The Korean Museum Association is founded in obedience to the Law for Promotion of Museums (hereinafter referred to as LPM), Article 34, and it is a non-profit organization whose members are approximately 600 museums authorized by the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism according to LPM, Article 5. Those museums can be classified in terms of the founder: National, public, private and university museums, and in terms of their field of concentration: Museum, art museum, science museum, history museum, relics museum, exhibition hall, pavilion, local history museum, educational facility, memorial hall, preservation house, folk museum, cultural center, art center, cultural house, open-air art park, instructional center, and zoological and botanical gardens.

KMA is the union of non-profit museums that qualify as regulated by LPM (Article 34, amended February 8, 1999) and it aims to contribute to the development of national culture by pursuing wholesome activities of museums, to establish an organic collaborative network among domestic and overseas museums so that museums can fulfill their role to provide educational services for the public and to contribute to the expansion of the institutional protection of and support for museums.

Range of Activities

• Support for the wholesome development of museums
• Exchange of materials and collaboration among domestic and overseas museums
• Holding of symposiums and publication of journals and bulletins
• Support for domestic and overseas special exhibitions
• Education for museum professionals
• Other activities for the achievement of KMA's mission