The Group for Education in Museums            updated 12/7/10

Who belongs to GEM

GEM membership is open to all those interested in advancing learning through museums and galleries.  Members are working in museums and galleries, country houses, heritage sites, urban and countryside interpretative centres, science centres, schools and universities, and they may be full-time educators or other staff with an educational role.  They interpret the environment, sites and collections in a wide variety of ways,  promoting and exploiting their full potential as learning resources.

What GEM does

Continuing Professional Development

GEM provides training opportunities through:


GEM produces a variety of publications including

Who runs GEM

The Board of Trustees has overall responsibility for policy, annual budgets, and financial and professional probity. There are six elected and up to three co-opted trustees.

Area Groups are independent associations affiliated to GEM which pursue the same objectives as GEM. They represent geographical areas and have regular meetings that explore relevant issues, provide CPD and encourage networking.

Administrative support for GEM is provided by GEMSO
- the GEM Support Office.