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National Museum Publishing Seminar

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The 18th National Museum Publishing Seminar will take place on Thursday – Saturday, May 2–5, 2018.
Parc 55 San Francisco, 55 Cyril Magnin Street, San Francisco, California

Registration will begin in November 2017.

The NMPS is the only program of its type in the world. It brings together publishing professionals for discussions on how to interpret museum collections for a diverse audience in an expanding array of media.

About the Program

This three-day seminar takes place every other year, and travels around the U.S. to showcase the latest regional expertise among professionals in different museums. Speakers and attendees are drawn from the publications, digital media, and marketing departments at art, science and history museums, as well as professionals from university presses, small publishers, and design firms. They are joined by sponsors and exhibitors who serve museums by providing paper, printing, photographic expertise, design, writing, editing, packaging and other services.

Program Structure

Save the date for the 18th National Museum Publishing Seminar, the only program devoted to the interests and concerns of professionals who publish in a museum context. The full program brochure will be mailed and available online by early 2018.

This year’s conference will be held in San Francisco’s Parc 55 Hotel. Information on hotel reservations will be available in January 2018.


Exhibitor registration will begin in September of 2017. For more information on how to join the NMPS as a sponsor, please contact Nikki Yagoda at


Participant registration will begin in November of 2017. Full-time students can also request a reduced registration fee should they wish to attend.