Dr. Robert Davis Speaks on the Importance of the American Alliance of Museums

Every industry has a set of widely accepted procedures and standards that they are held to. It doesn’t matter if you’re a dentist, police officer or blacksmith, every industry works to create a network that is mutually beneficial for its members. That also includes the industries of museums, science centers, and other venues of the same nature.

The governing body that works to create the strongest network of museums, science centers, zoos, arboretums and more is the American Alliance of Museums. As a current member of the Board of Directors for the American Alliance of Museums, Dr. Robert Davis of Dubuque, Iowa works to demonstrate the importance of the organization and the value it holds to the community and its members.

Who is the American Alliance of Museums
Founded in 1906, the American Alliance of Museums has been the leader in developing and providing a standard of best practices for museums, aquariums, zoos, botanical gardens, science and technology centers, and many other similar venues.

  • Vision: A world informed and enriched by thriving museums
  • Mission: Champion museums and nurture excellence in partnership with our members and allies.
  • Values: Partnership, Access & Inclusivity, Courage, and Excellence


What Is Their Role in the Community
Currently, the American Alliance of Museums has amassed a network of over 35,000 members. This membership is comprised of professionals, volunteers, institutions, and corporate partners. It is the goal of the American Alliance of Museums to operate as a networking and advocacy agent on behalf of its growing membership. Based on a commitment to following the best practices as set forth by the organization, The American Alliance of Museums has a 4-step path to membership that ultimately recognizes and celebrates your organization’s commitment to being an example of leadership in the industry.

The Leadership of American Alliance of Museums
The governing body of the American Alliance of Museums is the Board of Directors. Dr. Robert Davis, Dubuque, Iowa former resident, has been a member of the 20-person Board of Directors since 2013. His capacity within this role is as a Museum Consultant. This position works to help museums stay abreast of challenges and how to thrive in the ever-changing environment that museums find themselves in today. The Board of Directors is also comprised of other members who work at a number of notable organizations, including the Smithsonian, the San Diego Zoo, the Space Center, and many more.

Understanding the important role that museums play in the cultural, educational, and scientific development of our communities, Dr. Robert Davis will continue to work with the American Alliance of Museums and serve as a liaison and advocate for museums across the United States.