Exclusive Discounts For NEMA Members.


Complimentary registration for one AASLH live webinar

ALL current and new institutional members of NEMA that enroll in American Association for State and Local History's StEPs program receive a complimentary registration for one AASLH live webinar. AASLH maintains a year round calendar of continuing education programs. For more information, contact Cherie Cook, AASLH Senior Program Manager, at cook@aaslh.org or 573-893-5164.


Insurance, Retirement, and More! NEMA is proud to announce new benefits for all members.

Now you and your employees can access guaranteed life insurance (for as little as $6.18/month), long and short-term disability insurance, vision/dental insurance, and 401(k) retirement programs through John Hancock – all at advantageous rates exclusive to NEMA members.

For more information, CLICK HERE or call our benefits partner, Group Health & Benefit Administration, Inc., at 800.407.0882.


OnCell gives NEMA members 20% off mobile apps for their museum
OnCell provides the premier digital storytelling platform that helps museums build their own apps, audio guides, and interactive games for smartphones and tablets. NEMA members receive special pricing for app publishing services–a 20% discount off new app subscriptions, payable on a monthly or yearly basis. With an easy to use App Builder, no programming or design experience is required to build and launch an app. OnCell provides a full range of mobile solutions for museums, including native and web apps, audio tours, beacons, GPS alerts, onsite devices, games, and content production. The OnCell team has worked on over 2,200 projects since 2006. Sign up for a free test drive today at: www.oncell.com

For more information contact Director of Marketing Monica Barndt by email or at (585) 419-9844.

Gaylord bringing down the price of supplies for NEMA members.

Our friends at Gaylord, the “Trusted Source” for museum, archival, and library supplies, have stepped up to offer NEMA members significant discounts off their catalog prices: 15% off archival and library supplies, and 10% off furniture. And by special arrangement, NEMA members can order their Collection Labeling Kit, a must-have for museums of all sizes, for just $88.95 (normally $115 – a savings of more than $26). Visit www.gaylord.com and reference Contract Priority Code PR1620 when you place your order.

The Digital Ark offers NEMA members 10% off digitization services.

The Digital Ark, which specializes in on-site or off-site museum-quality digital imaging services of fragile, sensitive and oversized historic and special collections, offers NEMA members a special 10% discount of digitization services. The discount includes manuscripts, paintings, rare books, maps, photographs, film, glass plate negatives, architectural drawings, 3D objects, as well as HABS/HAER/HALS preservation photography. Their digital image capture workflow tools facilitate capturing metadata at the image level for large-volume collections as well as facilitating the creation of interactive kiosks and product for resale such as e-books (OCR and transcription services for full-text searchable PDFs), printed publications, and multimedia. For more information contact Diana Coderre, or visit www.TheDigitalArk.com.

Save on credit card processing through SPS

Strategic Payment Systems, a national credit card processing company with a long track record of success in New England, is a NEMA corporate member offering other NEMA members potentially significant savings. SPS handles the “back end” of credit card transactions, whether they are online or in person, acting as the interface between your museum, your bank, your customer, and the customer’s credit card carrier. Contact Dan Verrico by email or 781.828.2523.

Free Institutional Membership to Massachusetts Higher Education Consortium

The Massachusetts Higher Education Consortium (MHEC), a NEMA member, would like to extend an invitation for your museum to join its purchasing consortium free of cost. MHEC, the only not-for-profit consortium serving exclusively New England, was established in 1977 to leverage member spending and negotiate competitive contract pricing. While initially focused on higher education, MHEC has expanded membership over the years and now includes museums throughout New England. If your museum is a nonprofit and an institutional member of NEMA, there is no cost to become an MHEC member and no obligation to purchase from contracts; simply complete an application and start saving money on office and library supplies, furniture, travel management, vehicle rental, lease and purchase, next day delivery, network/wireless service, moving, facility management, IT software/hardware and equipment/event rentals, just to highlight a few of the contracts that will be available to your museum. Questions? Please contact Jennifer LaPointe at 413-545-4993 or jlapointe@mhec.net.

Odyssey Merchant Services
Odyssey Merchant Services is your local payment processing partner and fellow NEMA member with our headquarters located in Wakefield, MA. With over 34 years industry experience, we’re pleased to offer this special opportunity designed with your museum in mind.  We’re here to help every step of the way, while increasing data security and profitability in an effort to promote the overall success of your organization. Please contact Jeana DeBenedetto at jeana@odysseyms.net or 781-756-8241 for more details.

  • One-on-one designated customer service and technical support specialist
  • Transparent and fair pricing based on your museum activity; no “canned” pricing grids
  • No termination fee
  • No contract term
  • No annual PCI compliance fee
  • Free 30-minute IT consult for PCI Compliance Security, when applicable
  • 1 free mobile account (excluding applicable ongoing transaction costs)



Attention NEMA Business Members:  if you would like to offer NEMA members a special value or discount on your product or service, please contact Meg Winikates at meg.winikates@nemanet.org.