The Council of American Maritime Museums (CAMM) was founded in 1974 to bring together institutions working toward the preservation and interpretation of North America’s maritime heritage. We foster friendship and cooperation among member institutions. This friendship promotes research, exhibition, publication and mutual assistance among practitioners within the maritime heritage field.
A subgroup of the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), CAMM acts as an authoritative voice on policy matters which impact on the preservation of maritime history. We promote appropriate legislation that supports maritime preservation and high ethical standards.
CAMM brings together institutions working toward the preservation and interpretation of North America’s maritime heritage. Together, its members address the challenges specific to maritime museums: the preservation of maritime collections, sites, and vessels. CAMM also promotes appropriate legislation, and fosters collegial cooperation among its member institutions.