To champion, nurture and manage innovative cultural heritage in Kingston and area through collaboration and coordination.
Culture and heritage are vital, engaging, and core aspects of life in Kingston and area.
Embrace Collegiality; Inspire Excellence; Encourage Innovation; Facilitate Collaboration; Embrace Diversity; Act with Integrity
The Kingston Association of Museums, Galleries, and Historic Sites, Inc. (KAM) is a not-for-profit, collaborative group of member institutions from the Kingston region. KAM exists primarily to raise public awareness, through the facilitation of collective marketing, promotion, and joint programming initiatives on the behalf of its membership. KAM is also engaged in supporting its membership through the dissemination of information and professional development training related to museum/gallery/historic site function and operation.
KAM’s member institutions range from federally owned sites with professional staff, to sites which are member owned and volunteer operated. Some operate seasonally; others are open year round. Many sites have specialist collections which range anywhere from local, to national, to international significance. In addition to built (architectural) heritage, KAM members’ collections include: archaeology, earth sciences, fine art, trade and technology; education, marine, medical, military, and sports history.
KAM's office is located at 82 Sydenham Street, Kingston; Sydenham Street United Church Hall; 2nd Floor.