grant recipients; local history; museum and collections management; public relations and marketing; disaster preparedness and planning; security and safety training; and presentations by member organizations.

2015 Awards

Above: 2015 Annual CMA Awards of Excellence Winners

Photographed from left to right: Daniel Elliott and Rita Elliott, LAMAR Institute; Christy Crisp, Georgia Historical Society; Tania Sammons, Telfair Museums; Luciana Spracher and Lacy Brooks, City of Savannah, Research Library & Municipal Archives; Annie Williams, Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historic Bamboo Farm.


2015 CMA Awards Excellence Press Release


Upcoming events

Member Site: Fort Pulaski National Monument

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